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Today on news 7 at 5, a bill to help laid off textile workers passes in the General Assembly,
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and Roanoke authorities say a local business is a front for prostitution.
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We are done with the mild weather after today. Showers, thunderstorms and chilly conditions highlite the forecast next.

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In Medical news, an animal rights group angers Mothers Against Drunk Driving when it tells college students they should drink beer instead of milk,
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and in Sports news, the Tarheels of U-N-C get knocked out of the A-C-C basketball tournament.
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[5-Radford-Explosion]


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The investigation continues into what caused the explosion at the New River Castings Foundry.
Authorities do know what killed the two women whose bodies were recovered last night.
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Tonya Flory is in Radford- Tonya what can you tell us?
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[5-Textile-Relief]


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Governor Jim Gilmore's relief bill for laid off workers wins the day in Richmond-- over the protests of Democrats.


The final vote in the House was 95 to two, with two abstentions.
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But after Governor Jim Gilmore's administration admitted his relief bill would increase weekly benefits for just 38 percent of laid off Tultex workers, tempers flared.
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In the end, most Democrats joined the G-O-P on the vote.
The Governor's plan would boost weekly unemployment benefits 15-point-5 percent statewide for those who qualify.
General Assembly budget writers included seven million dollars for health insurance -- which the Governor would now have to approve.


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120 new jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
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That's because Tower Automotive is spending 50 million dollars to expand- The new factory will sit on a 19-acre site in the Vista Corporate Park on Route 11. This is the fifth transportation-related company to build in Botetourt in five years.
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The jobs will pay between eleven and twenty dollars an hour.
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A Botetourt County brick company wants to open up a mine where a forest grows now.
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General Shale Brick Company has just about depleted the shale in its current mine. So it wants to rezone 40 acres of woods into heavy industry -- to mine for new material.
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Trucks scrape for shale -- there is no blasting or tunnels. But local residents say they don't want extra truck traffic on a road that's already busy -- and they are concerned about the environment.
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The Botetourt County planning commission will consider this rezoning Monday night.
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Still to come on the newscast, the federal government says it's taking steps to speed up air travel,
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and we'll tell you why Roanoke's police department thinks a local businessman is hiding something illegal inside his lingerie store.
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There's a retail store on Main Street in the Wasena section of the city which Roanoke police say is being used to promote prostitution.
Keith Humphry talked with the owner of the store.
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Police say "Delightful Occasions" is being used as an escort service.
Co-owner Jasmine Wittington will tell you THAT much is true.
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In fact Jasmine says she's been running the escort service a couple of years... opened the lingerie shop a little less than a year ago. She has a stable of four regulars and four part-timers who perform exotic dances and offer rub-downs.
Debbie Fitzgerald is one of the regulars. She insists she's NOT a prostitute [11:45] ((You make good money at this? YES IT DO. Something you enjoy? I ENJOY IT. I LOVE THE MEN.))
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On Monday, the city police vice squad searched the store and Wittington's home, looking for proof of prostitution.
The same day they'd arrested Dorothy Underwood- -another one of Wittington's regulars- -when she shed her clothes and got into bed with an undercover detective. [13:52:05] ((NOW IF HE TOOK IT THAT I WAS GETTING IN THAT BED TO HAVE SEX WITH HIM, HE'S WRONG.))
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Police say the investigation was prompted by complaints from Wasena residents.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))



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A medical helicopter on its way to the hospital with a baby- never made it-
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The chopper crashed in a remote area of Texas- killing the infant, the pilot and two crew members.
The baby was in respiratory distress. The chopper was taking the infant from a Oklahoma Hospital to one in Amarillo for treatment.
The baby's parents had left Oklahoma by car about the same time the chopper took off. They were unaware of the accident until they arrived in Amarillo.
Texas officials say bad weather may have been a factor in the crash.
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Commercial flights and the effort to keep them on time-
That's what the federal government is focusing on today-
The idea is to give pilots more information- and to prevent passengers from waiting long hours in airports.
Lee Cowan explains.
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When thunderstorms roll around again this Spring, the Airlines and the FAA will do something theyve never done before: cooperate. nat sound: Due to the weather, this flight has been cancelled.
The mission, to outsmart Mother Nature-- Passenger: I fly all the time, Im very frustrated.
Last year was the worse year for flight delays on record. 75-percent of the time it was because of bad weather.
But staring Sunday airlines will begin COORDINATING their flight plans with the FAA -- relying on a SINGLE up-to-date weather forecast -- instead of each airline relying on its own. CLINTON: If we can guide the space shuttle into orbit and back, we ought to be able to guide planes around thunderstorms safely.

The national data base -- announced at the White House today -- will give the FAA more authority over the Big Picture allowing them use their high-tech command center outside Washington to consult with airlines on how best to re-route their traffic.
Options could include using some of the MILITARYS restricted air space if commercial routes are cut off by weather or allowing planes to cruise at lower altitudes, even if it means using more fuel.
For passengers, anything is better than being stuck on the ground the industrys number one complaint. PASSENGER: I think thats the worst part, you get on the plane and sit there for hours.
But the FAA warns this is not a silver bullet. PREDICTING the weather is not CONTROLLING it. JANE GARVEY, FAA ADMINISTRATOR: We are never going to completely eliminate delays. The issue of weather, particularly severe weather, is something we would not want to travel in. COWAN ON CAM: Pilots warn the new plan is a step in the right direction, but no substitute for the FAAs 13 billion dollar project to modernize the air traffic control system a system that has never been able to keep up with an industry where the skys the limit. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

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Still to come on news 7 at 5, speaking of air travel- Patrick Evans is a model passenger, taking off on a flight of fancy.
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If you'd like to own your very own airplane, but can't afford hundreds of thousands of dollars, Patrick Evans has found the next best thing.
A giant model expo this weekend will give you the opportunity to fly high, without the high price tag.
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Coming up today in Sports, North Carolina is knocked out of the A-C-C tournament and Bill Elliott doesn't have to DODGE the rumors anymore. He's officially signed to drive for Ray Evernham. and on Health
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Check an animal rights group is criticized for telling college students to drink beer instead of milk.
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Nearly 38- hundred children in the New River Valley are without health insurance because their families can't afford it.
But thanks to a grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation, there's a new program that offers FREE insurance to children who qualify.
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The I-HOP restaurant in Christiansburg is just one of the businesses taking part in the Children's Medical Security Insurance Plan or CIM-SIP.
Employers across the New River Valley are encouraged to have workers apply for the insurance program, as long as their children are NOT already covered.
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Financial qualifications vary... but for a family of four, the annual income limit is 32-thousand dollars.
And while social services determines eligibility, it is NOT a welfare program.
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If you'd like to find out if your child qualifies for free insurance, contact CIM-SIP at 1-877 902-6747.[5-Peta-Beer

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An animal rights group is using a controversial message to get college students to quit drinking milk.
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(Pita) Peta is posting flyers on college campuses across the east coast telling students to drink beer instead.
The group says it wants to protect cows. The Norfolk chapter is giving away bottle openers to students who fill out an online survey.
But the message is offending some people. Michael Goodove lost his brother to a drunk driver.
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Goodove says the campaign is a ridiculous attempt to get attention.
A PETA spokeswoman says no one is meant to take the ads seriously.
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On its website, PETA tells students that " Drinking Responsibly Means Not Drinking Milk."

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of teh work week ticker, that again is full of March Madness.
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The ACC tournament quarterfinals opened today with a cakewalk and a wake up call as Maryland crushed Florida State by 21, and North Carolina got stunned by Wake.
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We pick up the action in the second half as UNC would close in on a 31-24 Wake lead at the break. Julius Peppers with the thunderous slam.
Brendan Haywood's dunk pulled the Tarheels to within 2, 40-38 with 12 minutes to play in the game.
[SUPER=33-Wake Forest/58/North Carolina/52;]But The Demon Deacons got big production out of reserves like Craig Daws

on who scored 17 points off the bench.
The difference was Wake's bench as it outscored UNC's 21 to 4 in the 58-52 win.

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The Virginia Cavaliers battle the North Carolina State Wolfpack tonight at seven o'clock in a battle between the third and sixth seeds. State has a few key players coming back from injury which makes the challenge even greater for the Wahoos.
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You can catch the Virginia/N.C. State game tonight at seven right here on your Hometown Station.

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The Winston Cup cars are in Hampton, Georgia just outside of Atlanta today qualifying for Sunday's Carcker Barrell 500. Before they began taking part in time trials, Dodge announced that Ray Evernham's driver for next season in the new Intreid will be Winston Cup veteran Bill Elliott.
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Last month we told you that Evernham had purchased most of Elliott's racing operation in Statesville, North Carolina.

And today he confirmed that the red head will leave Ford next season. Melling racing has been gracious enough to give up the number 9 for next year, so Elliott can get back the car number that eanred him so much success in the 1980's.
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As for qualifying - mother nature was on the pole most of the afternoon. But the rains have finally cleared, about 15 cars have made their runs so far with Steve Park holding down the provisional pole.
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Coming up on News 7 at six, more from the ACC tournament as the Cavs' tip off draws closer. Plus, I'll have news of another Friday Football Extra school hiring a new head football coach. Take care everybody and have a nice weekend. [GO TO BREAK]


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Finally this week, our website of the day is for the aspiring artist or just someone who wants to be another face in the crowd.
Patrick Evans has more.
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(( The United Nations says the World's Population will soon hit six BILLION. That's a lot of people and the folks behind YOUDRAW-dot-Com want to illustrate just what this population explosion means.
So they are asking 500 thousand people to submit a drawing of themselves to their internet site. The pictures will be bound in a book. Then 12-thousand copies will be printed,. That makes a total of 6 billion drawings.
It doesn't matter if you do not have any artistic talent. The project says your stick figure is welcome. Just use your mouse like a paint brush and when you're finished send it in. You'll have some fun and help people know their are alot of faces behind that staggering number. ick Evans.)) Give it a try. You can find a link to our website of the day through a link at our page at WDBJ7-dot-com. I'm Patr