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Coming up today on News 7, these little piggies aren't going to market. They're going to the research lab. They're the world's first cloned pigs and they live in Blackburg.
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and we'll see if the latest numbers say if Interstate 81 is getting any safer. [Weather-Head]
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If you liked today's weather, you'll enjoy tomorrow's-- Expect nearly the same thing-- but a little warmer and breezier. Details coming up.

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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens tell us
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why the Wheaties people are doing a little boxing with some NASCAR legends.
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One year and almost 33-thousand tickets later, Virginia State Police say the crackdown on Interstate 81 is a rousing success.
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Now, they're looking forward to the Governor signing the "bear in the air" bill that will let them write speeding tickets from airplanes starting in July.
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((LT. COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE WILL BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY PUT A TROOPER IN THE AIRCRAFT, WITH A TIME AND DISTANCE DEVICE, AND WILL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO DETERMINE SPEED AND ENFORCE THAT SPEED FROM THE AIR. THAT'S GONNA VERY ADVANTAGEOUS. WE'LL HAVE SIGNS UP AND DOWN 81 TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT AERIAL ENFORCEMENT IS BEING USED.))


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The 81 crackdown has seen 40 to 60 troopers, doing twice a week eight hour stints since last February.
The average speed they're pulling motorists at is about 77 miles an hour.
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Five piglets born in Blacksburg could revolutionize organ transplants. The first pig cloning, done by the same group that cloned Dolly the sheep, opens the door to making modified pigs whose organs and cells can be easily transplanted into humans.
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Tonya Flory is in our Blacksburg newsroom to tell us more.
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Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrel and Dotcom were born March 5th, 2000. PPL Therapeutics showed the world the first pigs ever cloned this afternoon. The company says in near future solve the shortage of organ transplants in humans.
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((DAVID AYARES/VP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: THE CLONING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS IS THE ABILITY TO MAKE VERY PRECISE MODIFICATIONS TO PIG CELLS AND THEIR ORGANS SUCH THAT WHEN THEY ARE TRANSPLANTED INTO A HUMAN THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO AVOID REJECTION BY THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM.))
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[VO NAT] Researchers are in hog heaven over the cloning. They say they've even developed a way to overcome organ rejection by genetic modification. That means changing the pig cells so the human body doesn't recognize it as a pig heart for example, just a heart. Pigs are the preferred species because their organs are very similar in size and function to humans.
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((DAVID AYARES/VP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: ON THE ETHICAL SIDE THE OTHER CHOICE THAT PEOPLE CONSIDER ARE PRIMATES AND FOR ETHICAL REASONS WE'RE NOT CONSIDERING USING PRIMATE ORGANS, ALSO THERE ARE A NUMBER OF VIRAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSPLANTING A NON HUMAN PRIMATE ORGAN INTO A HUMAN AND BY USING PIGS WE CAN AVOID A LOT OF THOSE VIRAL ISSUES.))
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[VO NAT] The researchers say it is safe...so far 160 patients have received pig tissues with no transmission of disease.
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Coming up at 6 -- more about other medical uses for the cloned pigs including one of the most debilitating disease in the country.
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The nephew of the Ethel Kenney and the late Robert Kennedy is in court-
Michael Skakel is accused of murdering a teenage neighbor almost 25 years ago- Today he stood almost shoulder to shoulder with the victim's mother- Bobbi Harley has more.
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((IT TOOK ONLY MINUTES A HEARING TO FORMALLY CHARGE KENNEDY COUSIN MICHAEL SKAKEL WITH A TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD MURDER AND WHEN IT WAS OVER HE HAD NOTHING TO SAY OUTSIDE THE CONNECTICUT COURTROOM.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a consumer group says the water we use may not be as safe as we think,
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and Stephen King's first work since his near fatal accident is out and is already a best seller. That's not bad especially when you consider it's not available in any bookstore.
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Henry County Fire officials say a cigarette is to blame for an overnight fire.
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It happened at the North View Garden Apartments in Henry County around midnight. The fire forced many families out of their home last night. But officials say some will be allowed back in soon.
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One person received minor burns in the fire.
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[5-Water-Quality]


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The water you drink may not be as safe as you think- That's according to a national alliance of consumer groups.
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The Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water reports more than a third of government mandated reports provided by water utilities give inadequate or misleading information to the public.
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((ONE CONTAMINATE CAN FOREVER AFFECT A LIFE THEREFORE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT UTILITIES PRESENT RELATIVELY STRAIGHTFORWARD INFORMATION ON CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER.))
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The consumer group is especially concerned about reports claiming drinking water is safe, when it really could be harmful to vulnerable populations such as the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. And the campaign says that some federal drinking water standards are out of date, even for healthy adults.
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The president of Ferrum College admits a communication problem may be fueling student anger.
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Students rallied two weeks ago to protest two athletic teams being cut. They also say they were not asked before college officials sold the dairy farm earlier this month.
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((JOHN LIFFERT/STUDENT GOV'T PRES.: IF STUDENTS AREN'T HEARD THEY REALLY GET UPSET AND REVOLT AND THAT'S WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING. butt butt butt JERRY BOONE/FERRUM PRES.: WELL, AS A COLLEGE PRESIDENT YOU'RE GOING TO CATCH CRITICISM ESPECIALLY IN A TIME OF CHANGE.))
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Boone says he's trying to focus college funds on the environmental science, business, and social services departments.
But he admits there may be a problem.
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Boone regularly emails students and meets with them in his office -- but he says he's going to discuss the communication issue with student government committees.
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Rumors that Stephen King has given up writing since a near fatal accident should be laid to rest now that his new novella is on the market.
But don't look for it to hit the shelves anytime soon.
Patrick Evans has more in our website of the day.
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((Stephen King is out with his first work since he was almost killed when he was struck by a minivan last summer.
But don't go out to your local bookstore looking for it. It is only available on the internet.
Buyers can download "Riding the Bullet" from several online booksellers.
King says he is curious to see what kind of response there is and whether or not the Internet is the future of publishing.
The short story costs two dollars and 50 cents and there is an excerpt available to help sell you.
If that isn't enough to get you to part with your money check out all the Stephen King information on his publishers website. There you can even hear the writer sing....
It's probably a good thing he hasn't quit his day job. So if you want to check out the latest work by the master of horror, check out our website of the day at WDBJ7dot com. I'm Patrick Evans.))
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The book just went on sale this morning, but online stores say they are swamped and the 66-page ghost story is alre

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While the Stephen King's book is not in the stores. Patrick Evans is. Coming up in just a few moments, he's going to tell us whats good there to eat.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens tells us why some NASCAR drivers are saying you better eat your Wheaties,
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and we've all heard what's good for the goose is good for the gander, but now a new line of snack foods says what's good for you is also good for your pets.
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[5-HEALTHY-SHOPPING]


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Yesterday, Patrick Evans was preparing healthy soups, and today we continue to look at healthy eating.
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This time, though, Patrick is at the source: Grocery Store, with ways to SHOP healthier.
Patrick, what are the things we should look for when filling up our grocery carts?
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Good evening folks and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. Grab a pen and a piece of paper because I now have the list of first round
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NCAA tournament games that you can catch here on Your Hometown Station later this week.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7511] On Thursday, the action begins shortly after Noon when Kentucky takes on St. Bonaventure. That game will be followed by the Syracuse-Samford contest at three.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7512] Then Thursday night things get really interesting as Maryland and Iona hook up at 7:55, followed ST. John's doing battle with Northern Arizona.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON 7513] Friday afternoon you can catch the Tennessee Volunteers and Louisiana - Lafayette at 12:20. Then it's U-Conn and Utah State rounding out the afternoon session.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE FRIDAY NIGHT 7514] The night grouping is an all-ACC affair as North Carolina hooks up with Missouri at 7:55 and then the Duke Blue Devils tangle with Lamar at ten.
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For only the third time in the history of NASCAR, some of stock car racing finest will be featured on the front of limited edition boxes of Wheaties.
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This afternoon in Charlotte, General Mills unveiled four commemorative packages featuring retired driving legends Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, and Benny Parsons. A new driver will be featured on his very own Wheaties box every three or four months throughout this year.
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Wheaties also took time today to announce that it will sponsor John Andretti's Pontiac during the Winston all-star weekend on May 20th in Charlotte.
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Speaking of Charlotte - how long will the ACC tourney be held in the Queen City. More on the possibility of the event moving tonight at six. Take care everybody. [go to break]

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Just about any pet owner knows the look a hungry dog or cat can use when they're trying to mooch a snack. But veteranarians can tell you most of what what "we" eat is bad for "them."
That's changed now that one company has come out with a line of foods designed to be shared with our pets.
Jane Robelot has more.
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