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Coming up on News 7 at 5, a Henry County company wants to bring in several hundred new jobs,
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and the U-S Senate wants to know who started a control burn that has destroyed hundreds of homes in New Mexico.
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Hello 90's...that's where we are headed tommorrow. The steamy details ahead.

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Today in medical news, a drug made from venom shows progress for stroke victims.
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Also a new study says children should only use cell phones if it is absolutely necessary.
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((WE SAVED A HOUSE OVER THERE.. BUT THIS ONE.. KEEPS ON COMING.))
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Man versus nature as the fight goes on to save homes from fire in New Mexico.
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The question many are asking tonight- why was a controlled fire started in the first place- and how did it get so out of control-
The blaze in Los Alamos New Mexico is raging again this afternoon- fueled by high winds-
Lee Cowan is there with the latest.
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((They are tough pictures forcing some tough questions in neighborhoods where only foundations remain.
A fire INTENTIONALLY set to PREVENT a threat, has become the threat itself. SEN.PETE DOMENICI, R-NM: Somebody made a mistake and we have to find out who did it. BURNING HOUSE
The National Parks Service says it wanted to burn dry brush away - what it did was burn homes away - more than 300 damaged - at least a hundred 1ost - and the fire is not contained yet.

More than 18-thousand acres has been blackened since last week --
15.--- most of it in the last 12 hours.


The fires have threatend the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory but officials say potentially deadly stores of plutonium are protected in fire proof bunkers.
Mother nature has refused to cooperate. The tinder dry conditions are fueling the flames, fanned by winds in excess of 50 miles an hour - making aerial assaults difficult at best. FIREFIGHTER: We are just trying to get things to acceptable levels because as we are doing that..another five houses will start to burn.
And its not just the wind thats frustrating firefighters - its the lack of water. Trucks have brought more in - but for many homes it was too little, too late. LEE COWAN ON CAM: With winds expected to stay strong for the better part of the evening an extra 3-thousand residents have been asked to leave that's in a town ten miles away from here. An indication of how fierce this fire has gotten. ))
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Closer to home and on a much smaller scale, a brush fire burned about 15 acres of land in Pulaski County this afternoon.
The fire started around noon in the area around Mount Olivet Road.
Crews were able to bring it under control in about three hours.
A state forestry official says it appears it was started by an abandoned campfire.


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New jobs are coming to Henry County.
The National Catalog Corporation hopes its expansion will mean hundreds of new employees.
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Surae Chinn was at the big announcement today and is now in our Danville newsroom.
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Jean, there are two reasons why this announcement is so special. The jobs are available almost immediately starting tomorrow. secondly the number of jobs that will be open.
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Nearly 900 jobs will become available in the next 6 months and hiring starts tomorrow. The National Catalog Corporation has seen tremendous growth.
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((BOB RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CORP. G.M. : WE CHOSE MARTINSVILLE BECAUSE OF IT'S LOCATION AND PROXIMITY AND ALSO BECAUSE OF THE AVAILABLE LABOR SUPPLY FOR OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.))
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((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEV. COUNCIL: WE HAVE OVER 4 THOUSAND PEOPLE SEEKING EMPLOYEMNT AND HOPEFULLY ONE FOURTH WILL GO VACK TO WORK QUICKLY.)) The company ships about 50 million packages a day from people who order out of catalogs.
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((GEAROLD FEARY/DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR: AS THEY GO THROUGH THEY TAKE A CART PICK UP ITEMS ...OUTBOUND SHIPPING BOX.))
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The nearly 900 job openings will be split between the company's distribution sites and it's customer call center. 80 percent of those jobs will be full time the rest will be seasonal
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Striking Rubatex workers will take to the streets of Bedford next week to show they're still going strong after eight months on the picket line.
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Hundreds of rubber workers walked off the job last September seeking better working conditions.
Officials confirmed today the union has been granted a permit to hold a parade and rally in downtown Bedford on May 20th.
The union's hoping the event will generate more community support for the strikers' cause.
Labor leaders from across the country are being invited to speak.
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Yet another shooting involving a child- this time a 12 year old is the suspect.
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The boy got into a shootout with police in a hay field near a junior high school.
It all started when the boy got into some kind of dispute with a classmate- Officials say the boy stormed out of school, got a shotgun, and went to a nearby hay field-
A passerby alerted police- When they showed up gunfire was exchanged.
Both the boy and a police officer are hospitalized.
None of the injuries is life threatening.
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Singer Bobby Brown is arrested. We'll tell you why after this break,
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and a family crisis and a call to go in a different direction lead Roanoke's N-Double-A-C-P president to resign.
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The teen aged son of Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P President ran away from home Monday.
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And that has prompted Martin Jeffrey to step down as President.
He says he'd been planning to announce he would not run for re-election in the Fall.
Fourteen year old Broderick's disappearance has been a wake up call for Jeffrey.
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((GOD WORKS LIKE THAT. YOU'RE HAVING A LITTLE DIFFICULTY MAKING A DECISION OR HEARING HIM. A LITTLE SMACK ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD HELPS. AND WHILE IT'S A DIFFICULT SMACK, I TRUST THAT GOD IS TAKING CARE OF HIM, AND GOD WILL BRING HIM BACK.))
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Jeffrey says he's entering training for the ministry... following in the footsteps of his father, a Baptist preacher, and seven of his 13 brothers who are ministers.
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Roanoke Police say they have found no signs of foul play, and are treating Broderick's disappearance as a runaway.
His name's been entered into state and national data bases in hopes of locating the William Fleming Freshman.

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The N-double A-C-P isn't happy with South Carolina's house vote to move the Confederate Flag.
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The group is glad the house voted to move the flag from the statehouse- but they don't think the measure goes far enough.
The bill calls for the flag to come down from the dome and go up at a nearby Confederate soldiers memorial.
N-Double A-C-P officials say that still gives the flag too much prominence.
The group has supported a tourism boycott of South Carolina because of the flag-
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((GOV. JIM HODGES/D- SOUTH CAROLINA: WHEN SOUTH CAROLINA TAKES THE FLAG DOWN .... THEN THE REASON FOR THE SANCTIONS NO LONGER EXISTS.))
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The house approved the bill last night- it now goes back to the Senate- and then onto the Governor for approval.
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Whitney Houston's husband has been arrested for allegedly violating his probation.
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Singer Bobby Brown was taken into custody last night as he got off a plane with Houston at the airport in Newark, New Jersey.
He was on probation for driving while high on cocaine in Florida in 1998. Authorities say he has since tested positive for cocaine. He's been taken back to Florida, where he's being held in jail without bond.
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Coming up next, Patrick Evans will tell us about the Virginia Tech Horticulture club's attempt to graduate to the big time.
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With some many family members and friends in Blacksburg for Virginia Tech's graduation, the Horticulture Club there decided to take advantage of a great sales opportunity.
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Patrick Evans comes to us from Blacksburg, where the Horticulture Club is hosting its annual Plant Sale this weekend.
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Coming up today in Sports, local golfer Chip Sullivan makes his return to the pros,
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and then a little later we'll tell you why some local science students have a whale of a tale to tell.
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Malaysian pit vipers are the latest treatment for stroke patients.
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The purified snake venom is used to make an experimental stroke drug called ancrod. Clinical trails are testing the medication for treating strokes caused by blockages in the arteries carrying blood to the brain. Roanoke neurologist Alvin Lloyd says the drug has to be given within three hours of the stroke, so patients will NOT benefit any more than they would from current drugs available.
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((DR. ALVIN LLOYD/NEUROLOGIST: IT HAS TO BE PROVIDED OVER FIVE DAYS, IT'S GIVEN AS A CONTINUOS IV INFUSION FOR THE FIRST 72 HOURS THEN ANOTHER IS GIVEN LASTING AN HOUR AT DAY FOUR AND DAY FIVE AND BECAUSE OF THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE PERCEIVED AS A GOOD THING.))
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Snake venom thins the blood which helps it flow through blood vessels. Ancrod is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration for stroke treatment. A study of its effectiveness is in the May 10th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Researchers in England say people who use cellular phones should exercise caution.
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Their soon to be released study says the research conducted so far on the health effect of the phones is inconclusive.
According to the lead scientist, there is some preliminary evidence that emissions from cell phones can cause subtle reactions in the brain.
But it is not known if they are harmful.
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((DR ALAN PREECE, BRISTOL UNIVERSITY: "PHONES ARE SO UBIQUITOUS NOW AND PENETRATING SO MANY PEOPLE - CHILDREN ARE USING THEM. AND I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THE EXPLOSION IN THE LAST 5 YEARS EVEN, THAT I THINK WE DO NEED TO RESEARCH IT, JUST TO REASSURE THE PUBLIC IF NOTHING ELSE, THAT THERE ARE NO PROLONGED HARMFUL EFFECTS. WE JUST DON'T KNOW AT THIS STAGE." ))
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The study says children should limit cell phone use until it is proven safe.
Young people are more at risk because they have thinner skulls and their brains are still developing.
The report could be a blow to the huge cell phone industry which has targeted the youth market.
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((DR IAN GIBSON/MP, COMMONS SCIENCE COMMITTEE: "THEY'RE NOT PREPARED TO ADOPT A PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND SAY 'UNTIL WE GET THE HARD AND FAST EVIDENCE WE SHOULDN'T MOVE FORWARD AT ALL'. THEY'RE PREPARED TO SAY 'WELL LET'S MOVE FORWARD AND THE RESEARCH CAN TIDDLE ALONG AT THIS SLOW PACE OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS'."))
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The study is considered the most comprehensive review ever undertaken.
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It's time for our website of the day and as Patrick Evans tell us, today's selection could answer a common question asked when watching old movies.
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((If you have ever wondered if your favorite actor or public figure is still among the living, you should check out our website today. Webmaster David Carson says there is nothing morbid about his Who's Alive and Who's Dead page. He treats death and life in a respectful, straight forward, and no nonsense manner. His list includes actors, performers, politicians, and sport figures. He also tracks their birthdays, their cause of death, if applicable, and other things they are known for.
In fact, did you know today is Irving Berlin, Phil Silvers, Denver Pyle, and Louis Farrakhan's birthday? Anyway, if you have ever argued if your favorite celebrity is still with us or not, you can find the answer on our website of the day. And you can find it through a link to our website at WDBJ7-dot-Com. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Thursday two minute ticker.
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Ashley Plantation Golf Pro Chip Sullivan is competing in the first round of this week's Buy dot Com event, the Richmond Open.
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Sullivan, who spent a season on the PGA tour, tied for first in the qualifier for this tournament last week.
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((CHIP SULLIVAN/ASHLEY PLANTATION PRO:CHIP SULLIVAN/ASHLEY PLANTATION PRO:YOU KNOW MY FIRST PRIORITY IS ASHLEY PLANTATION SO I'M NOT TAKING THESE EVENTS A SERIOUSLY AS I DID WHEN I WAS ON THE TOUR, BUT IT'S GONNA BE FUN, I'M GONNA SEE A LOT OF OLD FRIENDS OUT THERE AND WHO KNOWS, MAYBE I'LL PUT TOGETHER A FEW GOOD ROUNDS".))
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Sullivan attended the Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship awards ceremony earlier this week in support of recipient Drew Arney, who works under Sullivan at Ashley Plantation. His playing career might be second fiddle to teaching, but they each compliment the other.
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((WELL, YOU KNOW, BEING A GOLF PROFESSIONAL, I TAKE MY GOLF VERY SERIOUSLY AND I ALWAYS WANT TO KEEP MY STANDARDS VERY HIGH AS A GOLF PROFESSIONAL. BUT I HOPE IT HAS SOME IMPACT WITH ASHLEY, OYU KNOW WE'RE A NEW CLUB AND TRYING TO GET OUR NAME OUT THERE AND AS AN INSTRUCTOR TRYING TO PROMOTE THE GAME OF GOLF AND ALL THOSE THINGS ABOVE HELP US GET GOING AND GET US OFF THE GROUND.))
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The Roanoke College Softball team starts NC-Double A Tournament play tomorrow, but last night players and coaches capped off the regular season with the team's annual banquet.
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The highlight of the night was the awarding of the first ever Coach Lynn Saunders Award.
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Lynn Saunders influenced many girls during his 25 years of coaching softball in the Roanoke Valley. Last July he died of cancer.
The players award this honor to the teammate they feel is the most dedicated and team oriented.
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Senior third baseman Kari Whitney hit an ODAC best 508 this year was named player of the year.
She did it for Saunders.
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((KARI WHITNEY:))
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And as expected today, traditional Triple A powers Fleming and E.C. Glass announced that they have decided to drop down to the Group Two A ranks next year along with Pulaski County. We'll take a look at some of the implications of such moves tonight on News 7 at six. Take csre everybody. [go to break]


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It's not every day you see a rare Blue Whale in the middle of Radford.
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The world's largest living mammal was on display at Radford High School.
10th grade biology students set up the almost lifesize plastic whale in the gymnasium.
The whale is 70 feet long and 15 feet high.
It's kept inflated by fans.
All of the city's first-grade classes got to journey into the belly of the beast to learn more.
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((FRANK TAYLOR/BIOLOGY TEACHER: PARTICULARLY HERE IN LANDLOCKED RADFORD, IT'S JUST A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO GET A REAL FEELING FOR WHAT A FULL-SIZE WHALE REALLY LOOKS LIKE.))
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((KELLY DAVIS/McHARG FIRST GRADER: I THOUGHT THAT I WAS STANDING ON THE TONGUE AND I WAS BAREFOOTED AND I THOUGHT I GOT THAT STICKY STUFF ALL OVER ME. ))
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The whale was originally designed by biology students at the school five years ago.
In future years, teachers say it may be joined by an full-size replica brontosaurus.
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