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Today on news 7 at 5, we'll see what the proposed U-S Air and United Airlines merger will mean to local travellers.

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and Lynchburg's City Manager says he is stepping down after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will report live from the Lowe's Motor Speedway where the Winston Cup drivers are preparing to qualify,
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and on Health Check we'll visit a clinic that specializes in treating teenagers.
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((BY BRINGING TOGETHER UNITED AND US AIRWAYS WE BELIEVE WE WILL CREAT A GLOBAL AIRLINE.))
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A huge airline merger is taking off- as United Airlines and U-S Airways announce a deal.
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The merger hasn't even gotten off the ground yet and already it's hitting turbulence.
United says the marriage would create an efficient nationwide network. But, critics say it will hurt consumers-
Bobbi Harley reports on what this will mean for the airline industry.
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(( THE SKIES WILL GET A LITTLE FRIENDLIER FOR UNITED AIRLINES THE WORLDS LARGEST AIR CARRIER PLANS TO PICK UP AN EVEN BIGGER CHUNK OF THE BUSINESS BY TAKING OVER U-S AIRWAYS.
ITS AN ELEVEN POINT SIX BILLION DOLLAR DEAL THAT GUARANTEES THE AIRLINE AND ITS PASSENGERS MAJOR HUBS EAST TO WEST, NORTH TO SOUTH AND COAST TO COAST.

SOT Jim Goodwin/CEO United Airlines - TOGETHER WE CREATE A MORE

EFFICIENT GLOBAL ARILINE NETWORK THAT COULD IMPROVE QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR ITS CONSUMERS.
UNITED WOULD NEARLY TRIPLE ITS FLIGHTS TO 65 HUNDRED EACH DAY THATS MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT ITS CLOSEST COMPETITOR AMERICAN AIRLINES DOES NOW THATS WHY THIS DEAL HAS SOME CONSUMER ADVOCATES ON GUARD.

SOT - MARK SILBERGELB, Consumer's Union CONSUMERS ARE WORRIED AND

SHOULD BE AS WELL THE INDUSTRY IN GENERAL
GOVERNMENT REGULATORS STILL HAVE TO SIGN OFF ON THE MERGER, AS DO UNITEDS EMPLOYEES. THE PILOTS UNION STOPPED THE TWO AIRLINES FROM COMBINING FIVE YEARS AGO AND IS EYEING THIS LATEST ATTEMPT CLOSELY.
AS FOR CONSUMERS THERES ONLY ONE BOTTOM LINE

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LOOK OUT FOR A COUPLE OF CHANGES -- MOST OF U-S AIRS WASHINGTON, DC, ROUTES WILL BE SOLD AND SPUN OFF INTO A NEW COMPANY CALLED DC AIR AND THE NAME U-S AIRWAYS THAT WILL DISAPPEAR.
STANDUP SHUTTLE STAYS WONT SEE ANY MOVEMENT ON DEAL UNTIL SOME TIME NEXT YEAR.))

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Naturally people in this area are keeping a close eye on the possible merger- US Airways is the major airline flying in and out of Roanoke. So far there employees seem to think it's a good thing.
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Jennifer Miele is live at the Roanoke Regional Airport with reaction.
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Jean, while the airlines continue their negotiations, questions are arising about job loss, increased air traffic, and even rate hikes.
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((Amanda Snapp is the Market Coordinator and Communications director at Roanoke Airport. She says the merger looks to be beneficial for passengers and employees.
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((FROM WHAT WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IT IS GOING TO BE POSITIVE FOR US. WE'RE NOT PREDICTING ANY LOSS OF JOBS AT THIS POINT OR ANY LOSS OF SERVICE.))
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Several Roanoke-based U.S. Airways employees feel confident that their jobs are secure, but none have been informed about the current state of the merger. Customers could be seeing the first smooth period for US Airways in over a decade.
The airline has been plagued with strikes, failed alliances, and billion dollars debts.
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((I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING. I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE THAT MEANS BETTER SERVICE FOR EVERYONE. BECAUSE THEY'LL DO CONSOLIDATION WITH THE EMPLOYEES, ETC., I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD.))
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The consensus here seems to be nothing but positive for the merger. Both airlines have promised to freeze airfares for the next two years to help steady the deal.

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Still to come on the newscast, just released recordings of the last moments of Alaska Air Fight 261. We'll have that story,
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and Lynchburg's city manager says he is stepping down after learning he has an incurable illness.
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An emotional day for Lynchburg city employees as they learn their city manager is stepping down, the victim of terminal cancer.
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Charles Church underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1996, but learned recently the disease had returned and was incurable.
He told city council last night he would resign effective August 1st.
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((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: HE LED THE PROCESS WITH COUNCIL TO CREATE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN LYNCHBURG'S HISTORY A WORKING VISION AND A STRATEGIC PLAN, FINANCIAL POLICIES THAT WILL PUT US ON A SOUND FOOTING AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE 21ST CENTURY.)) ((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: I REALLY DO WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE AND REMAINING TIME IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS ME TO FOCUS ON MY FAMILY, ON TREATING THE CANCER AND THEN FOR CAROL AND I TO DO SOME THINGS THAT WE'D BEEN PUTTING OFF DOING FOR SOME TIME.))
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Lynchburg's two deputy city managers will likely fill in for Church until a permanent replacement is hired.
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A dispute between a landlord and his tenant turned deadly this afternoon in Wythe County.
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It happened outside a house just off Reed Creek Drive, near Draper, shortly after one.
Authorities say one man was found shot to death in the front yard.
They say the other man, believed to be the landlord, was severely beaten and flown for treatment to Bristol Regional Hospital.
The Sheriff says he has to investigate further and notify the men's relatives before releasing their names and other details.
We'll have more for you on the deadly dispute on News-7 at 6.
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Audio tapes reveal the final terrifying moments of Alaska Air flight 261.
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The plane crashed off the California Coast in January-
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((ALASKA AIR 261- 26 THOUSAND WE'RE IN A VERTIFCAL DIVE. WE'VE LOST VERTICAL CONTROL OF OUR AIRPLANE.))
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Twenty seconds later the crew seems to recover- then thirty seconds later the air traffic tower asks other pilots in the area to monitor the Alaska Flight.
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((I CAN CONCUR HE IS DEFINITELY IN A NOSE DOWN POSITION DESCENDING RAPIDLY- TOWER: OK GOOD. ALASKA AIR 261 ARE YOU HERE WITH US YET? ALASKA AIR 261 PILOT: SIR THE PLANE IS INVERTED SIR. AIR TOWER: GOOD IT LOOKS LIKE ITS' TURNING IN FRONT. PILOT NUMNBER TWO: HE'S DEFNITELY OUT OF CONTROL. TOWER: VERY GOOD. PILOT 2: HE'S INVERTED... HE'S JUST. HE HIT THE WATER AH.. HE'S DOWN.))
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It's believed the jackscrew in the tail section may have worn out causing the loss of vertical control.
88 people on the flight died- the investigation continues.
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John and Patsey Ramsey have said from day one that they've been telling the truth.
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Now they're backing up their claim with a lie detector test- one performed privately for the Ramseys.
Today they presented the results in Atlanta.
The Ramseys say the test results show they were told the truth when they denied killing their daughter.
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((PATSEY RAMEY: I FEEL GREAT. IT'S SOMETHING I'VE KNOW THE ANSWERS TO FOR THREE YERAS. THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH AND IT DOESN'T CHANGE.))
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Jon Benet was found murdered in the basment of her parents home the day after Christmas 1996.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans takes on a new calling as he learns and cell phones and driving safely.

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Cell phones are incredibly convenient and now they can go just about anywhere, but using them while driving has created some controversy.
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Patrick Evans has some great tips for using your cell phone safely, and minimizing other driving distractions, too.
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Coming up today in sports, Mike Stevens will join us live from the Lowes Motor Speedway as NASCAR tries to get back to racing, and on Health Check,
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[VO] A Roanoke clinic just for teenagers is becoming popular with young patients and their parents.
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((EMILY MCCOY/PARENT: IT'S NOT LIKE A CATTLE CALL YOU'RE NOT GOING IN AND OUT IN FIVE MINUTES AND IT'S MORE LIKE LET'S TALK ABOUT IT WHAT'S BOTHERING YOU, IT'S A MORE RELAXED SETTING.))
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Adolescents have style and music all their own -- so why not their own private clinic? Physicians to Children in Roanoke has a newly formed branch exclusively for teenagers.
The young adult medical care center is thriving with 700 patients aged 12 to 24 and they've been around for less than a year. Tonya Flory has more.
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((HOW'S YOUR LOVE LIFE, MY LOVE LIFE'S FINE...LAUGHS.)) [RUNS:03]
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Elizabeth Guilfoyle knows how to put her patient's at ease. She says that's the first step in treating teenagers -- the next is gaining their trust.
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((ELIZABETH GUILFOYLE/FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER: IF YOU DON'T ASK YOU DON'T FIND OUT, SO THE DIFFERENCE THAT WE'VE MADE IS WE TAKE THE TIME TO ASK AND WE GO OVER THE RISK FACTOR AND WE GO OVER THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND I REALLY GET TO KNOW THESE TEENAGERS AND THEY GET TO KNOW ME.)) [RUNS:14]
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((COURTNEY BANNISTER/PATIENT: I CAN TELL HER AND I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY THAT SHE'S GOING TO LOOK AT ME FUNNY OR BE LIKE WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? IT'S JUST VERY OPENED, VERY COMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS:07]
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Courtney Bannister recently graduated from Virginia Tech. But even miles away from Roanoke, Guilfoyle managed to keep tabs on her young patient though e-mail. She says she gets several notes a day and anwers them all.
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Guilfoyle says everything in the e-mail is confidential -- just another example of how seriously the clinic takes their young patients privacy.
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((COURTNEY BANNISTER/PATIENT: THEY HAVE PASSWORDS HERE, THEY'LL CALL AND BE LIKE COURTNEY CAN YOU CALL US BACK AND I'LL CALL BACK AND THEY'LL BE LIKE WHAT'S YOUR PASSWORD AND BE LIKE CAT OR WHATEVER AND THEY'LL BE LIKE ALRIGHT YOUR TEST RESULTS ARE IN AND THAT'S VERY NICE TO KNOW THAT SOMEBODY CAN'T CALL UP AND GET MY TEST RESULTS.)) [RUNS:14]
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Not even parents have access to the medical records -- even though the patients are still children to mom and dad -- the clinic views them as young adults.
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((EMILY MCCOY/PARENT: THE FIRST TIME MY DAUGHTER WENT IN AND SHE CAME OUT AND I SAID WHAT DID YOU TALK ABOUT, AND SHE WAS LIKE THAT'S BETWEEN ME AND LIBBY AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT WELL WAIT, I WANT TO KNOW AND THEN I REALIZED WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP, BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT CHILDREN ARE MORE COMFORTABLE TALKING TO SOMEONE ELSE WITH.)) [RUNS:19]
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Once the lines of communication are opened -- Guilfoyle says 70-percent of bad health habits like smoking and drinking are preventable in teenagers - and it could improve their love life. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

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One of the most anticipated nights in all NASCAR qualifying has been drastically overshadowed tonight by two recent tragedies. [DOUBLE Boxes: Jean/MIKE STARLINK]
Mike Stevens joins us from the Lowes Motor Speedway outside Charlotte with more.
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Geologists have witnessed the dramatic birth of a new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean.
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A team of 12 international scientists and 14 crew left Darwin, Australia, a few weeks ago to research a dormant underwater volcano known as Kavachi, in the Solomon islands.
While there... they found out it was no longer dormant as it began to release a series of eruptions.
Molten rock and ash shot 1700 feet into the air every five minutes of the team's 20 hour visit, allowing them a rare sight in the making of a volcano.
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