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Today on News 7 at 5, as some workers ead back to their jobs, the New River Foundry is hit with some large fines.
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also the issue of health care for the elderly takes center stage in the Presidential campaign. [Weather-Head]
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Cloudy and cool today but what will the rest of the week bring us... I'll tell you coming up....

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Also today, those popular little scooters starting to hit the street may not be so safe. We'll tell you why.
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And local doctors have a new tool to help them detect problems in the heart.
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A woman who had a protective order against her estranged husband- was shot and killed today.
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It happened this morning in the parking lot of an Elementary school in Ohio-
52 year old Linda Shoemaker was in her car on her way to work at the school-
Police say her estranged husband, 66 year old Frank Shoemaker- followed her into the school parking lot.
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((DENNIS SALISBURY/GALLIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: APPARENTLY HE GOT OUT OF HIS VEHICLE- SHOTGUN FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND AND SHOT HER THREE TIMES.))
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When deputies went to Frank Shoemakers house later- they found his body- He had apparently killed himself.
The two were in the process of getting a divorce.
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A six-month state investigation into a deadly explosion at New River Castings in Radford is over.
A report released this morning by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry slaps the parent company, Intermet, with a slew of violations and 801-thousand dollars in fines.
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Marya Jones is in our New River newsroom with more on the report.
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Jean, this report comes out on the six month anniversary of the explosion at the plant.
And in one citation after another, it paints a picture of a plant that failed to train and protect employees from the dangers within.
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(( The 28-page report says Intermet failed to protect its workers from hazards that could cause death or serious injury. [insert pre-pro]
It charges the company with 21 willful violations and 20 labeled "serious."
The fines total 801-thousand dollars. [back to video]
The labor department's report says a hazardous chemical leaked into the building's basement for several days before the explosion.
It mentions that employees were welding and even smoking in the area.
Any of it could have ignited the chemicals.
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The report comes as 52 more workers returned to their jobs today.
That makes a total of 225 back at the plant -- now renamed New River Foundry.
Intermet says the timing of the report and the restarting of their production is coincidental.
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((DOUG HOWELL/PLANT HR MANAGER: ATTITUDES HAVE BEEN GREAT....A LITTLE APPREHENSION BUT THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SUPER, REALLY POSITIVE AND JUST SO FAR GREAT ATTITUDE.))
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The report also came as families of three workers observed the grim 6-month anniversary of their deaths.
And the report is expected to send them into legal action against the company.
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We'll hear from some of them and from Intermet on News 7 at 6.

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Following major cuts in funding, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture is facing a difficult financial situation. Today the museum's supporters asked Roanoke City Council to reconsider their request for funding.
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For almost 10 years, the city has given the musuem about 80 thousand dollars a year, but for the current year, that figure has dropped to just 17 thousand. Supporters say the cuts have strained the museum's finances.
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Members of city council made no commitment to the museum today, but they did ask city manager Darlene Burcham to prepare a report on the funding situation.
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Bush today released his health care program- he calls in "an immediate helping hand" and he promises to make sure America's seniors can afford the health care they need.
Lee Cowan has details.
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After being caught swearing in front of an open microphone yesterday -- George W Bush was looking for anything ELSE to make headlines.

He found it in health care -- unveiling a long awaited plan to save seniors from what he called "the cruel choices" of the current administration. GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: "This plan will help seniors much sooner, much sooner, than anything proposed by my opponent."

After months of criticism from Al Gore for not giving specifics-- George Bush laid out a detailed $158 billion dollar proposal aimed at giving 39 million seniors more, and better health coverage under Medicare.
His plan would give states $48 billion dollars over the next four years to cover the cost of senior's prescriptions immediately -- and another $110 billion would be paid out over the next ten years to bring Medicare up to date.
At an ecnoomic forum in Columbus Ohio - Gore said the plan had several problems, not the least of which was: AL GORE, D-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE "There's no money to pay for it if you give away all of the surplus in the form of a giant tax cut to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class."
Gore's plan calls for even more money -- some $253 billion dollars over ten years to expand Medicare -- a plan Bush said would make the government the nation's pharmacist, and wouldn't help seniors for years. LEE COWAN: "If and when there are Debates between the two candidates -- expect helath care to be one of the most ibtter arguments. For the 77 million Americans set to retire this decade, it could be the most important. Lee Cowan CBS News, Washingotn."))

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Still to come on the newscast, small scooters are the hottest thing on the market for children, but are they safe. The government says an average of one thousand kids a week are getting hurt on them.
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And we'll see see how close the Lynchburg Hillcats are to getting a new stadium.
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One of the most popular things on the market right now is a small aluminum scooter. Stores are selling them faster than they can get them in stock.
But the government's consumer group says while they may be fun, they're also dangerous. Lisa Leigh reports
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((This little 6-pound scooter is one of the hottest ticket items this year kids and adults are hopping on board, even entire families are getting into scooting.

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The scooters are really good, and I dont feel like I need a helmet.
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But thats a false sense of security. Already this year, more than 9,400 folks have ended up in the emergency room from wiping out, half of those just last month.

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We have seen the rate go up 700 percent since May in injuries, so we have a problem here.
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were seeing facial injuries, are a relatively big deal, they can be pretty cosmetic, even if theyre not life threatening, and even though we havent seen anybody with a major head injury, there is potential for that. (:13)

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Wearing protective equipment is the best way to prevent injury, but it only takes a quick glance through most neighborhoods to see that most kids are riding without it.

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Ive taken a few on the knee (shows knee), right here, right here, and a few in the back and side area.
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One of the reasons most folks arent buying protective gear is the cost. Knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, and a helmet will run you about 90 bucks almost the cost of another scooter. (:13)

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Cheaper protective gear can be found if you shop around. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends children under eight only use the scooter under the watchful eye of an adult, to make sure more kids dont scoot right into the E-R.
In New York, LL, CBS News.))

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One in ten speakers supported Virginia allowing foster children to be spanked.
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Hours of speakers commented on the state Social Services Board's proposed corporal punishment policy today.
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((JIM FIORELLI/GOVERNOR'S BOARD ON ABUSE AND NEGLECT: I'M CONVINCED THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN LOVING PHYSICAL DISCIPLINE, YES, EVEN SPANKING, IS APPROPRIATE. SUCH DISCIPLINE PROVIDES THE CHILD WITH A CLEAR KNOWLEDGE OF APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SECURITY AND LOVE.))
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But the vast majority of those who spoke say whether you believe in spanking or shaking children or not -- it should never happen to foster children -- most of whom are already abuse victims.
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((BEVERLY LYLES/PEDIATRIC NURSE: IF YOU TELL CARETAKERS YOU CAN SHAKE THIS CRYING BABY, AS LONG AS IT IS NOT HARSH OR ABUSIVE, WILL ANY OF THEM HAVE THE SAME DEFINITION OF HARSH AND ABUSIVE? WILL ANY OF THEM KNOW JUST HOW MUCH SHAKING IT TAKES TO MAKE THAT BABY'S BRAIN BLEED AND SWELL, TO MAKE HIS EYES HEMORRHAGE, TO MAKE HIM STOP BREATHING, TO MAKE HIM DIE?))
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The Social Services Board will receive written public comment for two more weeks.
It will probably vote again on its policy in October.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats are still on the prowl for a new stadium.
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City council voted to reject all bids for stadium renovation. The bids exceed available funds by one point seven million dollars.
The stadium design team will continue to fund raise until next spring.
They will also revise plans until costs match available funds.
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((RAY BOOTH/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: OBVIOUSLY EVERYBODY IS VERY PLEASED WITH THE PLANS, HOWEVER, IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO RAISE A LOT MORE MONEY WE'LL HAVE TO REDESIGN IT TO MORE CLOSELY FIT THE NEW BUDGET THAT'S ESTABLISHED AFTER THE NEW BUDGET IS LOOKED AT AGAIN.))
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All seven members of council voted to postpone the project until more money is raised.
Members of the re-design team hope the postponement will give contractors another opportunity to gather more resources and re-bid.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will peek behind the curtain to show us what's going on this weekend with the Mill Mountain Theater.
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Get out your dancing shoes... your wine taste buds and your bidding arm... because it's time for the Mill Mountain Theatre's annual fundraising event.
Jacey Birch takes us behind the scenes to give us an idea of what this weekend's event holds for gala goers and to see what goodies are up for auction.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will tell us about Virginia Tech's quick turnaround for this week's football game,
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And on Health Check, we'll see how new technology is improving the chances for heart attack patients.
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States where approximately, 500-thousand people die each year from heart attacks.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us new technology at the Lewis Gale Medical Center may help save some of those lives.
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Jean,
This new technology can not only can help physicians detect an impending heart attack but also rule out if someone is actually having one.
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(( When a person comes to the Emergency Room at Lewis Gale Medical Center complaining of chest pain, medical personnel now have the option of using something more than just the standard EKG to measure the heart's activity.
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((CAMI JONES/DIR. EMERGENCY SERVICES: WITH THE MIDA SYSTEM THEY ARE MONITORED CONTINUOUSLY AND IT'S LOOKING AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE HEART, THAT AN EKG DOESN'T SHOW AS WELL))
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While the MIDA is hooked-up similar to the EKG, it goes beyond the EKG snap shot of the heart to providing a three -dimensional, second-by-second analysis of the patient's heart.
And that's not only important for detecting an impeding heart attack, but for ruling out whether the patients chest pain is actually a cardiovascular problem.
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((CAMI JONES: SOMETIMES ALL THE RESULTS ARE NEGATIVE, AND IF THAT PERSON GOES HOME, THEN LATER THEY CAN HAVE A CARDIAC EVENT, SOMETIMES A SIGNIFICANT CARDIAC EVENT , AND THE OUTCOME IS NOT AS GOOD))
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Emergency Room staff and critical care staff are the last of the personnel training on the equipment.
And Lewis Gale Medical Center is now the first hospital in Southwest Virginia to have the system.
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((CAMI JONES: THIS PARTICULAR EQUIPMENT IS GOING TO HELP US TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS FASTER, HELP US MAKE THE RIGHT DIAGNOSIS FOR PATIENTS))
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Jones says it's important to get checked out by physician if you're experiencing chest pain, because time is muscle, the longer you have a blockage, the more damage can be done to the heart.
Other symptoms to look for include shortness of breath, abdominal pain, sweating, and arm and jaw pain.
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It's a short week for the Virginia Tech Hokies as they get set to play at East Carolina this Thursday. Mike Stevens tells us most of their planning and preperation is taking place indoors.
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Dan River Mills is working hard against a deadline this week.
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The textile company in Danville is sending out hundreds of thousands of boxes for the exclusive Martha Stewart bedding line.
They include sheets, comforters, pillowcases and other products.
More than 400 trailers have gone out so far to KMart distribution centers across the country.
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((LEE FANT/PLANT MANAGER: IT HAS BUILT AND IS BUILDING RIGHT NOW. IT'S VERY HECTIC RIGHT NOW, WE WORKED THROUGH LABOR DAY, SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOVING 25 TO 35 THOUSAND CARTONS A DAY RIGHT NOW.))
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Dan River Mills hired about 45 temporary employees for this project. The new products should be in K-mart stores in the next couple of weeks.
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