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Up next on News 7, a new cigarette that is supposed to be less dangerous. It could be good news for Virginia's tobacco growers.
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And a U-S Airways plane on its way to Atlanta makes an emergency landing in Roanoke.
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Today was delightful.. Tomorrow will be absurdly warm We will give you the details in a moment.

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In sports, the Cav's football coach talks about the Internet posting put out by his boss.
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And in Healthcheck, why you may be seeing a lot more of Physicians Assistants, instead of doctors.
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News 7 at 5 is next.
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The Supreme Court took up the case of generic nicotine chewing gum- saying you'll still be able to buy it.
The justices says Watson pharmaceuticals can sell the product- turning down an appeal by Smithkline Beecham- which has sold Nicorette gum since 1984.
Smithkline Beecham claimed marketing generic gum violated its copyright.
And a Kansas Seventh grade- suspended for 3-days for drawing a Confederate flag lost his Supreme Court appeal today.
T-J West made a sketch of the flag during math class.
School officials had banned the flag as part of a racial harrassment police enacated to cool racial tensions.
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A U-S Airways plane made an emergency landing at the Roanoke Airport today.
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Crew members on the Boeing 737 said they smelled burning plastic in the cockpit and first class area. The plane had left Philadelphia headed for Atlanta but touched down in Roanoke so firefighters could inspect it and evacuate passengers.
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((GENE NILAND/PASSENGER: THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT LOOKED REALLY SHARP. GOT IN THE AIRCRAFT, LOOKED IT OVER AND GOT US INTO THE GATE. I THINK THEY DID A GREAT JOB.))
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Investigators found nothing burning on the plane according to U-S Airways. The airline booked passengers on other flights to Atlanta. Tonight on News7 at Six, passengers describe their steep, sudden descent into Roanoke.
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The cigarettes are supposed to be safer, but the new cigarettes will still have a warning label- saying
"Smoking-related diseases can kill you."
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Chester, Virginia-based Star Scientific has an unusual claim, as it rolls out its new Advance cigarette.
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((PAUL PERITO/STAR SCIENTIFIC: WE WANT TO BE OUT OF THE CIGARETTE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IN FIVE YEARS OR LESS.))
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Star is buying almost 30 percent of Virginia's tobacco quota this year.
Those leaves are undergoing a super hot air "Star Cure" process -- which removes 70 percent more of the tobacco specific nitrosamines that are believed to cause cancer than the leading light cigarettes.
There's also an activated charcoal filter, not commonly used in the U-S.
Reading the elaborate explanations and warnings on the package makes it clear, this is a different kind of tobacco company.
The company's COO was the deputy drug czar in the Nixon administration -- and he's the first to tell you there's no such thing as a safe cigarette.
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((PAUL PERITO/STAR SCIENTIFIC: IT'S LIKE TAKING THE LEAD OUT OF GASOLINE. DOES THAT STOP ALL NOXIOUS FUMES? NO. BUT IT HELPS.))
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((PAUL PERITO/STAR SCIENTIFIC: THE FACT IS, THAT IF YOU SMOKE ROLLED UP LETTUCE LEAVES, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS.))
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Some 200 Virginia farmers cured and sold their tobacco to Star this year -- getting paid 25 cents more per pound above the market average.
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((JIM JENNINGS/STAR SCIENTIFIC GROWER RELATIONS: PRETTY MUCH THIS IS THE PINNACLE OUT HERE NOW. IF YOU'RE WITH STAR, YOU'RE MAKING MORE MONEY, AND YOU GOT A NEW CURING BARN TO USE, AND THE PRODUCT THAT COMES OUT IS CERTAINLY MORE RESPONSIBLE.))
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Advance is being test marketed in Richmond, Virginia and Lexington, Kentucky starting this week.
But its success is not what Star Scientific is all about.
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((PAUL PERITO/STAR SCIENTIFIC: WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE AN ARRAY OF CREATIVE IDEAS ON HOW TO ACTUALLY TAKE OUT OTHER TOXINS, AND WE WANT TO LICENSE OUR IDEAS.))
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((THE SUCCESS OF THE ADVANCE CIGARETTE COULD ALSO MEAN RJR AND PHILIP MORRIS, COULD EVENTUALLY BUY THIS LEAF, PUT IT THROUGH THE PATENTED STAR CURE PROCESS, SO STAR MAKES SOME MONEY, AND EVENTUALLY PUT IT IN ALL THEIR CIGARETTES, MAKING SMOKERS NATIONWIDE A LITTLE LESS LIKELY, THEY HOPE, TO DIE FROM SMOKING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, CHASE CITY.))
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Napster may catch a break- Members of a federal appeals court are hinting they may allow the music internet site- to keep operating- while a legal fight goes on with the recording industry.
Teri Okita has more.
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(( THE MUSIC-SHARING, INTERNET SERVICE, NAPSTER, IS HOPING A THREE-JUDGE APPEALS PANEL WILL ALLOW THE COMPANY TO STAY IN BUSINESS AT LEAST UNTIL A PENDING TRIAL BEGINS. David Boies/Napster Attorney: Certainly the plaintiffs are talking about piracy. We dont think this is piracy because we think its lawful. NAPSTER SAYS THE MUSIC BEING SHARED IS FOR "NON"-COMMERCIAL USE, AND THEREFORE, ISNT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. BUT THE RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, WHICH IS SUING NAPSTER, SAYS IT HAS NO RIGHT TO OFFER MUSIC THAT HASNT BEEN PAID FOR. Russell Frackman/A&M Records Attorney: NAPSTER HAS BECOME A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS..ALLOWING AN ESTIMATED 30-MILLION USERS TO SHARE AND DOWNLOAD MUSIC AT WILL AND AT NO COST. NAPSTER IS HUGELY POPULAR ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES, AND SUPPORTERS BELIEVE IT ACTUALLY PROMOTES SALES. Hank Barry/Napster CEO: What weve found is that, over time, as people have more and more access to music, they go out and buy more music. BUT OPPONENTS SAY ITS NOTHING MORE THAN THEFT. Lars Ulrich/Metallica Drummer: To us, its no different than walking into a tower records and basically stealing a metallica c-d and walking out with it. Teri Okita/Reporting: THE APPEAL COURT COULD TAKE UP TO A MONTH TO MAKE A DECISION. ))

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In another part of the country- in another court- former playboy model Anna Nicole Smith- is fighting to get more of her late husband's estate.
12 jurors will hear arguments over whether Smith will get a share of J- Howard Marshall's oil fortune.
The couple married in 1994 when she was 26 and he was 89.
Marshall died a year later- leaving his entire estate to his youngest son.
Last week a judge ruled that Smith has been deprived of her inheritance and awarded her about 450 million dollars.

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There's plenty going on the the Art Museum of Western Virginia right now ... but some of it won't be around for long. Jacey Birch is at the museum today.
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Stopping by the Art Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke may bring your eyes double the enjoyment.
Jacey Birch gives us a tour of the exhibits at Center in the Square that you may want to take a walk through before they're gone.
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A Lynchburg family goes on vacation in California, and wins big money on "The Feud." Their story is still ahead.


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And Physicians' Assistants. Just ahead on Healthcheck, why they are more likely to be a part of your medical life.
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A shortage of health care professionals in rural communities throughout southwest Virginia has prompted the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke to start a new program.
[ANCHOR=JEAN 2 shot]


Here to tell us more about this program is Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton.
Joy what 's the new program?.
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Jean,
The college started the first physician assistant program in Virginia, which graduated its first class in 19-99.
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And the goal is to put more working health care professionals in under served areas.
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Kim Dillion is one the first graduates of the College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program.
She now treats patients at the Patrick County Family Practice and Obstetrics.
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((KIM DILLON/PHYSICIAN ASST.: I'M ABLE TO SEE A LOT OF THE ACUTE PROBLEMS LIKE SINUS INFECTIONS, COLDS, EAR INFECTION, AND GIVE THE PHYSICIAN MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEIR CHRONIC PATIENTS THAT NEED MORE QUALITY CARE))
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Dillon says growing-up in Patrick County she realized that there was a great need for health care professionals in rural communities.
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((KIM DILLON: A LOT OF PHYSICIANS ARE REAL OVERWHELMED IT'S A HIGH PATIENT OVERLOAD CAUSE THERE JUST AREN'T ENOUGH OTHER PROVIDERS TO HELP EVEN OUT THE LOAD))
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The Colleges of Health Sciences hoping to fill the gap in southwest Virginia.
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((REBECCA SCOTT/PROGRAM DIRECTOR:THE DEMANDS OF MEDICAL CARE ARE GROWING AND PARTICULARY AS OUR POPULATION IS AGING WE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE AND MORE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ))
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In the two year physician assistant program students are trained to provide about 80 percent of what a family doctor can do.
And Scott says the number of physician assistants nationwide is growing.
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((REBECCA SCOTT:THE THING I SEE THAT IS HAPPENING IS THAT THERE IS MOVE NOT ONLY WITH P-A BUT WITH NURSE PRACTITIONERS TO TRY AND EXPAND THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN PROVIDE ROUTINE CARE))
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And Scott says this helps to liberate the doctor-- Dillon says she can tell she's making a difference in Patrick County.
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There are more than 31-thousand physician assistants nationwide and they're found in all areas of medicine including surgery.
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Jean,

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Two men rescued a 61-year-old woman from her burning home this morning.
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Sergeant Mac Babb with the Roanoke police saw the fire first and knocked on the door to wake Joan Blankenship up.
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As she came to the door, a piece of debris fell on Babb's head, so he jumped off the burning porch into a hole and fractured his leg. A neighbor came to the rescue.
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((EUGENE SAMUELS/NEIGHBOR: CAME OUT, SEE THE POLICE AIRBORNE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM BUT THE LADY WAS STANDING ON THE PORCH. THE ROOF WAS ABOUT TO FALL IN. SHE WAS STANDING THERE ON THE PORCH WITH HER DOGS AND I TRIED TO ESCORT HER OFF THE PORCH. SHE WAS MORE WORRIED ABOUT HER DOGS THAN ANYTHING.))
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Both Joan Blankenship and Sergeant Mac Babb are in stable condition at the hospital.
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A Pittsylvania County family is forced out of their home after a fire nearly destroyed it.
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Neighbors discovered the blaze on Lafayette Drive around nine this morning.
No one was in the home at the time.
Investigators says the fire started in the kitchen but a cause has not been determined yet.
No one was injured.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker.
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Virginia football coach George Welsh met the media today.
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He first responded to the web site letter written to fans by athletic director Terry Holland concerning his eventual retirement.
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Welsh said he will evaluate whether or not he will coach next year at the end of this season. Before this season, he said he would like to coach four more years as long as his health remained good. UVa Players are off limits to the media this week.

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The Redskins Head into this week's game against Philadelphia with confidence after beating Tampa Bay 20 to 17 in overtime yesterday. Here's what players had to say about the win.
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Tony Stewart won the battle, but Bobby Labonte still leads the war as the Winston Cup Circuit leaves Martinsville and head to Charlotte.
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Stewart became the circuit's first five time winner this season when he beat Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Burton to the line. But Labonte surivived a menagerie of problems to finish tenth. He lost just 36 points to Earnhardt and still has a 213 point advantage with 6 races to go.
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Much more on News 7 at six, including the Tech 2000 report. Vick and Davis are again Big East players of the week. Take care folks. [go to break]

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Now that the Olympics are over, the major TV networks are starting to introduce most of their new prime-time programs. Always thinking ahead, our "Web Site of the Day" tries to chronicle not when a show begins, but when it starts going irreversibly downhill.
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"Jump The Shark" follows invites you to offer your opinion and comments .. on the episode or reason a show forever headed for the worse. Hundreds of television programs covering a half century are listed, from the "A-Team" to "Zorro."
And if you ever had a TV trivia question that you just can't answer, "Stump the Shark" usually comes through.
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[TAKE Web Day FS]
For a direct link, just log onto our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com, and click our Web Site of the Day.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Lynchburg family recently went to California, and ended up on TV.
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Irvin and Barbara Ward and their children were contestants on today's "Family Feud."
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((IRVIN WARD/FAMILY FEUD CONTESTANT: THIS IS OUR 35TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND WE DECIDED TO GO TO CALIFORNIA TO ENJOY OURSELVES. AND OF COURSE THE KIDS WANTED TO GO WITH US, AND THAT'S HOW IT ALL STARTED.))
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The Wards did pretty well, by the way, winning 10-thousand dollars.
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