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Today on News 7, George W. Bush's nominee to be labor secretary says she is withdrawing her name from consideration.
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And the federal government wants consumers to know which cars on the road are most likely to rollover. We'll have the details. [Weather-Head]
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens will check in from the NASCAR media tour,
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and on Health Check, we'll see what options are out there for women going through menopause.
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But she won't have the chance.. Bush's choice for Labor Secretary withdraws her nomination.
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Saying she was a distraction to the Bush transition team, Linda Chavez just moments ago withdrew her name from considetion to become the next Labor Secretary. Chavez attacked what she called the game of ``search and destroy'' played in Washington after the news came out that she had an illegal immigrant living in her home several years ago.
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Stephen Clark has more from Washington.
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((SOT LINDA CHAVEZ

i BELIEVE I WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT SEC OF LABOR.
LINDA CHAVEZ CAME UNDER INSTENSE FIRE THIS WEEKEND OVER ALLEGATIONS SHE EMPLOYED AN ILLEGAL ALIEN IN THE EARLY 90'S. SHE DENIED MARTA MERCADO WAS AN EMPLOYEE, BUT HAS DROPPED OUT OF NOMINATION

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I HAVE BECOME A DISTRACTION.
CHAVEZ WASN'T THE ONLY BUSH NOMINEE UNDER FIRE. JOHN ASHCROFT...BUSH'S NOMINEE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL FACES A FIGHT ON CAPITOL OVER HIS CONSERVATIVE VIEWS. (:08)
Sen.Tom Daschle/Majority Leader (13:40:03)--it's primarily a question of whether sen. aschcroft is able to enforce laws that he publicly disagrees with (:06)
AND LIBERAL GROUPS ARE LINING UP BEHIND DASCHLE IN THEIR OPPOSITION TO ASHCROFT. (:04)

(Ralph Neas/pres. People for the American Way) (29:42) this is the worst

executive branch nomination I have ever seen.(:04)

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Millions of Americans drive Sport Utility Vehicles- Today we find out which one's are most likely to rollover in a crash.
The testing was done on three dozen cars and S-U-V's
Only one had a five star rating- the four door Honda Accord Sedan-
Drew Levinson has more.
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(( They advertise their ability to go over the roughest of terrain but when it comes to potentially rolling over in a crash-the federal government gives most SUVs a poor grade. In its first ever rating of vehicle resistance to rollovers--the transportation department says the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy/Envoy rank dead last-they received just one out of a possible five stars. And the Ford Explorer-the target of dozens of lawsuits because of accidents--garnered just two stars. SUE BAILEY/NHTSA ADMINISTRATOR: WEVE LOOKED AT THE PROPENSITY FOR A VEHICLE TO ROLLOVER AND TESTED WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE CENTER OF GRAVITY AND THE WHEEL TRACT TO DETERMINE THAT TENDENCY. The Honda Accord was rated least likely to turnover with five stars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the more top heavy the vehicle, the more likely it is to tip over. The government says rollover crashes kill 10-thousand people a year. And it says over 60 percent of the people killed in SUV accidents in 1999 died in rollover crashes. Only 23 percent of car accident victims died that way. Ford defended the safety of its SUVs. PRIYA PRASAD/FORD SPOKESPERSON: WE DONT AGREE WITH THAT TEST BECAUSE IT IS A STATIC TEST BUT IT IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO GET SOME IDEA OF ROLLOVER STABILITY. To make its sport utility vehicles safer Ford next year will offer more safety features including side airbag curtains to protect passengers in rollover accidents-there will also be rollover sensors. And ford plans to offer tire pressure monitors for its SUVs by the year 2005. DREW LEVINSON: THESE FIRST GOVERNMENT TESTS INCLUDED THREE DOZEN VEHICLES, NHTSA HOPES TO TEST MORE THAN 80 BY APRIL. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS DETROIT.))
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You find the full list on the internet, through a link to our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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Drivers who aren't paying attention are NOT only deadly -- they could also be bringing down a host of new laws on the rest of us.
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The 2001 Virginia General Assembly convenes tomorrow, with teen drivers in the spotlight.
Statistics show teens with a carful of passengers are four times more likely to get in a serious collision than one driving alone.
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((SEN. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: IT'S CLEAR THAT THE EXPERIENCE OF DRIVING IS ONE THAT IF YOU ARE INEXPERIENCED AND YOU HAVE A DISTRACTION, IN PARTICULAR...VERY SERIOUS CAR CRASH.))
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Mims has a bill to raise the driving age to 16-and-a-half, as well as limit teen passengers with a teen driver.
Cell phone users could get stopped by police for chatting while entering or exiting a highway.
That's a new version of a bill that's died in the past that would have banned cell phones in the hands of drivers altogether.
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Many southside residents fear the closing of the Southern Virginia Mental Institute will do more harm than good.
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The Governor announced yesterday his intentions to close the facility sometime in 2002.
Under the plan, the state would move away from publicly funded care to more community based care.
That would involve patients turning to places like Danville Regional Medical Center.
But the hospital says it will have trouble providing long term care in its short term facility.
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((CHRIS MORGAN/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: OUR BEHAVORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM CAN ACOMMODATE ABOUT ANOTHER 17 OR 18 PATIENTS SO WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PATIENTS.)) ((REV. LARRY HILL/RUNS HOMELESS SHELTER: IF THEY DONT HAVE A PLACE TO PUT HIM THEN THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STAY HERE OR WE ARE GOING TO FIND ARRANGMENTS OURSELVES AND THATS REALLY GOING TO HURT US IN A LOT OF AREAS.))
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The state promises they'll keep Southern Virginia Mental Institute open until the community based services are in place.
The General Assembly has final say on the plan to close the institute.
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Rowe furniture laid off one hundred and thirty workers last week---most of them in Salem and Elliston.
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According to company officials, the layoff was in response to poor retail sales. 850-workers are still employed at the factories in Salem and Elliston. Officials of Rowe Furniture say they will wait to see what happens with the economy before making anymore decisions about its work force.
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Several school systems in our viewing area are still having trouble with the weather.
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Four people are dead after a gunman fires shots in a Houston business. We'll have the details.
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[VO] also the trial is about over for the men accused of planting the bomb that killed 270 people on a plane over Lockerbie Scotland.
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A shooting at a Houston business this afternoon-
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leaves four people dead- including the gunman.
Police say he may have shot himself in the head.
The shooting happened around noon at Amko trading- a wholesale clothing and perfume business.
Authorities say the man was apparently fueding with the business.
Police say two women and a man were found dead inside the store... It's not clear whether they were employees or customers.
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California Police today arrested a man they call the "Angel of Death."
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Efren Saldi-var is accused in dozens of deaths at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center between 1989 and 1997.
Saldivar worked there as a respiratory therapist-
The case has gone on for more than two years- Saldivar reportedly confessed to dozens of mercy killings at the hospital. He later recanted those statements.
Today police arrested Saldivar and booked him for murder.
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The trial of two Libyans accused in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 is drawing to a close.
270 people died in the disaster.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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((Closing arguments began earlier than expected against two Libyans accused in bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Lawyers for Libyans Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah had no more witnesses to call Monday, after failing to produce a Syrian document they said would prove a Palestinian terror group carried out the bombing.
Scottish prosecutor Alistair Campbell had his own shock announcement to make: he dropped all lesser charges, going only for murder. Jim Swire lost his daughter Flora on the flight.

(SOT Jim Swire, spokesman for Scottish family victims)

"It was surprizing, yes."
Legal experts agree.

(SOT - Claire Donnelly, Scottish legal from Glasgow University)

"Such a radical move of deleting two charges, and leaving the charge which is the most difficult to prove, and the most heinous of crimes, namely murder, is an unusual move, and suggests that the prosecution are very confident, that they have proven the case beyond the two accused, beyond reasonable doubt."
Campbell had called more than 200 witnesses, tracing the bomb's journey, in an unaccompanied suitcase loaded onto a flight in Malta, which then slipped through security at Germany's Frankfurt airport, and onto the New York-bound airliner in London.
It killed two-hundred-and-seventy people.
The U.S. Justice Department seems confident of a guilty verdict: it's flying over many of the relatives, to hear the Libyans' fate.
KD, CBS News, London))

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Authorities have made several arrests in an alleged Pittsylvania County pyramid scheme.
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The Sheriff's Department arrested twenty six people today.
Authorities say each person invested two thousand dollars.
They expected to get rich by persuading more people to get involved.
Authorities say many of the participants failed to realize they were breaking the law.
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((MAJOR GARY GOODSON, CHIEF DEPUTY: IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE AND SO EACH PERSON COMMITTED THE OFFENSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO PAY THE CONSQUENCES.))
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The investigation is still going on and the Sheriff's Department expects more arrests later this week.
Two weeks ago, thirteen defendants in Danville pled guilty to taking part in this same pyramid scheme.
The Danville police Department and the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department have been working together on this investigation.
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Still to come on the newscast, a big fish in the N-F-L has quit his job. Denise Allen has that news and a report from the NASCAR Media Tour.
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Coming up a little later in the nescast, Bill Gates may open up a window of opportunity for two Roanoke County libraries,
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[VO] and we'll see a new online resource that is trying to get teenagers to quit smoking.
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It's a stage in life that everyone woman must go through ...Menopause.
But what does this really mean for a woman and how does it affect her body?
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton is here to answer those questions.
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Jean,
Most women reach menopause some time between the ages of 45 and 55.
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For most women reaching menopause is usually a gradual process.
But for those women who have hysterectomies it starts immediately.
And the symptoms can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and night sweats.
But there are treatments out there that can help.
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It's been almost a year since Charlotte White had a hysterectomy.
But instead of trying hormone replacement therapy -- she opted for an herbal alternative.
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((I WANTED A ROUTE THAT KEPT MY BODY HEALTHY BUT DIDN'T GIVE ME AN INCREASE IN BREAST CANCER. I KNOW IT'S A SMALL INCREASE BUT I THINK ANY WOMAN IS SCARED TO DEATH OF HAVING BREAST CANCER)) [RUNS12]
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Doctor Mona Sadek(SAD-ICK) says while over the counter options may work, there are concerns.
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((THE PROBLEM WITH THEM IS WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH AND WHETHER THERE GETTING TOO MUCH STIMULATION TO THE BREAST AND UTERUS AND WHETHER THEY'RE AT RISK FOR CANCER )) [RUNS08]
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Sadek (SAD-ICK) says she still recommends hormone replacement therapy -- but works with patients to determine what's best for them.
Sadek say's women first need to understand the process. First there's Perimenopause -- which occurs months or years immediately before menopause -- that's when the estrogen levels start to drop.
And then comes menopause -- that's when menstruation finally ends -- and a woman has gone 12 months without a period.

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((WE FEEL THAT TREATMENT SHOULD BE STARTED WHEN YOU'RE GOING THROUGH THE PERIMENOPAUSAL PERIOD BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE STARTING HAVE THE GREATEST DEFICIENCY OF ESTROGEN WHERE YOU'RE HAVE GREATEST BONE LOSS )) [RUNS11]
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Low estrogen increases the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
White says her best advice --is to research the options, -- she turned to the Internet and then discussed her findings with the doctor.
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((TO ME THERE IS NO REAL NEGATIVES GOING THROUGH MENOPAUSE NOW A DAYS BECAUSE THERE IS JUST SO MUCH MORE KNOWN, AND SO MANY MORE THINGS THEY CAN BE DONE FOR YOU )) [RUNS13]
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White says in addition to taking a herbal supplement she also takes a calcium pill to protect against bone loss.
And she say Doctor Sadek (SAD-ICK) says she must come about every year to test her bone density.
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Jean, If you are unsure if your in perimenopause, there is a test your doctor can do tell let you know.

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Teenage smokers now have an internet site to help them kick the habit.
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Monroe County, New York has launched the page that offers teens free counseling.
The site feature techno music, a center which offers instant message counseling and daily e-mail reminders of the deadline smokers have set for quitting.
The counseling is provided by real people who work at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Many of them are ex-smokers who began using tobacco as teens themselves.
The gotta-quit site uses plenty of straight talk and even a little humor to convince young people not to light up.
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The live counseling is available Monday through Friday from three in the afternoon until 10 at night.
There are plans to extend it to weekend hours eventually.
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More than 200 media members from 30 states and 6 foreign countries are in North Carolina for the annual NASCAR media tour...including our own Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller.
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Washington Redskins defense coordinator Ray Rhodes is up for the same post with Denver.
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The Skins may demand compensation in the form of draft picks from any NFL team that hires Rhodes because he has one year remaining on his contract.
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Rhodes' possible departure could leave the return of players like Deion Sanders in question because Sanders came to Washington to play for Rhodes.

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Another loss for the New York Jets. Bill Parcells has resigned as director of football operations effective at the end of the month.
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Parcells says he's not ready for the long term commitment needed to make the team a constant contender.
The Jets had tried to convince Parcells to take the coaching job vacated when Al Groh resigned in December to become the UVA head coach.
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In the majors, Juan Gonzalez has signed a primliminary deal with Cleveland.
The one year deal is worth 10 million dollars and a 14 million dollar mutual option for 2002.
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Tonight at six more from the NASCAR media Tour, and a preview of the UVA-Georgia Tech game.

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Roanoke County Library Systems is getting some backing from Bill Gates. The County announced today it has received two awards totaling more than fifty thousand dollars from the Microsoft executives' foundation.
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The first 43 thousand dollar grant will help fund a regional training lab at the Vinton Library. The lab will teach basic computer and Internet skills. The County wants to make the internet available to people who normally would not have acces to computers.
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((WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF CLASSES THAT WILL TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS INTRODUCE THEM TO THE INTERNET AND SURF AND GET THE BEST AND THE MOST OUT OF THE WEB))
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The lab is already under construction. The library hopes to have it finished in time for classes in April. A second grant will purchase computers and software for the Mount Pleasant Library.
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