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Frequent fliers between Roanoke and Cincinatti should double- check their reservations today.
A possible pilot strike against Comair may prompt the airline to cancel some flights.
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And Wall Street takes another major plunge-- the Dow has fallen 300 points today.
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The calm after the storm blankets our area today with sunshine and temperatures more in the Spring season range. We'll peek at the weekend forecast next.
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Stay tuned-- for News 7 at noon.



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There could be trouble in the air as the contract dispute continues between Comair and its pilots.
The trouble could trickle down passengers flying out of Roanoke.
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[Wall-Street]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll have more on that story in just a moment.
First--- The Dow is dropping like a rock.


In the last 30 minutes, it fell 300 points.
Alexis Christoforous is in New York with an update.
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Comair passengers may want to call ahead and check on the status of their flight. The airline plans to begin canceling some flights today in preparation for a potential strike by its pilots' union..
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Comair provides jet service between Roanoke and Cincinnati.
Pilots rejected the company's five-year contract offer earlier this week.
They could go on strike as early as 12:01 a-m Monday if no agreement is reached.
Talks between the airline and its pilots resume tomorrow.
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[Proctor-Gamble]


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Proctor and Gamble is cutting 96- hundred jobs worldwide.
The maker of such products as Tide, Crest, and Pampers says about 40- percent of the cuts will be in the U-S.
Proctor and Gamble officials say they want to cut costs in an attempt to bolster profits.
With the other 78- hundred cuts announced in 19-99 , more than 17- thousand employees in all will be affected by the re- structuring.

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The worst is yet to come for the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease in Europe.
Experts say it'll likely be a couple of months before the disease reaches its peak.
So far, 435 cases of the disease have been confirmed in Britain.
Kimberly Dozier has the latest.
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NARR:Despite quarantines and blockades, it's spread again. Foot and mouth has reached the Irish Republic, probably spread from Northern Ireland.
In the Netherlands, too, four cases have been confirmed.
Meanwhile the disinfectant cordon spread across Britain, hasn't stopped the virus there, either. A leading vetrinarian predicted the outbreak won't peak until May, and could plague this country through August.
The British army is now helping to organize the battle against the livestock disease.
But beleaguered British farmers say the government has NOT provided enough manpower to dispose of animals already killed, much less to start a wide-ranging NEW slaughter . The British media say, the government is NOT moving fast enough.

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" The foot and mouth catastrophe comes at a time when many in the countryside thought things simply couldn't get any worse. (edit BSE ), spiralling transport costs, plunging livestock prices, and a general feeling that government doesn't give a damn."
NARR: But british leaders insist they are doing what they can and they've asked the pubic to help too - by visiting unaffected parts of the countryside, to help the ailing British tourist industry. Only one-percent of Britain is affected by the disease, but tourists...are staying away.

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"It's like a ghost town round here to be honest with you in Burley. Some of the shop traders have really shown me signs that they've been quite suicidal about the whole situation."
But these sights, sounds and smells...aren't what people want to pay to see.
Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London
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The United Way of Roanoke Valley is singing the praises of Bank of America after a six figure donation.
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The Bank of America committed to a three-year grant totalling nearly 4-hundred thousand dollars to the "Success by 6" initiative. The program helps prospective teachers continue their education, and helps schools become nationally accredited.
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The United Way of Roanoke Valley is one of 10 United Ways in Virginia to receive "Success By 6" grants.
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[Mir]


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The final descent of the Mir space station is scheduled for tomorrow.
Russian space officials are busy preparing for its return to Earth.
Elizabeth Palmer has details.
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(( MIR has been sinking out of orbit at the rate of about a mile a day. It's now about 135 miles above the earth. and when it sinks just a little bit lower, in a few hours, controllers here in moscow will give the order to bring it down.
Mir shots: As MIR travels over Africa and Asia - Russian Mission Control will fire its rockets in two bursts - pushing the space station even lower.
GRAPHIC Then - when its safely over an uninhabited part of the Pacific Ocean - a final long rocket blast will send MIR plunging earthward.
As soon as it hits the atmosphere -MIR will begin to burn at up to 3000 degrees - and eventually disintegrate....
....although up to 1500 pieces of the space station are expected to survive the burn and actually splash down into the sea.
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but US astronaut John Blaha - one of 7 American astronauts who worked on MIR in the late 1990's - is confident it wil be a success.
SUPER: John Blaha, Former NASA astronaut CLIP: I'm sure they're gonna do just fine. And people are worrying about something they shouldn't worry about. END TAPE
On Camera Close: In fact, the Russians have a lot of experience in guiding spacecraft out of orbit. They actually safely burned up 5 smaller space labs and 80 cargo ships. but mir is the largest and most complex they've ever attempted. so the mood here remains tense.
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[Sirhan-Sirhan]


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The man convicted of killing Senator Robert Kennedy is up for parole again.
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This marks the FOURTEENTH parole hearing for Sirhan Sirhan, who was convicted of the 19-68 murder.
But today's results aren't expected to be any different from his last 13 opportunities.
His attorney says the notorious killer will NOT attend today's hearing in California.
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Governor Gray Davis is a fairly consistent parole opponent.
During Davis' tenure, 47 inmates were approved for release.
He objected to all, but one of them.

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A bank courier has been indicted for stealing a pouch intended for delivery to NationsBank in Richmond.
Last December Mary Jane Meadows allegedly took the package for herself, instead of delivering it.
The U-S Attorney's office says the courier pouch was found in a dumpster behind Meadows' home in Roanoke.
Though the indictment indicates the contents of the pouch were worth more than a million and a half dollars, apparently very little of it was cash.


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Linda Chavez was nominated for Secretary of Labor, but she withdrew because of a controversy surrounding her housekeeper.
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Yesterday (CHAH-vez) Chavez gave Ferrum College students her take on life as a public servant, and told those interested in politics what they can expect.
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((LINDA CHAVEZ/FORMER LABOR SEC. NOMINEE; THAT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE LIMITATIONS IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU ASPIRE TO, I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AND I HOPE THEY TAKE AWAY SOME OF THAT BUT I ALSO HOPE THAT THEY THINK MORE ABOUT THE NEWS AND WHAT HAPPENS AND HOW THEY VIEW PEOPLE IN PUBLIC LIFE.))
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This was (Chah-vez's) Chavez's first public appearance since her on-again, off-again nomination.
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Some Bedford students are taking a stand against violence this weekend.
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The "What's Next?" organization at Liberty High School is sponsoring a day of activities that ends with an All-Star basketball game Saturday night.
Some of the best players from the Seminole District will suit up at the Liberty gym, and take part in three- point shooting and slam dunk contests.
Students who attend will also hear a strong anti-violence message.
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((JOHN EGGLESTON/"WHAT'S NEXT?" ORGANIZER: BASICALLY THE FOCUS IS THE SAME THING, YOU KNOW.. BRING KIDS TOGETHER, PRESENT THEM WITH SOMETHING THAT THEY LIKE TO DO AND THEN TALK TO 'EM ABOUT WHAT WE WANT THEM TO KNOW OR WHAT WE WANT THEM TO HEAR AND THAT'S THE ANTI- VIOLENCE MESSAGE THAT THE 'WHAT'S NEXT?' ORGANIZATION IS ALL ABOUT.))
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The "What's Next?" movement started in 1998 after a Liberty student was murdered by two classmates.
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[Amazement-Square]


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The Amazement Square children's museum opens in Lynchburg this Saturday.
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It's located in one of Lynchburg's oldest riverfront buildings, and has four floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits.
All were designed with input from local teachers, and they contain some elements of the statewide Standards of Learning.
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((MORT SAJADIAN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: S-O-L, IF I COULD SAY, IS THE BLOOD THAT RUNS THROUGH THE SYSTEM. IT'S THE WIRING IN THE SYSTEM THAT MAKES THINGS WORK. THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE INCORPORATED.))
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The three-million dollar renovation has been paid for through corporate and private donations.
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You know to brush YOUR teeth..but what about your pets teeth?
Veterinarians say taking of their teeth may actually add as much as five years to their lives.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us dental disease can affect your pets overall health.

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(( For 10 year old Betsy --this teeth cleaning will probably help her to feel better. The reason --she has periodontal disease -- an infection of the tissue around the teeth. It can be painful --and she will have to have several teeth removed.
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((DR. KELLY FARRELL:HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: PERIODONTAL IS THE FINAL STAGES OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF THEY TEETH ARE NEGLECTED. IT IS VERY COMMON. PROBABLY 4OUT 5 HAVE SOME TYPE OF DISEASE))
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If left untreated the disease can not only lead to tooth loss but more serious problems.
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Some signs of periodontal disease include: yellow or brownish colored teeth, swollen, red, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and receded or eroded gums.
But it can be prevented. That's why Farrell recommends brushing your pet's teeth at least twice a week.
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((IF YOU DO THAT ON A REGULAR BASIS YOUR DOG MY STILL NEED TO HAVE A SCALE POLISH EVERY TWO TO THREE YEARS))
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Farrell says your pet will not only have fresh breath --but may even live longer.
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((DR. KELLY FARREL/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: IN FACT'S IT'S BEEN SHOWN THAT SOME ANIMAL CAN LIVE AS MUCH AS 5 YEARS LONGER IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEIR TEETH))
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And to make at home brushing easier there are several products on the market -like a finger toothbrush. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.)) There is also tuna and chicken flavored toothpaste.