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Today on News 7 at 5, hundreds of local air travelers must make new plans. The Comair strike .. and its effects.
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And Governor Gilmore gets out his pen. New state laws for abortions and teen drivers licenses.

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It's been a long time since the Wood Brothers of Stuart won a Winston Cup race. We'll visit the team that's celebrating a big one in Bristol.
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And on Healthcheck, a new treatment for arthritis. Meet one patient who says it's giving him his life back.
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Com AIR is on the Ground-
As pilots strike- flights for hundreds of local passengers are cancelled.

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It was a day for changing flights- and re-routing- as passengers tried to get where they were going-
It wasn't just passengers flying in and out of Roanoke- who were affected
Comair is the nation's second largest regional airline-
As Terisa Estacio reports- the pilots are fighting for pay and benefits.
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((The pilots union says regional airline pilots should be treated the same as their big-airline colleagues..and they are tired of waiting.
Captain Paul Lackie, Comair Pilot We've been ignored for three years. Our genuine needs have been ignored. First year pilots at Comair are lucky to bring home 15 thousand dollars a year. But on the first day of the pilot's walkout, Comair managers got a rousing ovation from the regional airline's non-pilot employees who packed the headquarters at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport. Randy Rademacher, President, Comair They want more pay, they want better benefits, they want more respect for what they do, Everybody in this room wants that, I want that. The issue is not, I think, what people want to get, its how fast they want to get there. In addition to higher pay, the Comair pilots want a company-funded retirement plan, more rest time between flights and payment for all the hours they are one the job, not just flying hours. Terisa Estacio /Bridge: Comair carries more than 8 million passengers each year. It serves 95 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. With their flights cancelled, Comair passengers had to find alternative transportation.
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They just switched me to a different flight which will get me in at the same time. Its not big deal to me.
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Its frustrating, but I don't know yet whether I'm angry. It depends on what happens the rest of the day. Both sides say they are willing to negotiate. Comair plans to keep its roughly 4,000 non-pilot employees on the job during this first strike in the company's history. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston.))

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The strike is forcing about 300 passengers at Roanoke Regional Airport to change their flights today.
That's where we find News 7's Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tonight.
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Jen is there a lot confusion out there because of the strike?
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Actually Jean, not at all.
The Airport Commission says Comair officials were pretty well prepared for a strike.
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((EFREN GONZALEZ/AIRPORT COMMISSION: COMAIR IS TRYING TO WORK WITH ASA TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE PASSENGERS, AND IF THEY CAN'T GET THEM HELP THERE, THEY'LL WORK WITH OTHER AIRLINES TO ACCOMMODATE THEM.))
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Four to six Comair Jets fly in and out of Roanoke every day.
Most passengers whose flights were canceled will be rerouted to Delta A-S-A service.
Now, if you planed on flying COMAIR today and haven't been rerouted yet,
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The Bush administration is taking a "hands off" approach -- so it won't act to stop the strike.
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Jean, we'll tell you what that means for Roanoke tonight on News 7 at 6.

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Governor Jim Gilmore has a midnight deadline to act on the almost 14-hundred bills the General Assembly passed this winter.
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So far, the Governor has signed into law new restrictions on teenage drivers.
They increase the age at which teens can get a learner's permit to age 15 and a half, and increase the time they must hold the permit before they get a license.
The bill also says teens under 17 can't carry more than one teen passenger, and teens under 18 can't drive between midnight and four A-M.
The Governor also signed the 24 hour wait "informed consent" abortion bill into law.
That makes Virginia the 16th state to make women who want abortions talk to doctors and wait a day.
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Both laws will take effect July first.
Coming up at six, a late-breaking announcement from the Governor on state employee pay raises.
We'll have a live report from our Richmond newsroom.

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Efforts to make a dangerous Pittsylvania County road safe have hit a roadblock.
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Laniers Mill Road just off Highway 41 has been the site of many severe accidents including several fatalities.
The road is dangerous because of a hill and curves.
V-DOT recently put up warning signs and reduced the speed limit from 45 to 35 but residents say drivers are still going more than fifty miles an hour.
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Tonight at six, we'll show what authorities are doing to get motorists to slow down.
And we'll tell you why the problem may get worse before it gets better.
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It's not a cure for arthritis, but a new treatment could slow its effects. The details are just ahead on Healthcheck.
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And arson is suspected for a dormitory fire that kills 58. Officials say door locks and window bars kept many victims from escaping.
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A search is on for Two U-S Military jets-reported missing today over the Scottish highlands
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The Pentagon confirms that two F-15-C planes- like these- have not returned to base.
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The planes were on a routine training mission when they lost contact with ground control 75-miles northeast of London-
Police say they've had no reports of any planes coming down- no emergency beacons have been picked up and no smoke or fire has been spotted.
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A fire that took five young lives overnight has led to criminal charges.
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Police say 28 year old Antoine Lee apparently left the children alone in their Chicago apartment .. went he went out to buy cigarettes.
The dead children ranged from one to five years old. Their mother was at work at the time.
No word yet on the cause. Investigators say the apartment had no working smoke detectors.
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A fire in Kenya took the lives of 58 boys, and fire officials say it may be the work of an arsonist.
The blaze broke out in the main dormitory of a secondary school just outside Nairobi.
Officials and students say a pad-locked door and iron bars on the windows prevented many students from escaping.


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In Health Check Tonight, Some doctors are calling it a major step forward in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. And one local man says it's given him his life back.
It's a drug known as Remicade.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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Jean,
More than 2 million Americans suffer from the disease --and about 25 percent of them may even become disabled because of it.
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But Remicade is now one of the first drugs on market that's not only used to treat symptoms but in some cases is able to stop the progression of the disease.
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((Every 8 weeks Carl Lowe comes in for his treatment of Remicade. It's a process that takes about three hours. But Lowe says it has made all the difference in helping him to cope with rheumatoid arthritis.
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Lowe says even with other medications -- he still was living with pain..
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Doctor Joseph Lemmer at Lewis Gale Clinic says while Remicade is not a cure -- it can prevent the disease from getting worse --which is something that wasn't possible before.
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Lemmer says right now Remicade does have to be taken with other drugs --but research at Lewis Gale Clinic is underway to see if can be effective by itself.
Lowe says just a day after his first treatment he noticed a difference.
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Some of the side effects of the Remicade include respiratory tract infections, headache, nausea, coughing and diarrhea.
It can also make you more susceptible to infections.
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It doesn't seem fair ... so many foods that taste so good .. always seem bad for us.
But there is hope. Jacey Birch is ready to give us a big taste.
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Healthy eating is a struggle for many of us...
Either because it's inconvenient... time-consuming or it just doesn't taste as good.
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Jacey Birch is here to dispel those nasty rumors with the help of Dietitian Don Mankie... who has cooked up some bad-for-you foods using good-for-you ingredients.
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The Wood Brothers celebrate their first Winston Cup win in years. Mike Stevens has their story just ahead in sports.
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Blue chip buyers took control from the start on Wall Street ... stayed in control all day.
Renay San Miguel has the story in today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon. We start the first ticker of the work week off on the track with congratulation going out to Stuart's
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Wood Brothers Racing and driver Elliott Sadler.
Sadler picked up his first cup win yesterday at Bristol.
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But everyone was back at work this morning, testing in Martinsville.
Sadler says he's glad he could reward the Wood Brothers' confidence with a win yesterday.
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Tonight at six more on the decision that led to yesterday's victory in the Food City 500.

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It took Tiger Woods an extra day, but he picked up his second straight PGA win by capturing the Players Championship today in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
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Tiger shot a five under par round of 67 during the final round that had to finshed this morning due to rain yesterday.
Tiger beat Vijay Singh by one, Bernhard Langer by two and upstart Jerry Kelly by 4. Kelly shot 73 today.
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The Ed and Sandy Lee Cup rugby tournament has helped the sport go to the next level in the valley. Roanoke County will host the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union tournament this weekend at Green Hill Park.
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This morning, officials from both Mid Atlantic Rugby and Roanoke County Parks, recreation and tourism held a news conference to announce the final brackets. 20 teams from both division I and II will play. Men's and women's teams will be represented. The tournament will have a local flavor with Virginia Tech, Virginia, James Madison and Radford Universities competing.
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That's it for the Monday ticker. Jean will close out News 7 at Five in just a moment, Take care folks. [GO TO BREAK]

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Interest in movies is usually high this time of year, thanks to the Academy Awards, but if you have concerns over what your children might see or hear on the screen, you may want to pay a visit to our Web Site of the Day.
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The Family Style page analyzes a movie's language, nudity, sexual content and violence for parents to consider.
We checked out how it rated "Heartbreakers", this weekend's biggest movie. The Family Style page found "heavy" profanity, "some" nudity and "abundant" sex. Heartbreakers is rated PG-13.
The site's standards may or may not be similar to yours, but the page clearly explains its terms and ratings.
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As always, musical performances were a major part of the Academy Awards telecast.
VH1's Rebecca Rankin has a look at the songs and the singers.
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(( REBECCA ON CAMERA/TOSS BIG NIGHT FOR MUSIC AT THE OSCARS. THE CEREMONY TRIBUTE TO A LIVING POP LEGEND .. AND A SCREENPLAY THAT CAPTURED THE TRUE ESSENSE OF ROCK & ROLL.
Pkge: NARR; "ALMOST FAMOUS"... THE MEMOIR OF A YOUNG ROLLING STONE JOURNALIST WHO HITS THE ROAD WITH A 70'S ROCK BAND.. WON THE OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY. SCREENWRITER CAMERON CROWE CALLED THE FILM A 'LOVE LETTER TO MUSIC AND TO MY FAMILY."
"And the Oscar goes to Bob Dylan"
NARR:BOB DYLAN WON BEST ORIGINAL SONG FOR "THINGS HAVE CHANGED" FROM "THE WONDERBOYS" soundtrack. HE ACCEPTED THE HONOR VIA SATELLITE FROM AUSTRALIA, WHERE HE'S currently ON TOUR.
"I want to thank the members of the academy who were bold enough to give me this award for this song, a song that doesn't pussyfoot around or turn a blind eye to human nature."
NARR; IN TRUE J.LO FORM THE LATIN SUPERSTAR WOWED OSCAR FASHION WATCHERS WITH A SHEER GOWN BY CHANEL. SHE ALSO MADE HER FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE WITH the man she calls HER NEW BOYFRIEND, DANCER CHRIS JUDD.
THE NIGHT ENDED WITH MUSIC AS WELL.. AS ELTON JOHN JOINED NELLIE FURTADO IN AN AFTER-PARTY DUET .. PERFORMING THE SONG "LEGEND."
REBECCA ON CAMERA TAG PLENTY OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES DURING THE OSCAR CEREMONIES....INCLUDING BJORK PERFORMING "I'VE SEEN IT ALL" STING...SINGING "MY FUNNY FRIEND AND ME" AND RANDY NEWMAN HOOKING UP WITH FORMER BANGLES SINGER SUSSANNA HOFFS TO PERFORM "A FOOL IN LOVE. IN NEW YORK, I'M VH1'S REBEBBA RANKIN.))
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