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Today on News 7, the U-S turns down Jesse Jackson's offer to help win the release of American soldiers in China,
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and owners of some models of Ford S-U-V's will want to pay close attention. Some models are being recalled.
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Also today rapper Eminem learns if he is heading to prison,
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and we'll tell you why your aging pet does not have to suffer through the pain of arthritis.
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((DIPLOMACY SOMETIMES TAKES A LITTLE LONGER THAN PEOPLE WOULD LIKE.))
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It appears the President is preparing America-
It could be some time before the 24 American crew members come home.
Terisa Estacio has the latest from Washington.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HIS ADMINISTRATION IS DOING ALL IT CAN TO END THE STALEMATE WITH CHINA BUT URGED PATIENCE.. Bush: Diplomacy sometimes takes a little longer than people would like. I urge the Chinese to bring this resolution to this issue. It is time for our people to come home. : BUT SO FAR CHINA IS NOT BUDGING - THEY CONTINUE TO BLAME THE U.S. FOR ANY DELAYS BY ITS REFUSAL TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE COLLISION. AMERICAN DIPLOMATS ARE SEEKING A COMPROMISE WHICH WOULD EXPRESS SYMPATHY TO THE SATISFACTION OF CHINA WITHOUT OFFERING A FULL APOLOGY. IN CHINA, MILITARY ATTACHE GENERAL NEAL SEALOCK WAS ABLE TO SECURE A FIFTH VISIT WITH THE DETAINED CREW MEMBERS. Brig.General Neal Sealock We discussed emotions on both sides. They realize it is a political situation. EAGER TO GET INVOVLED IN THE DIPLOMATIC EFFORT..THE REVEREND JESSE JACKSON HAS OFFERED TO LEAD A DELEGATION TO CHINA TO WORK FOR THE RELEASE OF THE CREWS.. REV. JESSE JACKSON "THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN SORRY AND APOLOGIZE AND REGRET IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN CAPTIVITY. THE OFFER HAS BEEN MET WITH LITTLE ENTHUSIASM FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT. THEY SAY AT THE PRESENT TIME..THEIR ANSWER IS NO - TO JACKSON'S HELP . TERISA ESTACIO..CBS NEWS...WASHINGTON DCTERMS.))




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As if Ford doesn't have enough problems with its Explorers- Now the compnay is recallling some brand new models.
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Ford says the 2002 Ford Explorer and the Mercury Mountaineer have a defect which could cause the rear liftgate glass to shatter.
So far Ford has processed 35 complaints about the problem which they say is caused when brackets supporting the lift-gate loosen causing the glass to break.
Dealers will pick up the affected vehicles, provide the customer with a loaner vehicle while repairs are made and and return the SUVs with a full tank of gas.
The Ford Explorer has been the nation's top-selling SUV for 11 years,
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The Democrats have a plan.
And the Republican redistricting plan keeps changing.
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Republicans today unveiled a first-ever non-white majority district in Virginia... the first minority district in northern Virginia... and the first minority district with a 50 percent Hispanic and Asian make-up.
Democrats unveiled their own plan for House Districts that paired only eight incumbents.
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The Republican House plan now pairs a record 15 Delegates into seven districts.
But the latest change is that it NO longer splits Lynchburg and Campbell Counties into separate districts.
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Montgomery County state senator Madison Marye unveiled his own plan for the Senate, which miraculously spares his 39th district.
It had previously been moved to northern Virginia.
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"Remembering the Titans" won't be very difficult for Roanoke Valley residents once the new Hidden Valley High school opens in the fall of 2002. The new south Roanoke County high school has selected "Titans" as its nickname.
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63 percent of the students at Hidden Valley Junior High, who will make up the first classes of students at the new high school, overwhelmingly picked "Titans" over the other finalists that included mainstream names like "Eagles" and even a cutting edge "Vanguard."
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The school board is expected to formally approve the mascot choice.
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Coming up next, it could be a major medical breakthrough as doctors say they have developed a blood substitute,
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and in other news a judge decides if rapper Eminem will have to hang out with some real slim shady characters in prison.
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Rap star Eminem will not face jail time for carrying a concealed weapon.
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The Grammy winning rap star was sentenced to two years probation. The charges came after Eminem allegedly pistol-whipped a man he saw kissing his now -estranged wife Kim Mathers at a nightclub back in June.
Prosecutors in Michigan wanted him to serve between four and six months in prison.
But the judge ruled otherwise saying Eminem must avoid excessive use of alcohol and he cannot use non-prescription controlled substances.
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The singer, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, will also have to undergo periodic drug testing.

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Blood is called the gift of life- and it's no wonder. Blood transfusions can save lives.
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Now a new solution is approved in South Africa that can be used in place of blood transfusions.
South Africa is the first nation to approve a blood substitute.
The solution is called hemopure- it acts like red blood cells- carrying oxygen to the body's tissues.
The company that distributes the product- Netcare says the blood substitute can be used with patients of any blood type and would eliminate the risk of catching infectious diseases from tainted transfusions.
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In Health Check tonight, humans aren't the only ones who can get arthritis -- so can your pets.
In fact, one out of every five dogs suffers from some form.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us while there is no cure there are ways to control it.
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Raijin(Rye-Gin) is an 11 year old Golden Retriever. And while he's getting around pretty well these days. Two years ago that wasn't the case.
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The Newsom's also noticed that Raijin (Rye-Gin) didn't want to go outside as much. He basically laid around --and wasn't interested in going on walks.
They found out from the veterinarian he suffered from arthritis.
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Common signs of arthritis include: limping and stiffness, reluctance to climb stairs, lagging behind on walks, personality change, worsening signs in cold or wet weather, and repeated licking of a joint.
Doctor Farrell says the best prevention is to make sure your animal is not overweight and gets regular exercise.
But if your dog does develop arthritis there are drugs that can help minimize the pain and inflammation, and taking medication has made all the difference for Riajin (Rye-Gin)
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The medication to keep --Riajin (Rye-Gi) up and running -- costs about 40 dollars a month.
The Newsoms say it's worth it-- because they say like any pet owner --the love their dog --and want him to be the happiest he can possible be.
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A piece of Martinsville is heading to the Windy City.
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Her name is Roberta and she's a fiberglass dinosaur.
This work of art was painted by a local artist and is currently on display at the Piedmont Arts Center.
Roberta has gained national attention.
She heads to Chicago next week to become a temporary fixture at the Lincoln Zoo.
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The Piedmont Arts center will hold a bon voyage party tomorrow for Roberta.
It begins at 4:30 at the YMCA in Martinsville.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch shows us how a local artist creates her masterpieces.
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If you own any art designed by local artists, you may wonder how they create their works.
In a few weeks, all your questions will be answered- That's when the Sixteen Hands Studio Tours take place.
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Jacey Birch is at one local artists' studio now to show us more.
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Coming up in sports, Denise Allen is at Salem Memorial Field as the Avalanche prepares for tonight's home opener,
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[VO] and then a little later, we'll hear about embarassing moments involving Renee Zellwegger and the cast of her new movie.

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Stocks ended sharply higher as a rebound in the technology sector set off a rally on Wall Street.
The move allowed the Dow Jones industrial average to close above the ten-thousand mark for the first time in more than three weeks.
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Today the cry "Play Ball" will ring out at Salem Memorial field. The Salem Avalanche is one and two on the season, but tonight is the team's home opener.
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Denise Allen is at the Ballpark with a preview. Denise, it looks like a great day to be at the ballpark.
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Our website of the day is designed to help you decide if that new film or video is worth paying to see.
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"Check the Grid" polls a regularr panel of some of the nation's best known film critics including Roger Ebert.
Then the grid puts all their opinions on one chart. Green means go, yellow is caution and red means stay at home.
It's easy to understand and it doesn't give away too much information about the movie.
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So before you pay several dollars for a trip to the theater, check out our website of the day. You can find it through a link to our site at WDBJ-7-dot-com.[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]