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Today on News 7 at 5, two prominent banks in our region are merging, but it means some people may lose their jobs. We'll have the details.
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and a local man and wife are dead. Authorities say it may be the result of a murder suicide. [Weather-Head]
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The mild weather from the past few weeks is going on vacation... as colder weather returns... I'll have you chilly forecast just ahead....

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Today in Medical News, we'll tell you what to look for if you suspect a loved one is abusing inhalants,
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and a local student is diagnosed with Meningitis.
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A Virginia Tech student has contracted bacterial meningitis, a rare infection of the bloodstream and inflammation of the brain's lining.
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Officials say a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student is being treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Virginia saw 42-cases of meningitis last year, five in the New River Valley.
The infection is rare and can be fatal, but doctors say over 85-percent of cases are treatable if found early.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/DIRECTOR OF NRV HEALTH DISTRICT; YOU GET IT FROM A BACTERIA THAT'S CARRIED USUALLY BY A-SYMTAMATIC CARRIER AND IT'S CAUGHT FROM THE DISCHARGES OF A NOSE FROM AN INFECTED PERSON OR THE BACK OF A THROAT FROM AN INFECTED PERSON. ))
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Those who have been in close contact with the victim in the confirmed case are being treated with antibiotics.
Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, vomiting and a skin rash.
People who experience symptoms, should see a doctor.

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Two of the regions biggest rival banks will become one- and in the process 7-thousand employees will lose their jobs.
First Union and Wachovia are joining forces.
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News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is here now with more on the merger.
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Jean, big changes are ahead for the big banks.
Besides the layoffs, the new company called "Wachovia Corporation" plans to shave nearly 900 million dollars from its budget.
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((MR. BAKER: THIS IS NOT YOUR EVERYDAY MERGER. THIS I BELIEVE IS A NEW MODEL, FOR A NEW STEP FORWARD IN FINANCIAL SERVICES. THIS IS A NEW SUPER REGION.)) [RUNS11]
Calming words for customers...but not for employees.
The new bank plans to layoff 7000 workers, half at one time, then rest gradually over time.
No hints as to where the layoffs will come from, yet -- but the banks will have duplicate branches in some areas.
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For example at Towers Shopping Center in Roanoke, there's a First Union AND a Wachovia branch just 100 yards away from each other.
Chances of Wachovia keeping both open? Only time will tell.
And that's what customer service representatives say about switching over your money from First Union Bank to Wachovia.
If you call, they will tell you not to worry -- the merger is expected to take at least three years. ))
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The merger was unanimously approved by boards of directors of both banks.
It still needs to O-K from stockholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Jean.

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A woman will serve three years in prison for shooting a man after a confrontation outside Valley View Mall.
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42-year-old Deanna Lynn Beverly pleaded guilty to charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in Roanoke Circuit Court today.
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She contends that she shot William Staley in the stomach to protect her husband from a severe beating.
The two got into a confrontation in the mall's parking lot.
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((DEANNA BEVERLY: HE KICKED MY HUSBAND IN THE CHEST, KNOCKED HIM DOWN AND PROCEEDED TO BEAT HIM AND I PLEADED WITH HIM TO STOP AND HE WOULDN'T STOP AND I BEGGED AND I PLEADED AND I SHOT THE MAN. ))
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Beverly claims that drug traffickers were chasing her and she thought Staley was one of them.
Her husband, Cass Beverly, was sent to federal prison for hauling marijuana in his truck.
Deanna Beverly will begin her sentence in June.
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Authorities in Pulaski are waiting for a report from the medical examiner on an apparent murder suicide over the weekend.
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A relative found the bodies of Jackie and Karey Phibbs in a barn not far from their home on Empire Street Sunday evening.
Officials with the Pulaski Sheriff's Department say the evidence points to 52-year old Jackie shooting his 37-year old wife before turning the gun on himself.
The couple did not have any children and authorities say they were estranged.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a local mother has words of warning for parents who suspect their children are abusing inhalants,
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and after 38 years, an accused murderer is about to go on trial for a deadly church bombing during the civil rights movement.
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It's hard enough to fight fire, but when the blaze breaks out at an oil refinery-
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firefighters have even tougher work on their hands.
It started with an explosion at the Conoco plant in England- it was so strong it sent tremors through the area-
The fire then sent flames and clouds of black smoke into the sky-
199 people were on site at the time of the blast- Miraculously only one person was hurt with minor injuries, and all the other workers have been accounted for.
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The murders happened almost forty years ago- but the case is just going to trial.
Jury Selection is underway for a former Ku- Klux Klansman accused of bombing a church and killing four black girls in Birmingham Alabama.
Teri Okita has the story.
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(( AS 62-YEAR-OLD THOMAS BLANTON, JUNIOR, STANDS TRIAL FOR A CHURCH EXPLOSION THAT KILLED FOUR BLACK GIRLS, IT MAY CLOSE A CHAPTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY THATS HAD NO ENDING FOR ALMOST 40-YEARS. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA IN 1963, WAS GROUND ZERO FOR THE RACIAL TENSION IGNITING ACROSS THE SOUTH. IT WAS THEN, THE FBI ALLEDGES, THAT BLANTON AND THREE OTHER KU KLUX KLANSMEN SET A BOMB INSIDE THE 16TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. THE BLAST KILLED AN 11-YEAR-OLD AND THREE 14-YEAR-OLD BLACK GIRLS. Carolyn McKinstry was in the church and knew the girls who died. 37-YEARS LATER, ITS HARD TO FORGIVE OR FORGET. Carolyn McKinstry/Bombing Victim: This is very little, very late. But its not too late to do the right thing. THE FOUR MEN WERE LONG-CONSIDERED PRIME SUSPECTS, BUT BACK THEN, FINDING WITNESSES TO TESTIFY WAS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. Diane McWhorter/Author: There is a Klan code of silence called, The Kiss of Death, which discouraged people from talking about it because there would be reprisals against their families. EVEN NOW, WITH NEW EVIDENCE, TIME MAY BE THE PROSECUTIONS ENEMY BECAUSE SEVERAL WITNESSES HAVE SINCE DIED. ALL ALONG, BLANTON HAS DECLARED HIS INNOCENCE. John Robbins/ Blanton Attorney: Is he nervous? Yes. Is he scared? Yes, but I think anybody in his position would be. FOR THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM STILL HAUNTED BY ITS RACIST PAST ITS CLEAR TIME HASNT HEALED ALL WOUNDS. Josephine Marshall/Birmingham resident They not even going to purgatory. They going straight to the devil. The jury should be selected by Friday and testimony will begin next week. If hes found guilty, 62-year-old Thomas Blanton could spend the golden years of his life in prison. Teri Okita, CBS News.))



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In Health Check tonight, we're looking at the dangers of inhalant abuse.
It's a cheap and legal way to get high --and there is easy access for children since they can use many household chemicals.
In fact, one out every five students has tried an inhalant by the time he or she reaches the 8th grade.
But one local parent knows all too well --just how deadly sniffing can be.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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While many parents educate their kids about the dangerous of drugs, like marijuana or crack -- many don't think to tell their kids about inhalants.
But for 16 year old Brian Mitchell Weddington it was a two year addiction to inhalants --that ultimately led to his death.
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((SOME KID AT SCHOOL TOLD HIM HE COULD HIGH ON ANTIFREEZE AND WITH THE ADDICTION INVOLVED TO GET HIGH. WE HAD NO LIQUOR --SO HE RESORTED TO DRINKING ANTIFREEZE AND OF COURSE THAT KILLED HIM)) [RUNS17]
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((UNLIKE DRUGS LIKE COCAINE WHERE KIDS WOULD HAVE TO BUY THEM OFF A DRUG DEALER. INHALANTS ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE. IN FACT, THEY'RE THINGS YOU MIGHT FIND UNDERNEATH YOUR KITCHEN COUNTER LIKE FURNITURE POLISH OR DISINFECTANT)) [RUNS14]
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((KATIE WEDDINGTON: HE DID AEROSOL CANS, HE DID BUTANE LIGHTER, HE WOULD GO OUT INTO THE GARAGE AND INHALE THE GAS FROM THE GAS CAN)) [RUNS10]
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But there are signs parents can look for -- such as hand tremors, a drunk, dazed or dizzy appearance, red or runny eyes or nose, unusual breath odor, spots or sores around the mouth --and chronic headaches.
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((VIRGINIA HARDIN/BLUE RIDGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: SPRAY CANS THAT ARE EMPTY. THE LITTLE TOPS LEFT AROUND. PAPER BAGS OR PLASTIC BAGS THAT SMELL KIND OF CHEMICALLY LEFT AROUND.)) [RUNS12]
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All things Katie says she wish she had known.
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((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO NOTE THAT A CHILD IS HIGH ON INHALANTS BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LAST LONG AND EVEN IF YOU DO DRUG TEST ON THE CHILDREN IT DOESN'T SHOW IN DRUG TEST)) [RUNS11]
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And Brian died just one day before he was supposed to start treatment.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Daleville.))

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Coming up next on the Newscast, Jacey Birch tells us why things are really cooking at a local high school.
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What happens when you put a room-full of high school culinary arts students and a full-size kitchen together?
You get a completely staffed restaurant, named the Quad View Cafe...
Jacey Birch stopped by Patrick Henry High School to find out more.
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Coming up in sports, it's a big day in Boston. Steve Mason will have news of the Boston Marathon and today's Red Sox-Yankees game,
and then a little later, a country music legend says he wants to keep people from stealing his music on the internet.

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A mixed close for stocks after a rather sluggish session on Wall Street. Investors seemed reluctant to take any strong stands as they begin to assess the first big wave of first-quarter earnings reports.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Our Monday ticker starts appropriately with a timed event,
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the 105th running of the Boston Marathon.
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For the first time in 10 years, the winner on the men's side was NOT from Kenya. South Korea's Lee Bong-Ju (Bawg-Zhoo) won the race. He covered the 26.2 mile course in a time of two hours, nine minutes and 43 seconds.
In women's, Catherine Ndereba (dah-REH-bah) captured first place with a time of two hours 23 minutes and 53 seconds, almost three minutes a head of her nearest competition.
In the wheel chair division, Ernst Van Dyk won the men's to end a seven year Swiss hold on the event.
Australia's Louise Sauvage won the women's wheel chair division for her fourth title.
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Speaking of Boston, The Red Sox would out duel the New York Yankees at Fenway today.
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The game began at 11 am on Boston's traditional Patriots day. Fans wore the appropriate clothing.
In the bottom of the fifth, Darren Lewis singles up the middle to score a run and the Bo Sox went up 2-nothing.
[SUPER=35-Boston/4/New York/1;]The Yankees lone run came off the bat of Tino Martinez, a solo blast to right center

field in the top of the 8th.
On the mound, Boston's Frank Castillo was awesome. He retired 18 of 20 batters on his way to throwing six shutout innings. He allowed just two singles as the Red Sox down New York 4-1.
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It is do or die for the Roanoke Express. Tomorrow night the team plays Toledo in game five of the five game series and we are dead locked at 2 games a piece. The Express left for Toledo last night around midnight for the 10 hour bus trip.
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Roanoke needed regulation and then an overtime marathon to beat the Storm in game four at the Round House Saturday night. Reaching a fifth game in the series proves to the Express just how good the Storm is.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, the Salem Avalanche talks about their series with Myrtle Beach which begins tonight and we will talk Northside softball, see ya then everybody.

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It used to be buying music was simply a choice of deciding on a cassette or a C-D. Now though, there are online samples, song swapping, and downloading on NAPSTER. That's before you even consider heading down to the record store.

As Rebecca Rankin tells us, even major recording stars can't decide which is the best way to go.
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((REBECCA TOSS: THE CONTROVERSY OVER NAPSTER HAS BEEN A HEATED DEBATE SINCE SONG SWAPPING FIRST HIT THE MUSIC SCENE A COUPLE YEARS AGO. SOME ARTISTS FEEL THEIR WORK IS BEING STOLEN BY NAPSTER USERS, OTHERS SUPPORT THE FREE MUSIC SERVICE. HERE'S A LOOK AT HOW TWO MUSIC LEGENDS ARE DEALING WITH IT.
PACKAGE: NAPSTER AND OTHER 'RIPPING' SOFTWARE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY MUSIC FANS GET TO HEAR THEIR FAVORITE ARTISTS. AND IT'S BEEN CHANGING THE WAY ARTISTS WANT TO DISTIBUTE THEIR NEW SONGS.
Chris Farley: we're seeing it sort of change the way that people want to distribute their new songs.
TAKE COUNTRY LEGEND CHARLEY PRIDE'S LATEST ALBUM ' A TRIBUTE TO JIM REEVES.' PRIDE'S 34TH ALBUM HAS ONE MAJOR DISTINCTION FROM ALL THE OTHERS......IT IS THE FIRST CD EVER THAT IS ENCODED TO PREVENT TRACKS FROM BEING COPIED TO COMPUTERS OR UPLOADED ON THE INTERNET. PRINCE IS AT THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM. HE IS RELEASING HIS NEW SONG, 'THE WORK-PART 1' THROUGH THE INTERNET ONLY AND PURPOSELY MAKING IT READILY AVAILABLE FOR NAPSTER USERS.
ALANIS MORISSETTE AND DON HENLEY- BOTH SUPPORTIVE OF MUSICAL DIGITAL SWAPPING- APPEARED BEFORE A SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE RECENTLY, URGING THAT ARTISTS' CONCERNS ARE HEARD NOT JUST THE RECORD LABELS.
Alanis Morissette: No matter what you hear from any of these parties, it is artists, and artists alone who I believe to be truly able to accurately communicate and represent our unique and fundamental point of view. Here is the script to today's package "Napster". Chyron times and trt are at the bottom.
REBECCA TAG NEWSPATH:
NAPSTER AND OTHER DIGITAL DOWNLOAD COMPANIES ARE TEAMING UP WITH MAJOR RECORD LABELS TO CREATE ARTIST FRIENDLY MUSIC SWAPPING. NAPSTER'S HOOKED UP WITH BMG. AND SOME OTHER LABELS ARE WORKING WITH REALNETWORKS AND WITH THE PARTNERSHIP OF RIOPORT AND MTVI - WHICH IS A DIVISION OF VH1'S PARENT COMPANY. IN NEW YORK, I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN.))
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