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Today on News 7 at 5, the school year at Longwood College comes to an abrupt end as fire destroys the heart of the campus. We'll have a live report.
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Also a consumer group says some drivers are still at risk from Firestone tires. [Weather-Head]
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How cold will it get this evening? That's the question as the National Weather Service issues frost and freeze warnings.

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Also today, President Bush says he is willing to compromise on his trillion dollar tax cut,
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and on health check, we'll see what a local hospital is doing to protect its workers from accidental exposure to disease.
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((ALEX ONE OF MY SON'S DIED DURING A ROLLOVER. BECAUE OF MY INJURIES I WASN'T ABLE TO ATTEND HIS FUNERAL.)) [BUTT TO] ((PEOPLE ARE STILL AT RISK BECAUE THE NON RECALLED TIRES ADN THE REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE JUST AS DEADLY AS THE RECALLED TIRES.))
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Firestone is under pressure again to expand its tire recall.

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Are the tires you're riding on safe? Some consumer groups say maybe not- They want Firestone to recall even more tires.
(Uh-leen Sir-ghany) Aleen Sirgany reports.
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((FIRESTONE NOW ADMITS IT'S IN TALKS WITH ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF IT'S TIRE PROBLEMS. BUT MANY OF THOSE FAMILIES SAY THEY WON'T SETTLE UNLESS THE COMPANY EXPANDS ITS TIRE RECALL. Christine Sagrista/SON KILLED IN ACCIDENT My son Christopher lost his twin brother because of these Firestone tires, I lost a two year old son and my family's world has been shattered. NOVEMBER 23, 1999 THE REAR TIRE ON THE SAGRISTA'S FORD EXPLORER UNRAVELED...KILLING 2-YEAR-OLD ALEX. THE WILDERNESS 15 INCH TIRE THAT CAME APART WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL..BECAUSE IT CAME FROM A PLANT IN NORTH CAROLINA. FIRESTONE HAS INSISTED DECATUR, ILLINOIS WAS THE ONLY PLANT THAT MADE DYSFUNCTIONAL TIRES.
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GRAPHIC: CONSUMER ACTIVISTS WANT FIRESTONE AND FORD TO EXPAND THE TIRE RECALL TO INCLUDE TEN MILLION WILDERNESS 15 INCH TIRES MADE IN WILSON NORTH CAROLINA AND JOLIETTE CANADA. AND THEY WANT ALL OF THE 16 INCH WILDERNESS TIRES RECALLED.
Joan Claybrook/PUBLIC CITIZEN CONSUMER GROUP there is strong evidence that these tires are just as bad as those that were recalled. CONSUMER GROUPS SAY WHAT'S ESPECIALLY DISTURBING IS THAT FIRESTONES OWN STUDY SHOWS THAT ALMOST HALF OF THE TIRES FROM WILSON AND EVEN MORE IN THE JOLIETTE PLANT ARE UNSAFE. FIRESTONE DEFENDS ITS POSITION, SAYING: (graphic) "WE BELIEVE THAT THE DATA SHOWS THAT THE AUGUST RECALL WAS MORE THAN ADEQUATE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC." CONSUMER GROUP ALSO SAYS FORD MUST SHARE IN THE BLAME.))

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Classes at Longwood College in Farmville are cancelled for the semester after a massive fire last night.
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Shannon Young is outside what's left of the college's signature building.
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Jean, parts of the Ruffner Hall complex have been around since 18-84. Now all that's left are a few charred walls and memories, as investigators work to find the cause of last night's blaze.
Students are struggling to end the year on a positive note.
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It's been almost three months since Tina Foster was killed, and we still don't know a lot about how it happened and why.
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A suspect in her death was in court today. Christopher Haynes waved his right to a preliminary hearing, so the prosecution did not have to present any evidence.
Haynes is the Army man arrested at Fort Pickett in February who's believed to have arranged a private photo session with Foster.
The two met at Hooter's in Roanoke where she worked at a waitress. The case now goes to the Grand Jury.
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President Bush says he's a practical man- and with that he says he's ready to trim his tax cut plan.. to get it through Congress.
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Bush said quote " I want to get it done."
The House approved Bush' one point six trillion dollar plan- The senate endorsed a smaller package at one point two trillion dollars- Bush says the compromise plan will be somewhere between that.
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One of the nation's best loved comedians has cancer. We'll have that story in just a moment,
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and we'll see what happened as a small plane attempts to land without one of its wheels.
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Some tense moments as a small plane comes in for a landing at Miami's Opa Locka airport-
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with only one wheel. The pilot of the twin engine plane radioed to say his landing gear was stuck.
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The pilot circled the airport to dump fuel before bringing the plane in for a landing- still though they was danger for fire.
Once the plane came to a stop the pilot and the only passenger on board ran out quickly getting away from the plane.
Obviously the two are relieved.... hugging each other after a scary ordeal.
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In Health Check tonight,
For a health care worker --an accidental needlestick can put them at risk for HIV or Hepatitis C.
And every year there are an estimated 800-thousand such injuries at hospitals across the country.
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But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us a new law that took affect last week --will protect health care workers from accidental injury.
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Jean, The new law require health care facilities to use the best technologies available to protect health care professionals from blood borne illnesses.
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And Montgomery Regional Hospital has done just that. In fact, it's been using a needle-less system for several years.
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And every year more than a thousand health care workers contract Hepatitis C or HIV from needlestick injuries.
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Jean,

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Milton Berle has a small cancerous tumor in his colon, but due to his age, doctors have decided against operating.
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Berle's wife Lorna says the 92 year old comedian is doing well and is not in pain.
Berle started his career as a standup comic before moving to television in the early 1950's.
His weekly show was so popular, he became known as "Mister Television."
Berle's legs have weakened so much he must use a wheelchair to get around.
But his wife says they dine out twice a week and the comedian can be found most afternoons at the Friars' Club in Beverly Hills.
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Coming up next, Jacey Birch will give us a ring...or three...as she checks in from the circus.
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Coming up next Mike Stevens will have news of one of the biggest golf events in this part of the country, and a little later,
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a young boy gets some sweet revenge on the tooth fairy after he wins a year's supply of candy bars.
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Welcome folks to the midweek ticker as we get into the swing of things in the Triad.
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The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic teed off this afternoon with the Celebrity Pro Am.
And one of the celebrities in the field is North Carolina's own Charlie Sifford.
Roy Stanley has more on the barrier breaking pro.
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The newly crowned heavyweight champion of the world got floored today by a motor vehicle.
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Hasim Rahman and his family were honored today in Baltimore with a parade through the streets of the city. The motrocade was moving along fine until one of the cars was struck by a taxi. That collision sent Rahman and his family flying out of the car onto the pavement. No one was seriously hurt. Rahman suffered cuts on his elbows.
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The nationally ranked University of Tennessee baseball team knocked off Tech in the "Hokie-Smokey" Classic last night.
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Tennessee mascot Smokey was working the crowd at Hunter-W right stadium. The Vols were working over the Tech pitching staff as Chris Burke smacks a two run homer off the pole in left in the top of the third. It's 2-to-zip Tennessee. Still in the third, Hal Bibee will single to left and and chase home another Volunteer run to make it a 3-to-nothing game.
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Tech gets on board in the bottom of the inning as Addison Bowman gets an rbi single to left field. But again the Tech comeback falls short as the Hokies lose 7-to-4 and fall to 19-23 and 1 on the season.
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Coming at six UVa's Debbie Ryan and the Tech golf teams are making news. Take everybody. [go to break]

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A sweet tooth has really paid off for a Michigan boy. The boy bought a candy bar with money he got from the tooth fairy.
His candy bar was the instant winner in a contest that guaranteed him a year's supply of chocolate.
Jennifer Ranville has more.
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Lions... tigers... and clowns... oh my!
A three ring circus is in town for a few days and you can catch everything from jugglers to elephants.
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Jacey Birch is clowning around at the Roanoke Civic Center where the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus opens tonight.
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