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Today on News 7 at 5, the man convicted of killing 168 people in the Oklahoma City bombing has his own life spared at least for a while. We'll have a live report.
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Also a fire forces the evacuation of the New River Foundry in Radford.
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In medical news, at least one popular allergy medication could soon be available without a prescription,
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and the makers of a potent pain killer say they are pulling at least one form of the drug off the market.
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((I HAVE MADE A DECISION TO POSTPONE THE EXECUTION OF TIMOTHY MCVEIGH FOR ONE MONTH FROM THIS DAY.))
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Just six days before his execution date- Timothy McVeigh gets another possible chance-

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It came as a suprise- the FBI revealing that it made a mistake- and failed to turn over thousands of documents to Timothy McVeigh's attorneys.
Now those attorneys say McVeigh is willing to take a fresh look at his case.
The news no doubt= came as a shock to the people of Oklahoma City.


That's where we find Gretchn Carlson who joins us live with more.
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((At the Oklahoma City Memorial, 168 chairs represent each of the victims lost. Visiting here is always a solemn occassion but with news that Timothy McVeigh's life will be spared another 30 days, Oklahomans are dealing with even more emotions. Shirley Walton/Resident "You get geared up for this and we all thought May 16th would be closure for all these people." Sybil Smith/Other woman "The people here need for him to go now and if he's going anyway, he should go now." The delay was announced by Attny. General John Ashcroft in Washington just one day after the Justice Department revealed thousands of documents were never turned over to McVeigh's lawyers before the case went to trial. Even though Ashcroft contends the papers will not change McVeigh's guilt, he says he did not want to cast any cloud of uncertainty over the first Federal execution in 38 years.
John Ashcroft, Attorney General My job to protect integrity of system.
McVeigh's attorneys had this response to the delay. Rob Nigh , McVeigh Attorney Mr. McVeigh is very resiliant..he is capable of evaluating new information and making decisions based on new information. Meantime, the residents of Oklahoma once again wait for Timothy McVeigh to die. John Lewis/Resident "If it's May 16th, June 11th or July 11th it's going to happen. ))


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A business in Radford caught fire today. Workers at the New River Foundry had to be evacuated as the building burned for the second time in a little over a year.
No one was injured today, but the foundry was the site of an explosion last year that killed three people.
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Rachel Cannon is outside the New River Foundry in Radford and she joins us now.
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The maker of OxyContin --says it's concerned about the possibility of illicit use of its high strength pain killers.
So Purdue Pharma has decided to temporarily pull its 160 milligram tablets off of the market.
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The 160 milligram tablets were used to treat patients with the most severe, persistant pain.
But now the highest dosage available will be 80 milligrams.
Purdue says this is a voluntary action --and while it regrets any burden on patients, it feels this is the right thing to do.
Purdue is currently researching a way to make a form of the drug that would kill pain without providing the high that abusers seek.
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If you're one of the many allergy sufferers who takes Claritin- you may be interested in this next story.
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A government panel is recommending that the popular drug be made available without a prescription.
The panel is considering taking action on two other allergy drugs- Zyr-tec and Allegra.
But not everyone thinks it's a good idea.
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((DR. FRANCOIS NADER/AVENTIS: . franUNTIL WE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT A SWITCH WILL NOT HARM PATIENTS WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO SUBJECT PHYSICIANS, PHARMACIES OR THE COMPANY TO LIABILITY CLAIMS BASED ON A PREMATURE ENTRY INTO OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION.)) [BUTT TO 14:24:50] ((DR. ROBERT SPIEGEL/SCHERING-PLOUGH: WE DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN IT WILL BE INAPPROPRIATELY USED TO TREAT COLDS. WE DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN PATIENTS WILL OVERDOSE OR UNDERDOSE.))
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The request to make the allergy drugs available over the counter came from a California Health Insurance company.

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Health officials in Lynchburg say they have a new friendlier place for people needing outpatient surgery. We'll have that story next,
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and we'll see what the Veteran's hospital in Salem is doing to encourage people to consider careers in Nursing.
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A group of Roanoke residents questioned the need for the proposed Interstate 73 today.
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V-Dot's recommended route for the interstate would run through their Southeast Roanoke neighborhood, and through farm land in Franklin County. The group says running the interstate through the Riverland area would destroy the historic Belmont area, and would cause more pollution, health problems, and urban sprawl.
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The group says making route 2-20 safe should be a higher priority than completing the interstate, decades from now.
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Hundreds of homes and businesses are in the path of the recommended route.
Many would be taken through Eminent Domain.
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Doris Draper lives along Route 220 in Oak Level.
She has owned her home for 45 years and her flower business for 35 years.
If this route is selected, it's either going to go right through or very close to her home and business.
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Draper says that's because if she stayed in business customers would have to get to her shop by access ramps.
Tonight at six, we'll hear from V-DOT on how long it will take to acquire the land needed for the I-73 project.
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Central Virginia residents needing outpatient surgery will no longer have to run the risk of getting bumped from a busy operating schedule at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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Centra Health officials cut the ribbon on a new 4- point- 3 million dollar surgery center this morning.
The center features three operating rooms to handle simple procedures like cataract and orthopedic surgeries.
It also offers a more friendly environment than a large hospital.
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((TOM JIVIDEN/CENTRA HEALTH: IT HAS LESS OF AN INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT HERE, IT'S A LITTLE LESS INTIMIDATING FOR SOME PEOPLE. SOME PEOPLE FIND THE HOSPITAL TO BE FAIRLY INTIMIDATING AND THIS IS A LITTLE EASIER FOR SOME PEOPLE. I THINK FOR US, THE REALLY BIG ISSUE FOR US WAS TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH OUR PHYSICIANS.))
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70 of Centra Health's 105 surgeons have credentials to use the new surgery center.
Officials expect to handle about three thousand cases a year.
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A nationwide nurse shortage is forcing many hospitals across the country to find ways to not only retain nurses but recruit new ones in the process.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more about a new program the V-A Medical Center is trying .
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For the past 30 years Barbara Griffin has been working up through the ranks in health care.
She started as food service worker --and today she is a nurse manager at the VA Medical Center.
And she is also working on her doctorate in nursing.
But she says as single mother of four getting to this point hasn't been easy.
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And that's one reason the VA Medical Center is starting its own mentoring program -- pairing nurses like Griffin --with others who are hoping to move up in the profession.
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The VA has also been offering mentoring panels -- so that nurses can hear the stories of other nurses --and how they overcame the obstacles. Registered Nurse Carolyn Hairston says that makes all the difference.
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Griffin says if more people realized just how rewarding a career in nursing can be and all the opportunities that are available more people might be interested in giving it a try.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))

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Mother's Day is this weekend and if you are struggling with something to get Mom, Jacey Birch has a suggestion.
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With just two shopping days left before Mother's Day... there is a way to avoid the crowded malls while giving a great gift from the heart... straight from your own kitchen!
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Still to come, Roanoke College opens the N-C-DOUBLE-A division three softball tournament this afternoon. Mike Stevens will tell us how they did,
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[VO] and then following sports, we'll meet some people who are really pulling their weight to help needy children get health care.
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Some stronger than expected economic news turned out to be bad news for Wall Street.
Investors have been hoping the Federal Reserve will cut rates a half point at its regular meeting next week. But reports on retail sales, consumer confidence and inflation raised fears the Fed might not think another rate cut is needed.

Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the wend of the work week two minute sports ticker. It is a big softball weekend in Salem, as the city plays host to the NCAA Atlantic regional in division three.
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Roanoke College opened play in the double elimination event with a win over Christopher Newport this afternoon.
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The two teams would battle for four innings before putting any runs on the board.
Then in the bottom of the fifth Roanoke pitcher Amy Layman hits a high hopper to third base. Lisa Wasiloff slides
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under the throw at home and the Maroons squeak out the one to nothing victory to advance to Saturday's second round.
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We'll here from Layman and have more highlights tonight on News 7 at six. The Maroons will next play tomorrow afternoon at three. Games are scheduled for tomorrow at 3, 5:30 and 8 at the Moyer Complex.

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The Washington Redskins are aware of the fact that Deion Sanders likely will not be a part of their plans this coming season, however, it looks Darrell Green will be back with the team.
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Green, who is now 41 years old is expected to return this fall for his 19th season. Darrell says he not only plans to play but that he also intends to regain his starting position in the defensive backfield. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer says Green will be back, but he has yet to discuss what role he will play on the team.

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The Winston Cup stars are off this weekend, but their loss is our gain. Tomorrow night the New River Valley Speedway will welcome Cup stars Michael Waltrip, Stacy Compton and Brett Bodine, along with Kerry Earnhardt and Ernie Irvan - plus retired legend Harry Gant.
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Waltrip, Compton, Bodine, Earnhardt and Irvan will race each other in a special 30 lap feature match race. Interestingly enough, Michael Waltrip will be driving the number 3 car with a seat the Wood Brothers kept from the days Michael used to drive for them. Brett Bodine will be driving Tony McGuire's car in the event.
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Tickets are $18 dollars, and just $6 bucks for those 12 and under. The gates open at two tomorrow with the driver autograph session set to last from five to 6:30.
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Coming up on News 7 at six, Steam news and Kyle and Patti Petty reflect on the one year anniversary of their son Adam's passing. Take care folks and have a safe weekend.

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The 5th annual "Tug for Tots" charity fundraiser was held this afternoon at the River's Edge sports complex.
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21 area businesses paid one thousand dollars a piece to field teams for the event. All of the proceeds go to CHIP - The Child Health Investment Partnership. That organization provides health care to children who can't afford it otherwise.
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The team from American Electric Power won the heavyweight division, while CSI was the top team in the lightweight category. Roanoke mayor Ralph Smith got the "Tug of War" started by tossing the ceremonial coin at Noon.
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