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Today on News 7 at 5, a suspicious device leads police to evacuate several government buildings in Montgomery County.
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and a Virginia man is dead after he tries to flee police on Interstate 81.
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Following the line of storms is a significant chill down. But it will get drier. We'll explain in a moment.

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In other news, dialing and driving could soon be illegal in the U-S.
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Plus Ford decides it will recall millions of Firestone tires on its own.
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Powerful storms rock the region. Now, more major weather changes are on the way.
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The storm line's advance across the entire region was brief but furious.
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As heavy rains fell, wind gusts up to 55 miles an hour created widespread damage.
Trees and limbs are down in many areas, and American Electric Power reports scattered power outages throughout the region.
There are also reports of localized flash flooding.
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And that's just a preview of more weather changes to come. Let's get more on the storm and what's on the way from meteorologist Robin Reed.
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The town of Christiansburg is on alert, after a suspicious pipe-like device was found outside the Christiansburg municipal building.
Authorities have evacauted that building as well as surrounding buildings and houses.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is on the phone with more.
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A man killed after a police chase on Interstate 81- was wanted on two felony charges.
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The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department says the 20-year old man was being chased for allegedly leaving a gas station in Goshen without paying. Officers ran the tags and found the driver was wanted for grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle. But when they tried to stop the car, the driver led them on a chase down Route 39, onto Route 11 and eventually onto the Interstate. The chase ended on an "off ramp" near Arcadia when police hemmed in the suspect's car.
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((CAPT. CHRIS BLALOCK/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: ONCE HE GOT TO THE DEPUTY'S VEHICLE HE THEN JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE, WENT DOWN THE EMBANKMENT, WENT SOUTH ALONG 81 FOR A SHORT DISTANCE, WENT AROUND THE BARRIER AND THEN STEPPED DIRECTLY INTO TRAFFIC.))
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The man was struck by a tractor trailer and killed. His name is being withheld until officials can notify his family. No one else was injured.
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It is the largest Tire recall in history- involving 13-million Firestone A-T Wilderness tires.
It comes just one day after Firestone severs its relationship with Ford-
As Teri Okita reports- the latest recall has many drivers wondering if the tires they're riding on are safe.
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(( THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY IS GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER MASSIVE FIRESTONE TIRE RECALL BIGGER THAN LAST SUMMERS AT 13-MILLION AND MORE COSTLY WITH A PRICETAG OF THREE-BILLION DOLLARS.
FORDS CHIEF EXECUTIVE BROUGHT NEW STUDIES TO CAPITOL HIL. HE SAYS THEY PROVE FIRESTONE'S WILDERNESS A-T TIRES FAIL AN ALARMING RATE. Rep. Billy Tauzin/R-Commerce Committee: If the data is correct and these tires fail at three times the rate of the industry standard ... then, obviously, Ford may not have any choice to do, but what they're doing. FIRESTONE TIRES, PARTICULARLY THOSE ON THE FORD EXPLORER, HAVE BEEN LINKED TO 174-DEATHS AND MORE THAN 700-INJURIES. BUT IN THE ON-GOING PUBLIC FEUD, FIRESTONE STANDS BY ITS PRODUCT. FIRESTONE FAULTS FORD FOR POOR ENGINEERING AND HAS CUT ITS 95-YEAR TIE WITH THE AUTOMAKER. BUT AS THE BLAME GAME GETS PLAYED OUT, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TAKES A BACK SEAT.
Rick Woodard/Concerned Driver: Its kinda scary drivin on a tire that maybe missed the first recall kinda makes ya wonder whats goin on. Teri Okita/Reporting: It could take nine months to supply customers with replacement tires. Theyll be getting letters in the mail that tell them what to do and where to go next. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))


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Members of Roanoke City Council say a new stadium on a new site is the best choice for the future of Roanoke.
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Monday night, council authorized the city manager to develop plans for a multi-purpose facility near the Roanoke Civic Center.
Similar to plans that have already circulated, the project would combine a football stadium with an amphitheater, that could ultimately pay for itself.
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((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE-MAYOR: I JUST THINK THIS IS A TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC BOON FOR THIS CITY AND A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE. THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CITY ARE NOW GOING TO BE ABLE TO OPEN UP THE ROANOKE TIMES AND SEE THREE OR FOUR EVNETS COMING UP BEING ADVERTISED, CONCERTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, AND SAY THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE IN ROANOKE CITY.))
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City officials say they have not decided what to do with the current site of Victory Stadium.
They say it's an important piece of property that could be used for a number of differnt projects, including the Riverside Centre for Research Technology, or perhaps a recreation center.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local man is heading to prison for murdering his boss,
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[VO] and leaders in the middle east call for an immediate cease fire to the violence.
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A Roanoke man pled no contest today to charges he murdered his boss.
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43-year old Neil Spencer is charged with shooting 50-year old Mark Stroud in the head, neck and back after the pair allegedly got into an argument.
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Stroud owned a local tree trimming business. Attorneys for Spencer worked out a plea agreement with the prosecution that will limit his sentence to no more than 21 years and 10 months. He will be sentenced on July 16-th.


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Millions of Drivers in this country use Cell Phones. But what if you weren't allowed to drive and dial?
A proposed bill bill on Capitol Hill calls for banning the use of mobile phones while driving. Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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ROADS THESE DAYS...

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...ARE PACKED WITH DRIVERS WHO ARE ALSO TALKERS.

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Youre always on your cell phone. You need it all the time.
BUT NOW YOUR TIME ON THE LINE COULD BE LIMITEDEVEN CUT OFF ALL TOGETHER.

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There is a common sense to all this that the American people are beginning to respond to and recognize.

(Sot)John Lococo/Supports Ban

Its probably a good idea, really. It happened to me one time. I bumped a guy talking on the phone.

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IN NEW YORK THREE COUNTIES ALRADY BAN CELL PHONE USE FOR DRIVERS. AND NEARLY 90%OF THE VOTERS THINK A STATE WIDE BAN WOULD BE OKAY.

(SOT)Joe Ramos/Favors Ban

I almost got into an accident with my cell phone so Ill have to go for it. You were on the phone? Yeah, it just so happened that I got a call from my wife and when I picked up, I amost hit another car.
TOO MUCH CELL PHONE USE MIGHT ALSO BE UNHEALTHY. A GOVERNMENT STUDY, JUST OUT, SHOWS WHILE THERES NO EVIDENCE CELL PHONES CAUSE CANCER, THERES ALSO NO PROOF THEY WONT CREATE HEALTH RISKS IN THE FUTURE.

(SOT)SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN/D-CT

We ought to do everything we can to disseminate as broadly as possible, clear and current information so consumers can make their judement.
LAW OR NO LAW, SOME DRIVERS SAY, THEY SIMPLY COULDNT FUNCTION WITHOUT THEIR CELL PHONE.

(SOT) a law wouldnt stop you from talking on the cell phone? No


ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Israels Prime Minister is calling on the Palestinians to agree to an immediate cease fire.
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Ariel Sharon says if the Palestinians accept his proposal- Israel will immediatly stop the fire.
That cease fire could lead to a U-S backed plan to re-start peace talks.
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Meanwhile more unrest in the West Bank today- it is what has become almost a daily ritual.
Young people threw stones at Israeli soldiers- in the Hebron.
This time though Israeli soldiers did not fire back.
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Five members of a black gospel group from Washington D.C. are suing the Waffle House restaurant chain. The men maintain they were refused service because of their race. Bob Knowles of station WBTV has the details.
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Stay with us, up next Robin Reed will let us know what else we can expect from today's violent weather.



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There are some mahor changes coming to the N-F-L. Mike Stevens will have details of the league realignment coming up today in Sports.
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[vo-nat] And then a little later, we'll see how a mallard mama became a lucky duck as her life started to go down the drain.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another rainy ticker.
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The NBA playoffs resume tonight with game one of the eastern conference finals as the Sixers host the Bucks in Philadelphia. It looks like the winner will get the Lakers in the finals. Last night The Shaq daddy and Kobe beat the Spurs in San Antonio for the second straight game to take a commanding two games to none lead in the best of seven western conference final. And they made their comeback without their coach.
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In one other NBA note - a man who hopes to one day play in that league is at least staying shape until he quits his day job.
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Vikings' superstar receiver Randy Moss has signed on to play minor league basketball for the Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs in the US Basketball League. The Dawgs are coached by Darryl Dawkins and Moss has some game - he was twice West Virginia's high school player of the year.
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The NFL realigned itself today it was a fairly painless procedure that should benefit the fans. The big changes are that starting in 2003 there will now be 8 divisions instead of 6. The Cardinals are finally in the West where they belong, while the Falcons are part of the new south. And Seattle is now in the NFC West and not the AFC.
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Much more on News 7 at Six, including a treat for Michael Vick fans. Take care everyone. [GO TO BREAK]

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We have an update on the suspicious device was found outside the Christiansburg municipal building.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from Christiansburg with more.


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In Health Check Tonight,
Every day children die or are seriously injured in motor vehicles accidents.
And that's because many kids are not properly restrained in child safety seats.
But what are parents doing wrong? Joy Sutton has some answers.
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For one protective mother duck, it probably seemed like the worst day of her life. Instead she turned out to be a lucky duck.
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As she waddled along a Wisconsin road, her 12 ducklings began to disappear one by one. The small birds were falling through a sewer grate and got stuck in a pipe.
Alert neighbors called for help. Public works officials were able to come to the rescue by using water to flush the ducks out safely.
The mother and babies were quickly reunited.
It probably helped that the sewer operator is an old pro at this. It was the 37th time he has had to make a duck rescue in the past five years.
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