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Today on News 7, 300 employees of a Roanoke company find out their jobs are not as secure as they were led to believe. We'll have the details.
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Also the food police say companies are misleading you about what you eat. [Weather-Head]
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A good soaking rain pushes through some of the area... but how long will it last....I'll have the answer in your forecast.....

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Also today, it's a big day in the music world as we have news of a baptism, an engagement and a hospitialization.
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And on Health Check, we'll see where caregivers can find some help to take care of their elderly parents.
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A Roanoke company surprised its workers today by announcing plans to close just a week after saying it wouldn't.
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Vishay Vitramon employs about 300 people at Roanoke's Centre for Industry and Technology. [TOSS ACROSS THE SET]
With more on the cutbacks we go now to Business Reporter Jennifer Miele, Jen.
Jean, workers we talked to today were shocked and confused. [JEN on the MB set Full]
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Just last week they were told the plant was safe. Today, 71 people were let go and Vishay Vitramon announced it would close its doors by the end of March.
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(( Vishay Vitramon is a multi-billion dollar company with facilities that span the globe.
The company cut more than five percent of its workforce after the first quarter of 2001. More were laid off after the second quarter. In both instances the company blamed a slowing economy.
Vishay's earnings report will be released August 1st and that is when cutbacks were supposed to be announced.
But for the 300 employees at the Roanoke plant, a meeting yesterday informed them of immediate layoffs.
71 so far, more to go in September and February, and the facility will finally close in March.)) [JEN FULL]
Vishay manufactures all sorts of electronic parts including those for computers, automotive and medical to customers like Sony, AT&T and IBM. [TOSS ACROSS THE SET JEAN/JEN]
Retails slowdowns for those companies account for the Vishay's cutbacks. Jean.

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Troubles of a different sort out West- Wildfires in Wyoming are forcing people out of their homes-
As Jennifer Miller reports the fires have already destroyed 25-hundred acres.
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When you're eating carrot cake are there really any carrots in it? Maybe not.... says one big consumer group.
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It claims food makers list ingredients on the labels that are not actually in the foods.
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest says replacing fruits and whole grains with additives saves food makers money.
It wants the federal government to force food makers to stop deceptive labeling.
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It seems there are more and more trucks on I-81.....now some truckers are trying to teach motorists how to share the road.
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Fed Ex driver Don (NEAR-ing) Nehring has driven for 28 years without an accident.
He travels around the country demonstrating how car drivers can maneuver safely around trucks.
He says many times motorists are not aware of trucker's blind spots ... or longer braking times.
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The American Trucking Association estimates that 71-percent of all fatal accidents involving trucks are initiated by car drivers.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see where local residents can find some help caring for their elderly parents,
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[VO] and a teen in Florida who killed his teacher faces sentencing. We'll have the latest on that.
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Should a 14 year old convicted of murdering his teacher... spend his life in prison?
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That's what a Florida judge must decide-
Today the victim's widow took the stand-
Her husband was gunned down while at school- by student Nathaniel Brazill.
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But others spoke well of Brazill- and asked the judge for leniency.
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Brazill could get from 25 years to life in prison. The judge has not yet decided on the sentence.
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A candidate for Governor got an endorsement from the NATION'S top Republican today.
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President Bush showed his support for Mark Earley and the plan to get rid of the car tax.
That's the focus for the Republican's campaign.
Earley says the reduction of the car tax is "four-fifths" of the way done, with just ONE more year to go until it's gone.
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Earley also told the president about his plan to reduce class sizes in public schools.
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In Health Check tonight, a challenger more and more families are dealing with- the care of an elderly parent.
It can sometimes be overwhelming.
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But as Health Check Reporter tells us, one local company is making it easier for primary caregivers to take a break.
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Jean, It's called respite care.
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Families can have a caregiver come to there home for as little as three hours up 24 hours a day. They can even go away on vacation and know they're loved one is in good hands.
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Powell realized that although she wanted to always be there for her father --at times she needs a break.
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Esther Ward or another caregiver with the company comes to the house once a week for several hours --giving Powell a chance to get away and clear her mind.
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Ward says knowing she is making life easier for families makes it even more rewarding.
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The cost for a caregiver ranges from 11-50 to 16-50 an hour.
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Up next on the newscast, Leo Hirshbrunner will tell us why fresh is best when it comes to cooking with Herbs.
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Do you like adding herbs to your dishes but never have any around... well in today's Growin It Leo Hirsbrunner tells us about "herb education day".. yes there is such a thing... where you can learn how easy it is to grow your own.


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A pop music Diva is admitted to the hospital. We'll have the details following Sports.
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[VO] Also former Beatle Paul McCartney is about to make a big change in his life.
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On Wall Street today, the major stock markets all managed to finish in positive territory.
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Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch.
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Thousands if not millions of moths have invaded a town in Turkey.
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Scientists don't know why, but every year the moths settle on a bridge. The moths pile up like snow which can make the roads slippery.
They flutter around lights before eventually dropping off from exhaustion.
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Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker. We begin tonight with the Big East football Media Day in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The league's 8 teams gathered at the Meadowlands today and found out pretty what they expected to discover - that Miami is the preseason choice to win the league title for the second straight year.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] The Hurricanes received 21 of the 24 first place votes cast by members of the media. It's the seventh time in 9 years that the Canes have been the preseason pick. The Hokies got the other three first place votes while Pittsburgh checks in third, Boston College fourth Syracuse fifth, WVU sixth, Temple 7th and Rutgers 8th. The Hokies spent much of the day talking about how they plant o survive without Michael Vick.
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More from the Hokies and we'll hear from first year West Virgnia head coach Rich Rodriguez at six.

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The Roanoke Valley's queen of golf will wear the crown for one more year.
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Dot Bolling overcame a two shot deficit to win the Roanoke Valley Golf Association City County championship.
Bolling parred 18 to finish with a 74 and a one shot victory on Valeta Pittman.
It's the seventh straight R-V-G-A championship for Bolling she finished at 227.
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Pittman was second at 228 and JMU bound Meg Davies was third at 233 and Nancy Snodgrass fourth at 234.
Dot's team, Hidden Valley, won the team title with a score of 955, The Roanoke Country Club was second and Countryside third.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six more on the tournament as Roy Stanley checks in from the Country Club, plus Lee Suggs talks about the national publicity he's getting in publications. Take care everybody. News 7 at Five with Jean Jadhon continues in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Mariah Carey is in the hospital.
A publicist for the singer says Carey is suffering from extreme exhaustion.
A brief press release says Carey checked herself into a hospital late last night.
The release doesn't name the hospital or say where it's located.
The singer recently completed work on two movies and was also working on her newest album.
IN OTHER music news, Paul McCartney is getting married again.
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According to a spokesman, the former Beatle plans to marry Heather Mills sometime next year.
McCartney was married for 30 years to Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998. Their romance was legendary among Beatles fans.
Mills is a former swimwear model who lost her left leg after she was hit by a police motorcyclist in 1993.
She met McCartney two years ago at a charity function.
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Meanwhile both Madonna and Celine Dion celebrated milestones yesterday. Here to tell us more about it is VH-1's Rebecca Rankin.
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((two of music's biggest divas are making news... CELINE DION CHRISTENS HER SON RENE-CHARLES.....WHILE MADONNA hits MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WITH HER DROWNED WORLD TOUR.
PKG FANS WENT INTO A FRENZY LAST NIGHT AS MADONNA PREMIERED HER 1ST OF FIVE SOLD OUT SHOWS AT NEW YORK'S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.
"Substitute for Love"
MADONNA OPENED THE SHOW WITH THE BALLAD "SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE" AND THEN WENT ON TO THE MORE UPBEAT TUNE "IMPRESSIVE INSTANTS".
....SHE PERFORMED 16 SONGS MOST FROM HER TWO RECENT ALBUMS....shying AWAY FROM PAST HITS LIKE "EXPRESS YOURSELF" AND "VOGUE"
IN MONTREAL, CELINE DION AND HUSBAND RENE ANGELIL baptized THEIR SIX-MONTH OLD SON RENE CHARLES.
THE BApTISM TOOK PLACE AT THE NOTRE-DAME BASILICA WHERE 250 FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERED INSIDE...while HUNDREDS OF FANS GATHERED OUTSIDE. THE EVENT WAS TELEVISED NATIONALLY IN CANADA.
REBECCA ON CAMERA TAG CELINE DION PLANS ON RETURNING TO THE STAGE IN 2003. SHE IS SLATED TO HEADLINE AT CEASAR'S PALACE IN LAS VEGA.))
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