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Today on News 7, what once was a billion dollar lawsuit against Firestone is settled. We'll have the details.
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and a longtime Roanoke church suffers damage today after it catches fire.
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Also today, there is another case of West Nile disease reported in the South,
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and we'll tell you why the highways surrounding Blacksburg were particularly busy today.
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A mothers life changed forever after an accident.
Today the family settles its lawsuit against tiremaker Bridgestone Firestone.
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The family wanted one billion dollars.... It reportedly settled for somewhere around 7 and half million.
As Gretchen Carlson reports.. todays case is the first in what could be many more against the tiremaker.
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((A settlement in the case of Marisa Rodriguez versus Bridgestone-Firestone won t give back this mother her capability to walk or even talk but it does mean she ll never have to worry about being able to afford the care she ll need for the rest of her life. After 4 days of deliberations, the jury hearing the case in McAllen, Texas was told their services were no longer needed. Marisa s husband, Dr. Joel Rodriquez, says he s pleased with the settlement for a reported 7.5 million dollars. Dr. Joel Rodriguez - Husband of Victim I think God was with us all the time and we had faith in him and he will be working on the consciousness of the jury the facts were there.
The Rodriguez family was suing Bridgestone-Firestone for one billion dollars after the Ford Explorer Marisa was riding in rolled in Mexico last year. Rodriguez s attorneys had argued the accident was caused by a defective tire. Mikal Watts - Rodriguez Attorney Our job was to take care of Marisa Rodriguez. We worked very hard to do that. Bridgestone-Firestone attorney Bob Schick claims his client is also pleased with the outcome. Bob Schick - Bridgestone-Firestone Attorney We ll continue to express in court that this is a vehicle issue and not a tire issue. While Ford was not a part of this trial, the Rodriguez family did settle with the car company a month before for 6 million dollars. Both Bridgestone-Firestone and Ford still face several hundred other cases. Dr. Joel Rodriguez: Marisa is our main concern right now. But for this family, their case is finally over. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))



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Firefighters worked fast putting out an electrical fire at a Roanoke church today.
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They responded to Calvary Baptist around 9:30 this morning. Secretary Kathy Neas (neece) smelled smoke, and discovered the fire in a conference room near the church office.
No one was injured.
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((RICK TROUTT/BATTALION CHIEF: WE HAD SOME CONTRACTORS WORKING ON THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM. EVIDENTLY A WIRE SHORTED OUT IN A PIECE OF CONDUIT GOING TO A THERMOSTAT ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND CAUSED A LITTLE FIRE RIGHT BEHIND THE THERMOSTAT. WE HAD TO TEAR OUT A SMALL SECTION OF THE WALL, JUST EXTINGUISHED IT WITH A HAND FIRE EXTINGUISHER.))
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Smoke spread through part of the building, but firefighters say the damage was NOT extensive.
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The Class of 2005 showed up today at Longwood College -- many don't even know what they're missing.
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A barren patch marks the site where the school's "logo-inspiring Rotunda" used to sit.
A huge fire in April destroyed the building along with East and West Ruffner Halls.
Engineers are still weighing the fate of Grainger Hall.
But three out of four neighboring dorms are open..
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((IT'S ALWAYS HARD TO PREDICT HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ACTUALLY GONNA SHOW UP...DIDN'T SEE ANY APPRECIABLE EFFECT ON THE BUDGET PROCESS. BETTER THAN WE LOOKED BEFORE THE FIRE.))17
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Longwood College -- which is now debating becoming a university -- plans to completely rebuild its historic core from the original blueprints.
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It is back to school time.
This year, Virginia Tech is welcoming a record number of freshman. Today marks the second day new students are taking over the Tech campus. That's where we find
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon... in the thick of it all, Rachel, students have been moving in since this morning- are things starting to slow down?
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Jean...adlib Virginia Tech officials estimate 5-thousand freshman are enrolled, 49-hundred of them are living on campus.
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((KEVIN SMITH/VT PATROL OFFICER; WERE DIRECTING TRAFFIC SO WE CAN GET PEDESTRIAN CONTROL SAFE CROSSING OF PEDESTRIANS AND STUDENTS MOVING IN AS WELL AS THE UNIFORM MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC, KEEP THE MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC IN BLACKSBURG HOPEFULLY.))
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us walking The masses could have been worse. Officials say Tech successfully dealt with a freshman housing crunch. A buyout offer enabled a reduction in students living on campus. Out of 44 residence halls, they now report 170-extra residents rather that 4-hundred.
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((EDWARD SPENCER/ASST VP OF STUDENT AFFAIRS; FOR THE 14TH LARGEST HOUSING PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY TO JUST HAVE 170- EXTRA PEOPLE IS A FAIRLY GOOD NUMBER. ))
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Nats dollie moving A Tech Fraternity is taking advantage of those numbers. Sigma Chi hauled in about 30 hand trucks from Roanoke. For 10 bucks, one is yours for a half hour.
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Sigma Chi's first year in the dollie renting business and probably not the last.
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(( IT'S BEEN FAR BEYOND WHAT WE EXPECTED I MEAN PROFITS HAVE BEEN VERY NICE FROM THIS IT'S GOING TOP HELP US OUT A WHOLE LOT.))
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By the end of tonight officials expect about fifty-five percent of the campus population will be moved in. Tomorrow morning folks will get back up and do it all again. Officials say spreading the moving in process over a few days is a key to having it go smoothly.
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Jean, coming up on News 7 at 6. We'll introduce you to a Virginia Tech freshman and bring you inside his new home, Pritchard Hall. Jean?

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Families of Virginia inmates could soon get a break on their phone bills.
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Saying it wanted to see a "just and reasonable" rate schedule, the State Corporation Commission ordered WorldCom to look at what it charges for collect calls made by prisoners.
The phone company has until Janauary 7th.
The S-C-C also told the company to review charges since early 1999, and says customers may get refunds with interest.
The commission began investigating collect-call service for last year after complaints from inmates and their families.
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The state Department of Corrections gets 40 percent of the revenue collected from the prisoners' phone calls.

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Crews around southwest Virginia are still cleaning up after last night's storm.
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A large tree in South Roanoke blocked White Oak Road for most of the afternoon.
It was a similar scene near the Shenandoah Life building on Brambleton Avenue.
Nearly 12-thousand American Electric Power customers from Southwest Virginia to Tennessee lost service.
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((TODD BURNS/AEP: WE WERE HIT PRETTY HARD HERE IN ROANOKE. ONE THE WHOLE WE HAD ABOUT 11,500 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT SERVICE IN OUR VIRGINIA SERVICE AREA LAST NIGHT. WE WORKED OVERNIGHT TO BRING THAT NUMBER DOWN TO ABOUT 700 IN THE ROANOKE AREA LITTLE OVER 500.))
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The Brambleton Court area of Roanoke County was one of the hit hardest by the storm.
Seventeen homes are still without power.
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A new study may change the way parents discipline their children, but don't expect the kids to like it. We'll explain after this break.
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[VO] And we'll see how some parents are using sign language to communicate with their toddlers who are too young to talk.
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President Bush has named his choice to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Bush chose Air Force General Richard B. Myers... saying he thought long and hard before making the decision.
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General Myers would replace outgoing Chairman Hugh Shelton .. who is stepping down September 30th.

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The West Nile Virus is showing up again in the South.
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This latest case is in Florida. It is the fourth person in Florida to contract the virus.
Health officials say the 73 year old woman has recovered after a five day hospital stay.
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((DR. LYMON ROBERT/MOSQUITO MANAGMENT: THIS DISEASE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS RELATIVELY RARE THING IN THE SENSE THAT IT'S DIFFICULT FOR MOSQUITOS TO TAKE UP THE VIRUS FROM A BIRD HOST.. THEY PREFER FEEDING ON BIRDS AND IT HAS TO CYCLE THROUGH THE MOSQUITO. IT' SNOTHING TO GET PANICKED ABOUT SOMETHING TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS ON TO PROTECT OURSELVES.))
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Health officials say people should stear clear of areas where mosquitos are prevelant, wear long sleeved clothing at dusk and dawn... and don't forget the bug spray.


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A new study is sure to start a national debate on child rearing.
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The research says occasional mild spanking of young children is okay.
The study says mild spankings do not create any lasting social or emotional harm.
But the study did see "social adjustment problems" among children whose parents disciplined frequently and impulsively.
The researchers from the University of California at Berkeley analyzed data from 100 middle-class white families from 1968 to 1980.
Children and parents were interviewed, tested and observed when the children were four, nine and again at age 14.
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When your baby cries, it can be frustrating when you can't figure out what's wrong.
Some say the answer is to teach toddlers sign language.
Vineeta Sawkar has more.
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(( (NATS: Is that a light yeah that's light very good.)

EVEN WITH A TELEVISION CAMERA POINTED IN HER FACE, 15- MONTH OLD RAELIN KARSTENS CAN SHOW OFF HER SIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS.
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HER MOM STARTED TEACHING HER WHEN SHE WAS FOUR MONTHS OLD.

(SOT KRAAI: your child can be specific about its wants and needs so

you can count on having fewer tantrums less frustration.)

KRAAI RECOMMENDS PARENTS TRY TEACHING SIGN LANGUAGE WHEN THEIR BABIES ARE 7 TO 10 MONTHS OLD.
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IT CAN TAKE BABIES 2 TO 4 WEEKS TO REACH A LEVEL WHERE THEY CAN USE SIGNS TO COMMUNICATE.

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BOOKSTORES CAN GIVE PARENTS A START.
(SAWKAR STANDUP:Another important part of the process is using sign language videotapes. Kraai says she wouldn't have been as successful without it)

(SOT KRAAI: Signing with babies is about developing a close

bond--having child be able to let you know something is going on.)
(NATS:what do you have there what is it it's a flower yes very good .)

KRAAI SAYS AS RAELIN LEARNS WORDS, SHE DROPS THE SIGN FOR THEM...BUT SHE AND HER HUSBAND SAY SHE HAS GAINED A LOT BY LEARNING EARLY HOW TO COMMUNICATE.))

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Still to come on our newscast,
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[VO] the scandal surrounding the McDonald's sweepstakes is making at least one suspect sick.
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Coming up Rebecca Rankin tells us what the travelling life is like for one of the world's most popular bands.
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On Wall Street today, technology stocks ended the week with a big rally and they took the rest of the market along for the ride.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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The man accused of embezzling winning McDonald's Game pieces is reportedly in worsening health..
Jerome Jacobsen's attorney says media attention is causing stress.. making Jacobsen's Multiple Sclerosis worse...

He says his client can't go home because repoters and neighbors are peering through his windows.
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Jacobsen and seven others are charged wtih fraud for allegedly claiming more than 13 million dollars in prize money from McDonald's promotional games.
Prosecutors say he took winning game pieces and passed them out to friends and business associates.
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Thanks Jean and good afternoon and welcome to the end of the week 2 minute ticker.
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We start today with qualifying at the Bristol International Speedway for the running of the Sharpie 500.
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Jeff Green, A favorite on the Busch Circuit, captured the first Bud Pole of his career today at Bristol. He turned in a speed of 123 point 674 miles per hour on the fast half mile oval.
Mike Skinner will start second but Stacy Compton from Grit was the last car out and he failed to make the field.
Here's a look at the starting grid.
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And folks its local football sports fans dream weekend here on Your Hometown Station. Tonight at 11:35, Friday Football Extra kicks off its 18th season with our preseason special.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1023] Then tomorrow night at seven, Mike Stevens will have a half hour special on the Virginia Tech Hokies with "Tech 2001 - A Football Odyssey." Then right after that
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[go to pinnacle 1025] at 7:30 - Steve Mason and the Virginia Cavaliers step into the spotlight with "Cavaliers Football - A season to Groh on." Hope you join us for all three specials.
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Take care everyone, Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]

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The Stone Temple Pilots are touring again. V-H-1's Rebecca Rankin joined the band recently to see what life is like on the road.
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((I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA....STONE TEMPLE PILOTS HAVE GONE THROUGH THEIR FAIR SHARE OF UPS AND DOWNS SINCE THEIR FORMATION IN 1987.....THEY'VE BEEN HITTING THE ROAD ALL SUMMER LONG AND I GOT A CHANCE TO MEET UP WITH THEM AT REHEARSALS FOR THEIR LA ROXY SHOW.
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Robert DeLeo I think we've always written our songs based upon doing a live show so I think um, that's a real treat for us to be able to interpret those songs live in a live format I think that's what we ultimately enjoy being is a live band.
THE BAND HAS TAKEN THEIR LIVE ACT ON THE ROAD THIS SUMMER...HOPING TO TAKE THE AUDIENCE ON AN ADVENTURE EVERY TIME THEY PERFORM.
Scott Weiland That's why we put a lot of thought into the songs and what order we put them in and how the set flows, we want to tell a story and kind of bring people up and bring people down and leave people feeling like they really experienced something special cause we know that we experienced something special every time we get on stage together ....
FRONT MAN SCOTT WEILAND...WHO'S HAD WELL DOCUMENTED BATTLES WITH DRUG ADDICTION LOOKS TO THE ROAD TO KEEP HIM ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW.
there's certain responsibilities that you know you have and they're right there in front of you so its actually probably the least dangerous place to like get into trouble. I mean you can get into trouble and stay in trouble on the road, you know. But uh I've always had the most difficult time when, when there's not as much stuff going on.
DESPITE THE UPS AND DOWNS, THE BAND IS STILL STICKING TOGETHER AND ROCKING HARD.
Scott Weiland We kind of started out as this great band that critics loved to hate and the whole thing has sort of come full circle for us and we always had the belief in each other and ourselves that it would get to that point and the music and our performances would ultimately win over, win people over.
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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ARE CURRENTLY IN THE MIDST OF A BUNCH OF EUROPEAN CONCERT DATES. FOR ALL THE INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW ON CONCERT TOURS, CHECK OUT VH1.COM. IN SANTA MONICA, I'M REBECCA RANKIN.))
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