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Today on News 7 at 5, the federal government makes a surprise announcement about the break up of the Microsoft Corporation.
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Plus officials say scam artists are trying to con local residents out of their money. [Weather-Head]
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Kind of a quiet weather day and tomorrow will be about the same. Weekend forecast details in a few moments.

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Also today, local nurses are organizing a march on the nation's capitol.
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and if you saw this sight in the early morning sky, you weren't alone. But it may not be waht you think it is.
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A giant victory for a computer giant.
The Justice Department says it will no longer try to break up Microsoft.

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With today's announcement you'd think Microsoft executives would be jumping for joy.
Instead, they're reacting with caution.
Here is what the justice department did....
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First, it said it won't seek to break up Microsoft.
The justice department also won't pursue allegations that Micrsoft illegally combined previously separate products... to hurt rivals.
The decision reverses a "Clinton era" legal strategy...
The Justice Department says it hopes to end the anti-trust case against Microsoft as soon as possible.
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A Microsoft spkesman says simply "we remain committed to resolving the remaining issues in the case."
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A four-year-old girl was killed in a traffic accident last night in Henry County.
That's according to state police.
They say Samantha Taylor of Spencer was riding in a car that crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on.
The accident happened just after seven on Route 609.

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Lynchburg City Police are warning citizens of a phone scam...
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Police say a Florida group calls itself the Police Officer's Foundation-
It asks people for money for an insurance fund- benefiting the Lynchburg Police.
Police say they had never heard of the group before a Campbell County resident called them.
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If you think you've been scammed, you should call the police.
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His life was cut extremely short.... at just ten years old.
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Today family and friends laid David Peltier to rest in Richmond.
He'll be buried in a Hanover County Cemetery.
The boy was killed by a shark near Virginia Beach over the weekend.
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People from Virginia to Massachusetts saw some interesting lights in the early morning skies today.
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Calls lit up the phones at televsion and radio stations across the East Coast. It wasn't a meteor as many people thought.
It was a Russian booster rocket re-entering the atmosphere after orbiting the earth since 1975.
The U-S Space Command in Colorado says it tracking 83 hundred man made objects in space. The rocket was just one of them.
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Some Roanoke nurses want to see some changes in the Health Care industry. We'll have that story next. Also Jacey Birch will show us how some local companies are letting their good deeds speak for themselves. [LIVE JACEY FULL]
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Do you have an opinion on social security? Most everone does.
Now people in San Diego have a chance to tell the government what they think.
Today is the first public hearing on revamping the system...
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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(( These people are concerned about their future... and what will happen to their social security checks. They are troubled by the Bush administration's proposal to privatize America's retirement fund. Roger Hickey/Institute for America's Future What it means is greater profits for walls street....and greater risk for people who now depend on social security. The rally coincided with the meeting of a special panel set up by the President to examine how to invest s.s. money in other places like stocks and bonds. Many experts believe it can be done responsibly John Shoven/Stanford University/Hoover Institute What we are talking about is taking traditional s.s. and adding another layer like a 401K account. Everyone agrees Social Security needs to be reformed but what direction it should take is a complex question. By most estimates.. by 2008 as baby boomers begin to draw on social security the surplus will start to shrink . By 2038 the fund will be depleted - with only enough money to pay 72% of Americans. Kent Weaver/Brookings Institution the level of benefits Americans get is not high compared to other rich industrial countries and we have the highest poverty rate. But having the government invest your money in the stock market is a social & political can of worms and one panelist remarked. How can the government criticize Microsoft and invest in them ??. John Shoven/Stanford University/Hoover Institute That's why I oppose the government investing. I like giving people individual accounts and letting them choose. Manuel Gallegus...San Diego.))


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Republican Mark Earley unveiled an anti-drug agenda that slightly boosts penalties for dealing illegal drugs.
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He picked a Richmond nightclub that closed down after some ecstasy dealing arrests were made.
Among Earley's agenda: making drug dealers subject to civil suits from family members of the people who buy the drugs.
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Meanwhile, Virginia Democrats today actually wrapped a dead fish in the Republican party mailer that editorial pages across the state have blasted as filled with inaccuracies and innuendo.
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In Health Check tonight,
A nationwide nurses shortage is just one issue that has nurses across the country fired-up and ready to march on Washington.
In fact, plans are already in the works for a Million Nurse March next year.
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Today some local nurses took part in rally gearing up for that march. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton was there and joins us with details.
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Jean,
Roanoke is the second city so far where a rally has been held.
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Organizers of the Million Nurse March hope to eventually hold rallies all across the country to drum-up support for a big turnout in Washington in 2002.
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(( Although they were few in number -- organizers of the Million Nurse March say this rally in downtown Roanoke was a success.
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Essie Metzler and Cathy Eubank know first hand the struggles many nurses are facing.
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One local health care system -- says its already taken steps to lure new people into the profession--while at the same time trying to retain the nurses on staff. But it says the government needs to do more.
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To find out more information about the march you can find a link to the Million Nurse March website on our webpage at wdbj7-dot -com.
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Hundreds of volunteers are using their time and even a little elbow grease to clean, paint and even do yardwork.
It's all a part of the United Way's Days of Caring... where local companies participate in hands-on projects at non-profit agencies.
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Jacey Birch is at one such place where volunteers are getting a little handy with paint and a paintbrush.
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Still to come in today's Marketwatch report, we'll see how investors responded to the government's Microsoft decision.
But first in this week's Growing It, Leo Hirshbrunner will show us a tropical flower that likes to toot its own horn.
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Usually when you here someone say the word Trumpets you think of music..but in this week's Growin It, Leo Hirsbrunner shows us some Angel Trumpets that reveal their beauty to the eye, but not the ear.
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Still to come in Sports, Roy Stanley tells us why the Hokies should not take their next grid iron opponent for granted,
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[VO] and in other news, singer Mariah Carey may have suffered another personal setback.
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It was another rough day for investors today. The Dow Industrials fell back below the ten thousand mark during the session and didn't stop at 99-hundred.
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Thanks Jean and good afternoon everybody welcome to the 2 minute ticker.
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For the first time since 1987 Salem is playing for the Carolina League championship. Last night the Avalanche won the Southern Division Championship on Kinston's home turf 2 games to 1.
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Kinston won 89 games during the regular season but only 12 hundred fans showed up for this evening's title game. John Lindsey provided the big hit last night as he came on as a pinch hitter and ripped a towering two run homer to deep centerfield. Salem took a 3-to-nothing lead into the ninth inning. But then had to had to weather this Ryan Church homer to right field. It's 3-to-1 with no one out. But Colin Young gets the ground ball and the Avs turn a wicked 5-4-3 double play to get within an out of the win.
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Rick Cercy then seals the deal with the strikeout. The Avs will now play Wilmington for the Carolina League title after beating Kinston 2 games to one.
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The chamionship series opens tonight and tomorrow night in Wilmington. Game Three will be in Salem on Saturday , as will games four and five if needed.



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The Virginia Tech Hokies are aware that they may get more than they are bargaining for this Saturday when upstart Western Michigan invades Lane Stadium. The Broncos beat Illinois State 48-to-7 in their opener two weeks ago. Since then they've had an extra week to get ready for the Hokies.
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In U.S. Open action today Yevgeny Kafelnikov beat top seated Gustavo Kuerten. Steve Mason localizes the event with a Roanoke star on the rise.
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Reports say singer Mariah Carey is back in the hospital.
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A music industry source tells the New York Daily News that Carey has had an emotional setback.
The paper says she is a patient at the U-C-L-A Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Back in July, Carey was hospitalized in Connecticut after suffering what her spokeswoman called an physical and emotional breakdown.
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Renovations are underway in Radford on a piece of the city's history.
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This one-room schoolhouse is receiving a top to bottom facelift. The completed restoration project will be an exhibit for the Glencoe Museum. The building is the only one of its kind in Radford with research dating it back 18-87. Antique glass, original bricks and authentic shingles are being used to keep the preservation accurate.
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Museum officials hope to open the schoolhouse to the public on January First. Coming up on News 7 at 6...details on what will go inside this piece of the past.
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