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Taliban detainees get Geneva convention protection. Just ahead on News 7, why that could help U-S soliders in the future.
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And a local company makes a medal-winning product. Its ribbons will hang around the necks of Olympic champions.



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Our cold, gray Thursday will be replaced by a much warmer Friday. We'll have the forecast in a few minutes.

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Several school districts are already delaying classes tomorrow. We'll run down the list for you.
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And going to great heights to cure what ails you. A local professor plans another hike in the Himalayas.
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((STEVE HOFFMANN/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR; THE MEDAL WILL BE LEANING HERE AND THERE WILL BE METAL ATTACHMENTS ON THE BACK TO CLIP IT TOGETHER.))
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A Southwest Virginia company gets into the winter games... Olympic ribbons are en route to Salt Lake City, Utah from Hillsville, Virginia.
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Workers at a local factory are helping make the treasures that will go around Olympians necks in the upcoming Winter Games. Hillsville's Paxar plant is producing the ribbons that hold the bronze, silver and gold medals.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from Blacksburg tonight with more on this local connection to Salt Lake.
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Jean, Paxar is a global corporation with plants all over the world.
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Various locations makes labels, clothing tags and bar codes. But is was the Hillsville plant that was chosen to make the ribbons. Just recently 9-hundred ribbons were shipped to the Olympic Committee.
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((STEVE HOFFMANN/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR; THEY WANTED TO KEEP IT IN THE STATES FOR ONE THING BUT THE DESIGN AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS CLOSEST HERE TO GET A QUICK RESPONSE BACK OF WHETHER OR NOT THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR AND THE TYPE OF DESIGN THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CHANGES ON THE TYPE OF DESIGN.))
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The final product seen here is actually the fourth design. The ribbon has three shades of blue is 40-inches long and 2-inches wide. It reads Salt Lake 2002 and "light the fire within." Of course also included are the five Olympic rings woven in blue. Officials say it took about 3-days on the loom machines to make all 9-hundred ribbons.
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They say it's a long time for them to spend on a project considering that the Hillsville location alone can produce up to 1-million labels a week.
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Jean, the plant is not only just playing a part in the Olympics, it's also growing .. we're going to have more on that part of the story tonight on News 7 at 6.


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V-DOT reports a truck accident near Montvale within the hour briefly blocked all eastbound traffic on route 460, but all traffic is moving again. We will have further information on the accident as it becomes available.



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Several school districts are delaying the start of classes tomorrow. Here is the list we have so far.
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And remember you can see the complete list of school notices any time by going to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Enron's former CEO says the company was in good financial shape when he resigned just months before it declared bankruptcy.
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Jeffrey Skilling told a house panel he was unaware of any financial peril when he left last August.
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Skilling was the only former Enron Executive who testified today- Four others took the fifth- including the company's former financial officer.
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Fastow made about 30 million dollars from "off the books" partnerships.
One Senator today said reluctant witnesses will not keep us from getting at the truth.
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The House of Delegates has advanced legislation that would allow the posting of the ten commandments in public school classrooms.
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The bill directs the Board of Education and the Attorney General to develop guidelines that would satisfy constitutional questions.
But that did not satisfy many lawmakers.
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This afternoon, the House voted down legislation that would have banned the use of 15- passenger vans to transport students. We'll have more on that story tonight on News 7 at Six.
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Officials say an electrical short cuircuit started an apartment fire today in Pulaski.
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This blaze on Memorial Drive started just after 10 this morning. No one was injured but the owner says one unit was destroyed and another was damaged. Officials estimate a property loss of about 40-thousand dollars. Nearly 40-firefighters from Pulaski, Dublin and Newbern responded. Officials say it was important to contain the blaze quickly .. because the building has a common attic.
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Taliban fighters get Geneva Convention protection .. but not al-Qaida. The president's decision is just ahead.
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And a co-pilot uses an ax .. to subdue a passenger who broke into the cockpit. The details are just ahead.
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President Bush has decided to apply the Geneva Convention to captured Taliban soliders .. but not to al-Quaida fighters and other terrorists.
The decision is designed to ensure U-S soliders receive Geneva Convention protection if they're captured.
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More detainees are arriving at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba- A plane carrying 28 more prisoners from Afghanistan arrived there this afternoon.
The number of detainees now stands at 186.
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A man tried to get into the cockpit on a United Airlines flight-
The airline says new reinforced cockpit doors kept him out.
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The 28 year old reportedly began kicking the cockpit door about five hours into today's flight from Miami to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The man apparently broke a panel in the bottom half of the door and stuck his head inside the cockpit.
One of the pilots grabbed a small ax and hit the man on the head.
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The suspect is a banker from Uraguay- who's been arrested.

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In Health Check tonight,
Plant-based and herbal medicine is gaining popularity in the United States.
But there are some parts of the world where people have always looked to plants for a cure.
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One local college professor's studies on just that have taken her far from Roanoke.
And Marya Jones is here to tell us more about that.
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Jean, a Hollins biology professor's study of plants used for medicinal purposes has taken her all the way to Nepal.
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Doctor Robin Taylor says there are dozens of plants used in Nepal for things that in the U-S, we might take an antibiotic to cure.
She's hoping that her research there may reveal new ways we can treat bacterial infections and other illnesses. ((ROLLCUE:...other illnesses.))
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As an assistant biology professor at Hollins University, Doctor Robin Taylor teaches her students how plants survive.
But every year she leaves the classroom to learn how plants help people do the same.
That pursuit has taken here to Nepal six times in the last eight years.
She visits Nepali healers and tests their remedies for common maladies in the lab.
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((ROBIN TAYLOR/HOLLINS PROFESSOR: OF ALL THE PLANTS THAT I TEST, 85-90% OF THEM WORK IN THE LABORATORY... WHICH TO ME MEANS THAT THESE PEOPLE REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT AND THIS TRADITIONAL MEDICINE REALLY WORKS. ))
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Dr. Taylor brings the Nepali remedies to the labs of Hollins... so her students can see first-hand how they measure up against Western medicine from pharmacies.
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(( THIS IS THE WHOLE PLANT FROM NEPAL AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IT ALSO KILLS THE ATHLETE'S FOOT FUNGUS AS WELL. WHICH IS PRETTY AMAZING. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO KILL ATHLETES FOOT. 42:03 AND THAT ALSO KILLS THE FUNGUS THAT CAUSES ATHLETE'S FOOT. ))
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In the U-S, 25 percent of prescriptions that come from pharmacies are from plants.
But in the rest of the world, about 80 percent of people in developing nations rely on plants as medicines.
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And Dr. Taylor says her scientific study shows the Nepali healers can really teach the rest of the world a thing or two about how plants can help us heal.

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It's billed as a night of "sensory bliss", so naturally Patrick Evans had to find out all the details.
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The old Cotton Mill in downtown Roanoke will play host to a brand new swinging gala this Saturday night.
Patrick Evans has a preview of what promises to be a lot of fun for a well-known cause.
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Patrick, I undertand you'll be taking part in a live auction on Saturday, what's up for grabs?
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The "Bud Shootout" lineup is set, and Jeff Gordon is in the back. Mike Stevens has the details just ahead.
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And later .. as the film Collateral Damage prepares to open .. some firefighters, and others, don't like what's going on.
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Wall Street hoped to put an end to its four-day losing streak.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday night ticker.
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The Countdown to Daytona is well underway as a number of big activities took place at the world center of speed this afternoon.
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For starters, the much anticipated 14 foot tall statue of Dale Earnhardt was unveiled outside of Daytona USA on Speedway Boulevard. The Bronze statue depicts Earnhardt following his one and only Daytona 500 victory with trophy in one hand and fist in the air. Before that took place, 22 Winston Cup drivers gathered to draw starting positions for Sunday's Budweiser Shootout all-star race. Jeff Gordon, who won the most poles last year went first and drew the last spot, while Kurt Busch gets the pole. Here's the starting grid. [GO TO CHYRON MOTION]
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The Christiansburg wrestling team is gearing up for a showdown with top ranked Grundy this Saturday.
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The Blue Demons are near the top of the Group Two A rankings. Kevin Dresser's program has grown so much he brought in an assistant in former N-C-Double-A champion from Iowa Darrell Weber (WEBBER).
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The Blue Demons won the Big Orange wrestling tournament and they're ranked second in the state.
That ranking could change when the Blue Demons face top ranked Grundy February 9-th on their home mats.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour, Frank Beamer and Al groh analyze their respective recruiting classes. Take care folks. Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]




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Several school districts are delaying the start of classes tomorrow. Here is the list we have so far.
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Finally tonight, a new Aarnold Schwarzenegger movie .. "Collateral Damage" .. is kicking up a storm of controversy.
Critics say the action thriller is insensitive. Gretchen Carlson takes a look at the movie and the controversy.
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(((NAT - movie -) "The Wolf has been linked to more than a dozen terrorist attacks."
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"Collateral Damage" looks a lot like other action thriller movies youve seen. (NAT) It has tons of special effects and a superstar showing his muscle. (NAT - fight scene) But what makes this movie different is the storyline about terrorism.

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"So whats the difference between you and I? The difference is Im just going to kill you."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a fireman who takes the law into his own hands -- after losing his wife and son to an act of terrorism. His loved ones are the Collateral Damage - the innocent victims America can relate to after September 11th.

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"When he sees his family getting blown up in front of his eyes, how everything changes like that, the pain he goes through - the suffering he goes through."
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Its the kind of suffering that made the film too sensitive to release back in October. But director Andrew Davis believes the time is right now.

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"Had we waited longer it would really be more exploitive, because we made the film because of 9-11. This film was in the can, we didnt change a frame of film after that, it was the film we were going to release before 9-11."

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But some disagree - like New York City firefighter Brian Thomas who claims the movies theme of terrorism is exploitive.

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"Ive lost a tremendous amount of people."

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This group of Colombians is also upset because they believe the movie promotes the stereotype that Colombians are drug traffickers and terrorists. But amidst the controversy, the movie does find time for humor.

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"Its like ordering a pizza around here - you order Canadian bacon and you get a German sausage!"

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In one fight scene -- Arnold defends himself - a la Mike Tyson.

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"The next thing you know we were preparing a plastic ear and doing the scene of me biting an ear off a guy!"

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But the main message in "Collateral Damage" is how destructive terrorism can be, and how art in Hollywood often takes its cue from real life events. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

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