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Today on News 7 at 5, local health officials say they have diagnosed two cases of whooping cough in the area. We'll have the details.
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Also we will tell you why the National Transportation Safety Board ia warning pilots to be careful about the pressure they apply to a plane's rudder.
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The weekend will have a split personality with sunshine and mild temperatures on Saturday. A good chance of rain by Sunday. Details coming up.

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Also workers at a factory in our region have voted down a new contract. We will have the details.
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And local officials say a school is clean and safe again after a broken pipe sent asbestos through the air.
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Two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in Bedford County. The first case involves a 13 year old boy --the other a 77 year-old woman. They both have connections to a small private school in Bedford County.
Whooping cough is highly contagious and is spread through the droplets released during coughing and sneezing fits.
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The symptoms start out like a cold with a runny nose, fever and a persistent cough that can last for weeks. [Take Pinnacle Page Two]
While it can be treated with antibiotics and bed rest, Whooping Cough can have some serious complications including pneumonia and emphysema.
In very serious cases, it can lead to death.
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Health officials are concerned about children under 12 months who have not received their D-P-T shot which protects against the disease.
The Health Department has declined to name the school involved. It says the school only had 11 students and it has contacted all of them. But officials are urging parents to call the doctor if there child has any of the symptoms.

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Dozens of women are missing in one Canadian city- Now police are searching a pig farm- looking for evidence.
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Police reportedly found pieces of identification and other personal items belonging to two of the women.
The farm is the focus of investigation after dozens of women disappeared from Vancouver's downtown east side.
Police charged one of the farm owners- 52 year old Robert William Pickton with firearms charges-
One woman who's cousin is among the missing- came by the farm to see what's going on.
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((IT GROSSES ME OUT BECAUSE I HAVE BOUGHT PIGS FROM HIS FARM. AND EATEN THEM. THAT MAKES ME ILL.))
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30 investigators are searching a five acre section of the farm- The team has brought in excavation equipment.
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The rudder is a crucial part of an airplane-
Now the National Transportation Safety Board says some types of maneuvering of the rudder can cause "catastrophic failure of an airline's vertical stabilizer."
It's requesting all pilots receive training on how to use the plane's rudder.
Gretchen Carlson has more-
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((Its been almost 3 months since American Airlines flight 5-87 crashed in Queens, New York killing 265 people and still no definitive answer as to what caused the plane to go down. The centerpiece of the investigation is the rudder and what relationship it had in causing the tail fin to completely shear off shortly after take-off. Marion Blakey - NTSB Chairwoman We've calculated that certain rudder inputs by pilots made during certain stages of a flight can cause catastrophic failure of an airlines vertical stabilizer. But now, new concerns from the NTSB, that rudders could be a problem on all planes because pilots may not be properly trained as to just how sensitive the rudders can be. Marion Blakey - NTSB Chairwoman Many pilots have not been made aware ... could jeopardize the integrity of the tail fin. As a result, the NTSB is calling on the FAA to re-train all pilots on rudder use and because of September 11th - also re-train them on rudder maneuvers to prevent terrorist attacks on board. Marion Blakey - NTSB Chairwoman After September 11th, pilots as you know, now may need to resort to much more aggressive and extreme aircraft maneuvers to disable terrorists. Gretchen Carlson Reporting: Airplane crash investigations take time, and in the case of flight 5-87, it appears a final determination of what went wrong could be months or even years away. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News. New York.))

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Scott Memorial Elementary School in Wytheville re-opened to students today for the first time in this week. Officials say a broken heating pipe was the problem. When the pipe burst last week, the fifth through seventh grade building filled with steam causing damage and some asbestos to become airborne. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us now with more....Rachel is the school safe for students?
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Jean...officials say yes and that safety is the number one priority.
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That's why 50-percent of the building...10 out of 15 classrooms are closed and off limits to all students and faculty.
It's in those areas that steam actually seeped into ceiling tiles which are 5-percent asbestos. But the principal says in the areas now open - air sample test are clear.
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((SID CROCKETT/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; WE'VE GOT SOME PARENTS THAT ARE REAL UPSET AND ALARMED AND I UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM I'M A PARENT MYSELF I KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT MY CHILDREN , WE'VE GOT COPIES OF THE AIR QUALITY TEST HERE IN THE OFFICE THEY'RE WELCOME TO COME AND PICK UP, WE'VE HAD MANY EXPERTS HERE AND THEY'RE WELCOME TO TALK TO THOSE.))
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Those experts are already cleaning up at the building. Officials say it will take an independent company 2 to 3 weeks to remove the asbestos....but even then they're not sure if the classrooms will be useable. For now there has been some shuffling of the 350-students that attend Scott Memorial. Make-shift classrooms are in the gym and 7th graders are being bused to another location.
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Displaced teachers say it's difficult because their materials...books, supplies, and lesson plans are in the closed off area and they can't get to them.
The Principal says the school does have several insurance policies but as far as a cost on the damages...
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Jean...they'll only know that when they can actually get in there and assess the loss.

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Union workers at the New River Valley's Magnox plant remain on the picket line tonight.
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They overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer that would cut vacation time and increase workers' medical premiums.
The offer came nearly a week after workers say the company locked them out. A "PACE" union representative says Magnox employees are still willing to work under the expired contract terms, while negotiations continue.
Magnox officials say finances are forcing them to make internal cost reductions.
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State lawmakers overwhelmingly approve a bill to fight terrorism, but at least one man says it could hurt civil liberties. We will have the details next.
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[VO] Also Joy Sutton will be along to tell us what local hospitals are doing to help with overcrowded emergency rooms.
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In the wake of September 11th, the General Assembly is updating state law to deal with terrorism. Today, the Virginia Senate approved changes, but not without debate.
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The legislation defines terrorism and establishes penalties. It makes it a capital offense to kill someone during a terrorist act.
But one lawmaker worried that the act will jeopardize civil liberties.
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((SEN. HENRY MARSH: WE HAVE A STRONG MESSAGE THAT WE DELIVER TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY THAT VIRGINIA STANDS FOR LIBERTY AND FREEDOM. ALL OF US OPPOSE TERRORISM, BUT THIS BILL GOES TOO FAR, AND NEEDS SOME MORE WORK.)) [2:00:09 :13] ((SEN. KEN STOLLE: THIS IS NOT A RETREAT OF CIVIL RIGHTS. WE AE NOT CREATING GAPING HOLES IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS FOR VIRGINIANS OR ANYBODY ELSE. WHAT THESE STEPS ARE, ARE VERY MODERATE LOGICAL STEPS TO TRY AND ADDRESS THE SITUATION.))
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The bill passed 39 to 1, with Senator Marsh providing the only vote against the legislation.

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Emergency Departments across the country and in our area are often swamped with patients.
While many of the patients do have medical emergencies some rely on the E-R mainly because they don't know where else to turn.
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But tonight Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us about another option for patients who need immediate attention.

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Jean, They're called Urgent-Care Centers.
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And they're hoping to take some of the pressure of the E-R.
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The Emergency Department at Lewis-Gale Medical Center is often crowded with patients. 40-percent of them usually fall into non-urgent category. Some of those patients could be seen at an Urgent-Care Center.
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((CERTAINLY WHEN WE ARE REALLY CROWDED AND WE'VE BEEN REALLY CROWDED RECENTLY. IT WOULD TAKE A LITTLE PRESSURE OFF. PARTICULARLY WITH CHRONIC TYPES OF PROBLEMS SUCH AS BACK PAIN)) [RUNS12]
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Urgent-Care Centers like Lee-Hi Medical Center offer patients another option when they need to see a doctor right away.
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(( WE DO NOT REQUIRE APPOINTMENTS --ANYBODY WHETHER THEY'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE OR NOT CAN BE SEEN THAT DAY AND USUALLY PRETTY QUICKLY)) [RUNS09]
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Which can be a benefit for non-urgent patients who choose Urgent-Care Center instead of the E-R.
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(( NON-URGENT TYPES OF AILMENTS THEY WAIT LAST.. WE SEE PATIENTS IN ORDER OF SEVERITY OF ILLNESS AND INJURY CERTAINLY THOSE NON-URGENT FOLKS DO HAVE TO WAIT AND THAT BECOMES FRUSTRATING FOR THEM )) [RUNS13]
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Lee-Hi Medical Center is more like a doctors office than an emergency room but offers extended hours and is open seven days a week.
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In terms of cost, an Urgent Care Center charges the same amount for treatment as a doctors office.
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Effective March 22nd --Burrell Nursing Center will close as a nursing care facility.
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Carilion says it has placed most of the nursing homes' 90 patients in other facilities.
And plans to give the building to Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare.
Blue Ridge will use the facility to house most of its adult outpatient programs.
No word yet when Blue Ridge will officially move-in. But officials say it will be a gradual process while renovations to the facility are completed.
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February is Black History Month and a local musem is making sure it gets started off on the right track.
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Black History month is on the right track at the Transportation Museum in downtown Roanoke.
Coming up this weekend, a very special Celebration looking at African-American Heritage on the rails.
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Patrick Evans is live with a full report on what's to come.
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Off season back surgery has one NASCAR star looking forward to the Daytona 500. Mike Stevens will have the details following our Marketwatch report.
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Then a little later, we'll see how a life long Patriots fan was able to sneak into the Super Bowl champs victory parade.
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On Wall Street today, the major markets rallied to break a five day losing streak.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the end of the work week two minute ticker.
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One of Friday Football Extra's most sought after head football coaching vacancies has been filled. Amherst County has formally approved the hiring of Scott Abell.
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Abell had been the head coach at Liberty high school since 1997, leading the Minutemen to the division three semi-finals this past year. The past two years his Liberty teams were a combined 20-and-5. He replaces Mickey Crouch.
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The Winston Stars have been on the track at Daytona practicing for tomorrow's qualifying for the Daytona 500 and Sunday's Bud Shootout.
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Today's practice marks the first time that veteran Ricky Rudd has been in a car since last year. Rudd had back surgery in the off-season - and for a while was under some very strict doctor's orders.
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Rudd not only has a good as new back, but he also has a brand new paint scheme for this season. The newly merged Chevron-Texaco is now the Rudd racing sponsorship with Robert Yates. The car will be known as "The Havoline Ford" - with some new not so traditional Chevron trim colors.
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Tomorrow afternoon the Goody's Dash series will race at Daytona in the Goody's Dash Series AC Delco 200. At the top of the hour we'll meet a young lady who is racing with MS. Take care folks and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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For many Patriots fans, Tuesday's Super Bowl Victory parade was the crowning moment in what has been a tumultuous 40 year ride with their team. But one fan had no idea where this ride was going take him. David Robichaud with station WBZ has the story.
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