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Today on News 7, after twelve years in Congress, Representative Gary Condit's years there are coming to an end, after losing in a Democratic primary.
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and Allied forces say they are doing serious damage to Taliban and Al-Qaida forces as the war continues in Afghanistan ...
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Temperatures warmed quickly today and there will be a repeat performance tomorrow. The full 7 day forecast just ahead.

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And it's a lesson more of us could probably use.
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a group of local kids is learning the basics of first aid, just in case.
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News 7 is Next.

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((I THINK THE DAYS AHEAD ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE DANGEROUS DAYS FOR OUR FORCES THAT ARE COMMITTED TO THIS EFFORT.))
[BUTT TO 14:01:04] ((SOLDIER: THE MORTAR FIRE GOT CLOSE.. REAL CLOSE...))
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The fighting is intense and dangerous. but tonight word that Allied Forces are gaining momentun.
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U-S officials say hundreds of opposition forces have been killed, but they say this battle is not over yet.. Hundreds more are still fighting it out-
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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(( ARE SERIOUSLY HURTING OPPOSITION FORCES. THEY SAY THE ENEMY BODY COUNT HAS REACHED THE HUNDREDS, BUT THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF SURRENDER.
Gen. Tommy Franks/U.S. Central Command: I think the days ahead are going to continue to be dangerous days for our forces, but the alternative to taking such a risk is not acceptable.
TRACK: STILL, U-S COMMANDERS IN THE FIELD SAY SAY THIS OPERATION COULD WRAP UP SOONER RATHER THAN LATER . HELICOPTERS TRANSPORT MORE U-S SOLIDERS TO THE FRONT LINES. THESE TROOPS ARE WELL-PREPARED CARRYING NIGHT-VISION GOGGLES AND DRESSED IN WINTER UNIFORMS FOR THE SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES. THEY PLAN TO ATTACK THE SNOW-COVERED, OCCUPIED CAVES AND BLOCK ENTRANCES TO EMPTY ONES. U-S SOLIDERS HAVE CLEARED SOME BUNKERS OF DOCUMENTS AND WEAPONS LEFT BEHIND BY AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS. Spc. Stephen Shockey/101st Airborne Division: Now that they finally put us into use, it felt real good to finally get back for all those lives lost and let the 101st do its job. CHAPLAIN PRAYING WITH TROOPS: May all these ... wings of an eagle..
BEFORE EACH MISSION, THE SOLIDERS PAUSE FOR A MOMENT OF PRAYER. FOR SOME, ITS THEIR FIRST TASTE OF ACTION..AND THEYRE READY TO HEAD OUT INTO THE UNKNOWN. Teri Okita/Reporting: Allied forces on the front lines say opposition... appear to be running out of ammunition as allied forces draw nearer. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))




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Montgomery County is footing the bill for a local company that's struggling financially. While Haleos, a fiber optic company in Blacksburg, works to secure long term funding to remain in business.... the county is paying its lease. News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more...Rachel...
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Jean, the county's board of supervisors has advanced 250-thousand dollars to its industrial development authority...
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That money will be used to cover payments on Haleos' building through June 30th.
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((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN; IT'S NOT A LUMP SUM THAT GOES TO HALEOS, IT'S NOT EVEN A LUMP SUM THAT GOES TO THE IDA...IT'S ENOUGH, ONE PIECE AT A TIME TO KEEP THE NOTE CURRENT WITH THE BANK TO PROTECT THE COUNTY'S 10-MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT IN THE SHELL BUILDING.))
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The I-D-A owns the Blacksburg Industrial Park building...it was built in conjunction with the county in 19-98.
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Parker says they would like to see Haleos stay but if they're not able to...the county will actively look for another tenant or buyer. He describes Haleos as a good match for the location because of its clean industry and high paying jobs. Haleos officials says a downturn in the telecommunications industry has caused two round of layoffs and is the reason all workers except management are currently furloughed.
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The company issued a statement today saying they're appreciative of the board's actions and that they're still working to secure long-term funding.
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Jean, in fact, a Haleos spokesman says there is a meeting with investors scheduled for tomorrow.


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State lawmakers are still searching for a budget compromise in Richmond.
Negotiators missed their midnight deadline, as they failed to agree on funding for museums, cultural groups and other non-state agencies.
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Members of the conference committee worked well past midnight as they tried to resolve differences between the two budget bills.
The House included almost 24- million dollars for a number of private, non-profit groups, including more than 20 organizations in western Virginia, but Senate negotiators say that money is needed elsewhere.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER: TO DO THAT WHILE WE ARE HAVING TO CUT EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, ESPECIALLY HUMAN SERVICES TO THE EXTENT OF THREE POINT EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS, WE THINK IS PROBABLY NOT THE WISE THING TO DO.))
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Lawmakers have extended the conference deadline until 12:30 tomorrow morning. Lawmakers say they remain optimistic they will be able to compromise on the remaining issues.
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Congressman Gary Condit will not be going back to Washington.
He lost the primary to fellow Democrat Dennis Cardoza- Cardoza says voters stood up to their values.
Tonight reaction from Chandra Levy's family- Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((THEY USED TO CALL THIS PART OF CALIFORNIAS CENTRAL VALLEY-- CONDIT COUNTRY...

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BUT WITH THE NEW DAY CAME A NEW POLITICAL ERA...

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THE TOWN WILL MOVE ON ...
EVEN SUPPORTERS OF DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT REALIZE HIS 12-YEAR REIN HAS COME TO AN END.
BUT VOTERS LIKE JEANNIE BROWN-- AT AN EMRBOIDERY SHOP IN DOWNTOWN MODESTO-- OVERWHELMINGLY PICKED CONDIT'S OPPONENT AND FORMER AID DENNIS CARDOZA IN THE PRIMARY.

SOT: JEANNIE BROWN/VOTER



SOT: REP. GARY CONDIT/D-CA

I WANNA THANK EVERBODY IN THE 18TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITYTO BE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND REPRESENT THEM IN WASHINGTON DCTERMS. I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.
CONDIT HAD NEVER BEEN CHALLENGED UNTIL THIS ELECTION...AND MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THIS TIME EITHER... HAD HE NOT DENIED HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH MISSING INTERN CHANDRA LEVY-SOMETHING HE STILL WILL NOT ADMIT.
HE WAS ALMOST ABANDONED BY HIS OWN PARTY'S LEADERS, BUT VOWED TO RUN ANYWAY.

SOT: REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT/D-MINORITY LEADER

IT'S A MATTER ONLY HIS CONSTITUENTS DECIDED. HE DECIDED TO RUN AND HE HAD EVERY RIGHT TO DO THAT AND THEY MADE THEIR DECISION.
... A DECISION... THE LEVY FAMILY WAS NOT A PART OF. THEY LIVE OUTSIDE THE NEW DISTRICT. THEY SAY THEY HOPE CONDIT STICKS TO PROMISES TO HELP FIND THEIR DAUGHTER.

SOT: Robert Levy/Chandra Levy's father.

WE JUST ASK THAT HE KEEP HIS WORD AND HIS PLEDGE THAT HE WILL COOPERATE COMPLETELY AND TALK TO OUR INVESTIGATORS.
STANDUP: BECAUSE THE DISTRICT WAS REDRAWN BEFORE THE PRIMARY...FORTY PERCENT OF THE VOTERS HAD NEVER SEEN GARY CONDIT'S NAME ON A BALLOT..... BUT IT WAS CLEAR, THEY HAD SEEN HIS NAME IN NEWS ACCOUNTS-- ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERN SCANDAL.))

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Still ahead on News 7 at 5, what would your children do if something went wrong and you weren't around?
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[VO] well, these kids are ready. It's all an effort to teach kids basic first aid. We'll have more when we return.
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[5-First-Aid]


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In health check tonight,
When a child is injured often the first person on the scene is a sibling or friend.
That's why the American Red Cross is on a mission to give elementary students first aid training.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean, More children die from injury than from any other reason.
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The Red Cross is hoping to not only teach children how to prevent injuries but how to respond if they do happen.
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HER FEET APART WITH YOUR FOOT)) [RUNS14]
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She's only in the 4th grade at G. W Carver Elementary, but Jenna Whisler is learning a technique that many adults don't even know how to do. She's learning how to help someone who is choking. It's just one of the skills children learn in the basic aid training program offered by the American Red Cross.
And Jenna says before this program she had no idea what to do.
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The program is designed for children 8 to 10 years old. They learn a variety of skills like what to do in a fire -- how to help someone who has stopped breathing and how to care for a wound. And the kids really take the program seriously.
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((ANYONE COULD BE IN A TYPE OF SITUATION WHERE YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE YOU COULD BE OVER AT YOUR FRIENDS HOUSE AND ALL OF SUDDEN HE CHOKES ON A PIECE OF CANDY)) [RUNS11]
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The kids are also working on their SOL's -- which in this case stands for Saving Others Lives.
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(( SURELY TEACHING CHILDREN TO SAVE A LIFE HAS GOT TO BE AS IMPORTANT AS ENGLISH, SCIENCE AND MATH. AND CHILDREN AT THIS AGE TAKE PART IN A LOT OF ACTIVITIES AWAY FROM HOME WHERE THERE IS MAYBE NOT ADULT SUPERVISION)) [RUNS11]
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Red Cross Instructor Susan Whately says children can be just as capable as adults and they don't tend to panic and seem to retain information.
And she says don't underestimate their potential.
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The program is six weeks and once the students finish they receive a certificate.
The program does meet the 4th grade SOL requirements for health and physical education.
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Jean,

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While some college students are enjoying the beaches over spring break, others are heading to the mountains, to volunteer their time to people in need...
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[VO] and also, a handful of legal problems are over for Optical Cable. We'll have that and more coming up.
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It's Spring Break time around the country for colleges and universities, but not all students are rushing to Florida to bask in the sun and party all week.
The Town of Narrows has some college students to work for the week, thanks to a continuing volunteer program, and Patrick Evans has more.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 5, the life of one Olympic Champ got a little closer to normal today, we'll tell you why...
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[VO] and also, Alanis Morissette has a number one album and is planning a major tour. We'll hear from the singer coming up.

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Roanoke County's Optical Cable Corporation is breathing a sigh of relief today...
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Two lawsuits, filed by two major brokerage houses against the company have been dropped.
But there are at least a half dozen shareholder class action suits still pending.
One other legal note... the company's case against the Internet user who posted inside information on the web has been settled out of court.
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Meanwhile, the company reported today first quarter sales are down six million dollars from the first quarter of 2001.
Optical Cable will present the financial numbers at its annual shareholders meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

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The current tone in the stock market might best be described as upbeat. The markets have edged mostly higher today, despite some pressure on some technology stocks. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Wednesday usually means high school basketball this time of year.
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In hometown hoops weekly, Steve Mason is on location at Radford high school. The Bobcats are 26 and 2 and are outscoring the opposition by 22 points a game. They are gunning for the school's second state championship.
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((Radford won it's only other state championship 53 years ago. The 1949 Bobcats were probably not putting on slam dunk shows, but for the 2002 cats, winning pretty or ugly does not matter. Shane Nichols has watched Council high school end Radford's season the last three years. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Both of Radford's losses were against the recently crowned private school champs, who, like Council, put a 6 foot 9 player on the floor. ((:)) This team has generated lots of excitement around school. Diana Pack's first year film and production studio has already put together a lengthy basketball high light tape and Mimi Wade is working overtime, editing more of the Bobcats incredible season. ((:))
Friday night's state quarterfinal game tips off at the Dedmon Center on the campus of Radford University at seven o'clock. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

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Alanis Morissette's "Under Rug Swept" has topped the music charts in the country this week.
It's great news for the singer who's been in the public eye recently working her new stuff.
VH1 has the story.
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((SOT-ALANIS MORISSETTE

I just feel so excited to share this record and to have the baby come out of the proverbial oven.
S/U Video Alanis "Hands Clean"
VO1 WHILE MANY PREDICTED THE ALBUM WOULD DEBUT AT THE TOP SPOT, ALANIS HAD NO EXPECTATIONS.

SOT-ALANIS MORISSETTE

I don't have expectations because whenever I do, I am disappointed and depressed so I choose to have no expectations in my life
VO2 ALANIS CREATED AN EARLY BUZZ FOR THE RECORD. IN SEPTEMBER SHE LEAKED ONE OF THE SONGS ON HER WEBSITE. IN FEBRUARY, SHE PERFORMED NEW MATERIAL AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY FOR THE OLYMPICS, AND JUST LAST WEEK SHE STAGED HER 1ST IN-STORE PERFORMANCE EVER, AT THE VIRGIN MEGASTORE IN TIME SQUARE.
S/U Alanis- "Hands Clean" Live

SOT-Doreen, FAN

I came from Israel to New York and I missed 2 performances here and in Israel so this is like the biggest day for me.
VO3 ALANIS RECORDED 27 SONGS FOR "UNDER RUG SWEPT" BUT HAD TROUBLE PICKING THE FINAL ELEVEN...WHICH MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER RELEASE.

SOT-ALANIS MORISSETTE

Well I got it down to 17 and I was paralyzed, I couldn't pick what the final 11 would be, so I decided to put out a volume 2, sorts at some point down the road so that kind of freed me up, to pick the final 11.
VO4 AND THAT'S MUSIC NEWS FROM VH1.))


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Figure Skater Sarah Hughes' life gained a small bit of normalcy today, as the Olympic gold medalist returned to high school.
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The 16 year old attends Great Neck High School on New York's Long Island. The day after her Olympic victory Hughes said that her next goal is scoring in the high 15-hundreds on her SAT's.
She said she has kept up with her schoolwork by working with tutors via e-mail and telephone It's been a busy week for the olympic champion, earlier Hughes was given a key to New York City by the Mayor and she opened the New York Stock Exchange.
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