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Today on News 7 at Five, President Bush says the U-S will take a more active role in trying to bring peace to the Middle East,
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Also a special prosecutor decides if he will bring charges in a fatal accident in Vinton involving a police officer.

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Another chilly night ahead with lots of sunshine tomorrow. Also Patrick Evans has our first Growin It of this garden season.

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Also on Health check, there could be a breakthrough in the treatment of cystic fibrosis,
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and special crews from Texas arrive in Roanoke County to help fight the massive tire fire that has burned for almost two weeks.
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A message to terrorists from President Bush.
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((BLOWING YOURSELF UP DOESN'T HELP THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE TO THE CONTRAY.))
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And Bush also has a message for Israel- calling on the nation to halt incursions into Palestinian controlled areas.

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President Bush says he is sending Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Middle East- to try and end the recent surge of violence.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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(( AMID CRITICISM THAT HE HAS NOT DONE ENOUGH, PRESIDENT BUSH MADE A VERY PUBLIC, ROSE GARDEN STATEMENT TODAY, VOWING TO HELP RESOLVE THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. BUSH: "The storms of violence cannot go on," Enough is enough." HE'S SENDING SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL TO THE REGION IN AN EFFORT TO END THE BLOODSHED.
"SILENT" SINCE ISRAELI TANKS STARTED PUSHING INTO PALESTINIAN CONTROLLED WEST BANK TOWNS, PRESIDENT BUSH IS NOW CALLING ON THE ISRAELIS TO PULL OUT. AND HE'S URGING PALESTINIANS TO END THE SUICIDE BOMBINGS. BUSH: Blowing yourself up does not help the Palestinian cause. To the contrary, suicide bombing missions well blow up the best and only hope for a Palestinian state.
BUT EVEN AS PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED FOR PEACE, VIOLENCE ESCALATED IN THE WEST BANK. IN BETHLEHEM THERE ARE CONFLICTING REPORTS OVER WHO CAUSED A REPORTED EXPLOSION AT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY AS A STANDOFF CONTINUES BETWEEN ISRAELI TROOPS AND ARMED PALESTINIANS HOLED UP INSIDE. GUNFIRE IS ECHOING THROUGHOUT THE DESERTED STREETS OF THE LARGEST WEST BANK CITY, NABLUS, A DAY AFTER ISRAELI TANKS AND TROOPS MOVED IN. AND IN RAMALLAH, YASSAR ARAFAT REMAINS ISOLATED IN HIS HEADQUARTERS. BUT THE U-S WON A SMALL DIPLOMATIC VICTORY INVOLVING ARAFAT... ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON HAS AGREED TO ALLOW THE U-S ENVOY TO MEET WITH THE PALESTINIAN LEADER. SHARON AND ENVOY ANTHONY ZINNI HAVE ALREADY MET. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Four children in Tennessee are dead after the day care van they were riding in- slammed into a bridge embankment-
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The van belonged to Tippy Toes Learning Academy of Memphis- it crashed just four miles from the day care center.
The van's driver was also killed- and two boys were critically injured.
Police say speed may have been a factor.
The van left the road and straddled a guardrail- before hitting a utility pole and turning on its side.
It then hit an embankment .
A teacher says two of the children in the van were children of the day care center's owner- it's not clear if they were among the dead.
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A special prosecutor has decided NOT to press charges against a Vinton police officer involved in an automobile accident that killed two elderly women.
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The accident happened February 23 just before midnight on Washington Avenue. Officer John Munsey was pursuing a speeder when a car driven by 72 year old Audrey Bryant St. Clair made a left hand turn.
The officer crashed into the car killing St. Clair and her 67 year old sister, Mary Onita Bryant.
Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom says the evidence does not support charges of manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter because it does NOT appear Munsey was driving at an outrageous speed.
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A Henry County Public Service Authority employee said today she blew the whistle on Sid Clower.
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The Henry County Administrator is suspected of stealing at least 200 thousand dollars from the county's water authority.
Sources say he was using the money to pay child support to his co-worker, Rosemary Pace and their illegitimate son.
Pace's attorney said today he and Pace discovered documentation related to the matter and handed it over to authorities.
Prosecutors requested blood and saliva samples from Clower today -- which may be used to determine paternity.
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Clower's out on bond awaiting a July trial.
Authorities seized computer records from Pace's office last week, and she's on paid leave. So far no charges have been filed against her.

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Crews are now at work fighting Roanoke County's massive tire fire.
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A special fire fighting team from Texas began the task of breaking up the tire piles with bulldozers and backhoes this morning.
Then, they extinguished the tires with a combination of water and foam.
The E-P-A estimates that four major tire piles are burning over six acres.
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A retention pond was built to catch any runoff from the site.
The E-P-A is also setting up air monitoring devices at some homes in surrounding neighborhoods.
The agency says smoke in the air may increase as the fires are put out, but it should let up in a few weeks.
Crews hope to have the fire out in a month.
After that, the Department of Environmental Quality will begin cleaning up the tires.
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The host of one of the networks' morning show is quitting. We'll tell you who is making the Early exit after the break,
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[VO] Also we will tell you why thousands of Americans are not being allowed to give blood at a time of critical need.
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A New River Valley company is expanding and looking for high tech workers...
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Luna Innovations in Blacksburg is announcing it's fourth spinoff company called Luna Energy. It will produce fiber optic sensors for the oil and gas industry. The new company is expected to need 1-hundred high tech workers within the next three-years. Offices will be located in the Knollwood Office Center in Blacksburg.
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A medical breakthrough in Cleveland Ohio could help people with cystic fibrosis.
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C-F is a genetic disease that destroys the lungs-
Now a new gene therapy is being tested on humans.
It uses healthy genes small enough to actually get into the cells without the need for a virus or some other carrier.
It is compacted DNA- a biotech breakthrough born at Copernicus Therapeutics.
Scientists say its corrected the abnormality in the nasal passages of mice- [22]
Now Rob is the first person to try this gene therapy delivered through a nasal drip.
Doctors don't know if the healthy genes will travel where they're needed- so a cure is still a long journey away.

Doctors say they should know how well the medicine is working in about six months. [:38 plus pad]
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Even though the need for blood continues to grow, the American Red Cross is tightening its restrictions on who can donate.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean, If you spend a lot of time traveling to Europe you could be affected by the new restrictions.
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They took effect in October --and already more than 23-thousand people nationally have been prevented indefinitely from giving blood.
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The Red Cross says it implemented the new restrictions to make sure the human form of mad cow disease doesn't get into the blood supply.
Locally more than 300 people have been turned away in the past six months.
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((WE'RE LOOKING AT ANYWHERE FROM 600 TO 900 PINTS OF BLOOD TOTAL LOSS FOR THE CURRENT YEAR AND AS THIS PROGRESSES AND MORE PEOPLE FALL INTO THAT DEFERRAL CRITERIA WE WILL LOSE MORE DONORS ALONG THE WAY)) [RUNS14]
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The new restrictions prohibit anyone who has spent a total of three months since 1980 in the United Kingdom from donating blood or platelets. In addition, anyone who spent at total of six months in ANY European country in the past 22 years also can not donate.
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And because there are fewer people who donate platelets, which are often used for cancer patients, the loss of one donor makes a big difference.
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((WE LOSE A DONOR TO A DEFERRAL WHO ACTUALLY HAS HIGH PLATELET COUNT WE CAN LOSE 48 UNITS IN ONE YEAR FROM ONE DONOR ))
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The average cancer patient can use up to 20 pints in a day.
The Red Cross says until there is a test to detect human form of mad cow disease -- the restrictions will remain in place. ))
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If you would like to donate blood or platelets you call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
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Jean,

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The millions of Americans who watch the C-B-S Early Show with Bryant Gumbel will have to find someone new to wake up with.
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Gumbel says he is quitting the show. While he does not say what he will be doing, he says it's time for him to move on.
CBS hoped Gumbel would help The Early Show get out of third place in the ratings.
Although the show has gained viewers, it still ranks third behind the Today Show and Good Morning America.
Gumbel says he's disappointed that the show didn't do better.
A date for his final broadcast has not been set.
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When a chorus of singers joins together... their voices can make more than just a melody.
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Jacey Birch is at Roanoke College with an acapella singing group called "Looking for an Echo."
These gentleman sound talented Jacey...
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will kickoff the gardening season as he looks at plants that thrive in the dry weather.
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With the advent of warmer weather comes the growing season, but the drought could cause some real problems for home gardeners this spring.
Patrick Evans enlisted some help in finding some great plants that can hold up even during these dry conditions, on our first Growin' It of the Season.
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Coming up a little bit later,
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[VO] we'll see how some local young people got a first hand lesson today on the Smart Road.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your 120 seconds of sports.
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Tonight at eight o'clock, Cave Spring's J.J. Redick will play in the McDonald's All-American basketball classic at Madison Square Garden.
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Redick has been touring the Big Apple all week, making appearances at different functions. One of the most special activities was visiting the Ronald McDonald House.
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Redick also has been practicing with the East team, which faces the west squad tonight.
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Minor league baseball is mostly about developing young talent, but players and fans will tell you it's also nice to win a few games too.
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In Lynchburg this year, they hope to do both. The 2002 version of the Hillcats was introduced to the media today. It's a ball club that has a blend of experience and youth that has a chance to win it all.
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The Hillcats play Lynchburg College in an exhibition game at City Stadium tonight. Their Carolina League home opener is April 12th.
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The Winston Cup circuit heads to the always entertaining Texas Motor Speedway in Roanoke, Texas tomorrow for qualifying. The track surface has been changed since the drivers were there last year. As a result, speeds are up and so are concerns about tire wear.
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This weekend's race at Texas will mark Jeff Gordon's 300th career Winston Cup start. Gordon has never missed a race since his debut in 1992.
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Students invaded the Smart Road in Blacksburg today....
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About 12-hundred children from the New River Valley and Salem toured the high tech facility. With a guide aboard... school buses traveled the two-mile Smart Road that helps researchers gather data on driving conditions. Officials say they often get requests for tours...
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((DAN BRUGH/V-DOT ENGINEER; WE WANTED TO TRY AND CONSOLIDATE THOSE AND HAVE ONE DAY WHERE WE CAN PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO SCHOOL KIDS AND SO WE DESIGNATED THIS AS A SCHOOL DAY AT THE SMART ROAD.)) ((MCKEEVER HENLEY/5TH GRADE STUDENT; I THOUGHT THE BRIDGE WAS REALLY COOL HOW IT LOOKED I LEARNED THAT LIKE THE SMART ROAD AND THE TANK OF WATER THAT THEY CAN MAKE SNOW.))
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V-DOT officials say they will hold "school days" on a regular basis. The next one is slated for the Fall.
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