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On News 7 at 5, a lack of water makes fighting a Roanoke County house fire difficult.
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And there is a small glimmer of hope that the violence could end soon in the middle east.
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Weekend is shaping up very nicely. Getting warmer by Sunday as well. Details coming up.

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Also today, a group of scientists says people have a big misconception about a controversial type of research.
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Plus a Japanese company thinks it's found a new market for gas masks.
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A family in Roanoke County manages to escape safely .. but a blazing fire destroys their home.
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Firefighters got to the house just after ten... but there was a problem- no water sources nearby.
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The home is at the corner of Pitzer and Brookridge Roads.
Officials said it started at the back of the house, and quickly spread- Because there is not a water source close to the home firefighters actually had to carry water from a nearby stream.


Since the house was engulfed in flames, crews decided to try to save several nearby outbuildings, and keep the fire from spreading. Fire officials say hunting ammunition ignited in the blaze- that was a concern for fire crews.
The fire's cause is under investigation.
The home is a total loss.
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[5-Middle-East]


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More bloodshed in the Middle East- but there has been one small diplomatic step toward a truce.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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(( After a week of fighting, a small step toward diplomacy today. Israel allowed U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni to meet the embattled Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah. Zinni was expected to repeat Israel's demand that Arafat hand over suspected militant leaders Israel says are hiding in Arafats compound.
The U.S. president has called for an Israeli military pullout Israel says, not until the job is done. And they are making progress there are reports Israeli forces near Nablus managed to find and kill the Hamas mastermind of the recent Passover bombings.
The town of Bethlehem endured another night of siege. (upsot) Israeli

troops kept up their assault on the militants hiding in the Church of the Nativity, on Manger Square. By daylight, four priests managed to sneak out of the church compound. Dozens more are still trapped with the gunmen inside. You're safe But Israeli soldiers were not so polite, to other priests here. They burst in to this Lutheran conference center, searching room to room. Father Mitri. says the soldiers called him, a dirty Arab. They broke these doves in their search. They are killing peace. Palestinians in Gaza staged a day of rage against Israel's continuing offensive. They were echoed by protesters throughout the Muslim world, on this, their Friday of prayer. Hezbollah guerrillas clashed again with Israel along the Lebanese border Lebanese authorities did arrest some suspects, but the rocket barrage has gone on and on. It seems that whenever Israel uses force to put out one fire..another springs up. Kimberly Dozier...Jerusalem.))

[5-Detainee]


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A man captured in Afghanistan claims he's an American and now he's back on American soil.
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Yasser Esam Hamdi was brought to Norfolk today from the U-S Naval base in Cuba.
He was captured in Afghanistan with hundreds of other Taliban and Al Queda suspects.
The terror suspect is to remain at the Norfolk Naval Station while U-S authorities weigh how to handle his case.


Authorities must still decide whether to treat Hamdi as a U-S citizen.
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A Charlotte County couple is headed to prison for the illegal purchase of a handgun.
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Vincente Pierre and his wife Tracie Elaine Upshur were convicted last November on federal firearms charges.
During their sentencing hearing today, a federal agent testified that authorities narrowly avoided a shoot-out with the couple's supporters at their compound in Charlotte County.
A Muslim leader had told Sheriff Thomas Jones that "had agents tried to arrest Upshur on their property", there would have been violence.
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((TOM BONDURANT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: ANY TIME SOMEBODY'S EVEN THINKING THAT WAY, YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE IT SOMEWHAT SERIOUSLY. AND AS THE JUDGE POINTED OUT, WE HAD NO INDEPENDENT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT, BUT THE FACT THAT THE LEADER OF THE COMPOUND IS MAKING SUCH STATEMENTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.. YOU CAN'T IGNORE IT.))
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Upshur ended up turning herself in to federal marshals in Charlottesville.
She was given a fifteen month prison term today.. Pierre was sentenced to two years.
A judge is deciding whether Upshur can delay serving her time until her husband is released because the couple has eight children to care for.
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A Christiansburg teenager is dead after crashing his pickup truck- State Police say 16-year-old Jason Dean Thacker's truck ran off of Pilot road and then back on the road into the path of an oncoming car.
The truck then crashed into a tree- throwing Thacker from the vehicle.
The crash happened at about 8:30 last night.
The driver of the other vehicle wasn't hurt.

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Watch out for highway workers.
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That's the message VDOT wants drivers, especially teenagers, to hear. The agency is preparing for Work Zone Safety Awareness Week which will start Monday. As part of the campaign, VDOT gave out cookies, coffee and safety kits to drivers at all Virginia rest stops today. The goal is to inspire drivers to stay alert.
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((JASON BOND/VDOT: THIS IS A PROBLEM. AS WE FACE CONSTRUCTION ACROSS THE COUNTRY PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER TO USE CAUTION IN WORK ZONES. 7 OUT OF EVERY 10 PEOPLE INJURED IN WORK ZONES ARE MOTORISTS. NOT ONLY ARE OUR HIGHWAY WORKERS IN DANGER BUT THERE ARE ALOT OF ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR IN WORK ZONES.))
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Since April of 2001 10-people died in accidents in Virginia work zones. VDOT says drivers are most guilty of speeding, following too closely, failing to yield the right of way, improperly changing lanes and not maintaining proper control.
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A company in Roanoke believes its new expansion will help it make a lot of bread. We'll have the details after the break.
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[VO] Plus we will see what could help sufferers of sleep apnea catch their breath.
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Researchers in Florida today raised concerns over the way the public perceives stem cell research.
Drew Levinson has more.
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((Many see this as the key to finding cures for debilitating diseases...such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Diabetes. Embryonic stem cells can grow into any type of body tissue. Tissue that could be used to treat ailing hearts, brains and other organs. But the process of harvesting these cells from human embryos is controversial.
So scientists are exploring the possibilities of adult stem cells -- which can be derived from almost anywhere in the body..

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"BUT HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, STEM CELL RESEARCHERS ARE NOW ISSUING A WORD OF CAUTION WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPLANTING CELLS
Researchers say the adult stem cells may not be as flexible as first thought.

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"WE MAY BE OVER INTERPRETING SOME OF THE CURRENT DATA THAT IS LOOKING AND SHOWING THAT STEM CELLS CAN MAKE DIFFERENT TISSUES THAN THEY WOULD NORMALLY MAKE."
Scott says the problem may come when the adult cell fuses with another cell. It adopts many of the same characteristics--in other words it would look like the cell it merges with.
In addition the resulting cells carry twice the normal amount of DNA and could cause them to behave abnormally and become sickly.

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"THESE CELLS CAN ACTUALLY TRANSFORM, WHICH MEANS THEY COULD BECOME CANCEROUS."
Still Florida researchers stress--this is only a caution.

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"WE ARE NOT SAYING ADULT STEM CELLS ARE DANGEROUS, OR THEY ARE NOT USEFUL, WE THINK ADULT STEM CELLS ARE VERY USEFUL."
And that continues to give patients who suffer from these degenerative diseases hope.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Gainesville, Florida.))

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If you snore and frequently stop breathing during the night you could suffer from sleep apnea.
The condition if left untreated can lead to many health complications.
That's why researchers at Virginia Tech are studying the benefits of exercise for these patients.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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In order to get a good night's rest Noelle Mooney must wear this device to bed to help her breath. That's because she suffers from obstructive sleep apnea which causes her to stop breathing during night.
This CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure unit helps keep her airway open.
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((I WAS WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND I WASN'T BREATHING AT ALL. I'D ACTUALLY HAVE DREAMS I WASN'T BREATHING THAT HELPED CLUE ME IN THAT I MIGHT HAVE A PROBLEM)) [RUNS12]
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Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, day time sleepiness, chronic fatigue and interruptions in breathing.
Left untreated it can lead to many serious complications including high blood pressure.
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((THE LATEST RESEARCH HAS SHOWN IF YOU HAVE FIVE INTERRUPTIONS PER HOUR YOU'RE STILL AT INCREASED RISK OF DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN FOUR YEARS)) [RUNS08]
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While the CPAP can reverse those effects --researchers at Virginia Tech want to see if adding regular exercise will make an even bigger difference for controlling blood pressure and all the problems stemming from it like cardiovascular disease.
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((WE'RE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN THIS PATIENTS AND HOW WE CAN USE THESE TREATMENTS MOST EFFECTIVELY TO REDUCE THAT PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE)) [RUNS10]
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Mooney is one of the participants in the study. She's already completed her 12 week exercise program. She says she doesn't need data to tell that exercise does make a difference.
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Researchers say their study will take three years. They hope their data will prove that exercise should be a part of the treatment for sleep apnea sufferers.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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The world's largest bread manufacturing line keeps getting bigger...
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Less than a month after Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke completed its 12 million dollar expansion, the company has decided to add yet another bread line.
Maple Leaf will import state-of-the-art machinery that only requires six people to man, and no one ever has to handle the bread.
Plant manager Al Sautner says the equipment makes bread production easier and sales more successful.
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((AL SAUTNER: WE'RE STARTING TO SEE BIG RESULTS BECAUSE THE PRODUCTS ARE GOING TO MARKET VERSUS GETTING THEM BACK AND REMAKING THEM AGAIN.))
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The company employs 140 people and plans to hire 20 more workers by 2003.
You can buy these locally produced baked goods at Wal-Mart stores across the region under the California Goldminer brand name.
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Coming up after this break, Robin will have a detailed look at our weekend forecast,
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Plus we will meet a Virginia Tech researcher who is helping relocate some of Southwest Virginia's long forgotten communities.
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As we told you earlier, a new project sponsored by Virginia Tech is taking a fresh look at the "Lost Communities" of Southwest Virginia. Patrick Evans has more
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Coming up today in Sports, the Salem Avalanche prepares to kick off its season.
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Wall Street put in a mixed performance today as the blue chip stocks held onto some gains, but technology shares lost ground.
Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Friday ticker.
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The Roanoke Express and the Trenton Titans are tied at one game a piece going into tonight's game three of their best of five ECHL playoff opening round. Steve Mason has a preview from the Round House.
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The Salem Avalanche begins defense off Its Carolina League championship tonight at Salem Memorial.
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The Avs take on the Potomac Cannons tonight just after seven o'clock. The players admit they will be nervous, but taking the field on familiar soil should help the butterflies.
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The Winston Cup stars are back on track at the Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon qualifying for this Sunday's Samsung/Radio Shack 500. Jimmy Spencer was the first car on the track. The practice speeds were in excess of 193 miles an hour on the new track surface. A number of drivers still to run. We hope to have the starting grid for you tonight on News 7 at six.
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Jean will be back to wrap up News 7 at five for you in just a moment. Have a safe weekend everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

[5-Gas-Masks]


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The demand for gas masks has gone up since September 11th- Now one company is marketing a mask made specifically for children.
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Koken Limited began making the child size gas maks in response to consumer demand.
The masks are designed for children ages five to twelve and they cost 64 dollars each.
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The masks protect against biological or chemical weapons such as the 1995 sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway.
They can also prevent inhalation of radioactive dust.
In Japan the masks can be used to protect against deadly volcanic gases- Japan is home to more than 20 active volcanos.
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As we told you earlier, a new project sponsored by Virginia Tech is taking a fresh look at the "Lost Communities" of Southwest Virginia. Patrick Evans has more
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