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Today on News 7 at 5, a local business is laying off workers as it eliminates one of its shifts. We'll have the details...
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and a man with a realistic toy gun creates some tense moments for Bedford police.
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Still on the lookout for showers, some may be heavy at times over the next 24 hours. Details just ahead.

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On Health Check, we will see a new way to treat back pain without surgery,
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and some problems with kidney transplants could be eliminated. We'll tell you how.
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The entire second shift is eliminated- and so are local jobs- at the Home Shopping Network center in Salem.
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20 positions at the Home Shopping Network in Salem have been eliminated, and all other non-management employees have been offered leave with reduced pay.
The company says business is slow.
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Those who actually lost their jobs in Salem have been offered other positions in the Home Shopping Network's Roanoke facility.
If they don't take the new jobs, they will receive a severance package.
Those who go on leave will do so for 45 days, keeping their benefits, but receiving unemployment wages.
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The Home Shopping Network employs more than one thousand people in Virginia, and runs two fulfillment centers and one call center in this area.

[5-Bedford-Gun]


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Bedford city police say one of their officers narrowly avoided what could have been a deadly confrontation with a man carrying a very real-looking toy gun.
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It happened a couple of weeks ago in a dark parking lot.. the "gun" was a replica assault rifle designed to fire plastic pellets.
It was equipped with a silencer and laser sight.. fortunately the man carrying it immediately complied with the police officer's order to drop his weapon.
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((CAPT. TONY SULLIVAN/BEDFORD CITY POLICE: I REALLY DON'T BELIEVE THAT HAD THIS GUY RAISED THE GUN AT THE OFFICER AND THE OFFICER SHOT RIGHT THERE, I REALLY DON'T BELIEVE WE COULD FIND ANY FAULT WITH THE OFFICER. BECAUSE FOR ALL HE KNOWS.. ESPECIALLY IF HE SEES THE LITTLE RED DOT.. ALL HE KNOWS IS THAT'S REAL.))
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The air rifles are reportedly becoming more popular with collectors, target shooters and those who enjoy paintball games.
Police charged the man with trespassing but aren't sure whether he committed any other crime by carrying the fake gun in public.
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Israeli forces have started pulling out of Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah.
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The move came as six Palestinian prisoners arrived in a convoy at a prison in the West Bank.
They will be guarded by British and American wardens.
The Israeli pullout ends a month long seige that trapped Arafat in his compound.
He is now free to leave Ramalah for the first time since December.- That's when Israeli troops moved into town, cutting off his exit.
Five of the six prisoners are accused in the assassination of an Israeli cabinet member.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new report says the World Trade Center collapse was the result of fire- and not the impact of the hijacked airliners.
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The man in charge of assessing building performance says the twin towers would have remained standing had fire not occurred in conjunction with the damage from the crashes.
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((DR. GENE CORELY/THE TOWERS SURVIVED THE IMPACT IT WAS THE FIRE IN ADDITION TO THIS VERY SEVERE IMPACT THAT BROUGHT THE TOWERS DOWN.))
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One building stood for nearly an hour after impact- the other for more than an hour-
Corley presented a report to a House committee today. The report recommends better fireproofing of steel support beams and the re-inforcement of stairwells.
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It was 1927 that Charles Lindbergh took off on his trans-Atlantic flight to Paris-
Today his grandson- Erik Lindbergh takes off on a trip to re-enact his grandfather's flight.
As Chris Lawrence reports- while the route will be the same the new Spirit of St. Louis is a bit more high tech than the one used 75 years ago.
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((Charles Lindbergh s grandson Erik is re-tracing his flight, taking a single-engine plane across the Atlantic alone. ERIK LINDBERGH/FLYING SOLO: Is it just an adventure? No, it s not. It s not about recreating my grandfather's flight. It s about celebrating this flight. 75 years ago Charles Lindbergh made the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris. He even left his parachute behind to make room for more fuel. It was cool and it was misty. A little girl at the time, Dorothy Gelpa watched Lindbergh take off that day. DOROTHY GELPA/WATCHED ORIGINAL FLIGHT: And the plane looked so great to me. But now when I see it in the Smithsonian it s so small. How he ever managed that Now she's back to see Erik do the same. But this plane is twice as fast, with satellites to guide him. But all that technology can t combat fatigue. He ll be in the air for more than 16 hours alone. And the biggest danger is the same. If the engine stops and Lindbergh ditches in the ocean, no helicopter could reach him for hours. So he started deep-water survival training more than a year ago.
Five years ago Erik Lindbergh was completely disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. Now he s soaring alone, with encouragement but no advice from the ground. Doesn't need words from an old lady, he s got it all figured out. I hope God takes care of him. Chris Lawrence CBS News Long Island New York.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, a proposed gas line through several counties in our region is another step closer to reality.
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[VO] Also we will see a new procedure that uses radio waves to heal back pain without surgery.
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[5-Rolex-Theft]


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Roanoke City Police want four people accused of theft.
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Police say two men and two women entered the Fink's Jewelry Store in Valley View Mall and distracted the clerks on April 14th. Then, one of the women allegedly sliced the seal on one of the display cases, lifted the glass and stole three Rolex watches valued at more than 13-thousand dollars. So far, the four suspects have not been identified...
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS 4646ESSC] If you have any information concerning the incident, you can contact Crimeline at 344-8500.

[5-Pipeline]


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Federal regulators say that building a 90-mile natural gas pipeline from Wythe County to Eden, North Carolina would have limited impact on the environment.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a draft environmental impact statement on the Duke Energy plan.


The existing line stretches from southern Tennessee to Wythe County.
The extension would continue south through Max Meadows, cross Interstate 81 and run through Carroll, Patrick and Henry counties before crossing the state line into North Carolina.
The federal commission has eliminated nine out of 12 other routes.


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Doctors at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have announced a potentially revolutionary procedure in kidney transplantation.
As Dr. Mike Rosen tells us, it could kelp 52 thousand people a year.
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(((NAT) ...ALMOST GROUNDED IN HER CALIFORNIA HOME...CONNECTED TO A DIALYSIS MACHINE -- SEVERAL TIMES A DAY... 59 YEAR O
LD SUSAN MATTHEWS KNEW SHE HAD TO FIND A KIDNEY DONOR... SOT: SUSAN MATTHEWS/KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENT (..my kidneys st

arted to fail...needed dialysis) THREE THOUSAND MILES AWAY-- HER 32-YEAR OLD SON KEVIN ISOLA-- WAS TRYING TO HELP HER. HE WANTED HER TO HAVE ONE OF HIS KIDNEYS-- BUT THEIR BLOOD TYPES DIDN'T MATCH...HER ANTI-BODIES WOULD HAVE REJECTED THE ORGAN.. THAT IS-- UNTIL NOW. (STANDUP) IN A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH, TRANSPLANT SURGEONS AT JOHNS HOPKINS ANNOUNCED THEY HA
VING A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH, TRANSPLANT SURGEONS AT JOHNS HOPKINS ANNOUNCED THEY PEOPLE. REGARDLESS OF BLOOD TYPE. SOT:

DR. ROBERT MONTGOMERY/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (if the donor is fit and the recipient is fit we can transplant) FOR A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE THE TRANSPLANT RESEARCHERS PUT THE RECIPIENTS ..BLOOD FOR A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE THE TRANSPLANT RESEARCHERS PUT THE RECIPIENTS ..BLOOD ANTIBODIES..NO REJECTION. 27 OF 29 PATIENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A KIDNEY USING TH
IS PROCESS ARE STILL REJECTION FREE. SOT: DR. MONTGOMERY (This is significant...impact other major organs......) FOR SU
SAN AND HER SON...RECOVERY HAS BEEN QUITE EASY... SOT: SUSAN (I FEEL BETTER THAN I DID TEN YEARS AGO...) SOT: KEVIN ISO

LA/KIDNEY DONOR SHE BROUGHT ME HERE SO UH-- UM--IT'S REALLY IS A WONDERFUL FEELING TO GIVE HER BACK SOMETHING LIKE THAT. NARR; LIFE HAS COME ALMOST FULL CIRCLE...DR. MIKE ROSEN..CBS. ))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you suffer from back or neck pain, there's a treatment option that's helping patients in our area find relief.

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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out the recovery time is only a couple of days.
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Jean,
The procedure is recommend for people who have failed with other methods of pain control.
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It's not meant as an altenative to surgery --but for people who are not candidates for surgery.
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This procedure will mean a whole new life for Hank Stecker. He's suffers from debilatating pain.
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((HANK STECKER: IT WAS A QUESTION OF THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE. BASICALLY BY THE END OF THE DAY YOU'RE PRETTY WELL TO THE POINT WHERE YOU COULDN'T FUNCTION IT MEANT GOING TO BED WHEN YOU GET HOME)) [RUNS10]
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Stecker is undergoing radiofrequency lesioning at Comprehensive Pain Management Centers.
The procedure releaves pain by desensitizing the nerve that's sending pain signals to the brain.
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((WE NEVER DESTROY THE NERVE WHAT WE'RE DOING IS DEADENING IT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME)) [RUNS05]
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The technique requires inserting a needle into the area where the pain is located, then an electrode is inserted in the needle. High radio frequency current then heats the tissue.
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((HANK STECKER: IT WAS ALMOST A COMPLETE FEELING OF PLEASURE AS THE PAIN WAS KILLED IT WAS ALMOST LIKE THE AREA THAT WAS HURTING SO BADLY IT JUST WENT AWAY. IT WAS COMPLETE RELEASE, MIRACULOUS IS THE ONLY WORD I CAN USE)) [RUNS14]
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The nerve that's been desensitized will eventually grow back --but the doctor says the pain usually doesn't return.
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((IT MAY TAKE 8 MONTHS TO TWO YEARS TO GROW BACK BUT OUR GOAL IS TO OPTOMIZE PAIN CONTROL SO WE CAN PUT THEM THROUGH PHYSICAL THERAPY THAT CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE LONG RUN)) [RUNS16]
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The prodecure only works for patients with joint pain.
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((IT'S A VERY LOW RISK PROCEDURE AND IT'S MINIMALLY INVASIVE. EVERYONE ONCE IN AWHILE A PERSON CAN GET...WHICH IS INFLAMATION OF THE NERVE)) [RUNS10]
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Steckers also likes the recovery time. He'll be back on his feet in no time.
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The cost for the procedure ranges from 2 to 25-hundred dollars.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans is there as the Farmer's Market makes its return to Lexington.
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All things old are new again, and that's especially true today in Lexington.
Patrick Evans takes us on a tour of Lexington's newest "old" attraction.
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Your hometown station has gone digital. We'll have the details a little later in the broadcast,
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[VO] But first in Sports, Mike Stevens will see how golfers are going high-tech to improve their game.
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It was a good day on Wall Street today for the Blue Chip stocks as they continued yesterday's rally. But the same could not be said for the tech stocks.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Welcome everybody to the midweek ticker that begins in the courtroom. Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams was indicted today on his most serious charge to date - aggravated manslaughter. The charges relate to the February 14th shooting death of Costas Christofi - an incident that Williams and his attorney maintain was an accident.
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It's that time of year when you don't have to look far to see the golf course lined with players. Next month the Roanoke Country Club will play host to the 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial junior tournament. Besides having some of the best juniors in the world on the course,
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the tournament also will have a guest appearance by one of the top teachers in the world, David Leadbetter. The man who helped refine the games of Ernie Els and Nick Faldo is now using a breakthrough DVD technology to help the average hacker lower his score. New Phillips recordable DVDs are getting more affordable and more convenient for teaching pros everywhere to help their students examine their swings.
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The new Phillips disc recording system is rewritable and the discs can be recorded on more than 1000 times without damaging the quality of them.
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Coming up tonight one News 7 at Six - Steve Mason will join us with a huge announcement from the high school sports front. But first Jean promises me she is returning to wrap up News 7 at Five. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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At 8:15 last night, WDBJ officially began broadcasting a digital signal...
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If you have a digital tuner and antenna, you can now watch WDBJ D-T on channel 18.
The new signal gives you a higher quality picture.
It took more than three years of planning and construction to go digital, and our engineers say there is still work to do.
There's even more work in store for the hundreds of tv stations across the country who didn't make the digital federal mandate deadline... which is today.
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((CARL GUFFEY/OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: THRILLED, RECEIVED, GOT A LITTLE BIT OF SLEEP LAS NIGHT, AND THE IDEA WAS THAT WE MAKE THE DEADLINE... BY MAY 1ST, WE MADE IT WITH THREE HOURS AND 46 MINUTES TO SPARE. LAUGH..))
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Going digital allows us to broadcast some shows with an even BETTER quality signal... called High Definition.
For example, you can see the Young and the Restless and C-S-I in high def if you have the right equipment.
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