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Today on News 7, the state department of transportation is dropping more than 170 road projects to save money. We'll see which ones will be in our region.
And a local junior high school student is in trouble after claiming he had a bomb.
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Tomorrow looks like a bonus effort weatherwise but thunderstorms might return Friday afternoon. Details ahead.

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Also today President Bush remembers the police officers the nation lost this year,
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Locally, a conflict between Trigon and Carilion could cost consumers more money for health care.
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And can a simple blood test predict future heart disease? We'll have the answer. News 7 at Five is next.

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Leaders learn what's in and what's out... as the Virginia Department of Transportation revises its road construction program.
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The decision to scale back Virginia's road building program is claiming more than 170 construction projects across the state, and 20 in the Salem District.
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Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation revealed the projects that will be removed from the Six Year- Plan, including improvements to Interstate 81 between Salem and I -581.
Other projects on the list include work on Route 221 in Bedford County, Route 220 North of Eagle Rock, Route 100 in Giles County, and Route 114 near the Radford Arsenal.
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((ROSCOE REYNOLDS: I KNOW THE PEOPLE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, ROCKY MOUNT, MARTINSVILLE, HENRY COUNTY, PATRICK COUNTY, CARROLL COUNTY ARE GOING TO BE VERY SADDENED TO SEE PROJECTS THAT ARE VERY VITAL TO THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES LEFT OFF THE LIST.))
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VDOT officials note that 240- million dollars worth of construction continues unaffected in the 12 counties that make up the Salem District.
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board is expected to adopt the tentative six- year- plan tomorrow, and the board will hold public hearings next month before finalizing the cuts.

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Students at Hidden Valley Junior High School in Roanoke County were evacuated for nearly an hour this afternoon after a student told a friend he had an explosive device in his backpack.
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State Police are x-raying the device to determine if it is real, but Roanoke County investigators say it appeared to be a fake grenade.
The school says discplinary actions will be taken against the student. Roanoke County police say there will probably be criminal charges placed as well.
We'll have more details on News 7 at 6.
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It's a war of words between Trigon and Carilion.
The insurance mega-company and the health care giant have taken their battle public...
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They are trying to strike a deal where Trigon would continue to receive a health care service discount from Carilion.
But Trigon says the discount needs to be more... 27 percent to be exact.
Meanwhile Carilion says its offering a 20 percent discount... the same as it's other insurance partners.
To Carilion's surprise, Trigon came forward to the media today, claiming negotiations are over.
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The current discount agreement between the two companies expires at the end of the year.
If no agreement can be reached, Carilion will be out of the network for Trigon customers.

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An advocacy group says the Roanoke area has work to do when it comes to making housing available to people of all races and abilities. Housing Opportunities Made Equal, also known as HOME, today released the results of a study it conducted in the Roanoke region rental market.
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Results showed African-Americans seeking apartments in the Roanoke area can expect to be treated less fairly than whites 44-percent of the time. The study employed a white and black tester, each of whom called a sampling of apartments in search of available units. Neither tester mentioned race during the initial conversation a fact that doesn't concern the NAACP.
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The City of Roanoke's Housing and Neighborhood Services plans to incorporate the study's findings into it's report on housing to the city council next month.

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A car careened out of control smashing into a McDonald's restaurant early today- in New Jersey.
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Three people were killed and a fourth person was injured.
A 50 year old was driving the Cadillac- his car sped through an intersection, jumped the curb and crashed through the front window of the restaurant.
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((JAMES LYNCH: THE VEHICLE WENT THROUGH THE PLAY AREA WENT THROUGH THE AREA PATRONS WERE SITTING HAVING A MEAL, AND IT WENT THROUGH THE COUNTER AREA.))
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The car burst into flames after hitting the building.
The three who were killed were all long time workers of McDonald's. The car's driver is in critical condition. So far police aren't saying whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
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Former President Jimmy Carter's historic speech to the Cuban people is getting a selective review in Cuban newspapers.
The papers have played up Carter's criticisms of Cuba- and skimmed over the reforms he's asking for- and his references to the lack of freedoms in Cuba.
Manuel Gallegus has more on Carter's trip from Havana.
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(( JIMMY CARTER IN CUBA.. WITH CHILDREN.. AT FIDEL CASTRO S SIDE ON LIVE TELEVISION..AND AT THE CUBAN ALL STAR GAME. IMAGES OF COOPERATION AND OPENNESS THAT CASTRO IS ANXIOUS FOR AMERICANS TO SEE.
CUBA S ECONOMY IS IN BAD SHAPE. IN PART BECAUSE OF THE 40 YEAR TRADE EMBARGO BY THE U.S.
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AND WHILE CARTER IS URGING THE U.S. TO LIFT THE SANCTIONS PRESIDENT BUSH WANTS T TIGHTEN THE SCREWS EVEN FURTHER. IT S A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE HERE WITH DAILY LIFE. WOMAN IN MARKET everything that you have to buy here is in dollars. We need dollars to survive. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CUBA There was a time when Cuba ran strong exporting sugar, tobacco, and coffee. Now Cuba s leading industry is tourism.
IT S A TROPICAL PARADISE FOR VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING AMERICANS. NOTICE THE FLAGS ON THE BOATS. JOE BUCKO FROM MASSACHUSETTS CAME BY BOAT. JOE BUCKO, AMERICAN TOURIST my impression now is a lot different than the one I had when I first got here. 137 THOUSAND AMERICANS CAME TO CUBA LEGALLY LAST YEAR...STUDENTS..ARTISTS,.ATHLETES. BUT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHERS SNEAK-IN THROUGH CANADA AND MEXICO. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL AMERICAN TRAVEL HERE. THEY SAY IT JUST GIVES MONEY TO CASTRO S GOVERNMENT, AND NOT THOSE WHO NEED IT. CARTER: PRESIDENT BUSH WILL ANNOUNCE HIS NEW POLICIES FOR CUBA NEXT WEEK, AFTER CARTER LEAVES. SO WHILE CARTER S VISIT HAS OFFERED A GLIMMER OF HOPE HERE CUBA AND THE U.S. APPEAR TO BE HEADING FOR A LOW POINT IN RELATIONS. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HAVANA.))


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Can a simple blood test help you forecast future heart problems? We'll have the details after the break,
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And Joy Sutton will join us with Health Check. Today she has a story that should help you rest a little easier.
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It is the annual day to pay tribute to fallen police officers- This year's ceremony includes the 72 police officers lost September 11th.
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480 names of fallen officers from around the nation will be added to the memorial.
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The President said America will always remember the sacrifices of police men and women killed in the line of duty.

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A simple way to diagnose heart disease. It may sound too good to be true...but, as Doctor Mike Rosen tells us, many health care professionals say a simple blood test is all it takes.
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((AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK AND GOING THROUGH BY-PASS SURGERY...TERANCENarr: AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK AND GOING THROUGH BY-PASS TESTS. ONE TEST.. AN ECHO CARDIOGRAM SHOWED LEAKAGE OF A HEART VALVE ... AND HEART FAILURE. ANOTHER
TEST ... A CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION, SHOWED NO LEAK. ..AN NO HEART FAILURE. (SOT-) Q&A Rosen/patient. ( Were you surpri

sed at that. yes. ) TERENCE'S CARDIOLOGIST HAD TO DECIDE IF HIS HEART WAS REALLY FAILING... AN OMINOUS SIGN THAT WOULD MAKE THE CASE FOR VALVE SURGERY. (ROSEN STANDUP) Here's the thing diagnosning heart failure in patients can be very difficult You have to listen for very subtle heart and lung sounds ...and that can be tough in a crowded emergency room. Some patients don't take a deep enough breath so often the x-ray isn't helpful and even the echocardigram which looks right into the heart can be wrong. Narr; BUT NOW, A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST IS PROVING MORE ACCURATE THAN ANYTHING ELSE FOR DIA
GNOSING HEART FAILURE. IT DETECTS B-NATIURETIC PEPTIDE---BNP FOR SHORT... A PROTEIN RELEASED BY THE HEART WHEN THE HEAR
T IS IN FAILURE. (SOT-) Dr. Jay Erlebacher/Cardiologist when we first heard about this test we couldn't believe you cou

ld do a blood te t to diagnose heart failure. Narr:IT TAKES JUST ONE DROP OF BLOOD.FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER, AT A COST OF
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er if the bnp is normal you don't have neart failure. WITH TERENCE, THE BNP WAS NORMAL.IT SHOWED THE ECHO -CARDIOGRAM WHICH DEMONSTRATED HEART FAILURE WAS WRONG! SO, AT LEAST FOR NOW, TERENCE CAN AVOID SURGERY TO FIX HIS VALVE. HE CAN SPEND THE TIME FIXING HIS GOLF GAME INSTEAD. )

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In health check tonight,
Are you getting enough sleep at night? If you're like many Americans you're probably sleep deprived.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out a lack of sleep can be unhealthy.
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Jean, The problem is that many of us don't have time to get more sleep.
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But doctors say sleep needs to become a priority.
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If you're dozing off during the day and often feel tired. You're probably not getting enough sleep.
In fact, 37 percent of Americans feel they don't get enough sleep and nearly half would like to improve the quality of their slumber.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic Sleep Specialist Doctor Bruce Stewart says sleep is extremely important and lack of it can take toll on you physically and mentally.
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Chris Elwell says he can definitely tell when he's sleep deprived.
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Some of the symptoms of inadequate sleep include dozing off while engaged in an activity, slowed thinking, difficulty listening, depression or a negative mood, impatience or being quick to anger and frequent blinking and heavy eye lids.

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If you're looking to improve your sleep you should practice Good Sleep Hygiene.
You should avoid caffeine after lunch. Establish a regular bedtime and wake -up at the same time even on weekends. This will keep your biological clock in check. Avoid exercise before bed and heavy meals. And limit alcohol consumption shortly before bedtime.
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If these tips don't help and your sleep problem last longer than a few days, you should see a doctor.
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Jean,

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Tonight is the night Star Wars fans have been waiting three years for.
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[VO] Coming up next we will see how a local theater is preparing for the Attack of the Clones.
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The anticipation is building for Star Wars fans. In fact, the midnight showing at Valley View Grande is sold out.


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Teresa Hamilton is at the Valley View Grande where they are preparing for a packed house.
Teresa have the fans started showing up yet?
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Coming up next on the newscast, Hendrick's Motorsports announces it has hired a replacement for Jerry (NAY-DO) Nadeau,
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[VO] Then following sports, we'll see how animal workers were able to recuse a skunk without it costing a scent.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker. The N-C-Double-A Division Two Softball Championship has set up shop in Salem for a four-day run. Eight teams begin play tomorrow at the Moyer Sports Complex, but today the players and coaches took time out for some food and fun.
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The City of Salem hosted an afternoon barbeque to welcome the eight teams to the Valley. In between acting like children, the players actually got in some practice time. Five of the Eight teams in the field have 10 or fewer losses meaning local fans who attend the tournament can expect to see some good competition through the weekend.
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Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll introduce you to the teams and show you exactly how far they had to travel to compete for a national title.

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The Winston Cup cars and stars will be back in action later this week at the Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Winston All-Star race.
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Joe Nemechek will be in the race.
Today, front row Joe was hired by Hendrick Motorsports to drive the #25 Chevrolet the rest of the season.

He will compete in the Winston because he won a race last year. If he performs well in the car the rest of the year, he likely will be back in it in full-time in 2003.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour we will check in on the Scott Robertson Memorial qualifier, plus former Salem minor league star Tony Pena has been named the manager of the Kansas City Royals. Jean is coming back to wrap up News 7 at Five in just a moment. [go to break]

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C-B-S has heard the prayers of "Touched by An Angel" fans. The show was on the verge of cancellation at the end of this season. Instead the network is bringing the show back for another season.
Three other shows, "Family Law," "First Monday," and "The Education on Max Bickford" were cancelled.
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C-B-S is introducing five new dramas and two new comedies in the fall. One drama stars David Caruso in the spinoff ``C-S-I Miami.''
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Finally today, authorities were able to avoid creating a stink in San Diego, California yesterday.
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And that was easier said than done.
A skunk foraging for food got into quite a predicament.
It was able to squeeze its head through the narrow end of a yogurt container.
But the skunk couldn't pull its head back out.
It wandered around a couple's backyard until a wildlife team came to the rescue.
The skunk was captured in a towel then carried to another area, where the container was removed.
Luckily, the operation never turned into a stinky situation.
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