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Tonight on News 7 at 5, a fast burning fire claims a local home.
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Also the National Transportation Safety Board says the captain of the barge that crashed into an Oklahoma bridge may have been sleepy.
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Going for a warm one Friday with a chance for scattered showers. We'll check the radar in a moment for local showers and see what is up.

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We'll see what the city of Radford is doing to get more police officers on the road,
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And we will tell you why some people say they have a new twist on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,
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Also Steve Mason has some big news about the Roanoke Express.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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These are the scenes from Ground Zero- The recovery of remains at the World Trade Center in New York City officially ends today.
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Eight and half months ago it was a bustling place of business where thousands went to work.
Now it is a place of sorrow- where there is no closure for many families- no remains found of their loved ones- only memories of that horrible day September 11th.
Today a ceremony is held to mark the end of recovery at Ground Zero-
Jamie Colby is at the World Trade Center Site in New York with more on today's ceremony.
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((JUST AFTER NEW YORK CITY'S BRAVEST SOUNDED THEIR CALL FOR A FALLEN FIREFIGHTER... A FLAG DRAPED STRETCHER WAS CARRIED FROM GROUND ZERO FOR THE FINAL TIME. IT WAS JUST ONE STRETCHER, BUT IT SYMBOLICALLY CARRIED THE WEIGHT OF OVER 17-HUNDRED VICTIMS FOR WHOM NO REMAINS WERE EVER FOUND. AFTER 8 AND A HALF MONTHS OF EMOTIONAL, AT TIMES HEART WRENCHING WORK... RECOVERY EFFORTS OFFICIALLY ENDED AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE. THE FINAL STEEL BEAM...CUT DOWN JUST TWO DAYS AGO... WAS CARRIED BY FLAT-BED TRUCK FROM THE PIT WHERE TWO 110 STORY TOWERS ONCE STOOD. TODAY - THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STOOD THERE, TO HONOR THE ALMOST 3-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO DIED HERE, AND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LIVING. NO ONE WILL EVER FORGET THE ARMY OF FIREFIGHTERS, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND OTHERS WHO WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK, SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING. CHIEF JOSEPH PFEIFER, FDNY: - WHAT'S NEXT FOR SITE. JAMIE COLBY, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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The City of Radford's Police Department is moving forward with a federal grant to hire more patrol officers.
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The Department of Justice grant provides 75-thousand dollars for each officer over a three year period. Last night the city council agreed on two new hires. The police chief wanted five... but since the city has to pay for salaries after the grant runs out - they decided on the lower number. Officials say two will still help patrol the streets.
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((RYAN FUNK/CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNER; WHEN YOU COMPARE RADFORD CITY TO MUNICIPALITIES OF SIMILAR SIZE WE DO LACK A FORCE THAT IS NEEDED TO COVER THE CITY BASICALLY COMPARED TO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES WE'RE AT A MINIMUM OF 10 OFFICERS BELOW THAT STRENGTH. ))
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The department expects to hear back on the grant in a few months. At that point they can start advertising for the positions and begin hiring.
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A fast-burning fire destroyed a home in Bedford County earlier today..
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More than two dozen firefighters from four area volunteer companies responded to the blaze just off Falling Creek Road a little before noon.
The two-story, wood- frame house was engulfed in flames when they arrived.. crews could do little to keep the home from burning to the ground.
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((DONALD HALE/BEDFORD VFD CHIEF: THE MAIN THING IS LIVING SO FAR OUT IN THE COUNTY LIKE THIS IS GETTING TRUCKS HERE TO IT AND GETTING A WATER SUPPLY SET UP TO IT, AND ONCE WE'VE ESTABLISHED THAT THEN NATURALLY AS HOT AS IT IS OUTSIDE WITH THE HUMIDITY, IT DOESN'T TAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS LONG TO GO UP ESPECIALLY WHEN IT GETS A GOOD START BEFORE WERE CALLED ON IT.))
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The owner was not home when the fire broke out.
Authorities say it appears the fire started near the garage at the back of the house.. the cause is under investigation.
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A company moving into the former Standard Register building in Rocky Mount is bringing 300 jobs.
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Franklin County will become the home of a new Trinity Packaging plant.
Hundreds of people showed up at a job fair this morning.... a half an hour before it even started.
There will be 300 new jobs.
Trinity says it needs everything from a mechanic to an ink technician.
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The job fair continues until 8 tomorrow night.
150-workers will begin by the end of the year.... the rest are expected to be added in the future.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see what it takes to turn an office building into some luxury apartments,

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But first, could the barge captain involved in the Oklahoma bridge collapse have fallen asleep at the wheel? We'll hear what the N-T-S-B thinks.
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The captain of the tugboat involved in Sunday's fatal bridge collapse did not get much sleep in the days leading up to the crash.
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But the head of the federal investigation says there's been no conclusion on whether the captain may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
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((KEN SUDYAM/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: SO I'D LIKE TO RECAP FOR YOU THE CYCLE OF EVENTS OF WORK AND REST. HE'S AWAKE FOR 14 AND HALF HOURS, HE'S ASLEEP FOR THREE POINT FIVE HOURS. HE'S AWAKE FOR 14 AND HALF HOURS, HE'S A SLEEP FOR SIX. HE'S AWAKE FOR FIVE AND THE ACCIDENT OCCURS. SO WE HAVE 32 HOURS OF AWAKE AND NINE AND HALF HOURS OF SLEEP.))
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The Captain reports- the last thing he remembers before the crash was passing a marker in the river.
Meanwhile the search for victims is over.
Authorities say they've recovered the bodies of all 14 people.
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The renovation of a Roanoke landmark is close to completion. This summer, the former Norfolk and Western office building, G- O- B- South, will begin its new life as an upscale apartment building.
It's now called Eight Jefferson Place, and today Joe Dashiell got a sneak preview of an unusual property.

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((The first of 87 luxury apartments are now taking shape in a building that served the railroad for most of the last century.
And while tenants will find apartments with thoroughly modern amenities, planners have taken pains to preserve the building's historic character.
For example, 8 Jefferson Place has more than 20 vaults, some with shelves from floor to ceiling that will serve as libraries or dens. One apartment will include the former pedestrian bridge across Centre Avenue.
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With construction under way, the building isn't open to the public yet... but by mid-July the first and second floors will be complete, ready for potential tenants to tour the property and even move in.
With no marketing and little publicity leasing agents say they're already hearing from prospective tenants. They hope to rent six to eight apartments a month, and fill the building within a year.
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The building has 20 different floor plans, and rents ranging from 545 dollars to 1195 dollars a month.
Planners hope they will persuade young professionals, working couples and senior citizens to consider a new lease with a downtown landmark.
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In health check tonight,
For those who suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis, "yoga" may provide some relief.
It's the reason the American Yoga Association and the Arthritis Foundation have a launched a free Internet yoga guide.
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For the more than 2 million Americans living with Rheumatoid arthritis it can be a debilitating disease.
Yoga may be able to help them deal with the pain and stiffness because it focuses on balancing physical and mental health.
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((LYNEE MCKENZIE-COLLINS/RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENT:YOGA CAN HELP IN TWO WAYS. ONE, TO PHYSICALLY KEEP YOUR MUSCLES AND JOINTS AS FLEXIBLE AS POSSIBLE AND THE FACT THAT IT'S AN AT HOME THING MEANS THAT YOU DO IT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME AND YOU'RE NOT ON DISPLAY TO ANYBODY AND DO IT ON YOUR OWN TIME))
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The yoga guide offers a 35-minute routine that combines traditional yoga poses with relaxation and breathing.
It's designed specially for the arthritis patient taking into account the difficulties the person may encounter.
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((DR. CHERYL LAMBING/ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR UCLA: YOU'RE REALLY TRYING TO PROTECT THAT JOINT LONG TERM AND YOU WANT TO INSURE YOU ARE CHOOSING LOW IMPACT EXERCISES AND FLEXIBILITY PROGRAMS. WE ALSO TRYING TO IMPROVE BALANCE, GAIT, AND FLEXIBILITY. ))
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[Take Pinnacle Page Full]
You can find a link to the free yoga Internet guide by clicking on the webwatch section of our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.

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Coming up next, Patrick Evans will let us know if the April Showers did indeed bring May flowers.
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A favorite for flowering perennials locally is the Hydrangia, and it has some unique characteristics.
Patrick Evans catches up with one local grower to find out more about these popular plants and what it takes to grow them.
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Coming up next, a strike could cause the city of Venice Italy to lose a little romance,
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[VO] and then a little later, we'll meet this year's winner of the National Spelling Bee.
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A late rally with bargain hunters is all that saved the Stock markets from a sharp drop.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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They are part of Venice's fame, but now the gondoliers have gone on strike- refusing to take passengers on tours of the lagoon city.
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The gondoliers are protesting illegal immigrants who they say are threatening their business.
Some 150 gondola boats crossed oars and blocked off Venice's main waterway- the Grand Canal.
Immigrants represent less than 3 percent of the population but gondoliers say the mass of merchandise they sell has led to overcrowding.
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Our two minute ticker starts on the ice with some big news concerning the Roanoke Express. Sources tell news 7 sports that the franchise is changing it's logo back to the original Express logo, the train.
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The Express logo and mascot since 1997 has been the junk yard dog with a hockey stick in its mouth. The announcement should come sometime in July.
Also, the Express will hold a news conference tomorrow at the Roanoke Civic Center to announce the signing of three players. Center Mike Peron is one of them, Peron has been in Roanoke for the past weekend and a half having arthroscopic knee surgery. Defenseman Duncan Dalmao is another player that will be signed tomorrow and the third player is right wing Brad Essex.
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The Express has also announced that a week and a half ago, the team signed Mike McPhearson as Roanoke's new scout. He will serve in place of an assistant coach. McPhearson was a scout for the ECHL Mississippi Bandits this past season. He will work out of Ontario, Canada and will scout potential players for the Express. He has a one year contract and will also scout next season for an AHL team.

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One of Festival in the Park's signature events is on tap for this coming Saturday. The annual 5 and 10K runs are scheduled to get underway at 8am on Jefferson Street.
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And that "race day" registration should help push the number of runners even higher. It will take place at the AEP parking garage from 6:30 to 7:30am Saturday morning, but not a moment later.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, Duke bound basketball star J.J. Redick offers some advice to a local AAU team, and big news out of VMI, see ya then everybody.

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It came down to "prospicience" prohs-PIH'-shins. Most of us may not know how to spell it, but theres a seventh grader from Denver who does, and he's the new national spelling bee champ. Teri Okita has more.
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((TRACK: FOR ALL BUT ONE, IT WAS THE AGONY OF DEFEAT
NATSD: Ding! Ding! Ding!
TRACK: THE THRILL OF VICTORY SLIPPING THROUGH THEIR FINGERS OFTEN BY JUST ONE LITTLE LETTER.
MORE NATSD OF SPELLERS
TRACK: THE COMPETITION WAS THE FIERCEST IN YEARS WITH A RECORD NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS 250 TESTING THEIR METTLE. THATS M-E-T-T-L-E.
MORE NATSD OF SPELLERS
TRACK: FOR THE FIRST TIME, COITTEN TEST TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND.
SupSTANDUP BRIDGE:Heres a list of the words on that written test. It starts out fairly easy with words like allot and exceed, but as you go down the list, youve got dyskinesia and guesioleptic. Ill stick with the dictionary.
TRACK: IN THE LIGHTENING ROUND... CONTESTANT 206 GOT KNOCKED OUT, LEAVING IT UP TO 13-YEAR-OLD PRATYUSH BUDDIGA...
NATSD OF PRATYUSH SPELLING PROSPICIENCE
TRACK: AS THE STRAIGHT-A STUDENT TOOK HIS VICTORY WALK, IT WAS CLEAR PRATYUSH HANDLED THE PRESSURE WELL.
Super: Pratyush Buddiga/National Spelling Bee Champ
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TRACK: HE TAKES HOME A PRIZE PACKAGE WORTH MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND OF COURSE, BRAGGING RIGHTS AS NATIONAL CHAMP. YOU CAN TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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if you were wondering, prosipience means the act of looking forward.
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