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Today on News 7 at 5, yhe Governor says state employees will not see a raise in the foreseeable future AND layoffs are still needed to balance the budget.
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Plus we will see what Roanoke County is doing to save water to help get through the drought.
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Plenty of clouds today but not much rain to show for it. A forecast update and the latest on Tropical Storm Isidore straight ahead.

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Families of victims want to know what the government could have done to prevent the September 11th attacks.
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On Health Check, we will see how a relatively new surgical procedure is gaining acceptance with heart doctors.
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and Brent Watts will have a musical preview of the Boones Mill Apple Festival.
News 7 at 5 is next. [open]
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((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITY DIRECTOR, ROANOKE COUNTY: I THINK THE VALLEY WILL BE OKAY UNTIL NEXT SPRING. BUT IF NOT, IT'LL IMPACT US ALL.))
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In response to the drought, Roanoke County is doing everything short of a rain dance to conjure up more water.
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Good evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.






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Roanoke County is no longer looking only to the sky for water.
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Since June, the county's been pumping water that leaks out of the dam at Spring Hollow reservoir back into the lake. Two pumps collect about one day's worth of water every two weeks. Together, Roanoke County and City pull 10 to 11 million gallons of water a day from the reservoir. With little hope of a good rain, the County's Utility Director wants a back up plan.
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((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITY DIRECTOR, ROANOKE COUNTY: THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE TRYING TO BE PROACTIVE IN THAT WE'RE USING RESERVE WELLS AND DRILLING THESE WELLS TO LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL SOURCES THAT ARE NOT OVERLY EXPENSIVE THAT ARE RELATIVELY CONVENIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE TO LOOK AT.))
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Wells will be dug at four or five sites close to the dam. If significant water is found, Robertson says he hopes it can be pumped into the line that goes to the treatment facility, treated, and then sent directly to customers.
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Governor Mark Warner did not have good news for the state's workforce today. He told a group of employees that there will be more layoffs.
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The governor addressed about 250 state workers from all across Virginia.
It is the first of several such meetings he plans this fall in anticipation of massive state spending cuts.
Warner says the "one and half billion" dollar shortfall makes layoffs necessary.
State employees asked the governor about severance packages and pay raises.
They even offered Warner their own suggestions for closing the budget shortfall.
The governor says he thinks the forum was helpful.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHAT I SAW TODAY WAS, ONE, A RECOGNITION THAT THEY UNDERSTAND, THE STATE EMPLOYEES UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM, THAT THEY APPRECIATE SOMEBODY TELLING THEM STRAIGHT TALK. I UNDERSTAND AND I APPRECIATE WHAT I LEARNED TODAY WAS THEY WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.))
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State agencies have until Friday to submit slimmed-down budgets.
Warner says he will take action on those proposals by early October.
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A new report out today shows it's getting harder for minimum-wage earners to find affordable housing.
The report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition says there's no place in the country where a minimum-wage employee can afford to pay rent on a two-bedroom home.
And in three-quarters of the country, even two full-time minimum-wage jobs couldn't pay for such housing.
The annual ``Out of Reach'' report finds that average worker in America must make almost 15 dollars an hour to afford a modest two-bedroom rental and still pay for food and other basic needs.
In Virginia a worker would have to make a bit less.. 14 dollars and 48 cents an hour.

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The Bush Administration is now making its case before Congress- for tough action against Iraq.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is pressing lawmakers for immediate support of a possible military strike.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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((
AS DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD BEGAN LAYING OUT HIS ARGUMENTS FOR SWIFT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAQ, PROTESTORS AT THE HEARING FIRED OFF THEIR OWN VERBAL ATTACKS.
THEY WERE REMOVED, PEACEFULLY, BUT RUMSFELD USED THE INCIDENT TO TELL LAWMAKERS: THAT KIND OF FREE SPEECH DOESNT EXIST IN IRAQ. RUMSFELD WANTS CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE BEFORE THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL VOTES ON ACTION AGAINST IRAQ.
Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense: Delaying a vote in Congress would send the wrong message, in my view, just as we are asking the international community to take a stand.
AFTER A MORNING MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS PLEDGED TO VOTE ON THE MATTER BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. WHETHER THAT MEANS AUTHORIZING FULL FORCE IS YET TO BE SEEN.
Sen. Tom Daschle/D-Majority Leader:
Im not going to make any precondition or any supposition about what the resolution ought to say, at this point. Well work in concert with the administration.
PRESIDENT BUSH WILL SEND A PROPOSAL FOR THAT RESOLUTION TO CONGRESS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HE SAYS SADDAMS OFFER TO RE-ADMIT WEAPONS INSPECTORS WONT FOOL ANYBODY. Bush: Dozens of times, hes told the world, Oh, I will comply. And he never does that the nations which long for peace and the validity of the United Nations will join us. Teri Okita/Reporting: Its still a tough sell for some key members of the security council particularly Russia and France. But Mr. Bush says inspections are not enough, and hell keep pressing them to come up with a new, U-N resolution. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Did the government do enough to prevent the 9-11 attacks?
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The families of some victims say no- they're placing the blame for the attacks squarely on the shoulders of the nation's intelligence agencies
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((KRISTEN BREITWISER/VICTIM'S WIDOW: SEPTEMBER 11TH WAS A DEVASTATING RESULT OF A CATALOGUE OF FAILURES ON BEHALF OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENCIES. MY HUSBAND AND THE APPROXIMATELY THREE THOUSAND OTHERS LIKE HIM WENT TO WORK THAT MORNING AND NEVER CAME HOME.)) [BUTT TO 1:42] ((STEPHEN PUSH/VICTIM'S WIDOWER: IF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY HAD BEEN DOING ITS JOB, MY WIFE, LISA RAINES WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY.))
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Senator Bob Graham of Florida heads up the Joint Intelligence Committee- He says the purpose of the public hearings is to search for th truth- and find out what snafus kept this catastrophe from being averted.
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Coming up next on the newscast, more surgeons are changing the way they operate on heart patients. We'll you why.
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Also we will see what a local medical center is doing to make a trip to the hospital a little less stressful.
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Perfroming open heart surgery without stopping the heart from beating is becoming more common.
A new study shows it is the preferred way of performing bypass surgery for certain patients.
Dr. Mike Rosen has more.
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(( DOCTORS HAVE LONG WARNED AMERICANS THAT BEING OVERWEIGHT INCREASES YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE...AND DURING CARDIAC SURGERY-- YOUR CHANCES OF COMPLICATIONS-- EVEN DEATH.

SO-- FOR THE FIRST TIME-- THEY'VE STUDIED OVERWEIGHT HEART PATIENTS...AND HOW THEY FARED AFTER TWO PARTICULAR CARDIAC PROCEDURES.... THE CONVENTIONAL BYPASS.... AND THE --BEATING HEART -- OR THE --OFF-PUMP-- TECHNIQUE.

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(PARAPHRASE: EVERY SURGEON HAS THOUGHT FOR A LONG TIME ABOUT THE ROLE

OFF-PUMP SHOULD PLAY IN HIS OR HER PRACTICE.)

AS OPPOSED TO THE TRADITIONAL BYPASS-- WHEN DOCTORS STOP THE PATIENT'S HEART AND PUMP BLOOD THROUGH A HEART-LUNG MACHINE......IN THE OFF-PUMP
PROCEDURE--- SURGEONS ACTUALLY WORK ON THE HEART AND ARTERIES -- WHILE

IT CONTINUES TO BEAT....

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PREVIOUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN - SOME BENEFITS TO THE OFF-PUMP PROCEDURE. BUT NOW-THE RESEARCHERS REPORTING IN THE JOURNAL CIRCULATION - SAY THE OBESE POPULATION SEEMS TO BENEFIT MUCH MORE.

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28-HUNDRED-44 PATIENTS WERE STUDIED... AND THOSE THAT HAD THE OFF-PUMP PROCEDURE HAD SOMETIMES HALF THE COMPLICATIONS: SHORTER HOSPITAL STAYS.....FEWER TRANSFUSIONS... A REDUCED RISK OF STROKE... FEWER LUNG AND NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS. AND-FEWER PATIENTS DIED.
DR. JAMES FONGER IS PART OF A TEAM AT LENOX HILL HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK - WHICH DOES ALMOST ALL OF ITS BYPASSES OFF-PUMP. HE THINKS THE STUDYS NUMBERS ARE A BIT MISLEADING, BECAUSE IT LOOKS AT TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF PATIENTS.

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ITS QUITE CLEAR EARLY ON-THAT THE ON-PUMP GROUP WAS ACTUALLY SOMEWHAT SICKER THAN THE OFF-PUMP GROUP.
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OBESE PATIENTS TO GET OFF-PUMP SURGERY.
STILL, KEEPING A HEART BEATING DURING SURGERY APPEARS TO BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS, AND DR. FONGER HOPES MORE SURGEONS WILL START REGULARLY PERFORMING THE RELATIVELY NEW SURGERY. DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS.))



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A local hospital is rolling out the red carpet for its patients. And many of its new amenities are similar to what you'd find at a five star hotel.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean,
Lewis Gale Medical Center says its hoping to improve patient satisfaction.
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And its hired the same company that provides the greeter service at the Hotel Roanoke along with volunteers to make that happen.
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Need help finding a room, directions to a nearby restaurant or assistance with a wheelchair...Lewis-Gale Medical Center is doing its best to make your visit more comfortable.
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(( BEN MCCOY:VOLUNTEER: I THINK MORE IMPORTANT THAN A CONCIERGE AT HOTEL WHO IS GLAD TO HAVE YOU THERE AND CERTAINLY WILLING TO HELP WE TRY TO REDUCE THE STRESS THAT THE FAMILY HAS AND THE PATIENT HAS AND WE GET THEM LAUGHING )) [RUNS14]
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But it's the shuttle bus service that many visitors seem to enjoy.. now it doesn't matter how far you park.
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Lewis-Gale Medical Center also plans to recognize and reward outstanding employees..as one more way to improve customer service.
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((JIM THWEATT/LEWIS GALE MED. CTR CEO: WE WANTED TO CHANGE THE CULTURE. WE WANTED TO MAKE PATIENTS AND EMPLOYEES WANT TO BE THE PART OF LEWIS GALE MEDICAL CENTER. WE WANTED TO BE THE RITZ CARLTON OF HEALTH CARE)) [RUNS14]
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Lewis Gale wants to be the hospital of choice for patients who want five star service.))
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To take advantage of the shuttle service it will be available Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4-30 pm.
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Jean,

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Boones Mill is gearing up for a big event this weekend. Up next on News 7 at Five, Brent Watts sits in with one local man who will perform at this year's Apple Festival.
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The Annual Boone's Mill Apple Festival gets underway this Saturday, culminating with a grand parade and the crowning of Miss Apple Festival.
But it's the music that interests our Brent Watts. He's tuning up with a Franklin County man who's not only in charge of this year's entertainment, he's also performing.
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Still to come on the newscast, a major magazine is calling it quits and it says a celebrity is to blame.
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Also we will see what it takes to rescue a family dog that thought he was a mountain goat.
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It was a roller coaster day on Wall Street today. Stocks ended in the red after a "late-session rally attempt" failed. But the major market averages did close well off their lows of the day.
Ed Crane has the final numbers.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the midweek ticker. We start this Wedenesday with baseball news from the Carolina League. While the Salem Avalanche has changed major league affiliates, the Lynchburg Hillcats will remain with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 4 more years.
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Pittsburgh has officially announced an extension of the player development contract with Lynchburg that began in 1995. The deal will run through the 2006 season. In eight seasons with the Pirates, Lynchburg has fielded two Carolina League Champions and has been to the Mills Cup Series three times.
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While the Hillcats aren't changing Tiger Woods is making a move. The company that drives his endorsement income through the roof
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has now developed a set of irons to his liking. NIKE, which put a new driver in Tiger's hands last year, has now sold him on using the new NIKE forged irons 2 through pitching wedge. Tiger says he tested the clubs for a year and realizes there is always a risk in switching. He has used Titleist irons for the past five years.
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The high school football season rolls into week number four this Friday. So far, there have been a number of surprises. For instance - Pulaski County and Salem are both just 1 and 2 after three games. While GW Danville and EC Glass have yet to win - both are 0-and-3. The point being - in high school a coach is ultimately only as good as his players.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13098] And remember folks - what is traditionally the biggest game of the year in the SEC takes place this Saturday right here on Your Hometown Station. Tennessee hosts Florida this Saturday in front of 105 thousand fans at Neyland Stadium. Coverage from CBS begins at 3pm Saturday with the kickoff set for 3:30 right here on WDBJ-7.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour - Steve Mason checks in from the Martinsville Speedway from today's big open test session for the upcoming Taco Bell 300. Jean's coming back to wrap up News 7 at Five in just a moment. Have a safe night everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Rosie O'Donnell is tired of fighting with Rosie- the magazine that is.
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The comedian says she is shutting down the magazine that bears her name.
It's because of a dispute with the publisher
O'Donnell says the company has been gradually taking control of Rosie magazine away from her and she does not want it to continue.
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She says the last issue will be in December.
In a memo sent to employees, the publisher blames O'Donnell.
The memo says it is shocking and disappointing Rosie would walk away from her obligations to her staff, her business partner and her magazine audience.'

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One SanDiego dog got himself in quite a predicament today-
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Colby walked up a cliff and got stuck 400 feet up in La (Hoya) Jolla.
A rescue worker reached the stranded pooch and put in in a harness and slowly walk him up the wall of stone.
The one year old Siberian Husky Mix appears to be fine- his tail was wagging as he was rescued.
We don't know yet if his owners will be billed for the rescue.
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