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Today on News 7 at Five, the U-S Postal Service is looking for someone who detonated a pipe bomb in a Roanoke County mailbox.
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Also a new report says one type of van is more accident prone.
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Some passing showers late tonight followed by an extended cold spell. Full holiday details coming up.

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Also a doctor says the world's first human clone will be born the first of the year.
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A national group warns that a hot new trend in cooking turkeys can be extremely dangerous.
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Plus the marriage of two Hollywood celebrities is apparently over after 14 weeks. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A national group is issuing a warning tonight about a growing Thanksgiving tradition.
The National Turkey Federation says 20 percent of Americans will be deep frying their turkey this year.
While many find the practice is faster and tastier than roasting, it can also be dangerous.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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((AT THE LEWIS HOME IN DENVER, DEEP FRIED TURKEY IS A THANKSGIVING TRADITION.
FARRIS LEWIS/FRIED TURKEY FAN "They're delicious."
BUT TO GET THAT TASTY TURKEY YOU MAY END UP COOKING MORE THAN JUST YOUR MEAL.

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KEITH LEE/FRYER VICTIM "Boom, that was it."
KEITH LEE'S TURKEY FRYER SENT FLAMES SHOOTING 10-FEET HIGH, SCORCHING THE OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME AND CAUSING SOME 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.
KEITH LEE/FRYER VICTIM "You can't get close to it to that's how bad it was, you can't get with a fire extinguisher to put it out, because it was so hot."

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INVESTIGATORS DON'T KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG. BUT LOOK WHAT HAPPENS WHEN UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES -- AN INDEPENDENT SAFETY ORGANIZATION -- PUT FRYERS TO THE TEST.

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U-L SAYS THE FRYERS CAN EASILY TIP, GET TOO HOT AND START FIRES ... EVEN WORSE EXPLODE. FOR THOSE REASONS ... AND MORE ... THE ORGANIZATION IS REFUSING TO PUT ITS MARK ON ANY OF THE FRYERS ... SAYING THEY ARE TOO RISKY.
JOHN DRENGENBERG/UL CONSUMER AFFAIRS MANAGER (SPOKESPERSON) "If you over fill a turkey fryer, the oil will come out over the top and drip into the flame and then you end up with a vertical flame thrower."
STANDUP: JENNIFER MILLER THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION HAS NOT RECALLED THE FRYERS. INSTEAD, IT IS WAITING FOR THE INDUSTRY TO ADOPT STANDARDS ... STILL BEING DEBATED.
IN THE MEANTIME, DEEP-FRIED TURKEY LOVERS AREN'T GIVING UP THEIR FRYERS.
FARRIS LEWIS/ FRIED TURKEY FAN Follow instructions, be careful, there is no danger.
STILL, THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE IS RAISING REQUIREMENTS ...TO ONE DAY SWEETEN THE POT ... AND MAKE THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY NOT ONLY PASS THE TASTE TEST, BUT ALSO THE U-L SAFETY TEST. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, DENVER.))

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A national safety report says 15-passenger vans deserve further study because of high rollover rates.
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Roanoke resident Joe Erndt knows the danger of the vans all too well.
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His daughter, 14-year-old Jessica Lewis, was killed riding in a 15-passenger van last July. It was on the road in North Carolina carrying a church group when it overturned several times. Her family has been fighting to get the vehicles off the road ever since.
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((JOE ERNDT/JESSICA'S FATHER; WE FELT WITH WHAT WE FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE, OVER 4-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 19-92 IN THESE VEHICLES, AND YOU KNOW THAT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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The National Transportation Safety Board's report issued today concludes the vans have an increased likelihood to rollover with higher occupancy and vehicle speed. The group says the vans should be further tested and given a rollover rating as well as utilize potentially helpful technological advances.
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Erndt says he will once again lobby Virginia's General Assembly to get "Jessika's Cause" passed. The measure that would ban the use of 15-passenger vans failed by two votes earlier this year.
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Roanoke County police have charged an aide at a high school with a sex crime.
23-year-old Anthony Moreno is accused of taking indecent liberties with a student.
The incident allegedly took place at Hidden Valley High School last week.

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Local and federal authorities are looking for a pipe bomber in Roanoke County.
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Last Friday night, someone blew up Kim Sydnor's mailbox with a pipe bomb.
The whole neighborhood heard the blast, but no one realized what had happened until the next morning, when pieces of the mailbox turned up all over.
No one was injured.
Investigators are offering a reward of up to 100-thousand dollars for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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((BRETT BRUMBAUGH/POSTAL SERVICE INVESTIGATOR: THERE'S BEEN SOME PEOPLE WHO SAID THERE WERE CARS IN AND OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD JUST PRIOR TO AND AFTER THEY HEARD THE EXPLOSION, SO WE'RE ASKING FOR NEIGHBORS OR PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD WITH THOSE VEHICLES IF THEY'VE SEEN OR HEARD ANYTHING. AND ALSO IF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BRAGGING ABOUT IT OR CLAIMED THAT THEY'RE INVOLVED, WE'D LIKE TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE SO THAT WE CAN INCLUDE THEM IN THE INVESTIGATION. ))
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Sydnor thinks it was probably a prank ...
But on News-7 at 6, find out why some of his neighbors think otherwise.
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Still to come on the newscast, George Bush issues a presidential pardon. We will tell you who was spared after the break.
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But first we will look at some toys that one group says you should NOT put under your Christmas tree this year.
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With gift giving season just around the bend your kids may be racing to scribble you a Christmas list. But before you invest in new toys, do your research. Elizabeth Sanchez tells us what the government and consumer groups are saying about some of this year's favorites.
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((When kids shop for toys, safety isnt always on the top of their list.
11yr old Taylor Colvin: Sanchez: Do you worry about dangerous toys? Taylor: Ummmmm. Not really.
11 year old Taylor Colvin looks for the coolest, weirdest toys. After all, toys and fun go hand in hand. But the U-S consumer Product Safety Commission warns some can be dangerous, and you may have bought them already.

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Gearbox Pedal cars have been found to contain high lead levels, so the company that makes them has recalled them.
Also the makers of Firestormer planes have pulled their toys off the shelves after receiving reports that some planes burst into pieces.
And Estes Industries ... who make some air powered rockets have recalled their toys after the rockets foam tips broke off exposing sharp edges.
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The greatest toy dangers for young children comes from toys with small parts, balloons, small balls. They can cause choking.
Sot: Jennifer Thompson/U.S.PIRG Consumer Associate If a small toy or part of a toy or small ball fits inside a toilet paper roll, it is a potential chocking hazard.
TRACK: Consumer groups and the government suggest parents avoid toys that are too loud, have sharp edges or are electric with heating elements. And when it comes to toys you can ride...there are ways to keep your kids safer.

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Not too long ago we got him a skateboard , so we got him elbow pads and a helmet and we try to do that.
TRACK: Extra effort from parents can make a big difference. Take the time to find a safe toy...and that's likely what you'll find. Elizabeth Sanchez CBS News, Dallas.))


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You can find a link to the Dangerous Toys list through our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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Governor Mark Warner said today he expects the state will have to lay off even more workers as it tries to close the remaining BILLION dollar state budget deficit.
Virginia has already laid off 18-hundred workers, in addition to eliminating four-thousand vacant positions from the state payroll.
But Warner says more layoffs will be necessary because so much of the state budget is spent on its employees.

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For the first time in the 55-year history of presidential pardons, a female turkey has been spared from being served as Thanksgiving dinner.
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President Bush did the honors in a Rose Garden ceremony today. While petting the bird, named Katie, he mentioned she looked a little nervous. Harry Truman resurrected the Civil-War-era practice of pardoning a turkey -- and issued the first in a long line of reprieves for tom turkeys. As a result of Bush's action, Katie will live out her days at a petting farm in Herndon, Virginia.
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If the main course of your Thanksgiving dinner was not lucky enough to receive a Presidential Pardon, you will want to be careful in the way you handle the bird. Not cooking your turkey properly can be a health risk. As Joy Sutton tells us, do it wrong and you can wind up giving your family more than a hot meal.
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Just a reminder the turkey should not be left out for longer than 4 hours. As far as leftovers, you will either need to freeze them or throw them out after five days.

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Still to come on the newscast, Mike Stevens will see what the Virginia Tech Hokies plan to do to end their three game losing streak.
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But first, an Italian doctor says the world's first human clone is about to be born.
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The jury has reached a verdict in a civil suit brought by a Roanoke man who was shot by a city policeman.
After deliberating less than half an hour, the jury found for the defendant, Officer William Boucher (boo-SHAY).


Wilbert Wesley Lewis, the man he shot after a chase in December of 1999, had claimed Boucher's actions violated his civil rights.
Keith Humphry will have reaction from the two men, and the jury foreman, in just a few minutes on News-7 at 6.


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The first ever cloned human is expected to be born in January.
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Italian fertility specialist Severino Antinori said today that a consortium of doctors had cloned a human and that an embryo is currently in a womb. But he was unwilling to provide many details about the child.
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[Graphic-None] Antinori also hinted that were at least another two cases of cloned human embryos. Severino announced last year he would be the first to complete such a project.

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Coming up today in Sports, U-V-A loses out on a big bowl bid.
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Then a little bit later, Nicolas Cage's marriage was not "Gone in 60 Seconds"... but it was close.
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On Wall Street today, investors looking for a profit sent stocks into retreat after seven straight weeks of gains.


Ed Crane wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everybody. The Countdown to Saturday's "Battle for the Commonwealth Cup" is now well underway. Mike Stevens has been checking the pulse of the Hokies today to see if they have anything left in the tank for UVa.
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Virginia's Al Groh has been selected as the Associated Press ACC coach of the year.
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After a 5 and 7 first season at the helm, Groh has taken the Cavaliers to an 8 and 4 record in his second season. The Wahoos were picked to finish second to last in the AC pre-season poll and they completed their conference schedule in second place.
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Virginia's bowl options were cut down today when North Carolina State accepted a bid to the Gator Bowl.
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The Wolfpack received an invitation to the New Year's Day bowl from Gator officials by telephone today. N.C. State will play a Big East team.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six more o the Tech/UVa pending showdown, see ya then everybody.

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It apparently did not take Lisa Marie Presley and actor Nicolas Cage long to decide they should not be married to one another.
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Cage filed for divorce in Los Angeles citing irreconciliable differences.
The marriage lasted just three and a half months.
In a statement, Presley said she was sad about the divorce, but she added they shouldn't have been married in the first place.
She is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
She has two children from her first marriage.
Presley was also previously married a short time to Michael Jackson
Cage has a son from a previous relationship.
The marriage was his second.
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