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Today on News 7 at 5, more than 200 employees of a factory in our region are losing their jobs. We'll tell you why.
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Plus some parts of the country are already dealing with snow and ice.
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It's has been some time since we have dealt with accumulating snow but it is on the weather horizon. Our best guess on accumulations coming up.

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On Health Check, Joy Sutton will have good news for diabetics who have a slow healing condition.
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We'll tell you why some students at one college believe an albino squirrel is the key to success.
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Plus the latest bumper crash tests are in for small cars.
News 7 at Five is next.
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((WE'VE TRIED EVERYTHING THAT WE COULD THINK OF TO KEEP THIS DAY FROM COMING AND RESISTED IT BECAUSE OF OUR LOYALTY TO EVERYONE THAT WORKS AT VAUGHAN FURNITURE COMPANY.))
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Major layoffs at one of Southwest Virginia's largest employers. Vaughan Furniture cuts 245-jobs.
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The cuts will begin in February at one of Vaughan's plants in Galax.
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The company is converting the downtown T-G Vaughan plant from a furniture production location to a distribution facility. The two other Galax plants are not affected.
President Bill Vaughan says this was a difficult decision because of the long history the company has in Galax.
He says lack of product demand and increased import competition left them no other choice.
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((BILL VAUGHAN/VAUGHAN FURNITURE PRESIDENT; IMPORTED FURNITURE WILL MAKE UP RIGHT AT 50-PERCENT OF ALL DOMESTIC FURNITURE SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES THIS YEAR. THREE YEARS AGO IT WAS FIFTEEN PERCENT NEXT YEAR IT COULD BE AS MUCH AS 60, WE DON'T KNOW THAT HAS BEEN PROJECTED.))
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For some time Vaughan Furniture plants have been on and off furloughs with many employees working less than full weeks. Officials say this conversion will help provide steady full-time work for those still employed with the company. For the 245 people laid off about 55 jobs will be available at the new distribution center.
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It's not officially winter yet, but winter storm watches are up from the southern plains to the east coast.
But for some the brutal weather has already begun.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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((Hooded, collared and covered. New yorkers this morning feeling the freeze and little else.

sot/mos

its beyond cold. Its freezing. I have no feeling in my fingertips.
As temperatures in the city dipped to the low 20s. and with the windfelt like single digits.

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A similarly frigid fate for folks in boston who woke up to snow and ice this morning

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And in phildelphia where those who work outside had on their weather armor.

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thermals, t-shirts a couple layers of sweaters
Stand-up bridge: The cold snap part of a weather pattern now threatening the east coast and beyond.and this may only be just the beginning.

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Severe weather alerts were posted today from the southern plains all the way east . cold air threatening to set off ice and snow storms.

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In suburban Chicago this morning the snow had already arrived turning the streets into slush. Tho the worst of it is said to be over.

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Same for parts of Michigan - now recovering from Mondays snow stormthat wholloped the area. And as you look at these pictures bear in mind.....
The first day of winter is still almost three weeks away.
Scott Rapoport for cbs news.))

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Fire authorities are still trying to determine what started a blaze that heavily damaged a Lynchburg apartment building this morning.
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The fire at Walden Pond apartments was reported just after eight.
A police officer helped a badly burned resident escape the building. The man was flown to the U-V-A medical center where his name and condition have not been released.
The officer and two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.
The fire destroyed two upper story apartments and damaged four others.
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Investigators say a teenage girl set her family's house on fire and left her relatives for dead last night.
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Henry County authorities are looking for 15-year-old Jessica Dawn Hess.
She's charged with attempted capital murder, arson and grand larceny.
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Deputies say she set fire to her grandparents' house as they slept, tying their bedroom door shut with a sheet.
A passing motorist saw the fire and firefighters woke the family and got them out. Her father was also inside, but all three got out safely.
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((GENEVA HESS/SUSPECT'S GRANDMOTHER: THERE'S NO WAY THE WAY SHE HAD THE DOOR TIED AND THE FIRE ... IT WAS AS PLAIN AS DAY THAT'S WHAT SHE MEANT TO DO IS KILL ME, HER GRANDFATHER AND HER DAD. ))
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Authorities believe Jessica may be driving her grandparents' white Ford Windstar van.
On News-7 at 6, we'll hear more from her family about why they think she did this.

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It's not unusual to hear about an airplane hitting a flock of birds. But coming up next on the newscast, we'll see what happens when a plane hits an elk.
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[VO] And also U-N inspectors offer a glimpse of what life is like inside one of Saddam Hussein's elaborate homes.
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President Bush says signs from the Iraqi inspections are not encouraging- but it appears the United Nations has a different take on it.
Today U-N Secretary General, Kofi Annan says Iraqi cooperation with weapons inspectors is good.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND IRAQ KNEW IT. ON DAY SIX OF THE LATEST ROUND OF INSPECTIONS, AN UNANNOUNCED WEAPONS TEAM HIT ONE OF SADDAM HUSSEINS PRESIDENTIAL PALACES. IRAQI STATE TV CAMERAS FOLLOWED ALONG AS THE INSPECTORS SEARCHED FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS WITHOUT ANY APPARENT INTERRUPTIONS. ASHUHIRO UEKI/UN SPOKESMAN "Access to the entire site was provided without difficulty and all the inspection activities were completed." THE INSPECTORS WOULDNT SAY WHAT, IF ANYTHING, THEY FOUND. THE IRAQIS, WHO CONTINUE TO INSIST THERE "IS" NOTHING TO FIND, INVITED CAMERAS IN THE PALACE FOR A CLOSER LOOK. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH ISNT BUYING IT AND WARNS ITS NOT "WHETHER" SADDAM HAS ILLEGAL WEAPONS..BUT WHERE. BUSH: He's not only got them, he's used them. And he's not only used them in his neighborhood, he's used them on his own people. SADDAM HAS UNTIL THIS SUNDAY TO DECLARE ANY AND ALL WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THE IRAQIS SAY THEYLL BEAT THAT DEADLINE BY A DAY. AS THE U.S CONTINUES TO RALLY ARAB SUPPORT FOR A POSSIBLE ATTACK ON IRAQ, TURKEY TODAY SAID IT WOULD OPEN UP ITS AIRBASES...IF THE UN APPROVES THE USE OF FORCE. SAUDI ARABIA SAYS IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO MAKE THAT CALL. AS, CBSNEWS,WASH.))

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A Lear jet slammed into an elk while taking off today--
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killing the elk- and bursting into a ball of fire.
The Lear 36 jet was carrying four people.
None of the four was hurt.
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((MIKE HOLTSCLAW/WITNESS: THERE WAS A LARGE BOOM AND A BALL OF FIRE, PAST THE RUNWAY.))
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A drag chute deployed and the plane skidded off the runway. The plane is a civilian aircraft, but it was under contract with the Canadian military.
The jet was on its way to take part in an air defense exercise when it hit the elk.
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A-A-R-P is promoting an increase in the state tax on cigarettes.
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The organization cites a survey conducted in September that indicates most Virginians favor raising the cigarette tax.
Virginia's is currently the lowest in the nation.
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A-A-R-P's state director today defended the wording of the survey that proposes an increase from 2-and-a half cents a pack to SIXTY-two and a half cents.
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((AND IF A PERSON THOUGHT 60 CENTS WAS A 2-CENT RAISE, WE MIGHT GET POLITICAL SUPPORT. IF THEY KNEW IT WAS A 60-CENT RAISE, THEN WE WERE GOING TO GET A STRONGER MEASURE OF HOW MUCH THEY REALLY DO SUPPORT THIS.))
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Kallio says it doesn't have to be SIXTY cents. There doesn't even have to be a cigarette tax increase at all. The A-A-R-P just wants to make sure there's enough revenue to maintain essential health- care services- -especially long-term health care.

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In health check tonight,
Bedford Memorial Hospital is now home to the Wound Care Clinic.
That's a clinic that specializes in the treatment of ulcers of the foot and leg.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out its a growing trend in health care.
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That's right Jean, It's mainly because of the diabetes epidemic in this country.
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15-percent of diabetics will develop these slow to heal skin ulcers at some point in their disease.
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As a podiatrist Doctor Robert Feldman has seen his share of ulcers. In fact, he seen so many that he decided to open a clinic that specializes in their treatment.
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((I THINK WOUND CARE IS FINALLY GETTING ITS FOCUS BECAUSE THEIR IS A HIGH MORBIDITY WITH WOUNDS. THERE ARE LOTS OF WOUNDS THAT ARE LEFT UNTREATED OR TREATED INCORRECTLY AND I THINK MORE PHYSICIANS REALIZE IT'S AN IMPORTANT NEED IN MOST COMMUNITIES)) [RUNS17]
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While most of the ulcers Feldman treats are a result of diabetes.
They can also be caused by cancer, pressure on the skin, and vein problems.
Feldman hopes by bringing a wound care clinic to this rural community he will give patients access to the latest treatment options.
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((WE BASICALLY WANT TO DECREASE THE DURATION OF THESE WOUNDS. THE LONGER THE WOUNDS STAY OPEN THE MORE CHANCE OF BONE INFECTION OR LOSS OF A LIMB SO OUR GOAL IS TO ACCELERATE THE HEALING OF THESE ULCERS)) [RUNS14]
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One of the newer treatment options is dermagraft, a product made from human tissue designed for diabetic foot wounds.

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((BEING A RURAL COMMUNITY, A RURAL HOSPITAL, WE SEE A LOT OF FOOT ULCERS THAT GO UNTREATED OR GOAL IS TO TAKE THOSE PEOPLE... AND GET THEM STARTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION)) [RUNS14]
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The Bedford Memorial Wound Care Clinic is only open on Tuesdays.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, you will want to stick around for Robin's detailed forecast.
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Also we will tell you which small cars fare the best in low speed bumper tests.
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It may be cute, but it sure doesn't look that way in bumper testing.
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The 2002 Mini cooper did not hold up so well in bumper tests.
It got a marginal rating.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did the testing on several small and middize cars to see how the bumpers would hold up.
The Suzuki Aerio got a poor rating, while the Toyota Corolla was rated good.
Among midsize cars- a good rating went to the 2002 Audi A-4, The 2003 Honda Accord was rated acceptable.
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The bowl picture cleared up a little bit today for the Hokies. Mike Stevens will have more in sports,
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and then we'll tell you why some Texas students are spending more time looking for a squirrel than they are studying.


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On Wall Street today, a disappointing report from a media giant and a round of profit taking pushed stock prices lower.
Ed Crane explains.
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Good afternoon everyone welcome to your Tuesday ticker. The bowl picture got a little bit clearer this afternoon as the Big East Conference mapped out two "what if" scenarios. Mike Stevens fills us in on how the decisions affect the Hokies.
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Now obviously what happens to Notre Dame affects Tech and then will affect Virginia.
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It appears that if Notre dame gets a BCS at large bid, UVa will likely go to the Seattle Bowl to face a Mountain West team. If Notre Dame is left out of the BCS, the Cavaliers could be matched up with West Virginia at the Tire Bowl in Charlotte. Of course nothing will be decided until this Sunday when the BCS match ups are released.
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The Oakland Raiders are 8 and 4 after last night's 26-20 win over the Jets.
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Future hall of fame receiver Tim Brown caught his one thousandth pass and became just the third man in NFL history to hit the milestone.
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A huge night for college basketball tonight. The Radford men host East Carolina. The Virginia tech Lady Hokies take on Virginia at the Cassell. Both games tip off at seven.
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Last night , the Tech men watched Wofford take a 17 point lead into halftime. Terry Taylor powered the Tech attack with 21 points. But Tech never led and loses 79-77 and falls to 3 and 2.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, more on the bowling scenario, see ya then everybody.[5-White-Squirrel]


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Students at the University of North Texas evidentially believe a good grade is harder to find than a magical squirrel.
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Some of the students in Denton are seeking out a rare tree hugging albino squirrel.
While few students have seen him, there is photographic proof he exists.
There is also a growing belief that the person who spots the squirrel on the way to a test, will come away with a good grade.
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(("WHEN I WENT TO GO TAKE THE TEST I CAN'T REALLY EXPLAIN IT, I GOT A 94 ON IT. AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE OF THE SQUIRREL"))
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The squirrel has caused such a stir that it's resulted in the creation of the "Albino Squirrel Preservation Society."
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[IN Q=He gets a lot]

(("HE GETS A LOT OF PUBLICITY, HE IS LIKE A LITTLE CELEBRITY ON CAMPUS. IT'S FUNNY, HE IS SO DIFFERENT AND ODD, HE STANDS OUT AND IT'S FUN TO SAY YOU'RE PART OF SOMETHING THAT'S SO ODD IN ITSELF LIKE A CLUB FOR THE ALBINO SQUIRREL, JUST FOR THIS ONE SQUIRREL. ))
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Some students say the squirrel really doesn't have any magical powers, looking for him is just a great way to take a break from studying.
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