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Today on News 7 at 5, it may soon be easier for residents of Bedford to do business with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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Also President Bush says his plan to stimulate the economy will benefit all Americans.
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The clouds are hainging tough in this forecast with a chance for some light showers and snow flurries tomorrow. Details just ahead.

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In Medical News, a new study looks at a possible link between nicotine patches and lung cancer.
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A new fitness center in Roanoke believes its location is its key to success.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus there's a happy ending to the case of a missing teenager. News 7 at Five is next.

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If you're one of the thousands of people who promised to quit smoking this new year, new information you may want to know about using products containing nicotine.
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Until now nicotine in cigarettes was thought to be just the addictive ingredient. Scientists believed tar and chemicals in tobacco were the cancer causing culprits.
But a new study says the nicotine itself may play a role in the development of lung cancer.
So what should people using nicotine products do?
Stacy Case has more.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Phillip Dennis/National Cancer Institute;]
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((LOCATOR: (NEW YORK, NY)

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TRACK: THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. 48 MILLION SMOKERS IN AMERICA ALONE. ERIC NOGA DOESN'T WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM.
SUPER: ERIC NOGA/SMOKER I tried the patch.
TRACK: ...THAT'S THE NICOTINE PATCH-- THAT AND NICOTINE GUM AND SPRAYS HAVE HELPED MILLIONS QUIT SMOKING.
NOW RESEARCHERS FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAY THE NICOTINE--
WELL-DOCUMENTED AS THE CHEMICAL THAT GETS YOU HOOKED ON SMOKING ---MAY

ACTUALLY HELP SET THE STAGE FOR CANCER.

SOT: DR. PHILLIP DENNIS/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

I THINK THE TAKE-HOME POINT IS THAT IT IS CLEARLY NOT HARMLESS.
STAND UP: (STACY CASE/REPORTING) THE TAR AND CHEMICALS IN TOBACCO ARE KNOWN CARCINOGENS. AND UNTIL NOW-- SCIENTISTS THOUGHT THESE WERE THE PRIMARY CULPRITS.

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TRACK: BUT THE RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT NICOTINE ALSO PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE. AND HERE'S HOW. NORMALLY, DNA IN DAMAGED CELLS MAKES THEM COMMIT
SUICIDE... BUT NICOTINE-- SEEMS TO STOP THE DNA FROM DOING ITS JOB---

KILLING BAD CELLS. THE END RESULT... MORE DAMAGED CELLS IN THE BODY AND AN INCREASED RISK OF CANCER.
TRACK: STILL-- LEAD RESEARCHER , DR. PHILLIP DENNIS BELIEVES SHORT-TERM USE OF NICOTINE PRODUCTS IS PREFERABLE TO SMOKING.

SOT: DR. DENNIS

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS FOR SMOKERS TO STOP SMOKING. THE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUE OR IMPLICATION IS THAT EX-SMOKERS SHOULD NOT REMAIN ON NICOTINE REPLACEMENTS FOR MONTHS OR YEARS.
TRACK: ONE OF THE MAKERS OF NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, GLAXSMITHKLINE, RESPOND THAT THERE IS QUOTE, "NO CLINICAL EVIDENCE TO
PROVE NICOTINE DELIVERED BY ITS PRODUCTS--- CAUSES CANCER. SC, CBS

NEWS, NY.))

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How would you like a tax break in the New Year?
That may be part of President Bush's new package to help spur the economy.
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President Bush ays he'll reveal the details next week during a visit to Chicago. The President took reporters on an early morning tour of his Crawford Texas ranch- saying he's concerned for those who are out of work.
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((I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR WORK AND CAN'T FIND WORK. AND SO NEXT WEEK I'LL TALK ABOUT AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE ABOUT HOW TO CREATE JOBS AS WELL AS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A JOB.))
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The stimulus package could reach 300-billion dollars with tax breaks for both individuals and businesses.
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The New Year has brought good news for Bedford County residents who have been upset over Governor Warner's decision to close the local D-M-V office.
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D-M-V officials and local legislators announced today that Bedford will be the first locality to have some service restored through the use of a license agent.
The state will contract with someone to conduct certain transactions like vehicle registrations and tag and decal renewals.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: IF WE DIDN'T DO THIS NOW WE WOULD NOT HAVE SERVICE BEFORE APRIL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. BECAUSE THE BUDGET CAN'T GO THROUGH AND CAN'T MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH UNTIL THAT TIME. SO THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE SERVICE NOT IMMEDIATELY, BUT WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.))
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Officials say the license agent and its employees could be selected, trained and ready for business within the next couple of weeks.
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A local textile manufacturer is closing shop.
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The Glad Rags building and equipment in Buchanan is up for sale. At one time, the location was the town's largest employer with about 150 workers. But its owner says a lack of orders in recent years sent that number to 34.
After being in business almost 50-years, he's shutting down production.
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((PETE RAGONE/BUSINESS OWNER; WELL THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED THEY WERE EXPECTING IT THEY SAW HOW INPUT WAS DWINDLING AND HOW THEY HADN'T SENT US ANYTHING TO DO FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS WHEN IT CAME IT WASN'T A SHOCK, BUT IT WAS SAD.))
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Ragone (Ra-GO-nee) says working at the plant was the only job many longtime employees ever knew.
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Glad Rags is one of the businesses that survived the flood of 19-85. That part of the story is coming up on News 7 at 6.
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Still to come on the newscast, Roanoke County's Supervisors find it a little more difficult to select a chairman this year.
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Plus A North Carolina senator wants to be the next president. We'll hear from John Edwards after the break.
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He is a first term senator from North Carolina, a former trial lawyer.
Now he hopes his next job is President of the United States.
As Teri Okita reports John Edwards supporters describe him as a fresh face who'll bring new ideas to Washington.
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((
JOHN EDWARDS ISN'T AN INSIDE THE BELTWAY KIND OF GUY. A FORMER TRIAL LAWYER FROM NORTH CAROLINA, EDWARDS WAS FIRST ELECTED TO THE SENATE IN 1998, AND BECAUSE OF THAT, HE SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS THE LIVES OF REGULAR FOLKS. : Sen. John Edwards/Democratic Presidential Candidate: People are entitled to a champion in the White House, somebody who goes to work every day seeing things through their eyes and who provides real ideas about how to make their lives better.
IN THE COMING MONTHS, THE 49-YEAR-OLD EDWARDS WILL LAY OUT HIS PLAN FOR FIGHTING TERRORISM AND IMPROVING THE SAGGING ECONOMY TWO OF HIS PRIORITIES. BUT BREAKING OUT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PACK WILL BE EDWARDS FIRST CHALLENGE. MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR, JOHN KERRY, AND VERMONTS GOVERNOR, HOWARD DEAN, HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO RUN. CONNECTICUT SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN AND OUTGOING HOUSE LEADER DICK GEPHARDT ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR BIDS SOON. THE SENATES DEMOCRATIC LEADER, TOM DASCHLE, AND FLORIDA SENATOR, BOB GRAHAM, WILL MAKE A DECISION LATER THIS MONTH.
Craig Crawford/Political Analyst: These democrats for President are lining up like 747s at LaGuardia. You almost need an air traffic controller to orchestrate these announcements. AS DEMOCRATS DUKE IT OUT, THEIR BIGGEST BATTLE MAY BE AGAINST THE GOLIATH ALREADY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WITH HIS APPROVAL RATINGS STILL SKY-HIGH, PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HES NOT PAYING MUCH ATTENTION TO THE DEMOCRATS PRESIDENTIAL BIDS. President Bush: I know there's going to be a lot of verbiage and a lot of noise and a lot of posturing, a lot of elbowing, and to me, that's just going to be background noise. Teri Okita/Reporting: Edwards says he isnt intimidated by the popularity polls. And while some question his inexperience, one analyst points out, if Edwards was elected, hed have the same amount of experience in office as President Bush had when he took over. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Selecting a new chairman is usually a formality for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, but not this year.


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The county has a tradition of rotating the chairmanship, and this morning Joe McNamara was ultimately elected.


But the vote was not unanimous, after outgoing chairman Butch Church argued the post should go to a member who hadn't recently served as chairman.
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((JOE"BUTCH" CHURCH: WE'VE GOT TO DO THE RIGHT THING HERE, AND I CAN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE HAVE TWO PARTS OF THE COUNTY OVERLOOKED.)) ((JOE MCNAMARA: I THINK HOLLINS WILL BE REPRESENTED NEXT YEAR AS CHAIRMAN IF WE CONTINUE FORWARD WITH THE ROTATION AND I THINK VINTON UPON MR. ALTIZER IF HE HAPPENS TO BE THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE THIS FALL, I THINK WOULD BE VICE CHAIRMAN IN 2005. I THINK WE'LL WORK OUT JUST FINE AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RESPONSIBILITY AND THE OPPORTUNITY. ))
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The supervisors say they don't expect today's disagreement to cause any lingering divisions among the five Republicans.
Hollins Supervisor Richard Flora was elected vice-chairman.
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If you work in downtown Roanoke and one of your New Year's resolutions is to get in shape-- Carilion has just opened its pay-as-you-go fitness center.
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Tonight Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton takes inside the facility to show us what it has to offer.
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Jean, It's called Zoom, Fitness on the Go.
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And while it doesn't have all the amenties of a gym like the RAC it does offer an array of workout equipment to get you in shape in the New Year.
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Every year Erik Goacher vows to get in shape in the New Year. But this year he has no excuse.
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((IT'S GOT TO BE A SIGN THAT THEY PUT A GYM IN THE BUILDING I WORK IN. SO IT HOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ACT ON IT THIS YEAR)) [RUNS07]
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While many people like Zoom Fitness' location inside the Old First Union building, it's no membership policy is the real selling point.
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((WE THINK THE REASON IT'S GOING TO WORK OUT IS PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO COMMITMENT TO AN ATHLETIC CLUB AND HERE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT OR THEY'RE COMMITTED TO AN ATHLETIC CLUB AND JUST NEED A PLACE FOR A QUICK IN AND AND OUT WORKOUT)) [RUNS09]
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That' the case for Ashley Chapman who plans to keep her membership at the RAC as well because she enjoys the classes and other amenities.
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[IN Q=The benefit right now is this is a lot more convenient]

((THE BENEFIT RIGHT NOW IS THIS IS A LOT MORE CONVENIENT FOR ME IN THE MORNING AND THE AFTERNOON AT LUNCH. THAT'S WHY I JOINED THIS GYM IT'S ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY OFFICE THE RAC IT'S CLOSER TO HOME. IT'S A LITTLE BIT BIGGER )) [RUNS13]
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But the Zoom facility does have its share of cardiovascular equipment and weights, not to mention a snack bar and massage therapy.
For many it's a healthy alternative to a fatty lunch.
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((I HAVE SEVERAL OUTFITS THAT DON'T QUITE FIT. SO I'M HOPING BY THE SUMMER TIME I'LL BE ABLE TO GET AT THEM)) [RUNS06]
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Goacher is just happy he's starting the New Year off right...only time will tell if it lasts .
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((ESPECIALLY WITH NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS THEY TEND TO DROP OF THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND IF BY SOME CHANCE I LOSE THE MOTIVATION I'M NOT TIED INTO ANYTHING LONG TERM)) [RUNS07]
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At Zoom you can pay by the day for 5 dollars, buy a 10 visit punch card for 45 dollars, or get an unlimited monthly membership for 30 dollars.
[ANCHOR=Jean/Joy 2 shot]


Jean, The facility is open Monday thru Saturday.

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History buffs and fans of the movie Titanic will want to stay tuned. Up next, Brent Watts tells us about a new exhibit at the Transportation Museum.
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The sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912 was one of the worst disasters in history.
More than 15 hundred people lost their lives after the ship struck an iceberg.
Now a new exhibit at Roanoke's Transportation Museum is remembering the event and the movie it inspired.
Brent Watts has more.
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Wall Street gave investors something to celebrate today. We'll explain in our Marketwatch report.
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Plus a little later, a teenager survives a day and a half lost in the wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Wall Street opened the new year in a big way today. A substantial rally sent the major stock market averages sharply higher.
Ed Crane has the details
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Good afternoon and welcome to your Thursday ticker. Another bowl season is almost in the books. The national title tilt between Ohio State and Miami is tomorrow night in Phoenix while Iowa and USC have the stage all to themselves in this evening's Orange Bowl.
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In case you fell asleep last night, Florida State had to use wide receiver Anquan Boldin at quarterback, and things didn't quite work out for the Noles. Georgia knocked off F-S-U in the Sugar Bowl 26 to 13.
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To hoops, where the VMI Keydets are without star Jason Conley until at least Monday.
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Conley has a strained tendon in his right foot. He was injured in last week's win over Harvard, and is scheduled to be re-evaluated the first part of next week.
The Keydets are 5 and 6 following Tuesday's loss at Georgetown. But this weekend marks the beginning of the games that count.
VMI tips off its last season in the Southern Conference Sunday at Western Carolina.
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The next 17 of 18 games for the Roanoke College men's basketball team are against ODAC opponents.
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That stretch run begins this Saturday January fourth for the Maroons against Virginia Wesleyan at three PM at the Bast Center in Salem. Roanoke's 4 and 3 record might not look as good in the win-loss column as some fans might have hoped but the tough competition has no doubt prepared the Maroons for the ODAC schedule.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, we'll check in with JJ Redick and the Duke Blue Devils, plus have some Nascar news for ya, but Jean will put the wraps on News 7 at Five right after this.

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A teenager missing for a day and half in the Great Smoky Mountains Park was found this morning.
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16-year old Andrew Amburgy was hiking with his father and other family members yesterday when he became separated from the group.
It wasn't until today shortly before noon that searchers found him.
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((I UNDERSTAND HE'S IN GOOD CONDITION JUST A LITTLE WET AND HUNGRY.))
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Family members said he got ahead of them on the trail and apparently became disoriented and took another hiking route away from the group.
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