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Today on News 7 at 5, a plane that began its day in Lynchburg crashes in Charlotte. 21 people are killed. We'll have a live report.
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Plus another plane crashes in Turkey, killing 72.



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Thursday's weather will be a repeat of today's with lots of wind and temperatures that are way above normal. Details straight ahead.

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We'll see how adding weights to your workout can take weight from your waist.
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Also today, a new study says the FLU kills more people than AIDS.
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Plus some NASCAR drivers visit Afghanistan. News 7 at Five is next.

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A US-Airways Express Flight crashes on takeoff from Charlotte, North Carolina.
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((IT WAS A US AIRWAYS EXPRESS AIRCRAFT OPERATED BY MIDWEST AIRLINES IT HAD 19 PASSENGERS AND 2 CREW MEMBERS. THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS.))
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The Plane actually started the day in Lynchburg- but we are told that none of the passengers who got on the plane in Lynchburg continued on that flight from Charlotte.
The plane was taking off from Charlotte headed to Greenville, South Carolina when it lost altitude, clipped a U-S airways hanger crashed, and caught fire.
Aleen Sirgany is following this story. She joins us live from Charlotte with the latest.
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(( A CALL FOR HELP CAME FROM THE COCKPIT...JUST BEFORE THE COMMUTER PLANE HIT A HANGAR AND BURST INTO FLAMES...

SOT - JOHN GOGLIA/National Transportation Safety Board.

"It's not clear what that means yet, but at least we know there was some sort of catostrophic event that led her to declare an emergency."
FOR THE 19 PASSENGERS AND 2 CREW MEMBERS ON BOARD, THE PILOT'S PLEA CAME TOO LATE.
WHILE THIS SMOLDERING WRECKAGE MAY YIELD SOME CLUES ABOUT WHAT BROUGHT THE PLANE DOWN -- WITNESSES TO THE CRASH COULD ALSO HELP INVESTIGATORS. TRACY WRIGHT/WITNESS "It just rolled over and I saw it hit right over there and burst into a fireball the second that it hit." THIS HOME VIDEO SHOWS THE AFTERMATH. OFFICIALS SAY THE DOOMED PLANE WAS STRUGGLING FROM THE START. AS IT TOOK OFF FOR GREENVILLE, SPARTANSBURG, WITNESSES WATCHED IT CLIMB STEEPLY...THEN MOVE INTO A TWISTING DIVE - T.J. ORR/AVIATION DIRECTOR ""the plane took off..couldn't maintain altitude...came down. clipped the corner of the us airways building." A TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS IN CHARLOTTE, PROBING THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH. BACK IN AUGUST, THE F-A-A ISSUED A MAINTENANCE WARNING ABOUT ALL BEECH 1900 TURBO-PROP , AFTER BOLTS FOR THE VERTICAL STABILIZER, WERE FOUND LOOSE ON ONE PLANE DURING A ROUTINE INSPECTION. BUT AT THIS POINT - IT'S TOO EARLY TO KNOW WHETHER THIS COULD BE A FACTOR IN TODAY'S CRASH.))

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The plane that was used for Flight 54-81 had arrived in Charlotte from Lynchburg earlier this morning.
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The same plane was used for Flight 54-34 with service to Charlotte out of Lynchburg Regional Airport shortly after six o'clock this morning, and landed an hour later. Mesa Airlines, which operates the USAir Express carrier, says none of the 15 passengers or two crew members who flew from Lynchburg stayed on the Greenville flight.
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((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG REGIONAL AIRPORT MANAGER; AFTER ARRIVAL AT CHARLOTTE, AND ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS DEPLANED THE AIRCRAFT, THAT THAT WAS REDESIGNATED FLIGHT AS FLIGHT 5481, AND THAT WAS THE AIRCRAFT THAT CRASHED ON DEPARTURE TO GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG.))
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The plane stayed at Lynchburg Regional Airport last night after arriving. All flights from Lynchburg to Charlotte have been canceled since the crash.
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Another plane crash to report tonight- this one in Turkey-where a plane crashed in heavy fog while trying to land.
The plane with 76 people aboard was coming from Istanbul to southern Turkey.
72 people are reported dead and four survivors were taken to a hospital.
The crash happened in a military area near the airport.

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Roanoke Police have charged a man with a murder in a park bathroom five months ago.
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They're looking for 23-year-old Moises (MOY-sis) "Boo" Torres ... and believe he may be in New York.
Police issued warrants for Torres yesterday.
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They say he knew the victim, 25-year-old Dorian Dion Pierce from Detroit.
Pierce was shot in the men's restroom at Loudon Park on July 22nd. Prosecutors say it appears to be drug-related.

Witnesses identified Torres as the man they saw talking to Pierce beforehand and running from the bathroom after the shooting.
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Virginia lawmakers are back in Richmond tonight preparing to hear how Governor Mark Warner will deal with the latest budget shortfall. As they assembled this afternoon at the state capitol they also welcomed new leadership and a new member from Western Virginia.
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Joe Dashiell is in Richmond tonight with more on the legislative session.
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Still to come on the newscast, the House makes a big decision on the extension of unemployment benefits,
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and Joy Sutton will show people over thirty how to rev up their metabolism.
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Help is on the way for the unemployed.
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Five more months of unemployment checks.
The House today followed the Senate's lead passsing a bill to extend jobless benefits for two and half million Americans.
President Bush is expected to sign the bill tomorrow, the last day he can act before there would be a disruption in delivery of the checks.
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On Healthcheck, a new report says influenza is killing many more people than previously thought.
But as Dr. Mike Rosen tells us there's still time to take precautions.
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((THE MESSAGE FROM FEDERAL HEALTH EXPERTS IS CLEAR...IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT... THE SEASON OFTEN PEAKS IN FEBRUARY....AND THE SHOTS TAKE TWO WEEKS TO TAKE EFFECT. SO SENIOR CITIZEN'S ESPECIALLY ... GET TO YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE NOW.

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(I wanted to make sure that i got it. i've seen the devastation of what

the flu can do.)
BUT NOT EVERYONE IS AS WORRIED AS KEITH WEBB ... AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM-ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL WHICH REPORTS THAT THE FLU IS KILLING MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE.

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IN A STUDY IN THE LATEST JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, RESEARCHERS SAY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO GOT THE FLU AND DIED FROM
HEART, LUNG AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS--- JUMPED FROM AROUND 25-THOUSAND

IN 1977 TO 36-THOUSAND IN 1999.

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( i know that the elderly population is going to grow-so i expect that

the impact of influenza will continue to grow.)
SENIORS ARE SUCH A CRITICAL GROUP--NOT JUST BECAUSE THEIR POPULATION IS GROWING...BUT BECAUSE THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS CAN'T FIGHT OFF THE FLU THAT EASILY ON THEIR OWN...IT CAN LEAD TO PNEUMONIA, HOSPITALIZATION AND WORSE.

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(influenza is with us every year to a greater or lesser degree and that

means we have to work harder to bring it to the attention of folks.)
ESPECIALLY THE FOLKS WHO DON'T MAKE IT TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE FOR A YEARLY VACCINE THAT COULD END UP SAVING THEIR LIVES. I'M DR. MIKE ROSEN ,CBS NEWS.))

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As we age our metabolism slows down, particularly after the age of 30.
For many that has made it much harder to keep the extra weight off.
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Tonight, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us what you can do to give your metabolism a boost.
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Jean,
Weight training is the key.
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Cardio alone won't do it, that's according to an exercise physiologist.
She says if you really want to lose, hit the weights.
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For years Suzy Fink thought cardio was all she needed to do, but when the weight stopped coming off after having a baby, she decided to try weight training as well.
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((I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR YOUR METABOLISM. PEOPLE SAY IF YOU WEIGHT TRAIN YOUR METABOLISM GOES UP AND YOU'RE ABLE TO KEEP MORE POUNDS OFF. has that been the case for you? YES IT REALLY HAS. IT REALLY HAS)) [RUNS14]
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Exercise Physiologist Denise Tolusso says weight training is the best way to lose fat because it increase your lean body mass which in turn increase your metabolism.
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((BY DOING WEIGHT TRAINING WHEN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT YOU BURN 50 TO 60 CALORIES MORE A DAY IF YOU JUST ADD ONE POUND OF MUSCLE OVER A YEAR THAT TRANSLATES TO ABOUT FIVE POUNDS OF WEIGHT LOSS. SO WEIGHT TRAINING HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT, BUT ALSO HELPS YOU WITH SO MANY OTHER THINGS HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, OSTEOPOROSIS)) [RUNS19]
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And increasing your metabolism becomes increasingly important after the age of 30. That's when Tolusso says your metabolism slows down by one percent every year.
To counteract that --Tolusso recommends weight training 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, start with light weight.
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((PEOPLE SEE CHANGES WITHIN A FEW WEEKS. YOU LOOK DIFFERENT, YOU FEEL BETTER. BUT TO TRULY SEE CHANGES YOU NEED SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS. IT TAKES THAT LONG TO ADAPT TO THE WHOLE NEW CHANGES)) [RUNS14]
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Christy Nichols says she feels stronger both mentally and physically.
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Monitoring your body fat is good way to keep track of your progress. Tolusso says stay off the scale.
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Jean, Remember to still include cardio as part of your work out regiment.

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Coming up today in Sports,
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we'll see how some of NASCAR'S finest are racing to boost the spirits of American soldiers overseas.
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Coming up on News-7 at Five, Brent Watts is in Ferrum checking out some of Southwest Virginia's Hometown Stars.
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Good afternoon folks - and welcome to the midweek ticker. We begin with more news from the asphalt at Daytona, as the first 3 day test session of the season continued for 24 drivers with day number two.
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Mike Skinner in the number four Pontiac turned the fastest times yesterday, but today it was the Chevrolet of defending Winston Cup champ Tony Stewart. The Joe Gibbs' owned machine turned in the fastest circuit to date this week with a speed of 182 point 997 miles an hour. Tony Stewart has the quickest speed so far in Daytona testing. Rookie Casey Mears and Skinner were the next fastest.
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The start of Nascar Winston Cup testing means that another adventurous season is just around the corner. But for Jerry Nadeau, he's already had a little adventure.
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Last week, along with Geoffrey Bodine and drag racer Tony Schumacher, Nadeau visited American troops in Afghanistan. The week long trip left him with a new respect for the United States Military.
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The NFL playoffs roll on this weekend and your Hometown Station is the place to be for the AFC semi-finals.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Saturday afternoon at 4:30 - the Steelers will renew their rivalry with the Titans as the two hook up at the Tennessee Coliseum right here on WDBJ-7.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] Then on Sunday on 4:30 - the Raiders host the Jets on the left coast. Two great game in the AFC - both right here on Your Hometown Station.
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The NFC games are also this weekend. The Falcons take on the Eagles Saturday night and Sunday at one - the well rested Buccaneers host the 49ers.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - two former Fleming Colonels are hooking up with a former Patriot this summer to help area kids who are interested in football. Steve Mason will have that story - plus an update on Express winger Davis Silverstone who collapsed last night in the lockeroom. Take care everybody and have a safe evening. [GO TO BREAK]

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Ever heard of the Salem Highballers or the Roanoke Jug Band? Well, during the 1920's these groups were considered local stars. A Ferrum exhibit is showcasing these and other local artists who are considered part of Southwest Virginia's Recording Legacy.
Brent Watts has more.
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