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Today on News 7 at 5, more than three hundred jobs are coming to the Roanoke Valley. We will have the details.
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Plus 250 people are feared dead in a plane crash in Iran.
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Unsettled conditions highlight the forecast with a good chance for showers. Rain and rapid melt-off may be a problem this weekend. Details ahead.

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On Health Check, a popular gym in the region is closing down.
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Doctors find an unconventional approach is helping patients avoid clogged arteries.
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Plus the state recognizes the accomplishments of a member of the Redskins. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A state prison inmate admits he wanted to get revenge on the man who's tried to make sure he never gets out on parole.

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Melvin Easter has admitted to trying to arrange a series of robberies and home invasions to get back at a man intent on keeping him in prison.
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The 49 year old convict committed similar crime 28 years ago. The son and grandson of the victims has been trying ever since to see that Easter is not paroled. Bob Leonard hopes to have an opportunity to tell the judge his story when Easter comes up for sentencing.
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((HE NEEDS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE PAST 28 YEARS, NOT JUST TODAY.))
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Easter faces a maximum 30 years tacked on to the life sentence he's serving now, though federal sentencing guidelines would undoubtedly call for considerably less time to serve.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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News jobs are coming to the Roanoke Valley. Governor Mark Warner spent the morning in our region helping local officials welcome two new business to town.
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Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more, Rachel? Jean, Combined the two announcements mean over 4-hundred jobs for Roanoke and Roanoke County.
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The Vidette Group, coming to downtown Roanoke, says they will begin hiring immediately.
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The President of the company describes them as a web-based sales company. They are looking to hire one-hundred people by Fall, many sales representatives that will sell advertising space on the Internet to companies.
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((GOV MARK WARNER/(D) VIRGINIA; THE FACT THAT THEY CHOSE ROANOKE OVER STATES THAT OFFERED FRANKLY MORE MONEY REFLECTED THEIR BELIEF IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE QUALITY OF WORKFORCE IN THE VALLEY))
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Quality of life and a trained and available workforce are also the reasons Marvin Windows and Doors says it chose Roanoke County to build a new production facility. The building, to be constructed in the Valley Gateway Commerce Park on Route 460 East, will employ about 150 people within 30 months and 2-hundred more within five-years. The location will manufacture the company's integrity line of windows and doors, a cutting edge, high quality product that is a best seller in their product line.
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Once again, The Vidette Group is hiring immediately, a job advertisement is expected in the paper this weekend. Officials say a sales rep's average salary is expected to be 40-thousand dollars.
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Jean, Marvin will begin hiring some professional employees this year while assembly line positions will be filled early next year.

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A plane carrying at least 250 people crashed today in southern Iran.
Most of the people on board are described as military personnel.
State-run Tehran television says the plane was on a domestic route from a city near the border with Pakistan to another city in southern Iran.
There are no additional details yet on the crash.
The plane was a Russian-made aircraft. And this was the latest in a string of air crashes in Iran involving mostly Russian airliners.

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Four people are now dead after their vehicle plunged into a California waterway.
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Police say the pickup truck drove through a fence before falling into the water.
Police say a woman and three children died- A fourth child, a 14year old is on life support.
A hospital spokesman says the victims may have been under water for as long as 30 minutes.
Divers have been searching the murky waters looking for any other possible victims.
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The former supervisor of a community center pleads guilty to sexually abusing young boys. We'll have the details up next.
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Plus two more democrats decide they will seek the party's presidential nomination .
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The former supervisor of the Blacksburg Community Center was convicted today of sexual charges involving young boys.
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Phillip Dale Conner pled guilty to 23-charges of carnal knowledge, taking indecent liberties and aggravated sexual battery. Prosecutors say the 41-year-old admitted to sexually abusing six boys over a 13-year period. Up until today, Conner was free on a five-thousand dollar bond. A judge will determine next week if he should remain in jail until his sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for April.
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Congressman Dick Gephardt says if he's elected president he'll fight for the Whole American Family.
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The former House Democratic leader announced his presidential bid at his former elementary school in St. Louis today.
Gephardt promised to fix the country's ailing economy and he pledged to provide health coverage to all working Americans.
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And Gephardt isn't the only one announcing a run for the White House-
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((CAROL MOSELEY-BRAUN: I AM HERE TODAY TO TELL THEM TO TAKE THE MEN ONLY SIGN OFF THE WHITE HOUSE DOOR.))
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Carol Moseley Braun is a former Senator from Illinois and the Ambassador to New Zealand.
She says something must be done with Saddam Hussein and Osama bin laden she disagrees with scare tactics.
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((BUT DUCT TAPE IS NO SOLUTION FOR DIPLOMACY I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE CAN AND MUST DEMAND AN END TO THE SABER RATTLING THAT HAS MADE US ALL HOSTAGES TO FEAR.))
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Moseley-Braun says she's filing papers to form an exploratory committee to seek the Democratic party nomination.

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Members of a popular fitness center in Radford will soon have to find a new place to workout.
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The Carilion Radford Wellness and Fitness Center says it will close its doors April 30th. Officials say the center began losing business after the city built a new parks and recreation center, which offers many of the same services for free.
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((IT'S PRETTY HARD TO COMPETE WITH FREE, AND WE FOUND WE WERE DUPLICATING A LOT OF THE EQUIPMENT, A LOT OF THE SERVICES, SO THIS GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY, WE ARE GOING TO DONATE THE BULK OF OUR EQUIPMENT TO THE PARKS AND REC FACILITY. AND THAT WAY THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CITY WILL STILL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE IT.))
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[OUT Q=will still be able to utilize it.]
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But, many members say Carilion could have done more to keep the center open.
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(( 6:41 I JUST FEEL LIKE THEY'RE DROPPING THE BALL ON MY HEALTH ISSUES I HAVE HERE. BECAUSE I DO HAVE AN ORDER TO WORKOUT AT THE POOL AND THE WELLNESS CENTER. 6:50))
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The fitness center has been in business for 16-years. About 50 workers will lose their jobs.
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Millions of Americans have clogged arteries. A significant blockage can lead to a heart attack, stroke or even death.
That's why some patients have stents put-in to keep the blood flowing.
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But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us one problem with stents is that an artery can renarrow --but a new type of stent could change that.
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Jean, They are called medicated stints
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And they could have the biggest impact on diabetics --who tend to have the highest degree of narrowing.
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((
Anytime a patient has a procedure to open a clogged artery, one of the biggest concerns is will the artery narrow again.
With angioplasty, 50 to 60-percent of the arteries have renarrowing.
Even with the advancement of stents designed to hold the artery open, about 20-percent will have blockage again.

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(( A LOT OF THESE PATIENTS WILL END UP WITH BIPASS SURGERY OR MEDICAL MANAGEMENT BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT OFFER THEM ANY OTHER PROCEDURE. ONCE THE MEDICATED STENTS ARE APPROVED THAT RENARROWING RATE COMES DOWN DRAMATICALLY AS A RESULT LESS PATIENT WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PROCDURE)) [RUNS15]
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In fact, studies have shown that with drug coated stents, in a worst case scenario only about 8 to 9-percent of patients will have renarrowing.
The reason: the stents are coated with drugs used for chemotherapy.
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((THE WAY THESE AGENTS WORK IS BY PREVENTING GROWTH OF CELLS THROUGH THE STENT MESH WORK AND THE IDEA BEING THAT SINCE THE RENARROWING IS CAUSED BY THE CELL GROWTH THAT IF THESE MEDICATIONS WORK THEY WILL STOP THE GROWTH)) [RUNS13]
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Dr. Bhalla says even though the stents are coated with chemotherapy drugs, it does not affect other parts of the body.
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((YES WITH BLOOD FLOW IT WILL DISTRIBUTE INTO THE REST OF THE BODY BUT THE DOSES ARE SO SMALL THAT HAVE NOT SHOWN TO CAUSE ANY ILL EFFECTS BY GETTING INTO THE BODY)) [RUNS10]
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The F-D-A could approve medicated stents by May or June. They are already available in Europe.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] a some local dancers will see if they can get Brent Watts into the swing of things.
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Swing dancing is still alive and well in one local church. Every Tuesday night, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke is hopping with dozens of couples and singles making the old dance new again. Get out your zoot suits, the swing skirts and the dancing shoes, because you too can take part in the action. Brent Watts explains.
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Coming up next, word is just in... a classic star in country music has passed away.
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Then a little later, we'll see if some rescue workers can get a dog out of a real jam.
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Country singer Johnny PayCheck has died in his sleep.
PayCheck had been bedridden in a nursing home last year because of emphysema and asthma. He was 64.
A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry confirms PayCheck died last night but had no other details.
PayCheck recorded 70 albums and had more than two dozen hit singles. His career was interrupted in 1989 when he served two years in prison for shooting a man in the head in an Ohio bar in 1985. His biggest hit was the 1977 song ``Take This Job and Shove It.''

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On Wall Street today, profit-taking put an end to the stock markets' two-day rally. Analysts say some selling was to be expected following the gains.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon, welcome to your Wednesday ticker. The Blue Ridge district basketball tournament tipped off earlier today. Bad weather forced the cancellation of the regular season championship between Alleghany and Blacksburg so a coin toss decided the tournaments top seed. The Mountaineers won the toss and an easier bracket. Steve Mason has more in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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Alleghany just barely got past Salem this afternoon 63 to 61. Blacksburg is taking on Fleming at this hour. Highlights of both games for you at the top of the hour. Finally, we wrap up today's ticker
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in Richmond where the General Assembly welcomed one of the good guys to town today. Darrell Green, the former Redskins' great for 20 years was honored today in both the house and senate. Green was recognized for his years with the Redskins - but mostly he was honored for his work with the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation. The assembly a stretch of Route 28 in Loudoun County Darrell Green Boulevard this afternoon.
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Much more on this honor, plus another football player from Hargrave lands a division one scholarship. Take care everybody. Jean will be back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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The state police had to rush to the aid of a dog this morning after he got stuck on a partially frozen river.
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The large dog was out on floating ice in New Jersey's Passaic River.
Officials are not sure how he got there but he was first spotted early this morning.
After about two hours trying to rescue the dog, two men reached him just before 11 this morning.
Once they got a rope around it, they were able to calm it down.
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(("HE WAS BARKING BEFORE WE EVEN GOT THERE SO HE KNEW THAT WE WERE THERE TO HELP. SO AFTER THAT HE JUST CALMED DOWN AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW I SCOOPED HIM ON ME AND PUT HIM RIGHT IN THE BOAT."))
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