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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke's loss is Franklin County's gain as more than half of the new jobs headed to Rocky Mount are coming from the city.
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Plus a member of Roanoke City Council tells administrators they are creating undue stress in the city's fire department.
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Our brief break from clouds comes to an end tomorrow with the return of thunderstorms in the forecast. More just ahead.

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An American soldier was shot and killed today in Iraq.
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A teenager is severely injured after he tries to duplicate a stunt he saw on television.
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Plus the federal government approves clinical testing for a new version of a product that was banned as unsafe. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((PEOPLE DON'T DO THEIR BEST WORK WHEN THEY'RE STRESSED OUT. AND I THINK YOU'RE CREATING A VERY, VERY STRESSFUL SITUATION IN OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT. ))
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Roanoke City Council tells administrators to find the funding for six additional firefighters.
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The dispute came as council members were wrapping up their work on a new budget.
On a close vote, they overruled the city manager's plan to leave vacant six positions in the Fire - EMS Department.
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Fire officials said the vacancies would not affect the department's ability to staff its stations or fight fires.

But some council members and the firefighters' association questioned the effect on staffing, response times and employee morale.
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((RODNEY JORDAN/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: HE TOLD YOU 271 PEOPLE IS WHAT WE HAVE IN OPERATIONS WHEN YOU TAKE SIX PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, NO MATTER WHAT THE CASE MAY BE, THAT'S SIX PEOPLE NOT AVAILABLE TO RIDE FIRE TRUCKS.)) ((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I JUST DON'T SEE WHERE UNFUNDING SIX POSITIONS SUPPORTS ANY OF MY PRIORITIES WITH THE FIRE AND EMS DEPARTMENT.))
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City administrators must now find 240- thousand dollars to pay for the six firefighters.
And Linda Wyatt urged the city manager not to cut any other positions.
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City Council is scheduled to approve the final budget on Monday.

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New jobs are coming to Franklin County.
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The window maker, M-W Manufacturers, is expanding operations.
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It means 60-jobs for the area including assembly, supervisory and maintenance positions. Company officials say they've grown out of their Roanoke location so they will transfer and expand the division in an existing building near M-W headquarters in Rocky Mount.
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((LYNN MORSTAD/MW MANUFACTURERS; THE PLANT IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET ON MAIN STREET IT'S THE FORMER LANE FACILITY.))
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The one-hundred thousand square foot building should be up and running in June. All the Roanoke jobs will be transferred there along with the 60-new ones. Local and state incentives for the project added up to three-hundred thousand dollars.
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A U-S soldier was killed in Iraq today. An Iraqi apparently walked up to the soldier on a bridge in Baghdad and opened fire with a pistol. The soldier belonged to the Second Armored Calvary Regiment.
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Meanwhile top U-S officials in Iraq have acknowledged that troops were overstretched in parts of the country.
They say security remains a top priority as looters and revenge killers take advantage of the postwar situation.
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((GENERAL DAVID MCKIERNAN/U.S. LAND FORCES IN IRAQ: IMAGINE SPREADING 150,000 SOLDIERS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THEN ASK YOURSELF COULD YOU SECURE ALL OF CALIFORNIA ALL OF THE TIME WITH 150,000 SOLDIERS. THE ANSWER IS NO.))
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General McKiernan says the ultimately the answer rests with the Iraqis gaining control of thier nation's security.
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More rain and more flooding in the waterlogged South.
And in the Midwest, tornadoes are still a threat.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports, this as people are cleaning up from the last round of storms.
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((Once again skies held signs of mother nature's wrath. This time over Denver, Colorado. A funnel swept through the skies ... ...as residents feared for the worst. But so far there are no reports of damage. For others the damage is already done. In Pierce City... UNSAFE BUILDINGS ARE COMING DOWN.. BEFORE new STORMS ROLL IN.
Susan Fly, business owner: I hate to see the charm of the city torn down, but its time to move on. AS GRAY SKIES TAKE OVER THEIR HEARTLAND, EVERYONE HAS BECOME A WEATHER WATCHER. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Pierce City, Missouri: That means spreading the news if a funnel cloud is spotted because here in Pierce City the storm sirens are not working. CLEAN-UP CAME TO A STOP WITH A FUNERAL PROCESSION THROUGH DOWNTOWN WHERE THE STORMS TOUCHED EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE. THERE WAS A MOMENT OF SILENCE...FOR LIVES LOST.
AND WITH TORRENTIAL RAIN AND WINDS...IT'S TOO SOON FOR SOME PARTS OF THE SOUTH TO EVEN THINK ABOUT CLEAN UP. AND FOR THOSE THAN CAN...LIKE RESIDENTS IN JACKSON, TENNESSEE .IT MAKES MOPPING UP FROM A KILLER TORNADO THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. You work in the rain and the wind and hope that another tornado doesn't come in just a minute. OVER 10 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN CHATTANOOGA...BRINGING THE TENNESSEE RIVER TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN 30 YEARS. IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMADRAINAGE CANT KEEP UP WITH THE DOWNPOUR. AND IN GEORGIA, AN EARTHEN LEVY HAS GIVEN WAY TO FLOODWATERS THAT NOW THREATEN NEARBY HOMES. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, PIERCE CITY, MISSOURI.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why one group says Virginia's prisons are some of the worst in the nation.
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Plus years after they were banned, a manufacturer says its version of the silicone breast implant is safe.
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When they say don't try this at home, they mean it. An 18 year old Florida man found that out the hard way.
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The teenager attempted a stunt similar to one in the movie and MTV show Jackass.
Paul Smith jumped from the roof of a five story building attempting to make it into the swimming pool below.
He did not quite make it.
Smith hit the pavement edge of the pool and then fell into the water.
A friend caught the whole thing on tape.
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((JANET STONE/PAUL'S MOTHER: PAUL SHOULD NOT BE ALIVE. OF COURSE I'M ANGRY AT MY SON FOR DOING THIS, PEER PRESSURE IS SO GREAT, BUT I'M ALSO ANGRY AT HOLLYWOOD, I'M ANGRY AT THE MEDIA. I'M ANGRY AT THE JACKASS MOVIE, MTV IS TRASH.))
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Smith was pulled from the water and flown to the hospital.
He has a broken hip, multiple fractures in both legs and in his right arm.
He's in critical condition with steel pins in almost every limb.
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Virginia prisoners are not receiving adequate health care...that is according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union.
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The A-C-L-U says that the state's prisons are "breeding grounds" for the potentially fatal virus, hepatitis C.
The report estimates that 39 percent of the state's 30-thousand prisoners are infected.
That makes it one of the highest prison infection rates in the country.
The study also charges that about a dozen prisoners may have been maimed or died from the lack of proper medical care.
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((KENT WILLIS/DIRECTOR OF ACLU OF VIRGINIA: ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE LEVEL OF CARE ACROSS THE BOARD IS SUB PAR. VIRGINIA PRISONERS ARE IGNORED OFTEN WHEN THEY SAY THEY HAVE PROBLEMS, EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ARISE THAT ARE NOT TAKEN CARE OF AND THE GENERAL LEVEL OF CARE IS VERY POOR.))
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The A-C-L-U says their report is not a statistical analysis.
But that it is based on information from inmates and limited access to prison records.
Governor Warner says he has NOT seen the report but says Virginia's prison health care systems are nationally accredited.
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One of the men who starred as James Bond on the big screen is recovering in a hospital after collapsing on stage yesterday.
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Roger Moore's assistant says the 75-year-old actor was performing a dance number during a play in New York when he fell down.
Moore was taken to a hospital. The New York City Fire Department says only that an unconscious patient was taken from the theater.
His agent says the actor is comfortable and doing fine.
Moore played Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985.
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The federal government has approved clinical trials for a new type of silicone breast implant.
In 60 cities across America, women are being paid to test the new implants.
Shern-Min Chow has more.
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((At 29, Lauri George is getting a new type of breast implant as part of an FDA approved study. "What are the percentage of implant failure," she asked her doctor, plastic surgeon Dr.Franklin Rose. The answer - "Nobody to date has seen any evidence of leakage or rupture." It was a fair question; they are silicone filled implants. Back in the 1990s hundreds of thousands of women sued and won, claiming leaky silicone implants made them sick. That sent Dow Corning into bankruptcy. But the new cohesive gel implants by Mentor Corporation are considered, well, leak proof. "It's like cutting into a gummy bear," said . The old version was far more liquid, today's saline filled alternative are safe, but less natural looking. "Aesthetically this may be preferable. Well, this is right now, at least I think, the Rolls Royce or Bentley of all implants," said . Lauri will be one of 950 women across America in the study. The manufacturer hopes it will get full FDA approval two years after the surgeries are finished. "Lauri will have to come for follow-up visits for 10 years," said . "To encourage her to do that, Mentor Corporation will pay her $3,250 over that period of time." "I love them," said Lauri. "They look very natural." Hopefully they'll be feel as happy a decade from now. ))
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Patients in the study still have to pay for the surgery and the implants. The Mentor impants cost about 15 hundred dollars.

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To plant or not to plant, that is the question Brent Watts will answer in today's Growin' It.
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For most areas across the region, the frost free dates have come and gone, which means the planting season is in full swing. On today's Growin It' Brent Watts finds out what plants to start putting out as well as how different plants will deal with the abundance of rain.
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Coming up today in Sports, a prominent name in NASCAR is hired just days after he was fired.
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Plus we'll see why a class assignment is taking some young students to the Hotel Roanoke.
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On Wall Street today, the stock markets posted their second straight loss.
Investors saw weak retail sales reports as an excuse to take their profits.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody - the Thursday ticker begins with some good news for the NASCAR community. Jerry Nadeau's health continues to improve. His condition has been upgraded from serious to fair, and he has been moved out of intensvie care into a private room.
Doctors say his vital signs are all normal. Since this is an off-week most of the drivers will be honoring their Moms or wives on this Mother's Day weekend.
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But if the slopes weren't closed I guarantee you that Bill Elliott would on them. The Dawsonville, Georgia native has caught the snowboarding bug, and he actually is very good at it. Elliott says he tried it as a hobby and found it to be the ultimate getaway. As he puts it nobody knows who I am on the slopes.
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[vo nat con't] Elliott has gotten his son Chase started at an early age. By the way in case you're wondering the slopes at Vail closed on April 20th.
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In one other NASCAR note - a rare trade if you will - has in effect taken place this week.
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Steve Park, who was fired by Dale Earnhardt Incorporated on Monday was hired this afternoon to drive for Richard Childress Racing. Park will take over the AOL Chevy replacing Jeff Green. Green himself was fired earlier this week and he already has been named Park's replacement.
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The NBA playoffs are starting to get a little interesting. The three-time champion Lakers now find themselves in a two games to none hole after getting whacked by the Spurs last night. LA lost 114-to-95 last night, but the score doesn't indicate how bad the whipping really was.
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We'll see you back here at the top of the hour with an update on the Big East softball tournament, and news of a high school hoopster signing with an Ivy League program. Take care everybody and great night. [GO TO BREAK]

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A local landmark built more than a hundred years ago had some curious young visitors today.
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About 40 first- graders from Hurt Park Elementary School toured Hotel Roanoke. One of their standards- of- learning requirements is to compare the past with the present. They did that as they walked from the Hotel's conference center built in 1995 to its lobby which was added in 1938.
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((TIM CRAFT/HOTEL ROANOKE: THE HOTEL'S BEEN HERE A LONG TIME AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE WANT THE CHILDREN TO APPRECIATE THE HISTORY AND WHY THE HOTEL'S HERE AND WHERE IT CAME FROM.))
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The hotel's laundry room was a big hit with the students along with some complementary cookies. One student said she would like to come back as a guest.
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((TE-ASHE WALKER/HURT PARK ELEMENTARY STUDENT: THE HOTEL IS BIG, IT'S NICE AND I LIKE THE WHOLE BUILDING.))
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The Hotel Roanoke is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving its architecture.
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