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Today on News 7 at 5, many parts of the country are still without power. We'll have the latest in a live report.


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Also a deadline has passed for Goodyear and its union workers. We'll let you know if a new deal has been reached.


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Very warm temperatures as we head into the weekend. Thunderstorms will be around on Saturday or Sunday.


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Also today, opponents of a new stadium in Roanoke call for an investigation.
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One of the soldiers from the raid that killed Saddam Hussein's sons makes his way back home.
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Also are you really saving calories when you get a salad at a fast food restaurant? We'll have the answer. News 7 at 5 is next.


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Power is back on for some- but many are still without electricity- and many want to know how this big blackout happened.
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((NO ONE KNOWS AT THIS POINT OR NO ONE CAN TELL ME AT THIS POINT WHY THIS HAPPENED. THE BEST INFORMATION WE HAVE IS THAT IT WAS SOMETHING WEST OF ONTARIO, A SYSTEMIC FAILURE OUT THERE THAT CASCADING ACROSS CANADA THROUGH NEW YORK AND THROUGH THE NORTHEAST.))
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It is hot. It is humid and it is frustrating for many in the Northeast and Midwest.
Hundreds of flights are delayed or cancelled in New York.
Water service was knocked out in Cleveland- and people are waiting in line for gasoline in Detroit.
Stacy Case joins us live from New York city with the latest.
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((IT'S AN EXERCISE IN PATIENCE. AND MILLIONS ARE GETTING MORE EXERCISE THAN THEY WANT. FOOT TRAVEL IS THE ONLY SURE THING RIGHT NOW. NEW YORK SUBWAYS ARE STILL CLOSED -- MANY TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE ON THE BLINK -- AND THOUSANDS ARE STILL ASKING...WHEN WILL THE POWER BE BACK??
DARREL CLEMENS/CON EDISON WORKER "We really don't have an answer at this time, we're just tryin' to get everybody back up as quickly as possible." CITY BUSSES ARE RUNNING -- THEY'RE FREE TODAY -- AND AIR-CONDITIONED TOO.... A WELCOMED REFUGE FOR COMMUTERS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THE STIFLING 90 DEGREE HEAT.
THERE ARE CABS RUNNING -- FOR THE RIGHT PRICE. CAB DRIVER: I'm just coming from Connecticut and the lady paid me 300 dollars." BUT FOR THE MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS WHO DEPEND ON SUBWAYS TO GET IN, OUT AND AROUND THE CITY -- NEWS THAT TRAVEL UNDERGROUND IS SHUT DOWN INDEFINITELY IS TOUGH TO TAKE. MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG - "Subways will not be operating during the day and there will be traffic delays since traffic lights will not be working everywhere."
THURSDAY'S MASSIVE POWER HIT PARALYZED THE CITY -- THE EVENING COMMUTE LASTED ALL NIGHT - WITH THOUSANDS FORCED TO SLEEP ON THE STREETS. THE NEW DAY BROUGHT SOME HOPE....THAT LIFE HERE COULD BE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL....BUT RIGHT NOW THE LACK OF POWER IS STILL TAKING A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE. BLAME GAME.))

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Many experts say even if the grid system is upgraded, there would still be problems.
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Virginia Tech professor Richard Hirsh has studied electric power for more than 20-years. He says yesterday's blackout was almost inevitable because of the grid system's complex technology. Hirsh and other researchers at Tech are now working to develop what they say is a more reliable system, called distributed generation.
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((RICHARD HIRSH/HISTORIAN OF ELECTRIC POWER: SUCH THAT YOU HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF SMALL DECENTRALIZED MODULAR POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ENTIRE GRID BUT ALSO BEING ABLE TO DISCONNECT FROM THE GRID AND SUPPLY POWER LOCALLY WHEN NEEDED.))
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Hirsh says a similar system is already being used at Tech. He says it could take several years, though, before distributed generation can be widely used.
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Authorties in Kanawha County, West Virginia believe they may have a copy cat sniper on their hands.
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A man and a woman were both fatally shot late last night in what police say were apparently random shootings.
Police aren't releasing the victims names until family is told.
At about 10:20 p-m, a man was shot while pumping gas at a Speedway near Charleston. The second fatal shooting happened a little more than an hour later and ten miles away outside another convenience store. Police have not identified the weapon or weapons used in the shootings.
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On Sunday night, 34-year-old Gary Carrier of South Charleston was shot in the head and killed while using a pay telephone outside a Charleston Go-Mart.

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Smith Mountain Lake has had its first boating fatality this year.
State game wardens say two bass boats carrying four men crashed into each other last night.
The accident happened about 8 o'clock near the old Cape Carolyn Marina.
The collision left 60-year-old Ray Swim of Moneta with severe head injuries.
He died later at the hospital.
So far, no one has been charged.

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Talks between Goodyear and its union are continuing this evening, well past a midday deadline.
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Goodyear set the deadline for negotiators to reach a tentative agreement on a new contract after months of talks.
That deadline came and went without an agreement or comment from the company.
Union workers at 14 plants including two thousand employees at Danville have been working under the terms of their previous contract which expired in April.
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A Covington soldier injured in Iraq is home for a few weeks of R and R.
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Private First Class Adam Loan was greeted by family and friends at the Roanoke Airport today. The 21-year old is recovering from electrical burns sustained last month while securing fencing around the house occupied by Saddam Hussein's sons.
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((PCF ADAM LOAN/INJURED SOLDIER: I GOT ELECTROCUTED PRETTY MUCH IN IRAQ. I DON'T REMEMBER TOO MUCH. I WAS PARALYZED FOR A COUPLE DAYS... DEFINITELY DONNA LOAN/MOTHER: HE LOOKS GOOD. I KNOW HE'S TIRED. IT'S BEEN A LONG PLANE RIDE. ARE YOU SLEEPY? DIDJA SLEEP ON THE PLANE? SOME. LAUGHS))
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Adam's been in the Army for about a year and a half. He'll spend 25-days at home. His parents say he'll be pampered.
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Coming up next, opponents to a new stadium in Roanoke want to see an investigation behind the project.
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Also health officials say pregnant women need to be very careful with painkillers. We'll tell you what's behind today's urgent warning.
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The group that opposed construction of a new stadium amphitheater in the city of Roanoke says city officials intentionally misrepresented information about the controversial project.
Now, the group is calling for an independent investigation.
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Earlier this month, members of city council narrowly voted to move forward with the multi- purpose facility.
But Brian Wishneff says their decision was based on faulty information provided by city officials.
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((JUST LIKE WITH THE SCHOOL SAFEY INFORMATION PEOPLE WANTED TO KNOW WHETHER THAT WAS ACCURATE OR NOT, WHAT THEY COULD BELIEVE, WE FEEL LIKE A SIMILAR EFFORT NEEDS TO BE MADE TO EVALUATE THIS INFORMATION.))
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City officials did not have a chance to review the charges in detail this afternoon, but said they will insure that city council and the public have all the relevant facts.
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A serious warning for millions of women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
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A new study links over the counter painkillers such as ibuprophen and aspirin to early miscarraige.
The drugs are called non steroidal anti inflammatories- Some common names are Advil, Motril and generic ibuprofen.
Women in the study who took NSAIDS (en-saids) increased their risk of miscarriage by 80 percent. The same held true for women who used aspirin.
The risk of miscarriage was higher still when the painkillers were taken around conception or were used for longer than a week.
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((IT'S A LITTLE SCARY. THAT NUMBER SEEMS VERY HIGH.)) [BUTT TO 13:12:07] ((DR. JEFF RIDGEWAY/UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON: SO THIS DOES OPEN SOME DOORS IT GIVES US SOME INSIGHT INTO WHAT MIGHT BE CAUSING THESE MISCARRIAGES EARLY IN PREGNANCY.))
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The study results are being published in the British Medical journal.
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Many Americans hoping to make healthier choices when eating fast food are choosing salads instead of burgers and fries.
But what they may not realize is that not all salads are low in calories and fat -- especially if you don't watch the salad dressing.
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Tonight Joy Sutton has some advice on what to look out for.
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Jean, watch out for taco salad -- it's has more calories and fat than your average burger.
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That's according to licensed certified nutritionist Jeanie Redick with Associaties in Brief Therapy. She joins us with some more advice.
1- HOW MANY CALORIES AND FAT IS TACO SALAD
2-WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE LOOK FOR WHEN TRYING TO EAT HEALTHY, SALAD WISE
3-WHY IS SALAD STILL A BETTER CHOICE EVEN WITH HIGH CALORIE DRESSING
4-IF YOU DON'T WANT SALAD --ANY OTHER OPTIONS THAT ARE GOOD CHOICES
5-WHAT SHOULD YOU DEFINITELY AVOID --HIGHEST CALORIES FOODS

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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will rejoin us with our detailed forecast.
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[VO] Then it sports, Steve Mason will tell us what's behind the Roanoke Express' exciting new look.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we will see why two studios think their new picture will be a monster success.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your end of the week ticker which starts on the ice. The Roanoke Express announced some changes for the upcoming season today.
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The Team held a news conference at 419 West today to introduce new general manager Chris Pollock, who is also a minority owner of the team.
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Tony MacAulay also announced Bobby Thornton as his new assistant coach. He could not attend. MacAulay also said the ECHL collective bargaining agreement is still being negotiated and he also announced that Rick Kowalsky will return to play for the Express next season.
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The Winston Cup drivers are in Brooklyn, Michigan this afternoon trying to qualify for this Sunday's GFS Marketplace 400.
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The Busch cars got in time trials OK, and then Jimmy Spencer rolled out on the track to begin cup circuits around three. But Spencer didn't even make it a lap before the rain started falling. So far it has been a very interesting weekend with the unexpected rain and the even more unexpected power problems in the Detroit area yesterday.
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Kasey Kahne won the pole for the Busch race while Stacy Compton qualified 25th.

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Despite the massive power outage in Cleveland that is still affecting a number of people in the the city's metropolitan area - theNFL preseason game tonight
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between the Packers and the Browns at Cleveland Browns' stadium is still on. The status of the game was left in doubt until this morning when officials decided that the 8pm kickoff would go off as scheduled. The Packers arrived in Cleveland yesterday less than 10 minutes before the power went out. You can watch tonight's Browns-Packers game right here on Your Hometown Station tonight at 8.
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Also tonight - Dolphins take on the Jaguars. The Cowboys host the Texans, the Colts entertain the Seahawks and the Giants host the Panthers. The Redskins play at New England tomorrow night. Coming up at the top of the hour - we will continue our Friday Football Extra preseason tour in Danville with the George Washington Eagles. Plus we'll have an update on day two of the PGA Championship. Chip Sullivan is two over today and six over for the tournament. He has a great chance of making the cut. Have a safe weekend everybody. Jean will be back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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It's the world heavyweight boxing championship of horror -- Freddy versus Jason.
And a website dedicated to the movie opening this weekend gives you the vital stats, as if the horror movie icons were championship boxers. Brook Anderson has more on the gore.
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((ONE'S A MACHETE -KILLING MACHINE...THE OTHER TERRORIZES HIS VICTIMS IN THEIR DREAMS...
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AND THEY'RE BOTH QUITE MEAN... BUT IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHO'S MORE LIKELY TO BE THE LAST SLASHER STANDING WHEN...JASON VOORHEES AND FREDDY KRUEGER SQUARE OFF ON THE SILVER SCREEN THIS WEEKEND...
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YOU MIGHT WANNA LOG ON TO THE FILM'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE--W-W-W-DOT-FREDDY VERSUS JASON DOT COM. THERE YOU'LL FIND PLENTY OF STATISTICS...ON HOW THESE TWO SIZE UP...INCLUDING BASIC INFORMATION ON THEIR PHYSIQUES ...ON-SCREEN APPERANCES...AND FASHION SENSE. AND OF COURSE, THERE ARE GORIER FACTS ON THEIR KILLING METHODS...AND BODY COUNTS. NOW, IF YOU'RE NOT QUITE THE DIE HARD HORROR FAN...AND ARE OUT OF THE LOOP ON THE HISTORY OF THESE TWO HORROR LEGENDS. THIS SHOULD GET YOU UP TO SPEED: A TIMELINE OF BOTH FREDDY'S AND JASON'S REIGN OF TERROR. AND YOU CAN ALSO FIND FILM COMMENTARY ON THE SITE...FROM BOTH THE MOVIE'S DIRECTOR AND THE MAN WHO HAS PLAYED FREDDY FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES-- ROBERT ENGLAND. THEY'LL GIVE YOU THE SCOOP ON HOW THESE TWO HORROR ICONS WERE CREATED...AND ON WHAT IT TOOK TO MAKE "FREDDY VERSUS JASON". :03 OF NAT FROM FILM OC: "girl says "place your bets" YOU CAN ALSO DO THAT ONLINE AS WELL...ALL IT TAKES IS THE CLICK OF A BUTTON. A RECENT CHECK OF THE WEBSITE INDICATES THAT THE MAJORITY OF MOVIEGOERS ARE PLACING THEIR BETS ON THIS HOCKEY-MASKED KILLER. BUT--AS WE ALL KNOW--THE REAL ANSWER LIES ON THE SILVER SCREEN...
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SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES. FOR CNN...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. ))
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