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Today on News 7, fire damages some Roanoke County townhomes.
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Also sentencing is underway at this hour for a Drug enforcement Agent who shot and killed a Roanoke man.
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A break from the heat and muggies as we go through the weekend. A cold front bringing a change is the highlight of the forecast.

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Authorities in West Virginia try to determine if a sniper has struck again.
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A man trapped in his car goes to extreme measures to save his life.
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Plus the players for the Roanoke Express vote to strike.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Fire heavily damages a condo complex in Roanoke County.
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The fire happened at the Woods Crossing Townhouses off Starkey Road in southwest Roanoke County.
At least eight people are homeless tonight.
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Justin McLeod joins us now with details. Justin, do we know what started the fire?
Jean, fire investigators remain on the scene at this hour trying to determine just that.
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They believe the fire started near a stairway which led to two condos on the upper floors.
At least four units substained heavy damage, another four have moderate damage.
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The fire broke out just before 1:30 this afternoon.
Witnesses say they saw flames shooting out of several units and then ran to warn nearby residents.
Everyone got safely and firefighters arrive minutes later but it would take another thirty minutes before the fire was under control.
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((GARY HOUFF/BATTALION CHIEF: BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX THAT YOU GOT TWO APARTMENT UNDERNEATH AND TWO ON TOP MADE IT DIFFICULT TO DO THE SEARCH, DO THE FIREFIGHTING AND STOP THE SPREAD OF THE FIRE.)) ((SCOTT ABBEY/FIREFIGHTER: THE FIRE WAS COMING OUT THE DOOR WHEN WE GOT THERE. YOU COULDN'T SEE IT FROM THE ROADWAY BUT YOU COULD SEE IT ONCE YOU GOT UP TO THE DOOR, IT WAS ROLLING OUT THE DOOR PRETTY WELL.))
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No firefighters were injured in the blaze but several were checked for possible heat exhaustion.
The only injury appears to have been a cat who was found under a bed.
Rescue crews gave tigger some oxygen and then took the cat to vet to be checked out.
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Investigators say it could take several days to determine the cause of the fire.
Meantime, the Red Cross has been called in to help the residents who are now displaced.
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Jean, tonight at six we'll hear from some of the people who saw the fire originally and then ran to evacuate several people.

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Yesterday, they fought flames. Today, fire crews at the burned-out shell of Salem's True Value Hardware store are struggling with the heat.
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The building on West Main Street burned for hours yesterday. The 20-year old business was destroyed.
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Fire crews are back on site today trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. They're wearing haz-mat suits and air masks and spending just minutes at a time inside the building.
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((CHIEF PAT COUNTS/SALEM FIRE DEPARTMENT: PARTICULARLY BECAUSE OF THE HEAT AND AIR SUPPLY WHICH LASTS ANYWHERE FROM 30-MINUTES TO AN HOUR. BECAUSE OF HEAT AND PLASTIC SUIT THEY'LL BE WEARING, IT'S GONNA GET HOT PRETTY QUICK.))
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Chief Counts estimates it took more than 3-million gallons of water to extinguish the fire. There's no word yet on the cause.
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A federal drug agent is facing sentencing in a Roanoke courthouse at this hour.
A judge has just decided that Timothy Workman will have to spend five years in prison.
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The jury that convicted him of voluntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a man had recommended he serve six years and nine months.
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Workman was convicted for killing Keith Bailey outside O'Charley's restaurant near the Valley View Mall 19 months ago. He was off duty at the time when the two got into a fight.
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Did a sniper in West Virginia try again- or was it just a false alarm?
A 16 year old claims she was shot late last night at a convenience store near Charleston-
But as Elizabeth Sanchez reports, police so far haven't found any evidence.
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(( AT THIS GAS STATION IN DUNBAR, WEST VIRGINIA, THERE WERE NO INJURIES, CONFLICTING STORIES AND SO FARNO BULLET. A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL SAYS A SNIPER TOOK A SHOT AT HER FROM A PICK-UP TRUCK LAST NIGHTBUT POLICE ARE DOUBTFUL.
Chief Deptuy Phil Morris/Kanawha County, WV Sheriff's Dept. People are edgy, people are jumpy. Theres no question about it. Chief Jerry Paulty/Charleston Police: Im just saying its a possibility if a car goes by and backfires while youre standing in line to pay for gas, with it being a little bit anxious of whats happened before, thats a possibility.
IN WHAT MAY BE A COINCIDENCE, POLICE SAY A SHORT TIME AFTER THE ALLEGED SHOOTING, A SHERIFFS DEPUTY SPOTTED A PICKUP TRUCK SPEEDING DOWN A NEARBY ROAD. HE GAVE CHASE BUT THEN LOST IT. Chief Deputy Phil Morris/Kanawha County, WV Sheriffs Department: We cannot connect what occurred at the Go-Mart with the chase that our car made.
WITNESSES IDENTIFIED A SIMILAR TRUCK IN THE VICINITY OF TWO RECENT FATAL SHOOTINGS. AND NOW, BALLISTICS TESTS SHOW THE BULLETS USED IN THOSE ATTACKS CAME FROM THE SAME WEAPON. Sheriff Dave Tucker/Kanawha County, WV Sheriffs Department: That being a .22 calibre, probably fired from a rifle.
JEANIE PATTON AND OKEY MEADOWS WERE BOTH SHOT AND KILLED THURSDAY NIGHT LESS THAN TWO HOURS AND 10-MILES APART WHILE OUTSIDE RURAL GAS STATIONS. TESTS HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED ON THE BULLET THAT KILLED GARY CARRIER FOUR DAYS EARLIER AT ANOTHER NEARBY GAS STATION. Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News/West Virginia: And sheriffs deputies say theyre sticking by an initial lead that two of the fatal shootings are drug related. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, West Virginia.))

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A reported claim of responsibility for the bombing in Iraqis capital- it's coming from a group that hasn't been heard from before.
An arabic T-V network says the group calling itself The Armed Vanguards of the Second Muhammad Army.
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Meanwhile more troops are needed in Iraq and the United States wants them to come from other countries.
Secretary of State Colin Powell is asking the United Nations for help.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: THE PRESIDENT HAS ALWAYS FELT THAT THE U.N. HAS A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY.))
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Though the council never approved a resolution for war- Powell wants it to play a bigger role in securing Iraq.
The United Nations is pulling some its staff out of Baghdad because of the bombing, but U-N agencies vowed to continue their mission.
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((LOPEZ DA SLIVA/UNITED NATIONS CO COORDINATOR IN IRAQ: WE'LL ALWAYS REMAIN A SOFT TARGET AND WE ARE CONSCIOUS OF THAT BUT THAT'S THE WAY WE OPERATE.))
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Even if other nations send in troops the U-N secretary general made it clear he has no intention of sending in its own peacekeepers.
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Meanwhile it appears the man known as Chemical Ali is in custody.
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The head of the U-S Central command isn't saying much about the capture- for fear it would give away U-S intelligence.
Pentagon officials say he was captured last Sunday. Chemical Ali was number five on the the top 55 most wanted list.
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Coming up after the break, the Governor makes a personal gesture concerning organ donation.
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Plus we'll see what some doctors want to do to make a popular cancer test more accurate.
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It sounds like something out of an adventure movie. A man trapped in a forest needs to find a way to attract attention to save his life.
Chris Lawrence tells us what he did.
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((The man being rescued from this California mountain went to extraordinary lengths to alert the firefighters who saved him. Trapped for three days he set the forest on fire so that someone would notice him.

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The man was driving through the Angeles National Forest on Monday when his van plunged over the side of a highway.

(sot)Officer Vincent Bell, California Highway Patrol.

Its a long ways down, the car tumbles, the vehicle tumbles down the hill. And just the simple fact of what the vehicle was going through and what his body was going through inside the vehicle can cause a lot of injuries to a person.
The van finally crashed some 200 feet down mangled in the thick brush. The mans face was cut, his chest hurting and the incline too steep to climb. So he waited hurt, tired and hungry for three days.

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No one found the 50-year old driver. So Thursday morning he set fire to the forest hoping someone would see it and rescue him. By the time firefighters arrived, that blaze was as big as 2 acres and in the middle of dousing it they noticed the van. Rescue teams quickly lowered a team into position and within a few minutes they had hoisted him to safety airlifting him to a hospital in Pasadena.

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The driver is cut, bruised and dehydrated. But it could have been much worse. Had he set that fire later in the day when the winds pick up he could have survived the fall only to get trapped in his own fire. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Los Angeles))

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Just one organ donor can save seven lives.
Those numbers are the inspiration behind the state's new effort to increase organ donation.
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Save-seven-lives-dot-org is a new website where Virginians can sign up to be an organ, tissue and eye donor.
The site also provides information about organ and tissue donation.
State officials are hoping online registration will help increase the number of donors.
They say each week three Virginians die waiting for organs.
Herb Albert of Madison Heights says he was on his death bed until the family of a donor offered him a second chance.
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((HERB ALBERT/LIVER TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: I TRULY APPRECIATE WHAT THEY'VE DONE AND I'M LIVING THAT OUT EVERYDAY. I'M TAKING CARE OF THEIR LOVED ONES' ORGAN AND I'M DOING EVERYTHING I CAN TO DO THAT BUT I THANK THEM FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART FOR THEIR ONE ACT OF KINDNESS HAS GIVEN ME A MULTITUDE OF BLESSINGS.))
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Virginians who have already signed up to be a donor at D-M-V will be automatically transferred to the new website's database.
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A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the PSA test used to screen for prostate cancer -- missed the majority of tumors -- especially the ones in men under 60.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a Salem urologist and joins us with more.
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Jean, the problem is not with the test -- but with how it is interpreted.
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Doctor Dennis Garvin says the national standard for what is considered an abnormal PSA level needs to be changed.
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How high is too high --that is the question Urologist Dennis Garvin says doctors must determine when looking at a man's PSA level.
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((THIS BLOOD TEST IS SO REMARKABLE THAT IT'S TAKEN US THE 15 TO 20 YEARS THAT WE'VE HAD IT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO INTERPRET IT --AND THIS STUDY IS ONE OF THE WAYS WE ARE CONTINUING TO REVISIT THIS ISSUE AND TRYING TO GET BETTER AT INTERPRETING IT)) [RUNS18]
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The study found that using the national standard PSA level of 4-point-1 nanograms per milliliter caused doctors to miss 82 percent of cancers in men under 60, and 65-percent of tumors in older men.
That's why Doctor Garvin says Lewis-Gale Clinic abandoned the standard years ago.
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((I THINK YOU NEED YOU NEED TO DO AGE ADJUSTMENTS AND YOU ALSO NEED TO ADJUST FOR PEOPLE AT HIGHER RISK, AND THEN WHEN YOU HAVE THAT PERSON WHO IS IN YOUR PRACTICE YOU ALSO NEED TO WATCH THE REPETITIVE LEVEL OF THEIR PSA. AND IF IT GOES UP AT ABNORMAL RATE)) [RUNS17]
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At Lewis-Gale Clinic -- on average anything above 2-point-5 is considered abnormal for men under 40, above 3-point-5 for men under 60, and above 4.0 for men 60 and older.
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((WITH THAT WE ARE MORE SENSITIVE AND WE MORE SPECIFIC AND THIS AVOIDS MISSING PROSTATE CANCER SPECIFICALLY IN THE YOUNGER MALE WHERE HE'S GOT A LONG ENOUGH LIFE EXPECTANCY THAT A CANCER COULD RISE UP AND CAUSE DIFFICULTY)) [RUNS10]
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Doctor Garvin says African American men and those with a family history are more at risk for prostate cancer. So lower levels should be considered abnormal for them.
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Jean,

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Coming up a little later, the stock markets rally. We'll tell you why.
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[VO] Plus the E-C-H-L and its players union are skating on thin ice. We'll have the latest on labor talks coming up in Sports.
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Coming up in Sports, the E-C-H-L season could be jeopardy. Travis Wells will tell us why.
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Then a little bit laters, an Alabama judge says he will fight efforts to remove the 10 commandments from in front of his courthouse.
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Stocks gained some ground as better-than-expected economic news energized Wall Street. But as Alexis Christoforous tells us, investors are still acting cautiously.
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If you're headed out on I-81, be prepared for backups.
A vehicle caught fire in the median at mile marker 142, near the 581 interchange.
That has traffic in BOTH directions down to one lane.
No word on when things might clear up.

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Good afternoon Jean and welcome to the Thursday ticker which starts with news from the ice. The relationship between the Professional Hockey Player's Union and the owners has been frosty all summer. Last night the player's union voted to strike, less than six weeks from the ECHL's scheduled start of training camp.
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The collective bargaining agreement expired after last season, and the main sticking points among the players are salaries and insurance. The players desire year round insurance for them and their families while the league offers just seasonal insurance. The ECHL is now a 32 team league spanning 18 states, which has driven costs up considerably.


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ECHL President Brian McKenna says that the leauge has received nothing in writing but that the Union has made its intentions known verbally and that he still hopes to have an agreement in place by October 1st.


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The VMI Keydets have named a starting quarterback for next week's season opener at the Naval Academy.
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This morning Coach Cal McCombs awarded the job to redshirt freshman Jonathan Wilson. Wilson, who will be backed up by Josh Lyles, was the local favorite in the quarterback race, having played at Rockbridge County High School.
He had the chance to sit back and watch record setting QB Joey Gibson a year ago.
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And one other note, true freshman Adam Peters from Patrick Henry has earned the Keydets starting punting job.

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Hargrave Military Academy held its annual football media day today in Chatham.
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The Tigers are stacked with talent again this year with players already committed to Florida State, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Georgia, Arkansas and Virginia just to name a few.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, more from Holt and how the prized Virginia Tech recruit is trying to persuade another Hargrave player to follow him to Blacksburg.
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That's it for the ticker, also coming up at six, our pre-season Friday Football Extra reports continue with a look at the Floyd County Buffaloes.

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A judge in Montgomery, Alabama says he will not give up the fight over a Ten Commandments monument.
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Speaking to supporters outside the state judicial building, Chief Justice Roy Moore made it clear he'd continue to defy court orders to remove the monument from the building.
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The associate justices on the state's Supreme Court today overruled Chief Justice Roy Moore, ordering that the monument he installed be removed from its public spot at the Alabama Judicial Building.
But more than 30 Moore supporters say they are there to protect it.
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