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Coming up on News 7-
A feeding tube is removed from a comatose woman- after a six year legal battle that pit the woman's husband against her parents.
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The doctor on trial for illegally prescribing pain medication takes the stand admitting he smoked marijuana after work.
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After a blustery day, the wind will start to diminish overnight. Sunshine will be the main feature of your Thursday forecast. The complete details coming up.

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Also authorities are looking for more victims following a ferry boat accident in New York.
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We'll see an amazing device that can repair holes in the hearts of babies.
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Plus today the government makes a reccomendation about the future of silicone breast implants.

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Police looking into the alleged kidnapping of teenage girl say the investigation is over.
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A former Roanoke teenager who says she was kidnapped last month wants to put the case behind her.
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Roanoke police say Jenni Northrup and her mother have decided that continuing with the investigation into Jenni's alleged abduction would be too emotionally draining. They asked that the case not be pursued. Jenni disappeared from the Williamson Road area in late September. The 16-year old turned up in Central Virginia a week later claiming she was kidnapped by two men. No arrests have been made. Police say, unless they hear from anyone with information to support the kidnapping claim, the case is closed.
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[5-Knox]


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Doctor Cecil Knox says OxyContin was a "real God send" when it first became available.
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The pain specialist is now on trial in federal court for prescribing it illegally. Knox testified in his own defense this afternoon. He said when OxyCodone was introduced around 1996, it was the exciting new medication in the war against pain. It was four or five years, Knox said, before the drug manufacturer started publishing precautions... that it could be abused and that it was highly addictive when broken down.
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Knox admitted on the stand that he smoked marijuana with one of his employees and a patient, but insisted it was only after work. He vehemently denied ever trading prescriptions for marijuana. The trial continues tomorrow.

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Some people are still without power after last nights windy weather.
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Wind gusts in excess of 50 miles an hour whipped through the region, knocking over whole trees and limbs. Last night more than 8-thousand American Electric Power customers were affected, now fewer than one-thousand are without power. Most of the outages that remain are localized, and affect just few customers.
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((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN; AN OUTAGE CAN AFFECT 3000 CUSTOMERS WITH ONE TREE OR 3 CUSTOMERS. FROM A COMPANY PERSPECTIVE, IN MANY WAYS IT TAKES THE SAME AMOUNT OF RESOURCES TO GET OUT TO RESTORE THAT THREE CUSTOMERS AS IT DOES 3000.))
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Meanwhile, more than 9-thousand Dominion Power customers are also without power, mostly in Northern Virginia.
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At least twelve people are dead and more are seriously injured after the crash of a ferry boat in New York this afternoon.
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The ferry slammed into wooden pilings along the side of the dock in Staten Island after crossing from Manhattan.
The Fire Department says that some victims lost limbs in the accident. Victims have been taken to two hospitals.
Firefighters aboard the damaged ferry are searching for additional victims.
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The United States is warning all Americans to leave the Gaza strip immediately.
This after an attack kills three Americans.
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The huge explosion tore a U-S diplomatic vehicle in half killing three American security guards inside.
It happened as the three-car convoy carrying U-S peacekeeping monitors travelled through the Northern Gaza strip.
Wtinesses say the car tripped a remote controlled roadside bomb- leaving a huge crater in its wake.
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Lawyers for NBA Star Kobe Bryant say they have evidence he's innocent of sexual assualt. They say the evidence shows his alleged victim may have had sex with someone other than Bryant.
The NBA Star admits he had sex with the woman, but says it was consensual.
has more from Eagle, Colorado.
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The second day of Kobe Bryants preliminary hearing picked up right where the first left off with his defense team blowing holes in the prosecutions case. Larry Pozner/Colorado Defense Attorney: The defense locked in bedrock facts that could alone lead to reasonable doubt.
Local attorney Larry Pozner says some of those facts include evidence collected from the woman herself. Hospital records show some of the hairs, blood and semen found on her panties was not consistent with Kobe Bryant, but a Caucasion person, and prosecutors failed to do lab tests on that evidence. But detectives said Wednesday they did not focus solely on Kobe Bryant. Detective Doug Winters/Eagle County Sheriff's Dept.: I dont think there was a rush to judgment. I think we handled it like any other sexual assault. But even more damaging may be revelations of the womans conduct. She was working the front desk the night Kobe Bryant checked in. And under cross-examination, Detective Doug Winters said the woman herself assigned Bryants room at the far end of a hallway away from his bodyguards, even though the hotel was virtually empty. She then leaves the hotel, and takes a back route to get back to his room. She believes hes physically gonna come on to her. And believing that, she enters his room. Then she admits in the room there is absolutely consensual hugging and kissing, back and forth. In this entire period she never says no. Defense attorney Pamela Mackey also pointed out how the woman left Bryants room, and stayed at the hotel to finish her work. Chris Lawrence/CBS News: But prosecutors say at one point, she did say No. And although they haven t presented all their evidence, most feel it s been enough to send this case to trial. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Eagle, Colorado.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, silicone breast implants may be making a comeback.
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Also people protest the removal of a feeding tube that has kept a woman alive for six years.
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The feeding tube keeping a comatose Florida woman alive has been removed.
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Terri (SHY-voh's) Schiavo's husband won court approval to remove the feeding tube- after a six year legal battle against the woman's parents who wanted to keep it in place.
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Today outside the hospice center where Schiavo's (SHY-voh's) receiving care, people protested the removal of the tube.
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((JONI EARECKSON-TADA/SHIAVO SUPPORTER: WHAT IS BEING DONE SENDS AN ALARMING SIGNALTO THE NATIONS DIABLED. IF YOU ARE MENTALLY INCAPACITATED YOU BETTER WATCH OUT YOU ARE A NON PERSON.)) ((BOB SCHINDLER/TERRI'S FATHER: HE'S OUR LAST HOPE THAT GUY UP THERE.))
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Florida's Governor Jeb Bush says he will continue to seek ways to intervene.
He told the woman's parents he's ordered his legal team to try and find a way to keep their daughter alive.
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[5-Breast-Implants]


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After more than a decade off the market, silicone gel breast implants may soon make a comeback.
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[SUPER=@File;] Government advisors are recommending that the ban be lifted.


Silicone was banned in 1992 when women with ruptured or leaking implants began reporting various illnesses such as lupus or chronic fatigue.
But since then, no major scientific study has proved a link between a serious disease and the implants. The FDA is not bound by the decision, but it often follows the advice.
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Baby's born with holes in their hearts have new hope of survival thanks to a procedure that was previously only used on adults.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has the story.
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((FOUR MONTH OLD SOPHIA MISSAGIA FINALLY HAS THE STRENGTH TO SURVIVE. BORN WITH A HOLE IN HEART CALLED A VSD--SHE ALMOST DIDN'T MAKE IT.

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"She was basically withering away in front of us, she couldn't eat, she couldn't gain weight, she wasn't thriving. It was the most devastating thing we could imagine for our first child."
SOPHIA WAS SO SICK, HER DOCTORS SAID OPEN HEART SURGERY WASN'T EVEN AN OPTION.

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"Because the location and the size of the hole in relation to the small size of the baby, this would have been a challenging operation. a harder than usual operation."
THAT'S WHY DR. EVAN ZAHN, AND HIS TEAM AT MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PERFORMED AN EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE USING THIS DEVICE CALLED THE AMPLATZER.
STANDUP: THOUGH ALREADY USED IN ADULTS AND LARGER CHILDREN, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT'S BEEN USED IN SOMEONE AS SMALL, AND AS YOUNG AS SOPHIA.
DURING THE PROCEDURE A SMALL CATHETER IS THREADED THROUGH THE VEINS OF THE BODY TO THE WHOLE IN THE HEART. ONCE THERE, IT'S OPENED UP, ESSENTIALLY SEALING THE HOLE.


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"They're miracle workers."
HER PARENTS HELD BACK TEARS THANKFUL SOPHIA IS COMING HOME HEALTHY, WITH A MENDED HEART, AND JUST A BANDAID. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS ))

[5-FluMist]


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There is a new way to protect yourself against the flu this year that doesn't require getting a shot.
The vaccine is now available in a nasal spray called FluMist.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean,
I spoke with a local doctor who says the nasal spray is just as effective as the shot.
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But it's not for everyone. It's only recommended for people ages 5 to 49 who don't have any chronic disease or are pregnant.
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(( For those who have a fear of needles or simply don't like them, like most children, FluMist offers a less painful alternative.
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((IT TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS TO BE FULLY EFFECTIVE IT LAST THROUGHOUT THE FLU SEASON WHICH IS ABOUT ONE YEAR)) [RUNS09]
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But because the nasal vaccine is a live virus more precautions have to be taken.
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((THE LIVE VIRUS IS MUCH MORE EASIER TO SPREAD THAN THE THE INACTIVATED VIRUS THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T GET GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS IMMUNE COMPRISED. YOU DO HAVE 21 DAY PERIOD FROM TAKING THE FLU MIST AND BEING EXPOSED TO ANYONE WHO IS IMMUNE COMPROMISED)) [RUNS13]
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The nasal spray may also have more frequent side effects such as congestion, cough,and body aches.
Dr. Lawson just hopes it will encourage more people, particularly children, to get vaccinated against the flu.
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((I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO GET THE FLU VACCINE FOR KIDS THE EXPOSURE THAT KIDS HAVE AT SCHOOL IS SO LARGE. AND CHILDREN DO CARRY THE FLU VIRUS LONGER THAN ADULTS IN STUDIES THAT THEY'VE DONE..SO THE RISK OF SPREADING THE VIRUS IS MUCH GREATER AMONG CHILDREN )) [RUNS17]
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Children between the ages of five and eight getting the vaccine for the first time will need two doses at least six weeks apart. Everyone else only needs one.
While the health department won't be offering FluMist this year --some local health providers are making it available to their patients.
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Jean,

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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will have an update on today's Major League playoffs game,
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And then a little later, a new donation could electrify conservation efforts at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo.
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Still to come on the newscast, Bedford kicks off a two million dollar effort to bring more visitors to the region,

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and the Salem Civic Center is preparing for an appearance from NASCAR's Crown Prince.
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[5Marketwatch]


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After reaching their highest levels in over a year yesterday, the stock markets backed off a bit today. Jean Lee has more.
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Good afternoon everybody. The Major League Madness continues this afternoon with the Red Sox and Yankees playing game six. Right now in the 4th the Sox lead it 4 to 1. Tonight, the Cubs will try to somehow regroup after last night's collapse in which they allowed the "fighting Fish" to score 8 runs in the 8th and tie up the series at 3 games a piece.
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Kyle Petty is ready for a big night tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center. He'll be joined by Elliott Sadler, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, and a host of other Nascar drivers between 5 and 7 for an autograph session. That will be followed up by an auction, plus racing simulators and show cars will be on hand as well. All the proceeds will benefit Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp.
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Tickets are 20 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for children twelve and under.

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The Roanoke Express held its annual kickoff luncheon today at 419 West as the team gets ready for Friday night's season opener at the Roundhouse.
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Season ticket sales are progressing on the heels of the team's first ever marketing campaign. But the Express has just two home dates this month.
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Pollack says the team has sold about 800 season tickets. Coming up tonight at the top of the hour - we'll hear from Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, plsu Steve Mason profiles UVa defensive end Chris Canty. But first Jean must wrap up News 7 at Five - something she will do right after this quick break. [GO TO BREAK]

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They're rolling out the welcome mat in Bedford, where officials hope a new visitors center will bring more tourists and more cash into the region.
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City and county leaders broke ground for the facility this afternoon on the site of the existing visitors center.


That center has handled 25-thousand visitors since it opened two years ago.. and officials figure the new, expanded facility will help boost those numbers.
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((THOMAS MESSIER/BEDFORD MAYOR: THIS NEW FACILITY WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER ACCOMODATE THE LUCRATIVE GROUP TOUR MARKET AS WELL AS THE TGROWING NUMBER OF R-V VISITORS. STUDIES SHOW THAT ONE OVERNIGHT VISIT BY A MOTORCOACH GROUP CAN LEAVE ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 11 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
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The 2-million dollar project should be finished by next summer.
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AEP says it wants to see more than energy conserved.
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The company's donated 10-thousand dollars to Mill Mountain Zoo. The zoo will put the money towards it's conservation programs, which will include a composting site and a variety of gardens. The funds will also complete construction on a new log- cabin office building. An AEP spokesman says protecting the environment is just as important as providing reliable power because "energy and environment are inextricably linked."
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