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Today on News 7 at 5, mores homes will be lost to the wildfires in California as exhausted firefighters have to pull back.
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And closer to home, more than one hundred new jobs are coming to southwest Virginia.
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We have a weather squeeze play at the moment providing clouds and rain until tomorrow morning. Details ahead.

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Also today, one of the star's of the Price is Right has died.
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North Carolina native Andy Griffith is honored in Raleigh.
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And a longtime Roanoke landmark will soon fall to the bulldozer. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Some crews battling wildfires in southern California are so exhausted they're being pulled off fire lines, even if it means more homes will be destroyed-
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but it is very real- At least 17 deaths are blamed on the fires including two in Mexico.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
So far 15 hundred homes have been destroyed- and while the Santa Ana winds have clamed down- battling these fires is still a tough job.
President Bush is promising federal help- and today U-S air force planes were called in to drop water and fire retardent on the flames.
Elizabeth Sanchez is following the situation and joins us from near the front lines.
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((Thousands of California homeowners are spending another day anxiously waiting for word on the progress being made against deadly - widespread wildfires. Elizabeth Sanchez reports from San Bernadino County.
Pkge: SANTA ANA WINDS HAVE CALMED DOWN ...GIVING EXHAUSTED FIREFIGHTERS SOME SLACK TODAY BUT HIGH TEMPERATURES AND ROUGH TERRAIN STILL MAKE FACING THE FLAMES A REAL BATTLE. MARION BORRELL/FIREFIGHTER GROUND SUPPORT "YOU CANT GET PEOPLE UP THERE IN THE CANYONS, YOU CAN'T RISK THEIR LIVES SO YOU HAVE TO WORK FROM THE PERIMETERS AND WORK AROUND IT." 10 WILDFIRES BURNING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE HAVE CLAIMED A HALF A MILLION ACRES, MORE THAN A THOUSAND HOMES AND AT LEAST 17 LIVES. TUESDAY AFTERNOON GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS TOURED THE SCENE WITH FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO ASSES THE DAMAGE.
IN THE PATH OF THE FLAMES, VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN ADVANCE OF MANDATORY ORDERS. THE STRATEGY IS CLEAR.
KEVIN MENET/ENGINE CAPTAIN "GETTING PEOPLE OUT AS FAST AS WE CAN, PROTECT THE HOUSES WE CAN AND THEN WE MOVE OURSELVES OUT."
IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, EVACUEES ARE SHELTERING IN AN AIRLINE TERMINAL. BOTH MAN AND BEAST FIND REFUGE HERE. AS RESIDENTS ABANDON THEIR HOMES AIR SHIPS FROM THE FORESTRY SERVICE, THE COAST GUARD AND EVEN THE AIR FORCE ARE DUMPING MASSIVE LOADS OF WATER AND FIRE RETARDANT ON HOT SPOTS. A DESPERATE EFFORT TO SAVE A HIGH SCHOOL IS UNDERWAY. CREWS ARE MAKING A STAND ALONG A NARROW ROADWAY THAT SEPARATES THE FLAMES FROM THE CAMPUS. ))

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One day after a series of deadly bombings in Baghdad, the city is shaken by the sounds of more explosions.
Iraqi police say at least three mortars exploded- no word on casualties or damage.
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Today near a police station a car bomb blast- kills at least four people.
President Bush is blaming Saddam Loyalists and foreign fighters for the recent attacks.
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Today he renewed his vow not to back down in Iraq saying that's what terrorists want.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: IT IS DANGEROUS IN IRAQ BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T STAND THE THOUGHT OF A PEACEFUL AND FREE IRAQ. IT IS DANGEROUS IN IRAQ BECAUSE TEHRE ARE SOME WHO BELIEVE WE'RE SOFT. THAT THE WILL OF THE UNITED STATES CAN BE SHAKEN BY SUICIDERS .))
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Yesterday's string of suicide bombings killed at least 40 people and injured another 200- all in a span of 45 minutes.
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More than one hundred new jobs are coming to Wythe County.
The governor's office says Wytheville Technologies plans to expand later this year, adding 102 employees.
The Japanese-owned company makes parts for automotive steering systems and currently has about 62 workers.
The governor says Virginia was competing with North Carolina and Tennessee for the project.

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Dr. Cecil Knox's office manager is trying to understand how the government can be in the position of determining when a physician's work falls within or outside the scope of legitimate medical practice.
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Knox and Beverly Boone are charged in a multi-count indictment, accused of illegally prescribing oxycontin and other narcotics.
The investigation began nearly three years ago.
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((ALL THE HOSPITALS, OTHER DOCTORS, PHARMACISTS CONTINUED TO WORK WITH DR. KNOX OVER THE YEARS. THEY DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG. HOW'S IT UP TO THE GOVERNMENT?))
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The jury in the case has deliberated three full days without a verdict.

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Coming up following this break, we'll see how one locality is trying to make it easier for children who are the victims of crimes.
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and a new study says America's young people are spending too much time in front of the television.
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Radford University is teaming up with the state's community colleges to help address Virginia's teacher shortage.
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The university has agreed to automatically admit students who first earn associate's degrees in education at any state community college.
Education officials hope the move will encourage more people to become eduators AND help alleviate a projected shortage of public school teachers.
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To be eligible, community college graduates must exceed a two-point-five grade-point average and pass a teacher licensing test.
Eight other four-year state universities have also signed onto the plan.
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The New River Valley has a new tool to help children who are victims of child abuse and neglect.
A children's advocacy center has opened at Radford University.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton us with details.
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Jean, There only two other university based centers like this in the country.
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It's a joint effort by Radford University, law enforcement, social services, and prosecutors to make the investigation process less traumatic for children.
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But ask Radford's Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and he'll tell you prosecuting these types of cases isn't easy.

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That's why the Child Advocacy Center offers a child-friendly environment where the child only has to be interviewed once while law enforcement, social workers, and prosecutors watch and record.
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The center was used for the first time this month.
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The Center is located inside Waldron Hall on Radford University campus. It's available to officials 24 hours a day.
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Jean,

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It probably comes as no surprise, but a new study says children six and under are spending too much time watching television or playing on computers.
It shows they spend an average of two hours a day with such diversions.
That is about the same time they spend playing outside and three times more than they spend reading.
Christy Feig has more.
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((MEG MOLLOY HAS THREE KIDS AGES 2-4-AND 6....LIKE MANY PARENTS...SHE SOMETIMES USES THE TV AS A BABYSITTER.
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a lot of times i use the tv in that way, to occupy them while i am in the kitchen --TRACK-- SHE ESTIMATES THEY SEE ABOUT 2 HOURS OF T.V. A DAY. BUT MANY CHILDREN SEE MUCH MORE THAN THAT. A NEW STUDY FINDS TWO THIRDS OF YOUNGSTERS ARE GROWING UP IN HOMES WHERE THE TV IS LEFT ON HALF THE TIME OR MORE WHETHER ANYONE'S WATCHING IT OR NOT,
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those kids are spending less time reading and they're less able to read, and that's definitely a red flag for us. --STANDUP-- the american academy of pediatrics recommends children under two not watch any tv and older children no more than 1 to 2 hours a day. --TRACK-- THE STUDY ALSO FOUND ONE-THIRD OF AMERICAS' KIDS UNDER SIX HAVE A TV IN THEIR BEDROOM.
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that encourages them to watch more tv, and it allows them to watch things their parents would never let them watch. --TRACK-- EXPERTS ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT THE THAT WHEN USED PROPERLY TV AND COMPUTERS CAN HELP CHILDREN LEARN...THEY SAY THE KEY IS BALANCE.
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keep the tv out of kids rooms, monitor what kids are watching read to your kids, and really the other this is promote kids being active and interested in lots of different things. --TRACK-- AND MAKE SURE IT'S NOT TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING. IN WASHINGTON I'M CHRISTY FEIG. ))

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Researchers are taking some new findings about aspirin with a grain of salt.
A study suggests that taking aspirin often might raise the risk of pancreatic cancer. But other studies indicate that aspirin use lowers the risk of more common cancers.
The study found women who took two or more tablets a week for 20 or more years had a 58 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer. But an earlier study had found aspirin reduced the risk.
And pancreatic cancer is rare, while studies have indicated that aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer, which is much more common. So a researcher says women should not stop taking aspirin.

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A long time voice on daytime television has fallen silent.
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Rod Roddy was the announcer for "The Price is Right" for 17 years. He died yesterday of colon and breast cancer.


Calling him an inspiration, Bob Barker says Roddy was sick for more than two years but continued working as long as he could.
He was 66 years old.
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It has stood over a Roanoke neighborhood
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[VO] for more than a century. After this break we'll tell you why this landmark will not be around much longer.
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After presiding over the Roanoke Valley for more than 120-years, a historic home is about to come down.
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"Guildhall" was built in 1882 by Reverend D. C. Moomaw and his wife. The stately mansion has stood on Cove Road overlooking Hershberger Road ever since, although it's been unoccupied for decades. Now a salvage company is stripping the house in preparation for a demolition crew. The Pastor of the Garden of Prayer church which owns Guildhall, says as much as he would love to renovate the building, doing so is unrealistic.
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((PASTOR SHADRACK BROWN/GARDEN OF PRAYER CHURCH: THE COST IS TOO GREAT. THEN WE LOOK AT WHAT IT'S GOING TO COST TO BUILD A GYM AND IT'S WORTH IT FOR THE SAKE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.))
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The church will build a gym and sanctuary in Guildhall's place. Salvage work should be completed this week with demolition soon to follow.
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The Federal Reserve makes a decision about the future of interest rates. We'll have that in today's Marketwatch Report.
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And in Sports, there's some major NASCAR news as one manufacturer calls it quits.
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Good afternoon, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. There's nothing like a a date with the nation's number two ranked team to get the Hokies focussed after a nasty set back. Here's Mike Stevens with some early game week thoughts on Miami's visit to Blacksburg.
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Pontiac is pulling out of NASCAR.
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The car manufacturer says it won't return in 2004 despite winning two of the last three Winston Cup championships. Chevrolet will be the only General Motors brand on the stock car circuit. Five full-time teams currently use Pontiacs, but Ricky Craven is the only driver to win a race in a Pontiac this year.
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The Roanoke Express battles defending Kelly Cup Champion Atlantic City tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center at seven o'clock.
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The N-B-A season tips off tonight with three games. Many eyes will be on the feuding Los Angeles Lakers. We will hear from Lakers coach Phil Jackson on his team and if he thinks they can work it out at six.
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Jean will have more News 7 at five in a few.

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On Wall Strret today, share prices closed solidly higher after the Federal Reserve announced it would not change short-term interest rates.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us, that was the news many investors wanted to hear.
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The city of Raleigh and the TV Land cable chanel honored North Carolina native Andy Griffith today.
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They unveiled a lifesized bronze statue capturing the opening sequence of "The Andy Griffith Show."
The statue is in Raleigh's Pullen Park and shows Andy and Opie walking to a fishing hole.
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Griffith read from the plaque that came with the statue. It says ``The Andy Griffith Show. A simpler time, a sweeter place, a lesson, a laugh, a father and a son.''
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