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Today on News 7, some longtime Roanoke department stores could be closing there doors.
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Also the Federal Government is requesting air marshals to carry guns on some international flights.
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After a relatively mild day we can expect a brief burst of showers late tonight. Gusty winds will follow. Details coming up.

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Health officials say Americans should not be afraid of eating domestic beef.
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Also we'll see a less invasive alternative to traditional back surgery.
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Plus a Lynchburg man moves out to the front yard to protest one of the city's decisions. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((TOM RIDGE: WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT INTERNATIONAL AIR CARRIERS WHERE NECESSARY PLACE TRAINED ARMED GOVERNMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON DESIGNATED FLIGHTS AS AN ADDED PROTECTIVE MEASURE.))
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The request comes from Homeland Security director Tom Ridge- and it comes just days after several U-S bound flights were grounded after terror concerns last week.
Ridge says it is not just Paris government officials but also officials in the U-K and Mexico who have been cooperating after similar concerns came up.
Teri Okita has more.
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More information about the cow that tested positive for Mad Cow Disease.
She had three calves AFTER she entered the United States.
Only one is still in the U-S and is in isolation.
Manuel Gallegus has more on what's being done now.
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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he believes the U-S Department of Agriculture has done a good job responding to the discovery of mad cow disease in the United States.
Today, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee said he remains convinced that the meat supply in this country is very safe.
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Goodlatte received a briefing from Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman on Christmas Eve, and says committee staff members are closely following developments in the mad cow investigation.
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This afternoon in Roanoke, Goodlatte praised the department's response.
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((I THINK THEY'RE HANDLING IT VERY WELL IN TWO RESPECTS. FIRST OF ALL IN GETTING THE INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING ON. THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY EFFORT TO KEEP ANY INFORMATION FORM THE PUBLIC. AND SECONDLY, I THINK THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING WHERE THIS COW MAY HAVE COME FROM, AND WHERE MEAT FROM IT MAY HAVE GONE TO.))
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Goodlatte says he expects the Agriculture Committee to hold hearings on the recent developments and the government's response to the mad cow disease problem.
He says one area of interest will be the efforts of federal officials and the beef industry to continue improving the system for tracing infected animals.
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Heironimus has taken steps to discontinue operations in Virginia.
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The home-grown department store has been in business for more than a century. Bought out by a Texas retailer in 1993, the flagship store downtown closed in '96. Now the parent company has notified property managers that it does not intend to renew leases on the stores in Salem, Roanoke and Lynchburg. The stores are expected to close at the end of February. Dunlap- -the firm that acquired Heironimus ten years ago- -did not respond to our phone calls.
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[5-Housing-Code]


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A Lynchburg man's very public dispute with City Hall over housing code violations could be resolved tomorrow.
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David Johnson and his roommates have spent the past few days sleeping in this tent on the front lawn of his home on Park Avenue.
Johnson says he was forced to put up the tent after city inspectors condemned the house that he has spent several years renovating.
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Johnson says he has since fixed many of the problems inspectors noted, including covering up exposed wiring and installing new smoke detectors.
A city inspector is scheduled to re-examine the property tomorrow.
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Coming up after this break, new technology is helping doctors look at a baby's internal organs before it is even born.
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Plus rain is causing problems for firefighters battling a blaze at a factory. We'll tell you why after the break.
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A huge fire tonight at a recycling plant in Ohio.
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These are the pictures coming out of Garfield Heights, Ohio, about ten miles southeast of Cleveland.
The blaze at Garfield Alloys is sending thick gray soke into the air.
So far no word on any injuries- officials are monitoring the air for toxic fumes.
The plant recycles magnesium products.
Magnesium chemically reacts with water to cause explosions- and rain is making it tough to fight the fire.
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More rain could spell more trouble for workers trying to find victims of California mudslides.
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Authorities are warning up to four inches of rain are expected by tomorrow night. Officials are advising people to leave if they fear more mudslides and NOT to wait for authorities to tell them to leave.
So far rescue crews have recovered 14 bodies, mostly children and two are still missing- a teenage boy and a baby.
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[5-Back-Pain]


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In health check tonight,
Some local patients are trying a non-surgical option to relieve their chronic back pain.
With this procedure --everything is done through a needle stick.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, This option only takes less than an hour in the doctors office.
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But it's not for everyone --only those whose pain is causing by herniated or bulging disk. With this condition the symptoms typically include lower back pain that radiates down the leg.
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Those shots only provided temporary relief --but with this procedure known as a non-surgical disk compression -- the pain could be gone for good or at least awhile.
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Through a needle stick the doctors uses this device that works like a rotar-rooter to remove part of the disc.
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And Rickmond leaves with no incisions --only a band aid.
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Dr. Sam says at his practice the procedure offer long term relief for more than half of the patients --the others if there symptoms continue to progress may end up needing surgery.
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Jean,

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A new device is giving expectant mothers a 3-D look at their babies.
But the technology does even more. Doctors are using it to see how the baby's interneal organs are working.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
A new device is giving expectant mothers a 3-D look at their babies.
But the technology does even more. Doctors are using it to see how the baby's internal organs are working.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((27 YEAR-OLD SLADJA STANTIC IS HAVING A BABY FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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"When I first found out I was very excited more than that."
VO NOW JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM DELIVERY, SHE KNOWS SHE'S HAVING A GIRL AND NAMING HER EMMA. BUT SHE ALSO KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT EMMA WILL LOOK LIKE RIGHT DOWN TO HER TOES...THANKS TO A NEW 3D-4D ULTRASOUND.

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"When you actually see the baby. You see the baby's face. Like the last time, I saw the baby's nails, the toenails. It's unbelievable."
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element of time. That allows doctors to visualize the external and internal anatomy with almost picture perfect detail."
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"It allows us to get deeper studies of the inside anatomy. As a physician we want to know if there is a problem with an internal organ."
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"This is cutting edge state of the art medicine, and I think in this day and age you should practice state of the art cutting edge medicine."
VO AND FOR SLADJA, WHO WILL SOON GREET EMMA'S FAMILAIR FACE, IT'S ABOUT REASSURANCE.

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"For me it's comforted me so much. It's really been unbelievably helpful to me."
DR. SEAN KENNIFF...CBS NEWS.
SUGGESTED TAG. 3D/4D ULTRASOUND IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT A FEW LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE, AND SINCE IT IS SO NEW, HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE JUST CATCHING UP, AND COVERING THE TEST.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will let us know if the warm spell is going to continue,
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[VO] then a little bit later, a New River Valley Car dealership hits the road... again.
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Coming up in our marketwatch report, we'll see if investors are optimistic about the new year.
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Then in Sports, Mike Stevens looks at what lies ahead for the Hokies football team.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Monday ticker. The Virginia Tech football team has packed up the gear until spring. Mike Stevens has more on the Hokies tough finish and what lies ahead next season.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, high school hoops from the Northside Invitational and the Holiday Hoopla tournaments, but don't go away, Jean will be back with more News 7 at five in a moment.

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On Wall Stree today, the markets got a boost from some favorable news about holiday retail sales.
As Jean Lee tells us one market hit a level it hasn't seen in years.
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The tax man's coming and the cars are going in Montgomery County.
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Shelor Automotive has already begun moving its cars to other counties to avoid paying the Merchant's Tax.
This is the 6th year the dealership has openly avoided the tax on inventory. The move comes despite the fact the county actually lowered the tax this year. Shelor's owner says the tax is still way to high.
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For the first time, the county is also going to access the inventory twice a year. Shelor says it is to increase the cost he pays to move his cars.
County officials were unavailable for comment today but have said in the past... "the tax is not a shot at Shelor, but a fair compromise for all businesses, big and small."
Shelor says he will probably move his cars again in August, but he's hoping for a better solution to the problem before that happens.
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