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Today on News 7 at 5, one PERSON is killed and another is injured following a shooting this morning in Roanoke.
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Plus hundreds of people are trying to land some new jobs in the New River Valley.
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A fair weather patterns returns quickly with 50 degree temperatures and abundant sunshine. Details ahead.

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The federal government is banning a controversial diet supplement.
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And confusion in the nation's capital over the resignation of Redskins coach Steve Spurrier.
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Plus one of television's favorite neighbors has passed away.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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(( ROBER LYNCH: WE'RE GOING TO FILL JOBS ON 2 SHIFTS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN HIRE EM AND TRAIN EM. ))
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There are long lines this week at a New River Valley employment office.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

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Hundreds of people are going after jobs at Pulaski County's newest company.
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Global Contact Services is opening a call center at on old office building in downtown Pulaski. The company began interviewing people this week for 150-positions.
G-C-S has already hired 40-people and interviewed more than 100. Company officials say they chose Pulaski over four other states because of the eager workforce.
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((GREG ALCORN: IT'S VERY EXCITING FOR US TO BE PART OF PULASKI'S GROWTH INTO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ARENA. WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR THE LAST 5,6 YEARS IN THE GROWTH THAT WE'VE HAD IN OUR EXISTING FACILITIES THAT WE CAN BRING THAT MODEL TO PULASKI.))
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G-C-S may hire as many as 300-people over the next six months. The call center will open January 26th.
Tonight at 6:00 we'll introduce you to a laid off worker who is hoping to get one of the jobs.
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Two young men in Roanoke were shot as they sat in a car on Loudon Avenue early this morning.
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22 year old Darrin Guerrant was killed instantly. His cousin 20-year old Antwan Price was taken to the hospital, treated for head and leg injuries and released . Guerrant and Price had just pulled up in front of Guerrant's home at the corner of 15th and Loudon around three A-M.
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((SHARONDA GUERRANT/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: HE SAID THEY WASN'T HERE EVEN A MINUTE AND SOMEBODY JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE, TWO GUYS, CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND SAID, "GIVE IT UP." I GUESS IT WAS MONEY AND EVERYTHING HE HAD ON HIM. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: And we don't know if he did comply or what happened. HE GAVE IT UP. He did, but he was shot nonetheless? HE GAVE IT UP, THAT'S WHY WE DON'T UNDERSTAND. IF HE GAVE IT UP, WHY DID THEY SHOOT HIM.))
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Police scoured the neighborhood. But, so far, they have not made any arrests.
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A fire at a Covington church is being ruled accidental.
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Flames broke out in the sanctuary of the Mallow Presbyterian Church sometime early Monday morning. Workmen who arrived after daybreak smelled smoke and called 9-1-1. But by then, investigators say the fire had flamed out on its own.
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((GEORGE PERSINGER/CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DEACONS: THEY SAY THAT BEINGS WE HAD THE DOORS ALL CLOSED, BECAUSE OF A LACK OF OXYGEN IT JUST BURNED ITSELF OUT. THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF HEAT.))
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[VO NAT :10] If the ash that litters the rest of the building can be cleaned in time, Persinger says Sunday services will be held at the opposite end of the building in the Fellowship Hall.
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As is standard in all church fires, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms assisted in the investigation, along with Virginia State Poice and the Covington Fire Department. The exact cause has yet to be named.

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Federal Health Officials say Ephedra is just too risky to leave on the market.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning suppliers to stop selling the dietary supplment-
As Teri Okita reports, the FDA is also urging consumers not to take it.
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((FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS MOVED TO BAN A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT SAYING EPHEDRA IS TOO MUCH OF A HEALTH RISK. THE HERBAL SUPPLEMENT IS LINKED TO HEART PROBLEMS, STROKES, AND MORE THAN 150-DEATHS, INCLUDING THAT OF BALTIMORE ORIOLES PITCHER, STEVE BECHLER EARLIER THIS YEAR.

(Super: Tommy Thompson/Health & Human Services Secretary)
SOT: Todays actions tell consumers that the time to stop using these

products is now.
TRACK: MANUFACTURERS SAY EPHEDRA IS SAFE, IF TAKEN AS DIRECTED AND THEY SAY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE ON ITS HEALTH RISKS IS INCONCLUSIVE. WHILE SALES OF EPHEDRA HAVE DROPPED OFF RECENTLY, ITS STILL A BIG BUSINESS. LAST YEAR, CONSUMERS SPENT ALMOST ONE-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLARS ON THE SUPPLEMENT.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP BRIDGE: While many big retailers have already taken ephedra-based products off their shelves, consumers can still find them on the internet. And the FDA has a message for suppliers who still intend to sell them.

(Super: Mark McClellan/Food & Drug Administration Chief)
SOT: Everyone involved in marketing ephedra should be on notice that, as

soon as the rule becomes effective, we intend to shut you down.
TRACK: AS AN HERBAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENT, THE LAW STATES EPHEDRA DOESNT HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE F-D-A SO THE AGENCY MUST PROVE THAT IT POSES A SIGNIFICANT OR UNREASONABLE HEALTH RISK. THIS BAN COULD LEAD TO A WINDFALL OF LAWSUITS BY NUTRITION SUPPLEMENT MANUFACTURERS. THE F-D-A SAYS ITS PREPARED FOR A FIGHT. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, the U-S Attorney General steps aside in a prominent investigation. We'll have the latest. Plus we will tell you why New Year's Eve may not be all fun and games tomorrow night.
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Attorney General John Ashcroft is stepping aside in the investigation of who leaked the name of an undercover CIA officer.
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That means his deputy will take over as acting Attorney General in the case.
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Today Ashcroft's top deputy announced the special prosecutor in the case will be the U-S attorney in Chicago, Patrick Fitzgerald.
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((IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT AN ACCUMULATION OF THE FACTS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS HAVE LED US TO THIS POINT. WHAT THOWSE FACTS ARE AND WHERE THEY TELL US WE'RE GOING IS STUFF I CAN'T GET INTO AND THAT I WOULD HOPE YOU WOULD NOT SPECULATE ABOUT.))
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Comey says there was no conflict of interest involving Ashcroft, but that it was a question of appearances.
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The special prosecutor will try to figure out who leaked the name of the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to a newspaper columnist in July.
Wilson believes someone in the Bush administration did it to get back at him.
Wilson had accused the White House of exagerating Iraq's nuclear capabilities to justify going to war.

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Security will be high tomorrow night in New York City, but the high terror threat level won't keep thousands from heading to Times Square.
Stacy Case shows us what New York is doing to ring in 2004 safely.
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(( THIS IS A TEST---- IT'S ONLY A TEST.
AND SO FAR, EVERYTHING PASSES WITH FLYING COLORS----

INCLUDING THE BLACK HAWK SURVEILLANCE CHOPPERS.
BUT THIS VISITOR ISN'T WORRIED----


Why should you? we need to keep living. STACY CASE/CBS NEWS THE 1,000 POUND BALL, 10,000 BALLOONS AREN'T ENOUGH ANYMORE. THE WORLD'S LARGEST NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION BRINGS OUT THINGS THAT HAVE NOTHING AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE EVENT.
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR It's just the world we live in. we have to do it.
OFFICIALS WON'T SAY HOW MANY POLICE WILL BE ON DUTY IN TIMES SQUARE. BEST ESTIMATE 8-10 THOUSAND. WE SAW THEM AT EVERY TURN. KEITH BRODERICK/NYPD There's a lot of security, a lot and we aren't even telling anybody-- laughs. AND EVERY VISITOR WILL PASS THROUGH SECURITY. NO BAGS, NO ALCOHOL, NO EXCEPTIONS. RAY KELLY/NYPD COMMISSIONER We will pay and are paying close attention to hotels and sensitive locations such as landmark buildings the financial district and ferry terminals.
A NO FLY ZONE WILL BE IN EFFECT OVER NEW YORK. MAN HOLE COVERS ARE SEALED SHUT. SNIPERS WILL WATCH FROM ROOFTOPS. There's cops everywhere, we feel safe. very safe. BUT OTHERS DON'T.
ZANDRA BROWN/LOS ANGELES That's why we're not going to times square. but we can still have fun in New York.
BUT FOR THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION PEOPLE, TIMES SQUARE IS WHERE IT'S AT. THEY COME HERE TO TAKE IT ALL IN--- LOTS

OF EXCITEMENT, A DASH OF CONCERN AND A HIGH LEVEL DOSE OF SECURITY. STACY CASE CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

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In health check tonight,
It took a former N-B-A star to bring the issue of kidney disease to the national spotlight.
But Alozno Mourning is only one of the more than 20 million Americans with kidney disease.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, Alonzo underwent a kidney transplant last week.
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But there are thousands on the waiting list --at time when kidney disease is on the rise.
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Alonzo Mourning's game may have won him thousands of fans--but it's his willingness to talk about his kidney disease that's saving lives.
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((TONI SHEPHERD/NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF THE VIRGINIAS: JUST IN GENERAL PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT AND ASKING QUESTION HOW CAN THEY DONATE AN ORGAN. LETTING US KNOW THEY HAD NOT IDEA THE THE NEED WAS SO LARGE)) [RUNS16]
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More people are the waiting list for kidneys than any other organ.
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Dr. Cain say high blood pressure and diabetes are the two most significant causes of kidney disease.
And although Alonzo's was caused by a different disease --African Americans in general are more affected by kidney disease.
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((THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM END STAGE RENAL DISEASE AND NEED DIALYSIS ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFRICAN AMERICANS.AND THERE ARE SOME DISEASE THAT TEND TO BE MUCH WORSE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS ALONZO'S DISEASE FGS IS ONE THEM)) [RUNS15]
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Unfortunately many people don't know they have kidney disease.
Some of the symptoms of include swelling in the feet and face, shortness of breath, fatigue, and painful or frequent urination.
As with many diseases, early detection is critical.
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As for Alonzo -- now that's he had the transplant could he play ball again? Dr. Cain says it's certainly possible.))
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[Take Pinnacel Full] For more information on kidney disease contact the National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias at 540-562-0992.
The foundation will be offering free screenings in April.
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Jean,

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Ever wonder what Virginia's Capitol Building looked like in Thomas Jefferson's time?
That is what historic preservationists are trying to find out so they can restore the building to its original appearance.
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The 200-plus year old building has undergone expansions and renovations in the past.
But this is the first attempt at restoring the Capitol to its period of architectural significance.
Experts are studying historic photographs and analyzing paint layers.
They want to get an accurate idea of how the building looked when Jefferson roamed its halls.
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((GEORGE SKARMEAS/CHIEF ARCHITECT:THERE IS AN ARCHITECTURAL GENIUS IN THIS BUILDING. THE WAY HE DESIGNED THE BUILDING THE ARCHITECTURAL WERE EXTRAORDINARILY SIGNIFICANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND VIRGINIA HISTORY.))
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The restoration project will be completed in December 2006.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] we'll see how Las Vegas is going from Sin City to SNOW City.... at least for today.
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You probably would feel safe betting that it wouldn't snow in the desert.
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But nobody in Las Vegas would bet against that today.
Residents there woke up to an inch or two of the white stuff on cars and roads. Some made snow angels -- and even snowmen -- in their yards.
Only flurries have been reported downtown and on the Strip.
Authorities are reporting lots of fender-benders. Snow is rare in Vegas -- but not unheard of.
The National Weather Service says the last time two-to-three inches fell in parts of the city was five years ago.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Redskins will need a new head coach.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see what a Virginia woman gets for eating fruitcake.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. The Redskins are looking for a new head football coach after Steve Spurrier resigned today.
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Spurrier's fun and gun offense never took off in washington and his record after two seasons was 12 and 20. He will receieve NONE of the 15 million dollars remaining on his contract that was supposed to run through the 2006 season.
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2003 Northside graduate Danny Karbasssiyoon is at the midway point of his first season playing for Team Arsenal in England, one of the top three professional soccer teams in the world.
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Danny, who is under a two year contract with Arsenal worth around 150 thousand bucks, is recovering from surgery to a torn groin but still learning soccer at the highest levels.
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The high school basketball season has gotten off to a slow start for the Patrick Henry Patriots.
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The defending Western Valley district champs have not only had to replace 7 graduating seniors, but they also have had to deal with a unique coaching situation. Their head coach Jack Esworthy is still on active duty with the Army Reserves in Ft. Eustis. He drives back and forth for most games, but his assistants handle practices and everything else.
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Esworthy's unit was originally called up in February of this year. That's it for the ticker, see ya at six everybody.



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On Wall Street today, investors were cautious as they protected gains from a late-year rally that has propelled major market averages to their highest levels in nearly two years.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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One of television's best loved neighbors has died.
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Viewers never really got a good look at Earl Hindman (HYND'-man) on "Home Improvement." His character Wilson was best known for dishing out wisdom to Tim Taylor.
His wife says the 61 year old actor died of lung cancer at a hospital in Connecticut.
Before appearing on the show, Hindman played Detective Bob Reid for 16 years on ``Ryan's Hope.'' His wife says Hindman was the funniest man she ever knew.
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What can you do with the leftover fruitcake?
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In Buffalo, people are trying to eat as much as they can.
Competitive eaters descended on Buffalo to see who could eat as many of the cakes as possible in a 12 minute span.
The contest also raises money for the Western New York food bank.
The winner proves size doesn't matter when it comes to eating fruitcake- A 105 pound woman from Virginia beat out a 405 pound man from New York- by eating almost five pounds of fruitcake.
36 year old Sonya Thomas from Alexandria also happens to be the current champ for eating hard boiled eggs.
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