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Today on News 7 at 5, no one is saying why, but more flights on the Washington to London route are grounded.
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Also workers at one Danville company take to the picket line.
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You have another 48 hours to experience mild January weather. Then the temperatures come crashing down. Details coming up.

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Also today a local civil rights leader passes away.
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The Crocodile Hunter is accused of using his infant son as gator bait.
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Plus the N-F-L has not one but TWO M-V-P's.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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A flight from London to Saudi Arabia tomorrow is cancelled over security concerns. It's the third time this week British Airway has canceled flights on security grounds. The other two planes were bound for Washington DCTERMS. Teri Okita reports.
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One American soldier is dead, another injured after a helicopter crash west of Baghdad today.
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Details about the crash are few although the chopper is said to have been shot down. Iraqi insurgents said to be posing as journalists fired assault weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at American paratroopers guarding the crash site. A U-S Army Brigadier General says the attackers were wearing `black press jackets with 'press' clearly written on them in English.
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About 70 southside workers rang in the new year on the picket line.
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Hourly DanChem employees have been on strike since midnight new year's eve. Union officials say negotiations fell apart at the last minute and employees voted to go on strike immediately. The company released a statement today saying salaried employees have stepped in to make sure operations continue without interruption. Picketing workers say that's why they're staying a safe distance from the plant.
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((EDDIE DALTON: WE JUST FEEL IT'S SAFER HERE SINCE ALL THE EXPERIENCED PEOPLE ARE OUT HERE. THE KEY PEOPLE AND MORE EXPERIENCED INSIDE. I DON'T WANT TO MAKE ANYONE FEARFUL, BUT WE JUST FEEL LIKE IT'S SAFER US BEING ON THIS END.))
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Dalton says wage freezes and higher health care premiums are two of the major sticking points in negotiations. Workers are also hoping for reduced overtime. DanChem makes custom chemicals used in food additives and the textile industry.
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A Roanoke businessman and civic leader who helped bring an end to segregation in the city has died.
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Funeral home owner Lawrence Hamlar passed away New Year's Eve at the age of 82.
Hamlar was a member of the bi-racial committee that worked behind the scenes in the 1960s to integrate Roanoke businesses and other public places.
Three years ago, he told News 7 he considered it his mission in life "to try and do something about making things better."
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A thousand people turned out in Nashville yesterday to pay their final respects to a popular Gospel singer.
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Seventy four year old Vestal Goodman died Saturday in Florida from complications of the flu.
She and her late husband Howard, were part of The Happy Goodman Family that recorded 15 number-one songs. The group was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
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The Goodmans recharged their career in the 1990s by joining Bill and Gloria Gaither in a series of ``Homecoming'' concerts and videos.
Vestal Goodman received a long standing ovation when she performed in Roanoke just three weeks ago at the Gaither Christmas show.

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Roanoke based Advance Auto is recalling a brand of motor oil made for the company.
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In a release today, Advance said it issued the company wide recall of its private label 5-"W"-30 motor oil made by Coastal Unilube of Memphis, Tennessee.
The recalled oil has a batch code in which the last digits are 3-2-9-5-0-0 or lower.
Tests showed the lubricant did not meet performance standards for cold weather.
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Coastal Unilube told Advance it is unlikely the oil would cause any engine damage.

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Still to come on the newscast, a Virginia Tech professor says Americans should not worry so much about eating beef.

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Plus this could be a big weekend for the U-S space program as the latest mission approaches Mars.
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The government still has dozens of animals to track down in its investigation into mad-cow disease. The USDA says it has accounted for eleven of 81 Holstein cows shipped across the border from Canada in 2001.
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A third herd of dairy cows in Washington state is now quarantined, after officials learned one of the cows was in the

same Canadian birth herd as the Holstein with mad cow disease. The USDA is still looking for 70 other cows that may have been exposed to the infection.
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((DR. RON DEHAVEN/CHIEF VETERINARIAN, USDA: WE'LL BE MAKING IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE A DETERMINATION AS TO THE DISPOSITION OF THESE COWS. I THINK IT'S SAFE TO PRESUME THAT SOME OR ALL OF THESE ANIMALS WILL BAVE TO BE SACRIFICED.))
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DeHaven also noted that the USDA might offer American farmers incentives to bring in sick or crippled cattle to be tested for mad cow disease.
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State agriculture officials say the threat of mad cow disease in the United States is over blown.
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Experts say it's unlikely that the infection from the slaughtered dairy cow in Washington state entered the food supply. Virginia Tech professor Dr. Kevin Pelzer says we are more likely to win the lottery than to be exposed to the disease.
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((KEVIN PELZER: IT SHOULDN'T BE A REAL WORRY. THERE'S A LOT OF DISEASES THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT YOU CERTAINLY HAVE A HIGHER RISK OR PREVELANCE OF CONTACTING. THEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS ))
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Pelzer says the U-S Department of Agriculture has been preparing for the possibility of the disease for years and had already taken a lot of safeguards with our food supply.
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After a week of living in a tent on his front lawn, a Lynchburg man is back inside his home, having struck a deal with city inspectors.
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Housing and fire inspectors told David Johnston back in November that the house he was renovating was uninhabitable.
But Johnston and his roommates stayed, and when inspectors returned last week they condemned the house and ordered everyone out.
After a follow-up inspection this week, Johnston says the city approved of the work he'd done and agreed on a timetable for the rest of the repairs.
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((DAVID JOHNSTON/HOMEOWNER: AS FAR AS ME OCCUPYING IT IMMEDIATELY, THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF WORK TO BE DONE BUT AGAIN THAT'S UNDER PERMIT AND I CAN ONLY TAKE IT AT A CERTAIN PACE.))
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The city is still not allowing Johnston to rent out rooms in the house to his three tenants until the other repairs are made.
He's researching the zoning and the city code to see whether that will be possible.
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The quest to discover if there was ever life on Mars continues. A six wheeled NASA rover is heading towards the surface of the red planet and is expected to land late tomorrow night.
If all goes well the rover will send back important scientific data. Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT AND PRECISE MISSION TO MARS.
IF ALL GOES WELL, ON SATURDAY NIGHT THE NASA SPACECRAFT SPIRIT WILL BLAST ITS WAY THROUGH THE MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE.
AFTER A SIX MONTH, 300-MILLION MILE JOURNEY--SUCCESS COMES DOWN TO SIX CRITICAL MINUTESAS SPIRIT APPROACHES MARS, IT MUST SPEED-UP TO 12-THOUSAND MILE PER HOUR.
A PARACHUTE WILL DEPLOY.
TOO SOON--AND THE CHUTE IS SHREDDED.
TOO LATE AND THE CRAFT CRASHES.
SPIRIT MUST THEN FIRE ROCKETS TO SLOW DOWN ENOUGH TO BOUNCE ACROSS THE MARTIAN SURFACE CUSHIONED BY AIRBAGS. THE FIRST BOUNCE IS 40 FEET HIGH! FOR THE SCIENTISTS WHO HAVE WORKED ON THE PROJECT FOR YEARS - ITS A STRESSFUL TIME.

-SOT-DR. ED WEILER, NASA


Its going to be six minutes from hellits going to be high-anxiety. Weve been working on this thing for three to four years and success or failure comes in six minutes.
THE 384 POUND GOLF CART SIZED SPIRIT WILL SPEND ABOUT A WEEK IN A CAREFUL SEQUENCE OF STEPS BEFORE IT ROLLS OFF ITS PLATFORM AND BEGINS TO EXPLORE THE ROCKY SURFACE. NASA EXPECTS THE ROBOT TO TRAVEL 65 FEET PER DAY, GATHERING ROCK AND PARTICLE SAMPLES. IT WILL THEN GRIND THEM, PHOTOGRAPH AND ANALYZE THE SAMPLES.

SOT-DR JOY CRISP, NASA

To go to this site and read the record in the rocks to figure out whether or not liquid water was present in her past and whether the past environment was favorable for life.
MARS HAS NO OCEANS BUT SCIENTISTS SAY IT APPEARS THE SURFACE WAS SHAPED BY LIQUID WATER.
LATER THIS MONTH, THE IDENTICAL CRAFT OPPORTUNITY WILL ATTEMPT THE SAME LANDING ON MARS. THE HOPE IS THAT BOTH ROVERS WILL EXPLORE THE SURFACE FOR THREE MONTHSAND PERHAPS FINALLY GIVE SCIENTISTS THE ANSWER THEYVE BEEN SEARCHING FORWAS THERE EVER LIFE ON MARS. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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It's a tie with no overtime for two NFL players who will be sharing this year's MVP honors.
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And, the Crocodile hunter may have bitten off more publicity than he could chew when he took his child along on a feeding adventure.
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T-V's "Crocodile Hunter" is being accused of putting his baby in danger.
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Steve Irwin took his son with him while he fed a crocodile during a performance. Irwin held his son Robert under one arm and dangled a piece of meat from the other. The crocodile snapped up the meat -- and left the baby alone. Viewers who saw the video on Australian T-V jammed phone lines to complain.
Irwin says Robert was never in danger and that he was in complete control of the crocodile.
His wife agreed, calling it a wonderful sensory experience for their child.
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Stocks started the year strong, but ended with mixed results. Your marketwatch report is coming up. Plus, we'll introduce you to a woman who is always kind to her fine feathered friends.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the end of the week ticker. Glenvar and Lord Botetourt are set to tipoff in just a few minutes at the Civic Center. The Dazzle hopes the Highlander and the Cavalier fans will stick around for Roanoke's game against Fayettville. Steve Mason caught up with coach Kent Davison for a pre game report.
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For just the third time there is a tie for the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award. Quarterbacks Steve McNair of the Titans, and the Colts Peyton Manning both receive 16 votes.
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McNair, who has been hurt much of his career, had the league's best QB rating this season, leading the Titans to a 12 and 4 record. They'll face Baltimore in this weekend's playoffs.
Manning led the AFC with 29 TD passes and over 42 hundred yards thru the air this season. His Colts take on Denver on wildcard weekend.
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Sticking with football honors. Today, Gretna quarterback Vic Hall was named the Group 2-A Player of the year by the A-P.
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Hall, the UVA committment, passed for over 4 thousand yards this season in leading the Hawks to their first ever state title. He tallied 31 touchdowns through the air and another 25 rushing.
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That's it for the ticker. Tonight at six, more on the Dazzle and plenty of college football news. We'll see you

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After starting higher in the first session of the new year, investors changed course and took some profits today. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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A woman in North Carolina is up to her ears in feathers. Her house and backyard are full of 700 birds. She says she simply can't turn them away. Stacy Case has more.
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((LOCATOR: GATES COUNTY, NC
SOT: you babies alright... birds chirp



TRACK: SHE'S THE BIRD LADY----



SOT: this is copper. she's a red lord.



TRACK: -----NEVER MET A BIRD SHE DIDN'T LIKE.
SOT: this is checker. he's a rescue and he got his name because he's

forever checking on me.
TRACK: COCKATOOS, PIGEONS, EVEN A BLIND TURKEY.

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TRACK: 700 FEATHERED FRIENDS ALL AT ONE HOUSE---


NAT: bird chirps.
TRACK: CHIRPING AND FLAPPING, INSIDE AND OUT.

SOT: this is a very very very badly abused bird.



TRACK: MANY OF THEM ARE--- PHILLIPS SAYS SHE'S ANSWERING A CALLING.


SUPER: JACKLYN PHILLIPS/'THE BIRD LADY' when God gives me one then I do my best.
TRACK: SHE'S NO DOCTOR, BUT SHE'S NURSED HUNDREDS BACK TO HEALTH. LOCAL VETS HELP OUT TOO.
TRACK: FEEDING, WATERING,

SOT: kiss kiss..



TRACK: ---LOVING IS A FULL TIME JOB. THE FOOD BILL TOPS $1,000 A

MONTH.
NAT: unloading food from trunk.
TRACK: GROCERS DONATE THEIR LEFTOVERS.
STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING so why does she have all these birds? well there's no easy answer.

SOT: I started out with 100 or so, of my own
SOT BUTT: ( under video) one day a woman called me and wanted to know if

I would take a whole bunch of them.

TRACK: 200 MORE TO BE EXACT---



SOT: reporter asks question: that's still only 300, how did you end up

with 700? phillips answers: word spread, word spread-- shrugs shoulders.
TRACK: HUSBAND, PHIL, GETS TIRED AT TIMES, BUT SAYS HE'D NEVER FLY THE COOP.
SUPER: PHIL PHILLLIPS/HUSBAND been with her 50 years so why throw it in now just over a few birds?
TRACK: FOR THE BIRD LADY-- THE MORE, THE MERRIER. TENDING TO HER
FLOCK--- PHILLIPS IS FLYING HIGH!



Nat sot " bye bye"



TRACK: --- STACY CASE CBS NEWS GATES COUNTY, NC.))


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