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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A helicopter carrying Americans went down in Afghanistan

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And seven people were injured this weekend in three unrelated stabbings. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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At least one person is dead after a helicopter carrying workers from a U-S construction company came under fire and crashed in southern Afghanistan. There are conflicting reports over casualties. The U-S embassy says one person was killed and another injured. Afghan military officials say four people died as a result of the crash. The helicopter was carrying workers from The Louis Berger Group -- an American engineering firm overseeing a major road project.

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A militant group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bus bombing in Jerusalem.
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A suicide bomber blew himself up on a crowded bus, killing at least seven-people and wounding more than 60. The attacked happened during the morning rush hour. One witness describes the blast as feeling like an ``earthquake.'' Body parts could be seen lying on the roadway. The militant group - the Al Aqsa (Ox-sa) Martyrs' Brigades is loosely affiliated with Yasser Arafat's movement.
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A fight turned deadly outside a Roanoke restaurant this weekend.
Police say 32 year old Jim Armijo (ar-mee-ho) of Wirtz was killed and four-other men injured after a stabbing in the parking lot of Edgar's Restaurant just after midnight Saturday. Jennifer Wishon reports.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Etheridge/Edgars Restaurant Owner; :08]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :53]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Department; 1:07]
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((((QUICK NATS INSIDE EDGAR'S)) Edgar's Restaurant on Williamson Road is a local hangout where regular customers stop in for a drink or a game of pool.
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((EDDIE ETHERIDGE: I'VE BEEN HERE 17 YEARS AND NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED. NOTHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE.))
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Restaurant owner Eddie Etheridge says he was shocked when one of his employees called early Saturday morning to say a group of men had been stabbed outside his business.
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[IN Q=I mean we've had]

((EDDIE ETHERIDGE: I MEAN WE'VE HAD FIGHTS IN HERE, WE'VE HAD ARGUMENTS IN HERE, WE'VE CUT PEOPLE OFF, THREW THEM OUT, BUT I MEAN, THIS REALLY UPSETS ME.))
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32- year- old James Wayne Brady of Rocky Mount says he was walking out of Edgar's around midnight when he heard his friend Jim Armijo arguing with someone. He says a fight broke out... He and his friends got involved and realized they'd been cut when Armijo collapsed. Brady and 25- year- old Matthew Pelter were treated and released from the hospital, but 23- year- old Carroll Nathan Cane remains in serious condition. Police arrested 40- year- old Ronald Wayne Hobbs of Roanoke in connection with the stabbings.
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[IN Q=The suspect has been]

((SHELLY ALLEY: THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF MALICIOUS WOUNDING. THOSE CHARGES WERE FILED PRIOR TO ONE OF THOSE VICTIMS PASSING AWAY SO WE'LL CONFER WITH THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN TERMS OF CHANGING THOSE CHARGES IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT ONE OF THOSE VICTIMS DID PASS AWAY .))
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((POLICE. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7.))
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Charges are pending in another UNRELATED stabbing outside a different Roanoke restaurant Saturday.
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An argument outside Gary's Bar and Grill in Roanoke sent three women to the hospital. Police responded to the scene on Marshall Avenue shortly after one Saturday morning. Nearby residents say they heard screaming and a mob of people fighting outside the bar. A 49- year- old and her 19- year- old daughter were stabbed. A 30- year- old woman also suffered injuries after being struck with a hammer. No word on their conditions. Police believe other victims and suspects were involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact Roanoke City Police.
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A third stabbing in Roanoke over the weekend left a 17 year old in serious condition.
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It happened around 10 o'clock at the corner of 12th Street and Jamison Avenue. 21- year- old Damien Wright was arrested at his home on Tazewell Avenue and is charged with malicious wounding. He's held at the Roanoke City Jail. Police say they're not sure what led to the stabbing.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Coming up, Children with autism often have difficulty relating to the world. That's why one group is working to help others relate to them.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and [take pic of gumbo] if you can't make it to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday - never fear. We're bringing you a taste of the bayou in today's weekend diner.
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[Autism-Conference]


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[AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER FS BAM]

It's estimated one in one-thousand children have autism. That's according to a the Centers for Disease Control. A conference is coming to the area to help tackle some of the questions and concerns.
[SUPER=01-Leslie Daniel/Virginia Tech Technical Assistance Center;]

Lesile Daniel is with Virginia Tech's Training and Technical Assistance Center which is hosting the upcoming Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference.

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[take info fs] If you are interested in attending the Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference on March 4 - 5, you can call 1-800-848-2714 or log onto our web site for a link to the conference registration web page.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review,
A look at domestic violence in Virginia.
And a W & L professor gets international recognition for his research.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP Families in Transition Director; 1:24]
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W & L Professor John (Will-gus) Weilgus hopes his research will help pregnant women better understand the dangers of smoking.
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((CLINICAL STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT OFFSPRING OF WOMEN WHO SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY HAVE OVER DOUBLE THE INCIDENCE OF ADHD, SIDS, SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME, OTHER COGNITIVE DISABILITIES))
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That's why he has spent the past several years studying how nicotine alone impacts chicken embryos.
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[IN Q=Nicotine is what causes the developmental problems]

((JOHN WIELGUS/W & L PROFESSOR; NICOTINE IS WHAT CAUSES THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE FETUS AS MUCH CARBON MONOXIDE AND SOME THE OTHER DANGEROUS COMPOUNDS IN CIGARETTE SMOKE))
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(Will-gus') Weilgus' research will be published next month in an international science journal called Brain Research.
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In other health news,
News 7 focused on domestic violence --even talking with a survivor.
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[IN Q=The cyle of abuse starts with small things]

((VICTIM:THE CYCLE OF ABUSE STARTS WITH SMALL LITTLE THINGS, VERBAL ABUSE, YELLING, SCREAMING, THROWING THINGS. IF THAT HAPPENS YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL THE NEXT STEP IS HITTING, PUNCHING, CHOKING, WHATEVER))
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This victim survived others in Roanoke have not like Neesha Ewards allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend in December.

According to Virginians Against Domestic Violence, the number of people in Virginia killed at the hands of a loved one or partner is higher than the national average.
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((PEOPLE ARE DYING EVERYDAY BECAUSE OF THIS. 129 VIRGINIANS DIED IN THE LAST STATISTICAL YEAR))
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There are places victims can turn for help --like the Turning Point shelter.
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((SHELTER WOMAN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT A SHELTER EXISTS AND THAT THERE IS SOME PLACE THAT CAN KEEP THEM SAFE AND PROTECTED WHERE THEY CAN LEARN TO START THEIR LIVES BACK OVER AGAIN))
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And then there are places like the TAP's Women Resource Center that offer free counseling, financial assistance, and legal help.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))
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[TAKE DOM. VIOLENCE FS] If you are victim and need help, you can call 1-800-915-8164.
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If you plan on flying to Pittsburgh from Roanoke, you may need to check your itinerary.
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U-S Airways says it's cutting back some of its flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport. The airline says its eliminating 58-flights on Saturdays because of low demand. U-S Airways operates flights out of both Roanoke and Lynchburg Airports. It's not clear if any of those flights are affected.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to finish testing new signs along Interstate 81 in the next few months.
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About half of the 39 signs have been installed in Southwest Virginia. They'll be used to notify motorists of accidents and roadwork that could cause delays. Signs will also be installed on intersecting roads like Interstate 581 so drivers will be aware of traffic problems before they get to 81. V-Dot officials say the signs are the first of their design in the state and must be tested extensively. Once they're complete, they'll be monitored and updated 24 hours a day from Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute.


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Power players from around the United States have made their way to the nation's capital.
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It's all a part of the winter meeting of the National Governor's Conference. Virginia's own governor, Mark Warner welcomed the other leaders to D.C. President Bush will host a White House dinner tonight amid worries over budget and education.
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Governors are concerned about the impact of proposed cuts in President Bush's new spending blueprint -- and restless o

ver the impact of the ``No Child Left Behind'' schools law.[Furniture-Jobs]


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The furniture market used to be booming business in America, but that's not the case anymore- more and more jobs are moving overseas. CBS' Thalia Assuras takes a closer look at this problem and what the U.S. could do to curb it.
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(((BENNY HUSKINS/FORMER FURNITURE WORKER) "I've had to make a lot of adjustments.. a lot of changes. The income isn't there like it was. We've had to cut back a lot."

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(NARR) BENNY HUSKINS WAS LAID OFF FROM HIS JOB AT THOMASVILLE FURNITURE

INDUSTRIES FIFTEEN MONTHS AGO.

(SOT/) (BENNY HUSKINS/FORMER FURNITURE WORKER) "Unfortunately, I was

like most employees. I was just content to be there.. thought hey.. it'll always be here and even when the rumors started you still ignore them. You say.. no that won't happen to me, but it will happen to you."
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(NARR) HUSKINS IS AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR JOBS IN

THE LAST THREE YEARS, AS FURNITURE MAKERS TURNED TO CHINA FOR CHEAP LABOR AND BEGAN SHUTTING DOWN FACTORIES HERE IN AMERICA.

(SOT) (TBD) "It scary not to know day-to-day whether or not you're

gonna have a job or not."

(GRAPHIC IN) 25 YEARS AGO, U-S MANUFACTURERS OF WOODEN FURNITURE

EMPLOYED 148-THOUSAND PEOPLE. TODAY, THERE ARE ABOUT 93-THOUSAND. 35 -THOUSAND HAVE BEEN LAID OFF SINCE THE YEAR 2000. (GRAPHIC OUT)

(SOT/ (LYNN CHIPPERFIELD/FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL) "The decision

to close a facility and to elminate jobs is probably one of the most difficult decisions that any business will make."

(NARR) FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL WHICH OWNS SEVERAL POPULAR LABELS

INCLUDING DREXEL HERITAGE, BROYHILL AND THOMASVILLE.. HAS CLOSED 17 OF ITS PLANTS. ONE-QUARTER OF ITS FURNITURE IS NOW MADE IN CHINA. COMPANY OFFICIALS SAY THE SHIFT TO OFF-SHORE LABOR IS NECESSARY TO STAY COMPETITIVE.

(SOT/01:06:02) (LYNN CHIPPERFIELD/FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL)

"It's enabled us to expand our product lines so that we can offer to the consumer a much greater variety of furniture at a significant value."

(NARR) (GRAPHIC IN) AS QUALITY IMPROVES, U-S IMPORTS OF CHINESE-MADE

FURNITURE CONTINUE TO SOAR. THE NUMBER OF BEDROOM UNITS MADE IN CHINA, FOR INSTANCE, JUMPED 224-PERCENT OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS. AND HERE'S WHY: A CHINESE-MADE BEDROOM SET.. BED, DRESSER AND MIRROR.. SELLS FOR 16-HUNDRED DOLLARS. A COMPARABLE U-S MADE TRIO CAN COST 22-HUNDRED.
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(NARR) WHILE SHIPPING IS AN ADDED EXPENSE AND CHINESE MANUFACTURERS

IMPORT MUCH OF THE WOOD FROM THE U-S .... THE REAL SAVINGS COME FROM CHINA'S LOW LABOR RATES. A CHINESE FURNITURE WORKER TYPICALLY EARNS AN AVERAGE OF 50 CENTS AN HOUR WHILE HIS AMERICAN COUNTERPART MAKES 30 TIMES THAT. (GRAPHIC OUT)

(SOT) (JOHN BASSETT/VAUGHAN-BASSETT FURNITURE CO.) "We don't believe

in building walls around the United States, but we do believe in fair, free and legal trade."

(NARR) SOME AMERICAN FURNITURE MAKERS BELIEVE THAT CHINESE

MANUFACTURERS ARE DUMPING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF WOODEN BEDROOM FURNITURE INTO THE U-S MARKET. JOHN BASSETT LED A GROUP OF 26 COMPANIES THAT WANT THE U-S GOVERNMENT TO IMPOSE DUTIES ON CHINESE IMPORTS. THEY CLAIM THE CHINESE ARE ARTIFICIALLY KEEPING PRICES LOW.

(SOT) JOHN BASSETT/VAUGHAN-BASSETT FURNITURE CO.) "If China's done

nothing wrong.. if China has nothing to hid.. China has nothing to fear."

(NARR) BENNY HUSKINS SPENT 15 YEARS IN THE FURNITURE MAKING BUSINESS.

NOW HE IS BACK IN SCHOOL.. RE-TRAINING FOR A CAREER IN BUILDING MAINTENANCE. IT'S A FIELD HE'S BETTING WILL KEEP HIM EMPLOYED.

(SOT) (BENNY HUSKINS/FORMER FURNITURE WORKER) "You're not going to

call someone from China to fix your heating and air. When looking for a job.. it was to make sure that I found something that couldn't be snatched out from under me."))

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[Sunday-Shapeup]


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Brent's getting his kicks
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[take sunday shape-up full screen] In today's Sunday Shape-up.
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