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Today on News 7 at 5, President Bush officially begins his re-election campaign, but some aren't happy with his new ad.
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Also members of Bedford's National Guard have to say goodbye as they leave home for an extended time.
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Record warmth in Virgnia today and heavy rain may be on the way. More on the forecast coming up.

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The jury is still out on domestic diva Martha Stewart. We'll have the latest.
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On Healthcheck, we've all heard that restaurant portions have grown over the years, but you may not have realized by how much.
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Also we will learn why some local fishermen are doing some serious praying. News 7 at 5 is next.

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It's back to business as usual at a Blacksburg manufacturer one day after a chemical leak forced people to evacuate.


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The entire Blacksburg industrial park was evacuated last night after ammonia began leaking from a tank at Federal Mogul.
No one was injured, but the incident took nearly seven hours to clean-up, and forced several businesses to close early.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa met with town officials today about the incident.
She joins us from Blacksburg with more. Rachel do they know what caused the leak?
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Jean, Federal Mogul officials say the leak was caused by a defect in a new tank.
In a statement released this afternoon, the company says it's very sorry for any ammonia fumes the spill created and that it takes pride in being a safe and responsible business.
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There were no signs of the emergency outside the plant today, but last night it was a different story.
Blacksburg police and fire and even a Giles County Hazmat team were called out to evacuate the region and patch the leak.
In the end, crews had to water down the area and put in the remaining ammonia into another tanker.
No one was injured. Blacksburg police say the incident was taken very seriously and could have been much worse.
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Officials will meet over the next few days to discuss how the event was handled and see if there's anything they can do better in the future.
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This was also the first time the town had to use the new Blacksburg alert system.
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Jean, Tonight at 6:00, we'll explain what it is and tell you how it went.

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President Bush is going all out in the campaign- today begining a multi million dollar TV campaign in 17 states.
As most things in a campaign, these ads are prompting criticism- some say the President is using images of 9-11 for political gain.
Teri Okita now with the latest on the ads and what's being said about them.
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Citizen soldiers from central and southwest Virginia received a patriotic send- off in Bedford today.
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129 National Guard soldiers with Company A of the 29th Division marched from the Armory to the D-Day Memorial. Hundreds of people lined the streets to see them off, while nearly a thousand school children chanted U-S-A outside the D-Day Memorial. Soldiers say it was good to see the number of people who wish them well. Veterans who served Company A some 60 years ago during World War II say Bedford residents always come together during times of conflict.
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((ROY STEVENS: WHATEVER HAPPENS TO ONE HAPPENS TO ALL OF THEM. WE WANT TO BE THERE TO ASSIST ONE ANOTHER AND THAT WHAT MAKES SOLDIERS WHAT THEY ARE TODAY AND I'M SURE THE BOYS TODAY FEEL THE SAME WAY WE DID 60 YEARS AGO.))
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Governor Mark Warner was also at the Memorial. He says Company A has the support of ALL Virginians- no matter their political affiliation. The soldiers are headed to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where they'll begin an 18- month deployment.
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Virginia State Police were back on the scene of Monday night's deadly accident in Bedford County.
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The reconstruction team was there today trying to piece together the moments leading up to the crash. According to police reports, 17-year-old Ginni Creasey went off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected and sent her car into the path of an oncoming Jeep. Using markings police made Monday night, the team used computerized equipment to plot and mark the paths of the vehicles.
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((SGT. PHIL CHEEK, VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT LOOKS LIKE THE JEEP THAT WAS HERE DID A COMPLETE 360 AND LANDED HERE ON THE EDGE OF THE ROAD. MOST LIKELY DIDN'T REALLY GO AIRBORNE, BUT NOT A LOT OF CONTACT WITH THE ROAD.))
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A stretch of route 619 was closed nearly two-hours while the team plotted about 80-points. They will be able to input this data into a computer program which will provide a scale diagram of the scene. Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll have more on the technology and its uses in the field.
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Jury selection begins in the Scott Peterson case.
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At least one expert says the defense wants to see more men on the panel. We'll tell you why after the break.
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Jury selection is underway in the trial of Scott Peterson.
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Almost one hundred prospective jurors arrived at the Califronia court house where they're facing an extensive questionnaire and some personal questions.
Some of the quettions include "Do you think you could vote to execute another human being?" and "What kind of bumper stickers are on your car?"
While the D-A would like to have young parents or teachers, the defense will favor men.
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This trial is expected to last six months and that could affect who can sit on the jury.
Expect to see a lot of retirees, government workers, and people who work for big companies that pay for jury duty.


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Jurors are busy at work in the Martha Stewart trial, but no verdict yet.
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Jurors got a late start today- after a subway accident made four jurors late this morning.
The jury is using a laptop computer to replay some testimony that Stewart's broker gave federal regulators two years ago.
The jurors also want another look at a worksheet the government says the broker doctored. Prosecutors say the broker changed the worksheet to make it look like he and Stewart had a deal to sell Imclone once it hit a specific price.

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The ex-wife of photographer O. Winston Link has decided to take her lumps for stealing hundreds of items from her former husband.
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Conchita Link Hayes had been scheduled to go on trial next week on charges of possession of stolen property.
However, the former Mrs. Link and her new husband, Edward Hayes, today entered guilty pleas to the felony charges.

The pleas were entered in Dutchess County, New York, because that's where the pair tried to sell some of the stolen goods.
The judge indicated he'll sentence Conchita Link Hayes to no more than two to four years in prison.
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In health check tonight,
McDonalds isn't the only restaurant that has Supersized its menu.
According to the American Dietetic Association portion sizes have grown substantially over the years not only at fast food places, but at restaurants and even in our homes.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean,
Earlier this week Mc Donalds announced it phasing out it supersize menu -- but one local dietitian says we still have to be careful.
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Many people don't realize just how much they're eating.
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What you may not realize is that McDonalds and many restaurants have been Supersizing for years -- long before the fast food chain coined the term.
According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, when McDonald's first came out with its fries the only size available was 2.4 ounces. Nearly 50 years later that's consider a small size, and the supersize is nearly three times as large.
The hamburger that started out at 1.6 ounces, is now the smallest one on the menu.
It pales in comparision to the double quarter pounder which has 8 ounces of meat.
And check out the size of soda. In 1955, it was seven ounces, that's even smaller than a child's size now.
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((EVEN YOUR SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS HAVE VERY LARGE PLATTERS, THEY USE TO BE DINNER PLATES NOW THERE ALMOST PLATTERS, VERY LARGE PORTIONS THAT PROBLABY ENOUGH FOR 2 OR 3 PEOPLE))
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And the more you eat -- the more weight you are likely to gain, because the calories add up. But Mankie says it's a good idea to supersize when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
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So how do you monitor portion size -- especially when you're eating out. Mankie says your fist is often time a good gauge.
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And Jean, for chocolate lovers --the average candy bar has grown more than 10 times since it was first introduced.

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts is fishing for details about a new ministry that's already reeling in new members.

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One Roanoke ministry is combining faith, fishing and fellowship into one, and its members are already hooked on the idea.
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Brent Watts is by the Roanoke River with the founder of Hooked For Life Ministry.
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Do you known how many quarters are in a basketball game? If you can figure it out, you would have done well on one University's final exam for athletes. Mike Stevens will explain next.
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Then a little bit later, the Lousiana purchase gives the boot to Monticello. We'll see the new nickel coming up.
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An accident is backing up traffic on the Roy Webber Expressway in Roanoke.
Police say it's a 3-vehicle crash on the northbound side, just before the Elm Avenue interchange.
Two of the three lanes are blocked.
Drivers should try to avoid the area if possible.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday night ticker. We begin tonight with more of the absurd from the world of college athletics. After weeks of allegations concerning sex and strippers on campuses from one end of the nation to the other - tonight we head back into the classroom - and prove that things aren't any better there - in some instances.
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This is Jim Harrick, Junior - a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Georgia - who worked for his father Jim Senior. Junior was fired and his dad eventually resigned. The NCAA concluded that Harrick, Junior fraudulently awarded As to three men's basketball student-athletes. The students were enrolled in a course he taught in 2001 -
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BULL FOR BULLDOGS] Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball class. Why you would have to give someone an A is beyond me. These are a few of the actual questions that appeared on the 20 questions exam for the class. How many goals are on a basketball court? How many halves are in a college basketball game? How many points does a three point goal account for?
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An attorney for the Harricks said they would not have any comment.

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March Madness is just around the corner. Next week marks the 20th anniversary of Maryland's only ACC Tournament Championship. Travis Wells has more on the 1984 Terps who knocked off Duke for the prize, .
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Travis will have more with Adkins, Chuck, Ron Bradley, an assistant on that team and Lefty Driesell himself tonight at six.

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The NFL free agent flurry is continuing today. This afternoon the Baltimore Ravens acquired all-pro receiver Terrell Owens from the 49ers. They only had to give up a second round pick in this April's draft for Owens. Meanwhile, the Redskins welcomed there new $51 million dollar man - Clinton Portis to town to meet the Washington media,
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And don't forget the Roanoke Express is home tonight skating against the Columbia Inferno. Columbia is the top team in the southern division. Take care eveyrbody and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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The U-S Mint is making some changes to your change.
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It unveiled a new nickel today in Washington.
It is the first time the coin has been changed in 66 years.
But don't expect many people in Charlottesville to be happy about it.
The new nickel drops the picture of Monticello. Now it features two hands clasped and the engraved words "Louisiana Purchase 1803."
The Mint has made about 900 million of the new nickels and they'll be showing up in the next few weeks.
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