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Today on News 7, cleaning crews try to stop the spread of a virus in a Pulaski County school.
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Also a serial killer who was last heard from in the 1970's has apparently committed another murder.
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Let's keep a good thing going weatherwise. More warm conditions expected tomorrow with partly sunny skies.

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Two deputies and a prisoner from the New River Valley are injured in an auto accident.
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Gretna's state football champions ring up some recognition.
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Plus a new tape surfaces from one of Al-Qaeda's top leaders. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.. JOHN F. KERRY))
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John Kerry picks up some major endorsements today including that of former opponent Howard Dean..
while President Bush talks jobs- highlighing a job training program and the growing economy.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
After a week long vacation, John Kerry is back on the campaign trail gaining an endorsement today not only from Dean, but also from a large labor union.
Meanwhile President Bush headed to New Hampshire to talk jobs.
Teri Okita has more as the campaign moves into full swing.
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FORMER FOES TURN FRIENDLY AS HOWARD DEAN THROWS HIS SUPPORT BEHIND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, JOHN KERRY. THE COLLABORATION COULD HELP SENATOR KERRY TAP INTO THE GRASSROOTS AND INTERNET SUCCESS THAT HELPED DEAN DURING THE PRIMARIES.
John Kerry/Democratic Presidential Candidate: Howard and I understand that this election is not about us. Its not about a party. Its about our country, and its about you and your future. Teri Okita/Reporting: For weeks leading up to the primaries, it was a real dogfight between Kerry and Dean. With this new alliance, democrats believe Dean can bring a new and different energy to the campaign. FRESH FROM VACATION, KERRY HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN EARNEST MEETING WITH DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISERS AND RECEIVING A BIG PLUG FROM ONE OF THE NATIONS LARGEST AND MOST ORGANIZED LABOR UNIONS THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES. BUT THE BUSH CAMPAIGN IS DOING ITS BEST TO STOP KERRY'S MOMENTUM. IT RELEASED ANOTHER AD QUESTIONING THE SENATORS VOTES ON TAXES AND THE ECONOMY. AND AT A TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, THE PRESIDENT ALSO HIT THE ECONOMIC ISSUE HEAD-ON HIGHLIGHTING HIS JOB-TRAINING PROGRAM IN A STATE THAT HAS LOST ALMOST 18-THOUSAND JOBS SINCE MR. BUSH TOOK OFFICE. THE PRESIDENTS TRIP THROUGH KERRY COUNTRY INCLUDES A FUNDRAISING STOP IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR A TWO-THOUSAND-DOLLAR A PLATE DINNER. Terri Okita, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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A new audiotape ... allegedly of al-Qaida's number two man- is urging Muslims in Pakistan to get rid of their president.
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The tape on the Arab network Al Jazeera could be Ayman Al -Zawahi (ahl-ZWAH-ree) but that has not been verified.
The voice blasts Pakistan's president for working with the U-S.
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Pakistani troops are in their second week of a campaign along the Afghan border- in an area that is a stronghold of militants from al Qaida and the Afghan Taliban.
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Two-deputies and an inmate were sent to the hospital after an afternoon accident in Roanoke County.
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It happened this just after one at the intersection of Yellow Mountain Road and 220. Police say Lieutenant Mike Lewis and Deputy Ethel Brown from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office were coming back from getting a prisoner from Henry County when another vehicle smashed into them. According to Major Mike Alderman, the three suffered minor injuries and were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
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The driver of the other vehicle, James Bumgarner of Blue Ridge was also taken to the hospital and is in fair condition. Police say charges are pending.

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A virus is sweeping across a Pulaski County school. Yesterday more than 160
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children and 13 teachers were out sick at Claremont Elementary School.
Today, 5 teachers and 125 children are out.
Health officials believe this is a type of stomach flu called the Noro virus.
It only lasts for a day or 2 and symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
Eight custodians spent the night disinfecting the school. They washed everything including door knobs, water fountains and desks.
School officials even handed out bottled water today
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((DONALD STOWERSL:THE REAL REAL ISSUE THAT WE'VE WORKED ON TODAY AND OUR SUPERVISORS WORKED WITH IS PROPER WASHING OF HANDS SO WE WORKED WITH STUDENTS ON THAT TODAY.))
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Washing your hands constantly is the best prevention.
Health officials say the virus spreads quickly and there have been dozens of cases across the New River Valley this month.
Coming up tonight at 6:00 we'll talk to a teacher who had the virus and tell you how the school is trying to get back on track.
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A chilling letter received just days ago by news organizations in Wichita, Kansas, has rekindled what was thought to be a cold case.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports on a new clue in a case of serial killings that goes back 30 years.
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((A serial strangler known for binding, torturing and killing his victims during the 1970s may be back in Wichita, Kansas. Police say the man who calls himself the B-T-K strangler sent a chilling letter to the local newspaper claiming to have killed Vicki Wegerle in 1986. The author also included her drivers license.

SOT: Lt. Ken Landwehr, Wichita Police Dept.

The letter contained copies of photographs and a personal item.
Police believe this is the 8th murder committed by the BTK strangler over the years. His M-O was to cut the phone lines into his victims homes. A couple and their 2 children were his first.

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this was a planned execution.
The Wichita Eagle newspaper received letters in the 1970s containing details only the killer could know. But until last week the newspaper hasnt heard from the killer in more than two decades.

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I think most of us thought he was dead or in prison. I dont think any of us thought he was walking the streets of Wichita.
Track: Police are looking at prison records trying to solve this Wichita Mystery once and for all. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News.))

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Coming up next a local psychiatrist looks at the connection between anti-depressent drugs and suicide.
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And a former museum worker is accused of taking flight with pieces of aviation history.
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A fired museum worker is charged with stealing the very work he was supposed to protect-
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including an early 19-hundreds Wright Brothers model airplane.
56 year old Richard Kappeler of Long Island is charged with stealing 103 artifacts including the model plane- and selling it.
He held the keys to Nassau County New York's collections and prosecutors said he took advantage of it.
The museums new commissioner has since discovered shoddy bookkeeping and lax security which may have led to at least 300 pieces allegedly stolen by the accused.
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((DOREEN BANKS/MUSEIUM COMMISSIONER: JUST DEVASTATED BY THESE REVELATIONS. WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD ON OUR COMPUTERIZED INVENTORY SYSTEM. WE'RE TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT AND PREVENT ACCESS LIKE MR. KAPPLER HAD.))
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Prosecutors say Kappler not only stole the model plane.. he contacted Chrisities auction house and the model was sold to New York Jet's owner Robert Johnson for 100 thousand dollars.
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The Virginia Military Institute recognized a martyr of the Civil Rights movement today.
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Jonathan Daniels was valedictorian of the 1961 VMI class. Four years later as a seminary student, he joined the civil rights movement and was killed by a shotgun blast meant for a black teenager he was with. Today, VMI named a courtyard and archway in Daniels' memory. Richard Morrisroe (MOHR-ihs-row) who was also shot in the incident says today's dedication was a fitting tribute to Daniels.
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((RICHARD MORRISROE/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST; OFTEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOESN'T BECOME A MASS MOVEMENT AS MUCH AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW THAT THE SCHOOL IS PROUD OF JON.)) ((DONZALEIGH ABERNATHY/AUTHOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST; HE WENT TO THE SOUTH, HE HAD NO HESITATION AND WHEN OTHERS LEFT, HE DECIDED TO STAY. BY STAYING HE ENDANGERED HIS LIFE EVEN MORE. BUT HE WAS SO COURAGEOUS, HE WAS WILLING TO GIVE LIFE, AND THAT'S EXACTLY HOW HE DIED.))
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Daniels is the fourth person to have an archway named after him at V-M-I. The three others are George Washington, Stonewall Jackson, and General George C. Marshall.
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Montgomery County's trying to get it's youngest citizens ready to vote..
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The county started a week long campaign to get high school students turning 18 registered to vote.
Statistics show the younger you are the less likely you are to vote.
It's why the county is holding registration drives at all 4-high schools.
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((MARVIN BALLARD: :26 IF YOUNG KIDS WANT THINGS TO HAPPEN THAT THEY FAVOR THEN THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO MAKE POLITICIANS LISTENS AND THAT'S TO REGISTER YOUR OPINION.))
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Most of the young people we spoke with who registered today say they will go to the polls in November.
You have to register by April 5th if you want to vote in the upcoming town and county elections on May 4th.
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In health check tonight,
Earlier this week, the F-D-A issued a public health advisory for adults and children taking antidepressants.
The concern is the possibility of worsening depression or suicidal thoughts in people who take them.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a local psychiatrist today -- to help us understand what this is all about
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Jean, The FDA says it is unclear whether some antidepressants actually cause suicidal thoughts.
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But Dr. Conrad Daum says people who are depressed already have a 10 to 15 percent suicide risk in their life time.
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(( The FDA wants drug makers to change the labels on 10 antidepressants to warn consumers about the risk of worsening depression or suicidal thoughts.
The list includes some of the most popular drugs prozac, zoloft, and paxil.
Psychiatrist Conrad Daum say the majority of people do very well on antidepressants --but about 1 percent may have a different reaction.
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((FOR A SMALL MINORITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO SIDE EFFECTS FOR THE MEDICATIONS THAT'S BEEN PRESCRIBED MAY NOTICE AN INCREASE IN DISCOMFORT AND THIS MAY IN TURN TRIGGER FEELINGS OF SUICIDE OR AGITATION OR TEMPER OUTBURTS)) [RUNS13]
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But is the medication really causing the problem or is it a side effect of the illness?
Scientist are still trying to figure that out --none-the-less there are some things doctors do know for sure.
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((PEOPLE SOMETIMES WHEN THEY FIRST START FEELING BETTER WILL ACTUALLY BEGIN TO BE AWARE OF HOW BADLY THEY FEEL AND SO THEY MAY BE RESPONDING CUES HERE. IN THE DAYS BEFORE ANTIDEPRESSANTS ONE OF THE HIGH RISK TIMES FOR SUICIDE ATTEMPTS WAS WHEN PEOPLE FIRST STARTING TO RECOVER FROM THE DEPRESSION )) [RUNS21]
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Daum says consumer need to be aware of the potential risk, so they can tell their doctor right away if they start to have problems.
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Dr. Daum says his best advice, if you are on an antidepressant never just stop taking it --that in itself could trigger an onset of symptoms.
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Jean,

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Coming up next, Robin will let us know if we get to keep the beautiful weather for the weekend.
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[VO] And then a little later we'll see how a local business has been able to rise from its ashes.
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Today in Sports, Wake Forest tries to advance past the Sweet Sixteen.
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Also the Roanoke Express wins, but a playoff berth is still not a guarantee.
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More than three months after they finished a dream season, the Gretna High School Hawks football team was rewarded with a little hardware today.
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Students, faculty and fans turned out for a special ceremony at the high school to honor their state championship team.
Players, coaches and supporters received a personalized championship ring marking the team's Division Three title.

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((ROBERT SENSENEY/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: IT'S A GREAT WAY TO FINISH THE SEASON, AND WHAT A WAY TO REWARD THESE KIDS FOR THE WORK THEY'VE DONE AND A WAY TO THANK OUR COMMUNITY FOR HELPING US OUT AND GETTING THE RINGS.))
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The rings were paid for through contributions from local residents and companies.
Gretna capped off a 14-and-0 season by beating Monticello for the state title in December.
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The Sweet 16 gets underway tonight in both Phoenix and East Rutherford where Wake Forest and Saint Joe's square off in what should be a showdown amongst guards. The Deacs Chris Paul and Justin Gray are more than ready for Jameer Nelson and Delonte West.
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[go to pinnacle 1009] And don't forget that the Men's March Madness resumes tonight with Vanderbilt and U-Conn at 7:10 followed by that St. Joe's and Wake Forest just before 10.
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[go to pinnacle 1010] On Friday, we have Alabama Birmingham and Kansas and then Duke and Illinois. Remember - the games that are not on WDBJ-7 will be available on our digital channel and on Cox Digital Cable in the valley.
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Whether or not the Roanoke Express make the ECHL playoffs could come down to tomorrow nights game at the Roanoke Civic Center against the Florida Everblades, the team that occupies the fourth and final post season spot.
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The Express trails the Everblades by three points and a win Friday would cut that margin to one point with five games to play. Roanoke has a game in hand against Florida and this is the last meeting between the two teams this season.


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Coming up tonight on News at Six - it has been a busy day in Blacksburg. The Hokies are getting ready for the start of spring practice on Saturday -
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and all of the Tech seniors worked out for the NFL scouts again today. Plus, one junior also returned to impress. Kevin Jones was disappointed with the numbers he posted a week ago, so today he came back and turned some heads. We'll talk with him tonight on News 7 at Six. Have a great night everybody.
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Stocks surged today, triggered by word that the U-S economy grew at a decent rate in the final quarter of 2003.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us, it was the first time the major markets advanced in more than a week.
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Regular customers of a Salem hardware store destroyed by fire will get their hangout back next week.
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The True Value Northwest Hardware store on Route 11- 460 burned for a full day last August before the flames could be extinguished. The cause was officially listed as "undetermined" with foul play ruled out.
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A spokesman says the rebuilt store is scheduled to open one week from today. The parking lots are being paved this week and there's still inventory to move in but otherwise the doors will open April first. A grand opening celebration is being scheduled for May.
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