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Today on News 7 at 5, a Blacksburg plant tells 55 workers they are losing their jobs.
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Plus the White House says National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice will be allowed to testify at the 9-11 Commission.

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March is going out on a wet note and it may be noisy or slippery as well. Details are coming up.

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Tuition is going up at another state college. We'll tell you where.
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A new grant is available for Roanokers who need to get the lead out of their homes. We'll tell you what that could mean in today's Healthcheck report.
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and a national landmark is about to reopen to the public. News 7 at 5 is next.

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National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice will now testify under oath about the events leading up to 9-11.
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((GOVERNOR THOMAS KEAN/COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: WE ALSO COMMEND THE PRESIDENT' FOR HIS DECISION TO ACCEPT THE COMMISSON'S REQUEST FOR PUBLIC TESTIMONY UNDER OATH BY THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON NATIONAL SECURITY AFFIARS, CONDOLEEZA RICE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The White House does an about face and now says National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice will testify under oath before the 9-11 commission.
President Bush spoke just a few moments ago at the White House.
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Elizabeth Sanchez joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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(( The White House gave into pressure and is allowing National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice to testify publicly and under oath before the panel investigating the September 11th terrorist attacks. The offer came only after assurances that the testimony wont set a precedent. PRESIDENT BUSH President Bush and the Vice President also agreed to speak privately with the full panel with the caveat that no additional White House members will be asked to testify.
THOMAS KEAN/R- 9-11 COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: IN THE END, I SUSPECT THE PRESIDENT AND WH UNDERSTOOD IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS THE COMMISION'S WORK THAT DR. RICE BE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY IN PUBLIC. The panel did hear from Rice privately but pressure to hear from her publicly grew after former counter terrorism adviser Richard Clarke testified. He said the Bush administration ignored the urgency of the Al-Qaida threat before 9-11, a charge Rice denies. On Capitol Hill, the developments won praise from both Republicans and Democrats....many of whom had been calling for the change of heart. SEN. BILL FRIST/R-MAJORITY LEADER: I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY THAT CONDI RICE WILL HAVE TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
SEN. TOM DASCHLE/D-MINORITY LEADER: WE WANT A FULL REVIEW OF WHAT HAPPENED, WHY AND HOW WE CAN PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. DR RICE PLAYS PIVOTAL ROLE IN HELPING US GET THE INFORMATION. The panel says it will work to schedule Rices public testimony and Bush and Cheneys private testimony as quickly as possible. And Democrats say theyre waiting with baited breath to what will be said. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Washington))

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Layoffs are hitting a Blacksburg Company.
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Federal Mogul let go of 55 workers today. Their last day is Friday.
The layoffs were announced in January, but company officials say they did not know how many would be let go.
Federal Mogul makes automotive engine parts and has been in business for more than 30 years.
The company currently employees about 430 people.
A representative with the New River Central Labor Council says the laid off workers will likely be eligible for special assistance from the Federal government.
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A former Alleghany County magistrate faced a Roanoke court on charges of his own today.
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26-year-old Jeremiah Walker was in district court this morning on charges of abducting a 22-year-old woman, brandishing a firearm and then shooting into an occupied building. The woman testified in court, she and Walker left Frankie Rowland's restaurant in the early morning hours of February 8th after having a couple of drinks. She says before she knew it, Walker was waving a gun around and eventually shot the gun as she ran into her apartment.

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Walker has stepped down from his job as magistrate. Meanwhile, the judge imposed a 12-month sentence for brandishing a firearm, which the defense appealed. The other charges will go to the grand jury in May.

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Virginia Tech isn't the only school looking to raise tuition next year.
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Officials at Radford University say they too will go for a rate hike.
President Douglas Covington says he will recommend a tuition increase during the school's May 7th Board of Visitors meeting.
He won't say how much tuition could go up.
That will likely depend on what the General Assembly decides to do with the state budget.
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Gasoline prices have reached all time highs across America and there's no sign they're coming down any time soon.


Chris Lawrence reports.
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((If it costs you more than ever to fill er up youre not alone.

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Its crazy, its very crazy.
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Its awful, man. Its gotta stop!
But it probably wont. Demand is up, inventory down by nearly 3 million barrels. And since theres no national standard for clean air refineries are working harder to produce boutique fuels. So many states have different standards, youve got more than a dozen kinds of gas used across the country.

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It just creates another level of complexity for the refineries, when they have to produce so many different types of gasoline.
Across the country, drivers are paying more than ever: Houston seems high, until you compare it to New York and Cleveland. And Chicago beats them all at $1.82. But even thats a bargain compared to Southern California where a gallon will cost you $2.17 $2.27 even $2.37 for premium.

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If you lump all the grades together over the past few weeks regular, special, premium the national average is $1.80 a gallon, a new record high.
Whether we break it again could hinge on Wednesdays meeting in the Middle East, when oil ministers will recommend OPEC go ahead with planned production cuts next month. But even if gas prices continue to soar it wont keep families grounded this summer.

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Just to get out of the city, go somewhere where its nice and cool. Gotta pay for the gas to get there.
And for the next few months, it looks like well all be paying more than ever. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Los Angeles.))


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Up next, Lynchburg prepares to deal with an aviation disaster.
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and are you're children getting enough sleep? A new study says 70 percent are not.
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If your home was built before 1978, there's a chance that your home has lead paint.
And that could put your family at risk.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean, The concern is mainly for children, especially under the age of six.
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Lead poisoning can lead to developmental problems, brain damage or even death.
One Roanoke family had no idea how easy it was to get lead poisoning, until their son contracted it.
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Aiden was exposed to the lead from paint on his front porch --which was accidentially tracked through the home during renovations.
It's a common problem for many older homes. In Roanoke nearly 85-percent were built before lead paint was banned.


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If you suspect lead paint in your home, you can reduce exposure by wet mopping the floors and windowsills weekly to remove any lead dust, cleaning any chipped paint immediately, cleaning stuffed toys and stuffed animals, and washing your child's hands often.
Roanoke recently got a grant to help some homeowners.
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The Taylor's have made several changes to make their home safer, but it took nine months to get Aiden's lead levels in the acceptable range.
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A seminar on how to handle lead based paint will be held April 6th at Hill Street Baptist Church in Roanoke. It is free --but you do have to register. You can call the number on your screen or find a link on our web site at wdbj7.com
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Jean, The health department does offer lead testing.


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Are your kids getting enough sleep?
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A new survey from the national sleep foundation says almost 70 percent of our nation's children are not getting a good night's rest.
Carolyn Marchand knows what happens when her children don't get enough sleep.
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((CAROLYN MARCHAND/MOTHER: MY DAUGHTER ENDS UP IN TEARS. GETS VERY EMOTIONAL.)) [BUTT TO 59] ((KIDS WHO DON'T GET ENOUGHT SLEEP DON'T DO WELL IN SCHOOL AND THAT'S THEIR MAIN JOB AND IF YOU DON'T DO WELL IN SCHOOL YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS.))
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Experts say infants need around 14 hours, toddlers 12 to 14 hours, preschoolers need around 12 and elementary school students should get 10 to 11 hours of sleep.
If your child isn't getting enough sleep avoid giving caffeine or sugar before bedtime and start a regular bedtime and wake up time in the morning.
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Passengers flying in and out of the Lynchburg airport this week may catch a glimpse of a startling sight.. an airplane on fire on the runway.
It's all part of a training program for local firefighters.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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Airplanes safely land and take off at the Lynchburg airport every day..
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This training simulator helps teach fire crews how to handle different types of airplane emergencies...from a landing gear blowout to an engine fire to a blaze in the cabin that can reach up to seven hundred degrees.
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Through a computerized simulator, trainers can create any number of scenarios that require the firefighters to attack the blaze properly and get it extinguished quickly. [Standup ] ((Most of these firefighters will go their entire careers without ever encountering an aircraft fire or fuel spill like this one. But officials say it's nice to know they have the training should they ever need it.))
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The fire simulator makes the round of state airports eleven months a year.
60 to 70 local firefighters will get their turn at it this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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Coming up today in Sports, one of NASCAR's young guns gets hit with a heavy fine.
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[VO] and the Major League Baseball Season kicks off in the Land of the Rising Sun... long before sunrise in America.
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There's more News 7 at 5 to come,
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after Sports we'll tell why Lady Liberty will soon be shining a little bit brighter.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker that begins with one of NASCAR's drivers being placed in the Time Out chair.
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Jamie McMurray was fined $10 thousand dollars and placed on probation until the end of August for his bump and run antics with Matt Kenseth at Bristol. The two bumped several times during the race, but NASCar took exception to McMurray's after race activity.
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The big league baseball season opened this morning at 5am in Tokyo, Japan as the Yankees played the Devils Rays.


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Actually, Tampa Bay did all of the playing. The D-Rays out hit the Yanks 15-to-7 and rolled to an 8-to-3 win. Tino Martinez and Jose Cruz, Junior each homered for Tampa Bay. The two teams will play again tomorrow in Japan before heading back stateside.
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The VMI Keydets will put the finishing touches on spring football practice with their final scrimmage at Alumni Field Wednesday afternoon.
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Coach Cal McCombs returns 40 letterwinners from last year's club that went 6 and 6.
McCombs has been pleased with the Keydets focus so far this spring.
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McCombs is hoping his young defense can grow up in a hurry. The Keydets gave up at least 30 points in five different games last season.
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We finish up with basketball news from Salem where Spartans guard A-J Dowell has chosen to continue his career at Hampden-Sydney. Dowell averaged 17 points per game this past season in leading the Spartans to the state semifinals.


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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, we'll check in with one of Al Groh's comeback kids this spring---a bi

gger and better fullback Jason Snelling. We'll see you then everybody.


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On Wall Street today, a late rally sent stock prices higher -- as optimism about corporate earnings returned to the markets. Jean Lee has more.
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Lady Liberty will soon open welcome her public once again.
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The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed since the 9-11 attacks for security reasons, is slated to reopen in July.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the announcement today as he reminded those in attendance of the Lady's importance.
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((NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG:FREEDOM IS EXPENSIVE AND FREEDOM IS SOMETHING YOU CONSTANTLY HAVE TO FIGHT FOR LET US NOT FORGET THAT LADY LIBERTY REALLY IS A SYMBOL OF AMERICA AND EVERYTHING THAT WE WANT FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
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Bloomberg reportedly donated 100-thousand dollars to help fund the Statue's renovations.
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