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Today on News 7 at 5, Danville's largest employer files for bankruptcy protection. We'll see what that could mean for employees.
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The news is better for Lynchburg were a company is bringing in 500 new jobs.
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For the mountains of southwest Virginia, April begins with a winter weather advisory. Meantime our cold rain shower forecast continues.

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The White House is not pleased with an OPEC decision that will affect the price of gas.
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Four Americans are killed in the streets of Iraq.
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Plus we'll look at a newly discovered risk factor for glaucoma. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((MATT ERSKINE/GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND: EXCELLENT NEWS. TO ATTRACT A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, A TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COMPANY, HIGH CALIBER, TO LYNCHBURG, TO VIRGINIA, IS ALWAYS GOOD NEWS AND WE'RE DELIGHTED.))
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Sometimes outsourcing can be a good thing.. as hundreds of new jobs are headed to the Hill City.
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"Outsourcing" has taken on a negative meaning lately, as American companies save money by sending thousands of jobs overseas.
But a Denver-based company helps keeps some of those jobs here in the U-S.. and now hundreds of them are headed to central Virginia.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve, how big a boost is this for the Hill City?
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Jean, it's not only good news for Lynchburg, it's potentially great news for one of the city's shopping centers which has fallen on hard times in recent years.
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(( Less than a year after Heilig-Meyers pulled its furniture store out of Lynchburg's Plaza Shopping Center, a bigger, more viable business is moving in.
StarTek Outsourcing Solutions provides customer call centers for dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
It's spending five and a half million dollars to create its 20th call center.. along with more than 540 new jobs.


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((LANCE VINGALE/STARTEK C.O.O.: IN THIS DAY AND AGE, PEOPLE JUST EQUATE OUTSOURCING WITH MEANING JOBS ARE LEAVING THE UNITED STATES AND THIS IS JUST A CLEAR CASE OF OUTSOURCING MEANING MORE JOBS AND NEW JOBS FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN VIRGINIA AND LYNCHBURG IN PARTICULAR.))
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StarTek's arrival should also help boost business in the Plaza, where empty storefronts have become the norm and not the exception over the years.
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((ED MILLER/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I THINK IT WILL BE A BIG KEY TO BRINGING THE PLAZA BACK TO ITS GLORY DAYS, BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO PUT OVER 500 PEOPLE IN THIS BUILDING WORKING AND AS YOU DO THAT, OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE A LOT OF SPIN-OFF EFFECTS, THERE WILL BE MORE SERVICE AND THINGS COMING INTO THE PLAZA WE THINK, SO IT WILL HELP EVERYBODY ALL AROUND.))
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The state kicked in 150-thousand dollars to lure StarTek here.. but officials say having a ready-to-go workforce also helped.
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(( BOB CLARKE: WHEN THEY CAME HERE, OUR CAREER CENTER HAD ON FILE 200 PEOPLE WHO HAD WORKED AT CALL CENTERS SO WERE ALREADY TRAINED, WHICH WAS A BIG INCENTIVE FOR THEM TO COME HERE.))
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The jobs StarTek is creating will pay around 8 dollars to 8-fifty an hour.
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The company figures to be up and running by mid-summer. Jean?


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The news is not as good in Danville - where DanRiver is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Company officials say it's merely a way to restruction debt.
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Susan Bahorich has been following the story and joins us now from Danville. Susan how is the move expected to affect employees?
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A deadly day for U-S troops in Iraq. Tonight the U-S military is vowing to find the people who killed, dismembered, and burned four American civilians in the Iraqi town- of Fallujah today.
Lisa Barron reports from Baghdad.
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(( In one of the most brutal attacks to date, the burned bodies of four civilian contractors... all Americans... were dragged through the streets of Fallujah. Crowds chanted "Fallujah is the graveyard of Americans." Rebels had ambushed the contractors' SUVs with guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The military said marines will restore security to the area.
Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, U.S. Army THIS IS NOT GOING TO STOP US FROM DOING THIS MISSION. IN FACT IT WOULD BE DISGRACING THE DEATHS OF THESE PEOPLE IF WE WERE TO STOP OUR MISSIONS.
In other incidents five u-s army soldiers were killed when their vehicle ran over a bomb and a car comb exploded in the town of Baquba, wounding 12 people. Lisa Barron/CBS News: ALL THREE ATTACKS HAPPENED WEST AND NORTH OF BAGHDAD IN THE SUNNI TRIANGLE, KNOWN AS A HOTBED FOR SADDAM LOYALISTS AND ANTI-US INSURGENTS. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A SHARP INCREASE IN INSURGENT ATTACKS AGAINST FOREIGN CIVILIANS IN RECENT WEEKS. Gen. Kimmett WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS THAT THEY ARE STARTING TO GO AFTER SOFTER TARGETS. THAT IS A CONCERN OF OURS. BUT IT OUGHT TO DEMNSTRATE THE DESPERATION OF THESE PEOPLE.
The White House called the attacks "horrific", but said they are holding fast to the June 30 deadline for handing power over to Iraq. Lisa Barron, CBS News, Baghdad.))

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Up next on the newscast, Doctors identify another risk factor for glaucoma.
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Plus if you thought gas prices are already too high... you not going to like today's news from OPEC.
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Filling the gas tank could get even more expensive.
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OPEC has agreed to cut oil production by four percent. That could drive oil prices even higher.
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((THE PRESIDENT IS DISAPPOINTED IN TODAY'S DECISION. PRODUCERS SHOULD NOT TAKE STEPS THAT HURT AMEIRCAN CONSUMERS))
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McClellan says today's announcement underscores the need for congress to pass a national energy policy-
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In the meantime President Bush is talking with OPEC and non OPEC producers- and is adamantly opposed to any increase in gas taxes.
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In health check tonight --
Doctors have now discovered that there is another risk factor for glaucoma. It has to do with the thickness of your cornea -- something that many eye doctors didn't test until recently.
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Joy Sutton has more.
Joy is this changing the way doctors treat the disease?
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Jean,
Absolutely --they're finding that some people they didn't think had glaucoma ---really did--and vice versa.
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And that's very concerning because left untreated over a course of years glaucoma can lead to blindness.
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(( Mim, who asked that we not use her last name, says she had no idea she was even at risk for glaucoma --until she noticed a blind spot in one of her eyes.
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For years doctors only tested pressure in the eyes to determine if someone may have or be at risk for glaucoma.
But now they know that's not enough -- the thickness of the patients cornea also needs to be taken into consideration.
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((WE KNOW THAT PATIENTS WITH THICK CORNEAS WILL OFTEN MEASURE HIGH PRESSURE, BUT THE ACTUAL PRESSURE ON THE INSIDE IS NORMAL AND THEREFORE MANY PATIENTS WITH GLAUCOMA WITH HIGH PRESSURES NO LONGER NEED TO BE TREATED))
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Patients like Mim with normal pressure --may have been misdiagnosed as well, allowing their glaucoma to progress undetected.
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((THE GLAUCOMA CAN PROGRESS AND IN COURSE OF 10 TO 20 YEARS COULD LEAD TO BLINDNESS 57 AND IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR PATIENTS TO SHOW UP YOUR OFFICE WITH END STAGE GLAUCOMA WHO HAVE BEEN CHECKED FOR YEARS AND HAD NORMAL PRESSURES RECORDED))

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Catching the disease early makes all the difference.
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((THE WONDERFUL THING IS THERE ARE PLENTY OF MEDICATIONS AND TREATMENTS YOU CAN GET. I THINK 98 PERCENT OF GLAUCOMA PATIENTS DO NOT LOSE THEIR VISION, SO IT CAN BE HALTED AND THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS ))
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Anyone over age of 40 should be checked regularly for the disease.
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Jean,

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The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is banking on the Ruritan Club to bring in much-needed money.
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Members of the Bonsack club are making banks shaped like the Overlord arch. Each 17-inch tall sculpture takes between 6 and 8-hours to make. The Marines came up with the design.
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Since 2000, the Clubs of Ruritan National have raised more than 80-thousand dollars toward the non-profit's more than three million dollar debt.
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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts goes fishing for tips on how to track down the biggest trout.
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Before Virginia's Year-Round Trout Season, the first Saturday of April was opening day. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is hoping to recreate the annual tradition with this Saturday's Trout Heritage Day. Brent Watts has more on what you need to get ready for the big day.
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Comng up today in Sports, the Roanoke Express may be closer to the playoffs AND a new lease.
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And Hideki Matsui (hih-DEK'-ee maht-SOO'-ee) becomes a hometown hero for the New York Yankees.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the hump day ticker. We begin with news from the Roanoke Dazzle. Two weeks ago the team was batting for first place -
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now the team has lost six straight games and the Dazzle is in jeopardy of missing the playoffs with four games to go.

Ironically, today the all-NBDL teams were announced and the only team to put two players on the first team was Roanoke. Josh Asselin makes the squad - along with the team's heartbeat this season - point guard Marque Perry. Terrence Shannon earned honorable mention honors. The team's final two home games are April 9th and 10th.
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While the Dazzle is slumpimg the Express is surging. Steve Mason has more on some new hockey developments in the Star City.
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((:)) ((Boyd can't give the Express a flat rent rate so Pollock has asked for two additional revenue streams from the Roanoke Civic Center. Pollock has also been working on a new ownership group and has two options. ((:))
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The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays played their second and final game in Japan this morning. The result was quite different from day one!
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National hero Hideki Matsui did not let his fellow countrymen and women down today as he stroked this two run homer into the seats in right to help the Yankees mow down the Rays 12-to-1. Matsui went 2 for 5 today with the homer and a double.
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The Yankees will now return home and have a few days off before opening the stateside part of their schedule on Tuesday.
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Finally, former Virginia Tech women's head coach Bonnie Henrickson was back in Blacksburg today getting her house in order before setting up shop in the midwest.

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Two days ago at this hour - Bonnie was formally accepting the job at the University of Kansas. This afternoon she talked with News 7 sports about her sudden move to the Big 12. You can hear her thoughts tonight - only on News 7 at Six.
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Plus, we'll have the latest on the JMU men's head coaching job. Take care everybody and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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A pair of disappointing economic reports and concerns over the future of gas prices fueled a selloff on Wall Street today. Alexis Christoforous has the latest.
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Imagine going from having one child to four in just 24-hours.
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That was the case for Michael and April Moore, who became the parents of a rare set of identical triplets yesterday morning at Roanoke Community Hospital. Babies Anderson, Bay and Campbell Moore weighed-in at a healthy three pounds, without the help of fertility drugs. Only one in 8-thousand women give birth to triplets each year, and doctors say the odds are even greater for IDENTICAL triplets. The Moore's already have a 2-year-old. They don't plan on having any more children.
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