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Next on News 7 at 5, a tape reportedly made by Osama Bin Laden offers some countries a truce with Al-Qaida.
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Plus the fire chief for the city of Bedford is injured in an accident on Route 460.
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More than a hundred new jobs are heading to Tazewell County. We will have the details.
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On Healthcheck, we will see a surgical procedure that is curing people's painful heartburn.
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Plus some of the state's original inhabitants may boycott the state's 400th anniversary. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A new audio tape from a man claiming to be Osama Bin laden- offers a truce to European nations.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The C-I-A says the audio tape appears to be authentic and makes reference to recent events.
It also offers a truce to European countries that pull out of Iraq and don't attack Muslims.
Teri Okita has more on the tape and where it surfaced.
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((RETALIATION AND REVENGE ARE SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT THIS NEWEST AUDIOTAPE, BUT THE SPEAKER WHICH THE CIA SAYS "IS" MOST LIKELY OSAMA BIN LADEN OFFERS TO CUT A DEAL WITH EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ALIGNED WITH THE UNITED STATES. HE SAYS: FROM TAPE: I offer a truce to Europe, with a commitment to stop operations against any state which vows to stop attacking Muslims or interfere in their affairs. AMERICAS EUROPEAN ALLIES QUICKLY REJECTED THE TRUCE SAYING THEY DONT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS ITS A REMINDER THAT TERRORISTS WILL USE ANY EXCUSE TO CARRY OUT EVIL ACTS.
Super: Colin Powell/Secretary of State: You cannot negotiate with Osama Bin Laden.He is a terrorist, he is a murderer, and he must be seen as that and he must be brought to justice.
THE SEVEN-MINUTE TAPE WHICH OFFERED NO TRUCE WITH AMERICA WAS PROBABLY MADE WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, SINCE IT MADE REFERENCE TO THE RECENT DEATH OF A REVERED HAMAS LEADER. THE TAPE VOWED REVENGE AGAINST THE U-S AND ISRAEL FOR THE KILLING. THE TAPE SAID THE 9-11 ATTACKS WERE IN RETALIATION FOR AMERICAS COLLABORATION WITH JEWS AND ITS PRESENCE IN THE GULF. THE MADRID BOMBINGS WERE PAYBACK FOR EUROPES ROLE IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. BIN LADEN HASNT BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE SEPTEMBER, AND MANY SAY ITS NO ACCIDENT THE TAPE WAS MADE PUBLIC WHEN TENSIONS ARE HIGH OVER THE VIOLENCE IN IRAQ. Teri Okita/Reporting:
Analysts say this is Bin Ladens strategic attempt to divide and conquer playing on fears among Westerners that their partnership with America is putting them at greater risk. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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As the situation in Iraq shows no sign of calming down, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is meeting with the United Nations' Secretary General today.
On the agenda... what type of role the U-N could play in the future.
Sharon Alfonsi has more from New York;
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(( 21 thousand American Soldiers learned today that they will spend at least three more months in Iraq. The Army's promise to limit their tours of duty in Iraq to no more
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Despite a cease fire agreement...
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Marines are still fighting off attacks in Fallujah. U-S Commanders say they are ready to return to full combat.

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Meanwhile forces are also trying to tighten their grip on the holy city of Najaf, where Radical Shiite Cleric Moqtada Al--Sadr is holed up, and negotiations through intermediaries continue.

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There is now hope...of some sort of help from the UN. UN Secretary General Kofi Anan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are scheduled to discuss whether or not the the UN could play a more prominent role in the hand over of power to a transitional Iraqi government.

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Despite the on-going violence in Iraq President Bush vows the handover will take place on schedule.

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Guerillas released a graphic video tape of an Italian security guard being killed execution style on Thursday.
(Japanese released, pics with Cleric, celebrations in Japan) One moment of relief came hours later when three Japanese hostages were released.

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But there are still more than two dozen foreign hostages still being held in Iraq.

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Even diplomats from neighboring countries are vulnerable. The first secretary at the Iranian embassy was shot dead as he was driving to work. His diplomatic plates offering no immunity from the violence that now plaques Iraq and threatens the fragile turnover of power to it's people. Sharyn Alfonsi, CBS News.))

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A teenager and Bedford's fire chief are hurt in crash on Route 4-60 in Bedford County this morning.
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The accident happened around 10:45 near Irving.
State Police say a 17-year old was driving a Chevy Cavalier West on 460 when he ran through the median. He then struck a car driven by Bedford Fire Chief *Todd* Stone head on. Stone is listed in good condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The teenager was flown by helicopter to R-M-H. Police are not releasing his name or condition, but say he was NOT wearing his seatbelt.
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A plywood maker will bring 160 new jobs to Tazewell County.
Governor Mark Warner announced today that Blue Ridge Wood Products will open a manufacturing plant in the former Woodtech building in Bluefield, VIRGINIA.
It's all part of a three-point-six million dollar investment.
The company will make laminate veneer lumber and hardwood plywood.
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When Virginia celebrates its 400th birthday in 2007, the state's Indian tribes may be reluctant to add their names to the guest list.
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Some members, including the Monacan Indians in Amherst County, say taking part in the Jamestown celebration would be hard to do without federal recognition.
Six of the state's eight tribes are seeking the recognition that would open up health care, housing and educational opportunities for their members.
They see the 2007 celebration as a way to educate Virginians about who they are.
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The federal recognition legislation has been held up by lawmakers who fear it will lead to casino gambling.
Branham (BRAN-um) says none of the tribes has any interest in starting a gaming operation.
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A judge in New Jersey has decided if the manslaughter trial of basketball star Jayson Williams will continue. We'll have his decision next.
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Plus officials in some of the region's more rural localities want the D-M-V to hit the road.
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A discontinued service is driving D-M-V customers far from home.
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It's been two-weeks since the Department of Motor Vehicles stopped offering its Travel Team Service to communities such as Craig County, Amherst, Floyd and Gretna. The mobile unit let people leave the confines of the DMV service center and take care of licensing needs in their own neighborhood. Craig County officials say the unit was a help to the community, but especially the area's elderly.
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((LARRY MOORE, CRAIG CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE DRIVING 30-MILES ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN TO ROANOKE. THAT'S THE DISADVANTAGE OF LIVING IN A RURAL AREA, BUT ALSO THIS IS ONE OF THE SMALL SERVICES WE HAD HERE.))
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six - we'll tell you what one woman is doing to try to get the mobile unit back on the road to Craig County. Plus, we'll hear what the DMV says the chances of that happening really are.
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Prosecutors say they are willing to consider a plea bargain in the case of Audrey Seiler-
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the college student who allegedly faked her own abduction last month.
Her attorney says Seiler wants to try and reach a plea deal to avoid trial.
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She was not in court today- but at home with her parents in Minnesota.


Het attorneys say she's dealing with a lot of trauma.
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((RANDY HOPPER/SEILER'S ATTORNEY: SHE'S HAVING BOTH SOME EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL PROBLEMS TO DEAL WITH AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS GONE THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS SO WE JUST NEED TO GIVE HER SOME TIME AND LET HER PARENTS SPEND SOME TIME WITH, LET HER DOCTORS TAKE CARE OF HER.))
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Seiler is charged with obstructing justice- the manhunt for her alleged abductor cost Madison, Wisconsin taxpayers 96 thousand dollars.
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The judge hearing the manslaughter case against Jayson Williams will NOT dismiss the charges against the former N-B-A star.
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The defense claimed evidence withheld by the prosecution made it impossible for Williams to get a fair trial. The prosecution maintained that it unintentionally forgot to turn over notes and photographs from a weapons expert before the trial started.
The judge said the mistake was negligent, but it did not harm the defense.
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Williams is accused of fatally shooting a limousine driver in February of 2002.
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In health check tonight,
For some people who suffer with acid reflux -- medication isn't enough to relieve the symptoms.
So many are trying a surgical option, including one local man.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us more. Joy is this a temporary fix or a permanent solution to relieve the symptoms?
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Jean, I spoke with a Carilion doctor who says it's viewed as cure. In fact, after the surgery patients can eat what they want and no longer need medication.
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And if the procedure is done laparoscopically --there are only tiny incisions, so there is a quick recovery time.
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He had this same procedure three weeks ago --and he says almost overnight his life changed.
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((SURGEONS EXPERIENCED IN DOING THIS AND CHOOSING THE RIGHT PATIENT YOU LOOK AT SUCCESS RATE AND YOU'RE LOOKING IN THE 90 TO 95 PERCENT RANGE IN MAKING THESE PEOPLE SYMPTOMS FREE AND MEDICATION FREE)) [RUNS14]
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The procedure is done through tiny holes in the abdominal wall and works by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the bottom of the esophagus.
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((IT CREATES A HIGHER PRESSURE ZONE SO THAT FOOD CAN COME DOWN FROM THE MOUTH THROUGH THE ESOPHAGUS INTO STOMACH BUT NOT REFLUX BACK UP INTO THE ESOPHAGUS, THAT'S WHERE YOU FEEL IT THAT'S WHERE THE SENSATION IS THE BURNING AND THE ACID TASTE )) [RUNS15]
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Doctor Bissell says it's pretty safe surgery with few side effects or risk of infection.
Price is just happy he finally has relief.
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Carilion now has a center dedicated to treating heartburn and acid reflux disease. It's located inside the New River Valley Medical Center.
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Coming up next, Brent Watts will have a look at the weekend weather.
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[VO] Plus tonight's a big night for NASCAR fans. Coming up a little later, we'll see what some dedicated fans did to make sure they didn't miss out.
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Coming up today in Sports, Steve Mason tells us about two young guns who are looking forward to Saturday's truck race.
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Then a little later, we'll check in on a kitten that spent three weeks in a box shipped from China.
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NASCAR fans are gathering at the Salem Civic Center at this hour. They are meeting with some of their favorite Nextel Cup drivers.
Jeff Gordon, Kyle Petty and Kevin Harvick are among the 11 drivers appearing.
The autograph signing began moments ago,
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but many fans spent the night outside the Civic Center to make sure they were first in line. About thirty people came out as early as five p-m yesterday.
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Proceeds from tonight's event go to Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang, which benifits sick and disabled children.


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker. Some of the best racing this weekend at Martinsville might take place Saturday in the Kroger 250 Craftsman Truck Series event. Mike Stevens has more on a tag team ready to pin down the competition.
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(( Stuart's Jon Wood returns to Martinsville - knowing he is the last truck driver to win at this place. Last October - Wood held off his Roush racing teammate Carl Edwards in one of the most popular wins in recent speedway history. ((CARL EDWARDS:)) ((JON WOOD:)) ((EDDIE WOOD:)) Edwards who is considered tame compared to Wood - actually has a more flamboyant victory dance that he likes to punctuate with a round off back flip. Last year's rookie of the year finished fourth and second at Martinsville last season, and he has a great amount of respect for the track's history and its degree of difficulty. ((CARL:)) Tickets are still available for the Kroger 250 truck race which gets underway at one on Saturday. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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The Virginia Cavaliers complete spring football Saturday with the spring festival.
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With the exception of muffin Curry, Raymond Mann and Jamaine Winbourne, the Cavs return most of their starting defense, a unit that is working on being more versatile.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, we will check in on the Hokies as their spring football season winds down.

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On Wall Street today, investors were disappointed by a report that new jobless claims soared last week, and grew more concerned about rising interest rates. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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You could say one cat really does have nine lives- after quite a journey across the ocean.
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The cat is recovering in a Tampa vet clinic ... after she was trapped in a shipping container sent from China.
Vets have named this feline "China."
They say she's underweight after the three week trip but she's friendly and has a good attitude.
Vets say if China's healthy, she'll soon go up for adoption.
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