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Today on News 7 at 5, a four year old boy is killed in a lawn mower accident in Botetourt County.
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Plus, reports say thousands of people could be dead or injured following the collision of two trains in NORTH Korea.
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Spotty showers in the west tonight moving closer to central Virginia tomorrow. And a cooling trend for the weekend. Details ahead.

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Also today, a Liberty University student is injured in a fall from a train trestle.
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On Healthcheck, a doctor says parents need to be especially careful when treating their children's seasonal allergies.


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Plus a game in the majors today turns into base-BRAWL. News 7 at 5 is next.


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A lawnmower accident takes the life of a four year old Botetourt County boy.
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It happened just before noon at a day care facility on Camelia Drive in Daleville.
The operator said he was going up a slope when the mower faltered, rolled backwards, and ran over Justin Eric Simmons.
The boy was transported by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died of head injuries.
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A Liberty University student is in serious condition after he fell off a railroad trestle this morning.
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Police say 22-year-old Marlon B. Roman of Rialto, California was trying to climb the steel girders of this trestle in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area.
Roman apparently fell more than 30 feet to the embankment below where a group of bike riders spotted him around 11.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with head and chest injuries.
Authorities don't know why Roman was trying to climb the trestle.
They're asking anyone who may have seen him or who might know something about the accident to contact the Lynchburg police.
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A train crash in North Korea has reportedly injured and killed hundreds, perhaps even thousands of people.
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The two fuel trains collided and blew up at a railraod station near the Chinese border.
One South Korean T-V station says as many as three thousand people have been hurt or killed.
But information is hard to come by. North Korea's secretive governemnt has reportedly cut international phone lines to muzzle news of the disaster.
One witness is quoted as saying the area around the station has turned into ruins.
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National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice faced question after question today- as she met republicans to discuss Iraq.
The closed door session comes as the U-S and a wavering coalition try to put down a wave of violence that's sweeping the country.
Stacy Case has the latest on what's going on in Iraq.
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(( A SHAKY CEASE-FIRE SEEMED IN JEOPARDY IN FALLUJAH THURSDAY. U-S MARINES ARE AGAIN EMBARKING ON A HOUSE TO HOUSE SEARCH FOR
INSURGENTS---- AND A MARINE COMMANDER WARNED THE FIGHTERS HAVE DAYS,

NOT WEEKS TO COMPLY WITH THE PEACE AGREEMENT. BRIG GENERAL MARK KIMMIT One of the steps is to turn in all the heavy weapons. That is the most visible sign that those inside Fallujah can use to demonstrate to us that they are serious about a peaceful track. IN BASRA, FAMILIES AND TEACHERS CONTINUED THE HEART-WRENCHING
TASK OF IDENTIFYING VICTIMS OF YESTERDAY'S SIMULTANEOUS CAR BOMBINGS---

MANY OF THEM CHILDREN ON THEIR WAY TO SCHOOL. IN AN EFFORT TO GET A HANDLE ON THE WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING A MAJOR STRATEGY CHANGE. THE WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS SOME FORMER SUNNI OFFICERS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN'S OUSTED BATTH PARTY MAY BE OFFERED JOBS IN THE NEW IRAQI GOVERNMENT. OFFICIALS SAY THIS COULD REDUCE BLOODSHED AND STRENGHTHEN SUNNI SUPPORT FOR THE U-S LED MISSION.
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER CONDOLEEZA RICE GAVE CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS AN UPBEAT PRIVATE BRIEFING ON IRAQ. REPUBLICANS SAY THEY COMPLETELY BACK THE ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY, BUT THEY DON'T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING.
JOHN MCCAIN/(R) ARIZONA: Yes I've been upset. things could have been done better, mistakes made in other wars also.
AND SENATORS KNOW THE WAVE OF VIOLENCE LEADING UP TO THE JUNE 30TH HANDOVER OF POWER IS ONLY GOING TO GET MORE EXPENSIVE. STACY CASE/REPORTING ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS CONFIRM THE WAR WILL BE ABOUT $4 BILLION DOLLARS OVER BUDGET BY THIS SUMMER. AND IN ANOTHER SETBACK, THE VIOLENCE HAS CAUSED THE SUSPENSION OF RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS BY SOME BIG CONTRACTORS INCLUDING GENERAL ELECTRIC. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

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Coming up next, local leaders say there are ways Valley residents can improve the enviroment,
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Plus some residents are upset with the road work in their neighborhood, and V-Dot says they have a point.
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Repaving on U- S 221 is causing delays for drivers in Roanoke County.
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The four-mile stretch of road work on Bent Moutain came as a suprise for many motorists.
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((KARA MARIANETTI/Motorist: OVER THE WEEKEND THE TRUCKS PILED UP. THERE MORE AND MORE DOWN THERE BUT THERE WASN'T ANY SIGNS SAYING THERE WAS GOING TO BE PAVING GOING ON, NOTHING.))
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Signs were not visible, because V-Dot failed to post any before construction began.
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((Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson: WE REALLY GOOFED UP, WE DIDN'T LET PEOPLE KNOW AHEAD OF TIME THAT THIS WORK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. AND WHAT HAPPENED IS WE REALLY AFFECTED THE MORNING RUSH HOUR AND WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THAT))
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VDOT says it has altered its schedule to start the work at 8:30 am, after the morning rush hour.
The work should be completed by the end of April .

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President Bush says he's spent many days fishing in Maine and today he spent Earth Day there.
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The President announced a proposal for restoring and creating at least one million acres of wetland over the next five years.
He says Earth Day is a perfect time to announce his initiative.
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((IT'S A DAY THAT REMINDS US THAT WE MUST BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE LAND AROUND US. THAT'S WHAT THIS DAY SAYS TO US.))
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The President says Earth day means we can't take the earth's natural wonders for granted. We must conserve what we have and make it even better.
Meanwhile likely Democratic nominee John Kerry says that Bush's policies have rolled back important clean air and water regulations. He says Bush has repeatedly sided with utilities and corporate polluters over the health and quality of life of the American people.

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Leaders in the Roanoke Valley want to remember Earth Day by clearing the air.
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A partnership of local governments announced the completion of the "Ozone Early Action Plan" today. It's a joint effort by Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt and Roanoke Counties to lower ozone emissions by 20-07. Leaders say residents and businesses can reduce emissions by taking a few simple steps.
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((ROBERT BURNLEY/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DIRECTOR: DON'T FILL THAT GAS TANK ON A HOT SUMMER DAY. WAIT UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN OR DO IT BEFORE IT COMES UP IN THE MORNING... THAT WAY YOU DON'T GET THE VAPORS THAT TURN INTO OZONE LATER ON IN THE DAY.))
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Burnley also encourages residents to ride a bike whenever possible, car- pool or ride the bus. The valley has exceeded EPA- standards several times over the past few years, but officials believe the Early Action Plan will change that. If emissions are reduced, the valley will avoid federal regulations.
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In health check tonight,
This is the worst time of year for many allergy sufferers.
And children are not immune, that's why parents need to be aware of the symptoms and seek proper treatment.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us details
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Jean, I spoke with a Salem allergist who says allergies can lead to other more serious problems.
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And he says parents should be careful about trying over-the-counter medications --they may only make things worse.
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Parents should not hesitate to take their child to the doctor if they believe they're suffering from allergies, delaying treatment can increase the risk for asthma.
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((ANYONE WHO HAS CHRONIC NASAL PROBLEMS WHETHER IT BE ALLERGIC OR NOT ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH ASTHMA. YOU THROUGH ON DUST MITE SENSITIVITY THEIR RISK CAN BE AS HIGH AS 40-PERCENT FOR ASTHMA)) [RUNS13]
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It's also important to get the right medication, Dr. Hoover recommends parents give their children prescribed medications -instead of over-the-counter treatments.
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((A LOT OF THE OVER-COUNTER MEDICATIONS, ACTUALLY CAN MAKE KIDS FEEL WORSE. THERE ARE NUMEROUS STUDIES SHOWING THAT POORLY CONTROLLED NASAL ALLERGIES AFFECT THEIR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. WHEN YOU ADD ON BENADRYL THEN THEIR ACTUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GOES DOWN )) [RUNS20]
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Some signs of symptoms of allergies include persistent nasal problems lasting more than three weeks, itchy puffy eyes, eczema, and recurrent ear or sinus infections.
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((UNFORTUNATELY THE WORST IS YET TO COME IF WE CONTINUE TO GET THESE WARM BREEZY DAYS, OCCASIONAL RAIN. IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG MISERABLE SPRING FOR A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS )) [RUNS12]
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Hoover says the peak season could last until June.
He doesn't recommend over-the-counter medications because older antihistamines can sedate or impair children. The newer medications on the market do not, but with the exception claritin, they are only available with a prescription.
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Jean,

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Coming up after the break, Robin Reed will have the weekend forecast,
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[VO] Plus residents in Utica, Illinois begin to cleanup after this week's devastating storms.
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A damage assesment manager says he's witnessed many disaster scenes over the past 25 years, but the damage in Utica, Illinois is some of the worst he's ever seen.
Jennifer Donelan has more on how people are coping with the aftermath of Tuesday's storm.
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Track: 84 year old Francis Meyers, a widow , had only minutes to get to her basement.
Sot: "Boy when I heard it go over, all I heard was banging and wind."
Track: The tornado with winds of more than 200 miles per hour stole her house.
"I lost everything"
Track continues: and pulverized the small town of Utica, Illinois...gone is the Little League ground and the old black smith and so is Duffy's tavern.
Nat: "crews set up here"
Track: The neighborhoods ripped apart are flooded again..but this time with offers of money, volunteers and equipment.
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Track: The shoveling, raking and rebuilding is underway everywhere you turn.
STANDUP: Jennifer Donelan. "In a town where no one is a stranger, stories of survival are overshadowed by feelings of grief for 8 people who died trying to save themselves."
Track:The storm also collapsed the old local Milestone Tapp Tavern. Seventeen people had taken cover. Most of the dead were found in the basement. Nine people did make it out alive.

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Now designated as a disaster area..the government will help Meyers get money to rebuild her kitchen, her bedroom and bathroom - if she wants.
Sot: Francis Meyers/Survivor "I don't want to leave Utica."
Track: Francis has lived here for 60 years and isn't going anywhere. She'll have to stay with relatives for a while but to hear her tell it...it won't be for long. Jennifer Donelan, CBS News, Utica, Ill.))

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There's still more news 7 to come. Up a little later, we'll tell you why the Commonwealth wants to put a bug in your ear about protecting endangered species,
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Plus in Sports, we'll tell you why Virginia Tech's baseball team is about to emerge from the Dark Ages.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker, which starts on the big league diamond where things got a little heated today between the Marlins and Phillies.
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We pick this one up in the second inning with Florida leading 1-nothing following a Mike Redmond homer off Brett Myers.
Myers took offense and throws the next pitch at the head of Alex Gonzalez, who then has words with Philly catcher Todd Pratt and the rumble was on.
Both dugouts emptied and several punches thrown. Both Pratt and Gonzalez were ejected but eventually cooler heads prevailed. The fight was a
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draw but the Fish won the game 9 to 7.
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The lights are set to come on tomorrow night in Blacksburg for the first time at English Field as the Hokies host West Virginia in a doubleheader that gets started tomorrow afternoon at 4pm.
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The project cost just over $250 thousand dollars to complete and all of the funds were raised by head coach Chuck Hartman through the generosity of many alumni like Tech hall of famer Johnny Oates.
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While Kevin Jones, DeAngelo Hall, and Jake Grove are virtual locks to go in the first couple of rounds of the NFL Draft this weekend, the outlook for another former Hokie is not quite as certain. Ernest Wilford hopes to have his name called, and at 6-4, 225 pounds the receiver could be quite the asset to an NFL roster.
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VMI kicker Matt Sharpe has received another prestigious honor. He is one of just two academic all-stars two earn scholar athlete of the year honors.
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Sharpe, who has a 3 point 91 grade point average as a computer science major with minors in French, Math and writing.

He was a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship and the Marshal scholarship. He also made 17 field goals last season, including 11 from 40 yards or longer.
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Jean will be back in just a moment to wrap up News 7 at Five. Have a safe night everybody. [GO TO BREAK]


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On Wall Street today, investors turned their attention back to earnings, shaking off concerns about rising interest rates that have dogged the market for almost two weeks. As Alexis Christoforous tells us, that pushed the markets sharply higher.
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You may think of them as pests but the state of Virginia sees some insects as worthy of special protection.
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For the first time, bugs have been added to the state's list of endangered and threatened species.
The state says Mitchell's satyr (SAY'-ter) butterfly, Holsinger's cave beetle, the Buffalo Mountain mealybug and the Virginia Piedmont water boatman are in danger of extinction.
The Northeastern beach tiger beetle and the Appalachian grizzled skipper are listed as threatened.
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((FRANK FULGHAM/VA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: THE REAL ADVANTAGE TO KEEPING ALL THESE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS AROUND IF YOU CAN MAINTAIN AND KEEP THEM ALIVE SOMEDAY SOMEONE MIGHT FIND A VALUABLE USE FOR THEM.))
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Virginia is one of the last states to add insects to its list of endangered species.
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