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Today on News 7 at 5, a former N-F-L player loses his life in a firefight in Afghanistan.
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Plus the investigation continues into an accident that claimed the life of a four year old boy.
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Rumble in the sky this afternoon with patchy fog to follow tonight. The weekend outlook is just ahead.

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Both sides of a workers dispute in Danville say they are willing to negotiate an end to the four month long strike.


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On Healthcheck, doctors say a new type of bypass surgery will make recovery easier for patients.
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Plus DeAngelo Hall has a lot to say about tomorrow's N-F-L draft. News 7 at 5 is next.
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A former N-F-L player who walked away from a multi-million dollar contract loses his life defending his country.
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After September 11th, Pat Tillman decided he would leave professional football to join the Army.
But Tillman's fight for his country cost him his life. Today the military confirmed he was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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((ARMY RANGER PAT TILLMAN ALWAYS KNEW THAT FREEDOM COULD COME AT A COST....AND WAS WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE.
WHEN HE JOINED UP...IT WAS ONLY MONEY.
Nat/Sot Football Nat... or football vid w/ music from ESPN piece...
IN 2002, TILLMAN WALKED AWAY FROM A THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL FOR THE ARIZONA CARDINALS.
THIS TO BECOME AN ELITE ARMY RANGER ALONG WITH HIS BROTHER KEVIN... AND SERVE IN THE WAR ON TERROR... IN THE WAKE OF 9/11....WHICH AFFECTED HIM PROFOUNDLY.
Sot: Pat Tillman / Sept. 12th, 2001. "At times like this you stop and think about not only how good we have it...but what kind of a system we live under. What freedoms were allowed. And that wasn't built overnight."
YESTERDAY...ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD...IN AFGANISTAN...U.S. OFFICIALS SAY 27 YEAR OLD PAT TILLMAN WAS KILLED IN A FIREFIGHT. THE COST OF FREEDOM...THE PRICE OF HIS PATRIOTISM... HIS LIFE.
Sot: Michael Bidwell V.P. Arizona Cardinals "It was a kick to the gut to learn this..."
TODAY...FRIENDS, FAMILY AND TEAMATES...ARE MOURNING...AND REMEMBERING.
Sot: Michael Bidwell V.P. Arizona Cardinals "This was devastating. Pat was a special guy. It was my hope that he would finsih his tour of duty and come back and play for us."
PAT TILLMAN NEVER TALKED PUBLICALLY ABOUT HIS DECISION TO JOIN THE ARMY. IT WAS NEVER ABOUT PUBLICITY.
FRIENDS SAY HE JUST WANTED TO "PAY SOMETHING BACK" ... FOR THE COMFORTABLE LIFE HE'S BEEN AFFORDED. HE LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE... AND A LEGION OF ADMIRERS WHO PRAISE HIS COURAGE, CHARACTER AND SELFLESSNESS.

"PAT MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY..." SAID NFL COMSSIONER PAUL TAGLIABUE IN A STATEMENT. "WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY HIS LOSS."
Sot: Michael Bidwell V.P. Arizona Cardinals "He was proud of what he was doing. Believed in what he was doing."
THAT WAS PAT TILLMAN SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS.))

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The father of a boy killed in a lawnmower accident yesterday talked about it today.
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Justin Simmons died of head injuries yesterday after he was run over by a riding lawn-mower at a day care home in Daleville.
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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department says Orville Reedy was mowing on a slope when the machine stalled and rolled backwards over the boy. A family spokesperson says Reedy knew the child was outside but thought he was on an elevated porch. Justin's father says he was devastated to find out the mower was involved.
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((RON SIMMONS/FATHER: I WAS THINKING HE FELL OFF THE SWING, WAS RUN OVER BY A CAR, FELL OFF THE PORCH AND THEN WHEN I CALLED ORVILLE SAID HE'D BACKED OVER JUSTIN WITH THE LAWN MOWER AND I ASKED IF THE BLADES WERE RUNNING AND HE SAID YEAH. I KNEW THEN IT WAS BAD.))
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Justin had been attending the licensed day-care facility since he was 11-weeks old. A Sheriff's Department investigation should be done by early next week- the findings will then go to the Commonwealth's Attorney to determine whether charges will be filed.
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Tuesday is key- Senators say that's the day they'll bring a tax package to the floor for a vote.
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The Senate says it will be ready early next week to take the next step toward reaching a budget agreement.
Republican Senator John Chichester says they are NOT at an agreement point yet but that closed-door talks will continue over the weekend.
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((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: THE DISPARITY IS SIGNIFICANT AND TO BRING FOLKS TOGETHER WITH THAT DEGREE OF ABYSS BETWEEN US WE'VE HAD TO MOVE SLOWLY.))
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The Senate has had the House plan for over ten days but has not acted on it.
Senate leaders are trying to broker a compromise between Democrats who want higher taxes and 17 House Republicans who want new spending capped at one billion dollars.
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Unionized DanChem employees have been on strike for nearly four months, but are no closer to reaching an agreement with the company.
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About 70- members of the "United Food and Commercial Workers Union" went on strike January first. That after they say the company offered an unreasonable contract- including an increase in health- care premiums that would nearly double the amount under the old contract.
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((EDWARD HUNT: A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK WE'RE OUT HERE BECAUSE OF MONEY AND WE'RE GREEDY AND WE'RE MAKING GOOD MONEY, BUT HEALTHCARE IS A BIG THING. YOU GO FROM 41 DOLLARS TO 138 DOLLARS YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT.))
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Employees are also concerned about a three- year freeze of hourly wages. Dan-chem officials say the company is meeting customer demands with temporary and non- union employees, but admit it's been hard. Both sides say they're willing to negotiate and are working with a federal negotiator, but no movement has been made.

Union workers say they'll stay out as long as it takes.
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Coming up next on the newscast, John Kerry campaigns on the issue of abortion.
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New pictures of flag draped coffins have sparked a new controversay- Should the American public see the images of deceased solsiders being brought home- or are the pictures disrespectful to the soldiers and their families?
Stacy Case has more on the administration's policy and why the debate will likely not go away.
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Back on the homefront it is the abortion debate heating up this presidential campaign
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Democrat John Kerry appeared to a cheering crowd at a women's rights rally in D-C.
Kerry's accusing President Bush of playing politics with the lives of women.
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((I BELIEVE IN THE YEAR 2004 WE DESERVE A PRESIDENT WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT A STRONGER AMERICA WHERE WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE JUST THAT, RIGHTS AND NOT POLITICAL WEAPONS TO BE USED BY POLITICIANS IN THIS NATION.))
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Kerry says abortion should be rare, but also safe and legal.
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A White House spokesman, meanwhile, says President Bush quote ``supports a culture of life.''

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A new study out this week finds that bypass surgery done on a beating heart is as effective as the conventional operation where the heart is stopped.
As Doctor Sean Kenniff tells us, now doctors want to go one step further.
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((nats) (New York, NY) A DAY BEFORE SURGERY NICK PARIKH (par-ick) EXPLAINED HOW HE WAS IN SHOCK WHEN TOLD HE NEEDED QUADRUPLE BY-PASS SURGERY.... FOR YEARS HE EXERCISED AND FOLLOWED A HEALTHY DIET.

SOT-Nick Parikh/Heart Patient)

"because you are healthy, because you have no symptoms, because you have a great discipline does not necessarily mean you are risk free." :09
A MULTIPLE BY-PASS MEANT A LARGE INCISION IN THE CHEST WHICH LED TO A HUGE SCAR AND WEEKS OF RECOVERY TIME.... UNTIL NOW.

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A ROBOT WAS USED DURING NICK'S PROCEDURE..... WHICH NEEDS ONLY SMALL INCISIONS IN THE CHEST TO GET A TINY CLAMP, SCALPLE AND CAMERA INSIDE. FROM ANOTHER ROOM A DOCTOR MANIPULATES THE TINY INSTRUMENTS LIKE A VIDEO GAME WITH TWO JOYSTICKS AND A SERIES OF FOOT PEDALS TO GET AT THE CHEST ARTERIES NEEDED FOR THE BYPASS.
STANDUP: (Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL) HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT THE MOST INNOVATIVE PART OF THE SURGERY. BEFORE... THE ROBOT COULD ONLY BE USED FOR A BY-PASS IN THE FRONT OF THE HEART... SINCE THE SMALL INCISION DID NOT GIVE DOCTORS ENOUGH ROOM TO WORK AROUND THE HEART. BUT NOW WITH SOMETHING CALLED A STARFISH THEY CAN.

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THE STARFISH IS ACTUALLY A TINY SUCTION CUP THAT GRABS THE HEART. IT THEN ROTATES THE BLOCKED ARTERY TO THE HOLE IN THE CHEST WHERE DOCTORS CAN PERFORM THE BYPASS.

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"50 pecent can go home in 24 hours and the most important thing they return to function very quickly." :05
ONLY 36 HOURS AFTER SURGERY NICK CAN GO HOME AS SOON AS HE WANTS..... AND BANDAIDS ARE ALL THAT'S NEEDED TO COVER HIS INCISIONS.

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"amazing you come out after four bypass surgery and you don't have a swollen part and you don't have pain... that is unbelievable." :08
BUT NOW THANKS TO NEW TECHNOLOGY, IT IS VERY MUCH A REALITY. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.

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Up next on the Newscast, Spring is in full bloom, just in time for the Vinton Dogwood Festival.

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The Vinton Dogwood festival's been around for 49 years, but did you know it started out as a fundraiser to buy uniforms for the William Byrd High School Marching Band?
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This year's festival is already underway. That where we find Brent Watts this afternoon.
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Coming up next in Sports, one of the state's largest track meets is getting underway.
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Then a little bit later, we'll tell you why the City of Roanoke is cutting down some of its decorative trees.
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Good afternoon, welcome to your ticker. Qualifying is underway at Talladega for Sunday's Aaron's 499. Ricky Rudd is on the pole but more car still need to qualify. Speaking of the fast track, nearly 11 hundred athletes have converged on Salem High School for the Cosmo track meet. Travis Wells has more.
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((The William Fleming boys are gunning for their 5th consecutive title and 26th overall in the 39 year history of the Cosmo. But the Colonels could get a stiff challenge from a Franklin County team hoping to jump into the top spot.
Mijuan: Ronnie:
In the girls division, Cave Spring is hoping to claim the trophy that was taken by Franklin County a year ago, after the Knights had won 7 titles in a row.
Randy: Travis:))

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The NFL draft kicks off tomorrow and experts are saying that former Virginia Tech cornerback DeAngelo Hall will be one of the top 8 picks.
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This morning, Hall joined some of the other projected top picks including Eli Manning and Kellen Winslow on CBS News the Early Show. Hall flexed his muscle and then his mouth later when asked about the NFL's top receivers he will face.

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Virginia Tech closes out spring football practice tomorrow afternoon with the annual Maroon and White game at 2pm at Lane Stadium Worsham Field.
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Admission to the game this year is absolutely free. And with so many young players at so many different positions this spring, the game will be more than just window dressing for the coaches.
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[VO NAT CON'T] As is usually the case in Tech spring games of late, the quarterbacks will be protected.
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The ODAC softball tournament got under way a few minutes ago at Moyer Sports complex with two games.
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Number one seed Lynchburg plays at seven against the winner of Emory and Henry and Virginia Wesleyan. The Hornets tournament strategy is simple.
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That's it for the ticker, more from the Cosmo at six, don't go away, Jean is coming back with more News 7 at five in a few.

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Roanoke City Parks officials hope their latest project will grow on you...
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The city is in the process of cutting down the Bradford Pear trees along Wiley Drive, next to the River's Edge Sports Complex. The new trees are expected to tolerate severe weather better, and not interfere with overhead power lines.
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((DAN HENRY/ROANOKE URBAN FORESTER; WHAT WE'RE PLANTING HERE IS YOSHINO CHERRY TREES, THEY'RE A GOOD TREE TO GROW UNDER THE WIRES AS OPPOSED TO THE BRADFORD WHICH GETS TOO TALL FOR DIRECTLY UNDER WIRE PLANTING.))
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Eventually, the plantings along the entire stretch of the road will be replaced with cherry trees. In fact they are the same species as the famous cherry trees in Washington D-C, although currently there are NO plans for a Cherry Blossom Festival in Roanoke.
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And from cherry trees, to tulip blossoms.. a sure sign of spring in the Netherlands.
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These are the tulip fields... as synonymous with the Dutch as clogs and windmills-
The tulip actually originated in Persia but became popular with the Duth who dedicated swathes of land to cultivating tulip bulbs.
Tens of thousands of tourists flock to the Netherlands to catch a glimpse.
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