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Today on News 7 at 5, a Salem woman loses her life in a house fire.
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Plus, the remains of Hurricane Ivan move inland. The storm has already been blamed for a dozen deaths in four southern states.
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Rainfall FORECAST totals are now higher for SW Virginia since the hurricane made lanfall. The weekend will bring flooding rains for some.

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Also today, a local Clinic says its doctors will soon be out of the baby business.
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The federal government is making it easier for heart patients to get a life saving treatment at home.
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Plus Mike Stevens will have all the changes to this week's football schedule. News 7 at 5 is next.
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After killing 12 people in four states and knocking out power to more than one and a-half million homes and businesses - the remains of Hurricane Ivan are moving inland.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
Ivan has been downgraded to a tropical storm but is still pouring lots of rain into the southeast. Forecasters expect the storm to continue on a northeastward path across the South, weakening to a tropical depression overnight. Along the way, they say some areas could get 15 inches of rain. Mobile Alabama is one of many communities along the Gulf Coast to suffer major flooding and storm damage. That's where Jennifer Miller joins us from tonight.
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Authorities in the Roanoke Valley are preparing for the possibility of significant flooding, and are encouraging citizens to do the same.
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Today in Roanoke, Parks and Recreation employees moved items stored under Victory Stadium.
Next door, members of the Virginia Army National Guard loaded materials from the armory, and prepared their equipment in case they need it for disaster relief.
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Roanoke Emergency Management Coordinator Joe Coyle says the city is reviewing its contingency plans for severe weather.
He's encouraging residents to prepare by moving important items from flood prone basements, and gathering emergency supplies.
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The threat of the bad weather has led two school systems to alter their schedules for tomorrow. Both Franklin and Henry County Schools will be closed on Friday.

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The wife of a Salem Police officer was killed in a house fire early this morning.
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Officials say the fire sparked shortly after 2 o'clock at the home on the 17-hundred block of Sears Road. The body of 51 year old (shir-EE) Cherie Leary was found at the back door of the house. Leary's husband is a sergeant with the Salem Police Department. A preliminary investigation showed that the fire started in the living room, and was contained to that area. The fire is still under investigation.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic is getting out of the baby business. It's doctors will now focus exclusively on providing advanced gynecological care to patients.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us now with more -- Joy what will this mean for patients of Lewis-Gale clinic who are expecting?
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Shannon, The clinic says it will continue to care for those patients through their deliveries.
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But it won't be accepting new obstetric patients. News 7 spoke by phone with the public relations person for the clinic. He said he was unavailable for an on-camera interview today but did send us a copy of the letter that was sent to patients.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic says the decision to stop delivering babies was not a financial one or because of the cost of malpractice insurance. It called it a re-allocation of resources after research showed the Roanoke Valley had more than enough OB's.
The letter to patients states "the demand for accessible care diagnose and treat gynecology-related health issues continues to outpace the demand for obstetric care.
While Lewis-Gale clinic physicians have used the Lewis-Gale Medical Center to deliver babies, the two are separate entities. Lewis-Gale Medical Center wants to make it's clear to patients its Maternity Care Center is still open for business.
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In fact, the Lewis-Gale Clinic doctors are only two of several in the Roanoke Valley who deliver babies at the Medical Center.))

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Those doctors are Mark Gustafson and George Maxymiv. Nurse practitioner Barbara Hurst will also be focusing her efforts now providing advanced gynecological care to patients.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic is referring people to Medline if they are in need of obstetric are. That number is 1-888-633-9944.
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Shannon, Lewis-Gale Clinic say by expanding it's gynecological services -- it's doctors will rotate out to some of the satellite offices.

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The F-D-A has approved the use of home defibrillators without a prescription.
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Officials say 80-percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur at home. Manufacturers of the HeartStart device say about half of patients survive if shock is delivered within five minutes.

They add that ambulances typically arrive within nine minutes of a 9-1-1 call. In the past, consumers who wanted a home defibrillator would have had to get a prescription from their doctor. The price tag for a HeartStart device is around two-thousand dollars-- that price may drop due to increasing sales.
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Coming up next, federal authorities are looking for an international fugitive from the Moneta area.
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Also three Americans are kidnapped today in Baghdad. We'll have the details after a short break.
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Two Americans are among the three people kidnapped in Iraq today.
They are being held by militants who are trying to get foriegn troops and companies out of the country.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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We are very much involved in the fate of people who have been kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq, of people who are missing and trying to identify their location for the purposes of safety.
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THIS IS ANOTHER. A ROADSIDE BOMB IN BAGHDAD KILLED AT LEAST ONE PERSON AND INJURED MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHERS. THE VIOLENCE COMES AMID A GLOOMY OUTLOOK FOR THE COUNTRY. AN INTELLIGENCE REPORT, PREPARED FOR THE PRESIDENT THIS SUMMER, GIVES SEVERAL DARK SCENARIOS REGARDING THE SECURITY IN IRAQ...INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CIVIL WAR BEFORE THE END OF 2005. PRESIDENT BUSH STILL MAINTAINS THE COUNTRY IS HEADED TOWARD DEMOCRACY:

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A woman who heckled First Lady Laura Bush is under arrest.
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Police escorted Sue Niederer from the New Jersey firehouse where Mrs. Bush was speaking after Niederer shouted a question at Bush. She wanted to know why her son, a soldier in Iraq, was killed. Niederer was wearing a T-shirt bearing her son's picture and the words "President Bush You Killed My Son." Army First Lieutenant Seth Dvorin died in February while trying to disarm a bomb in Iraq. The 24 year old had just returned to Iraq after spending two weeks with his family. The first lady continued speaking, touting her husband's record on the economy, health care and the war on terror.
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This program note: due to previously-arranged programming commitments, WDBJ did not show this week's 60 Minutes last night. The show featured more on the controversy involving the disputed memos on President Bush's National Guard service. If you are interested in watching the program, you may see 60 Minutes in its entirety tonight from 7 until 8.

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A German citizen who once lived in Moneta is now an international fugitive.
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Wolfgang Schmeil operated a firm called Minerals and Refractories.
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The government says since 1991, he has failed to pay more than half a million dollars in income taxes.
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The investigation began in 1997, when Bedford County authorities got a tip. The feds say it has taken this long to get an indictment, because they had to go through the U-S State Department to obtain financial records in Germany, Switzerland, even Canada.

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Coming up in just a moment, Robin will have a detailed look at our wet forecast.
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[VO] Then a little later in the newscast, we'll tell you about the latest changes coming to your pocket change.
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There have been plenty of changes to the Friday Football lineup. Mike Stevens will break it all down next in Sports.
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Plus we'll see how Tiger Woods and some other top players in the game are preparing for this weekend's Ryder's Cup.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday night ticker. We begin tonight with a first - high school football games that are being played ahead of schedule. A number of coaches and athletic directors decided to beat the Hurricane. Here's a look at the games being played tonight - and the others that hope to get in on schedule tomorrow.
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The Hokies will play Duke as schedule Saturday at Noon - at least that's the plan at this time.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1066] If you can't make it to the game, or if you don't want to sit in the rain - you can watch it right here on Your Hometown Station at Noon Saturday. Duke is not only going to get wet, but the Blue Devils will also be banged up and undermanned for the game. Plus the Devils will be on the road for the third straight week.
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[WIPE TO APRISA 6418] And don't forget that coming up tonight on News 7 at 6, we'll have this week's edition of the ACC Connection. We'll hear from Billy Hite and former Tech president Bill Lavery about this long awaited ACC debut.
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The Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup this weekend.
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Tiger Woods has been paired with Phil Mickelson for Friday's matches by U.S. captain Hal Sutton. Tiger is anxious to improve on his 5, 8, and 2 mark in 15 Ryder Cup matches.
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That's it for the ticker. We'll see you at six everybody.

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Thomas Jefferson is getting a makeover.
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The U-S mint today unveiled new looks for the nickel. They include a new likeness of the man who was the nation's third president. There are also a pair of new designs for the ``tails'' side of the coin. The changes are part of the agency's Westward Journey Nickel series honoring the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. The new-look coins will begin circulating next year. And for those who liked the old design best, the Mint will return Monticello to the nickel in 2006.
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