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Today on News 7 at 5, an accident continues to tie up traffic on Route 220.
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Also one of the nation's best selling medications is pulled off the market.
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Early morning fog and and partly cloudy skies highlight the forecast for the next 48 hours. Details ahead.

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The Salem and William Fleming game is moved away from Victory Stadium.
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President Bush and Senator Kerry finish their last minute preparations for tonight's debate in Florida.
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Plus a Roanoke landmark restaurant is changing hands. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Ready or not.. the presidential candidates debate tonight-
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And President Bush supporters say he's ready to go-
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With just hours to go before tonight's presidential debate, both candidates are doing last minute preps-
Aleen Sirgany is in Coral Gables, Florida where President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry face off tonight.


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(( IN JUST HOURS, HE'LL DEBATE FOREIGN POLICY, BUT THE PRESIDENT SPENT THE MORNING DEALING WITH A DOMESTIC ISSUE: CONSOLING FLORIDA'S HURRICANE VICTIMS. Bush: The prayers of our nation are with you. And America stands with you. GIVEN THE TIMING, SOME DEMOCRATS CLAIM THE VISIT WAS POLITICAL...A CHARGE THE WHITE HOUSE DENIES. THE PRESIDENT'S CONTENDER, JOHN KERRY, STAYED OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT IN THE HOURS BEFORE THE DEBATE. BUT HAD THIS TO SAY LAST NIGHT. KERRY: There are real differences that seperate us in this election. AND HE'LL HAVE THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN TONIGHT, RIGHT OFF THE TOP: HE ANSWERS THE FIRST QUESTION. AMONG 32-PAGES OF DEBATE RULES: NEITHER CANDIDATE WILL GIVE AN OPENING STATEMENT, THEY CAN'T ADDRESS EACH OTHER, LEAVE THE PODIUM OR EXCEED 90 SECONDS ON ANY ANSWER. THERE'S EVEN BEEN A DEBATE OVER THE LIGHTS USED TO TELL THE CANDIDATES THEIR TIME IS UP: KERRY'S PEOPLE NOW SAY THEY'RE DISTRACTING. ANAYLSTS SAY THE RULES TEND TO FAVOR THE PRESIDENT, WHO OFTEN SEEMS TO HAVE AN EASIER TIME STAYING ON MESSAGE.
FLORIDA IS ONE OF A HANDFUL OF SWING STATES BOTH MEN ARE DESPERATE TO WIN. RECENT POLLS HAVE THE PRESIDENT WITH A SMALL LEAD OVER KERRY... HE HOPES TONIGHT'S DEBATE WILL EVEN OUT THE ADVANTAGE.) Joe Lockhart/Kerry Adviser : You're going to find tonight he's clear consistent and strong on all issues, particularly on Iraq. IRAQ PROMISES TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE DEBATE. THE PRESIDENT HAS ACCUSED KERRY OF FLIP-FLOPPING ON THE ISSUE, A CHARGE MANY VOTERS SEEM TO FEEL HE MUST REBUT TONIGHT. Gigi Giduman/Undecided Voter I want to hear what Kerry's policies are. THIS COULD BE THE DEMOCRTIC NOMINESS BEST CHANCE TO CONVINCE VOTERS WHAT HE STANDS FOR. ALMOST A THIRD OF AMERICAN VOTERS SAY THE CONTESTS WILL HELP THEM DECIDE WHO TO PICK ON ELECTION DAY. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, CORAL GABLES, FL.)


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Cleanup from a tractor trailer accident on Route 220 near Clearbrook will likely go on into the evening. The accident happened shortly before seven this morning in the southbound lanes near the Franklin County line.
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Roanoke County police say a truck driven by Darrin Bell Marshall ran off the right side of the road on a curve. The truck tipped over and the load of furniture pieces shifted. V-DOT says it will likely be 7 o'clock before the pieces are removed. At one point all lanes of traffic were affected. Now, just one southbound lane is closed. No one was injured. Marshall is charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
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Richard Burrows lawyers have begun his defense in the Former D-Day President's federal fraud trial in Charlottesville. His attorneys are trying to refute government claims that Burrow deceieved banks, donors and the state into giving money to the project.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Charlottesville with more on today's testimony.
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At least 34 children were killed today in Iraq as they went to pick up candy.
A group affiliated with Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi said it was behind three suicide attacks.
Susan Roberts has more.
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IT IS A HORRIFIC SCENE...ALMOST THREE DOZEN IRAQI CHILDREN DEAD AND OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED, AFTER A TRIPLE BOMB ATTACK NEAR A US CONVOY IN THE HEART OF BAGHDAD.
MOMENTS BEFORE THE BLASTS.....THE CHILDREN HAD FLOCKED TO SOLDIERS WHO WERE HANDING OUT CANDY. IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE INSURGENTS WERE TARGETING THE MILITARY CONVOY THAT WAS PASSING, OR A CEREMONY MARKING THE OPENING OF A NEW SEWAGE SYSTEM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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THE ATTACK LEFT PARENTS AND OTHER CIVILIANS WAILING IN GRIEF, SADNESS...

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AND ANGER.
YET DESPITE THE VIOLENCE..INTERIM PRIME MINISTER IYAD ALLAWI VOWED TO MOVE AHEAD TOWARD DEMOCRACY.

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"We will have those elections in Iraq on time - next year - because that is what the vast majority of Iraqi's want."
THE BAGHDAD ATTACKS CAME AFTER U-S FORCES TARGETED THE REBEL HELD CITY OF FALLUJAH...WHERE THEY STRUCK A HOUSE BELIEVED TO BE HOLDING FOLLOWERS OF TERRORIST ABU MUSAB AL ZARQAWI.

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TERRORISTS ARE STILL HOLDING BRITISH HOSTAGE KENNETH BIGLEY. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL NOT NEGOTIATE WITH HIS CAPTORS. .... HIS FAMILY MADE ANOTHER DESPERATE APPEAL DIRECTLY TO THE KIDNAPPERS.

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few weeks from retirement and due to become a grandfather for the first time."
STANDUP: IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY MILITANTS SEIZED TEN NEW HOSTAGES TODAY. AMONG THEM, LEBANESE, INDONESIAN AND IRAQI NATIONALS. SUSAN ROBERTS.CBS NEWS WASHINGTON. ))

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Coming up next, the makers of Vioxx say they are pulling the popular medication off the market.
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Plus Joy Sutton will tell us why local health officials are concerned about what's floating in the floodwater.
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A widely used arthritis drug is being pulled off the market- after new research shows it increases a patients risk for heart attack and stroke.
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The drug maker Merck has pulled Vioxx off the market.
The decision comes after data from a clincil trial found patients taking Vioxx for more than 18 months had an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Vioxx was introduced in 1999 creating billions of dollars for Merck with some 84 million users at one time or another-
Now the millions of people who take Vioxx will have to find an alternative.
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Residents have been out of their apartments since Tuesday morning - today the owner of Willow River and Salem emergency officials toured the complex.
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According to Chief Pat Counts - the water level has dropped considerably, but there is still standing water in the cul-de-sac. Maintenance crews were able to get in and scrape up mud from the roads - and a car carrier was able to remove one of the many stranded cars trapped by Tuesday's flood water. Over the last several days, some residents have said they weren't adequately informed Willow River was located in a flood plane, but others say - they knew and couldn't pass up the location.
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((MICA ALEXANDER/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT: THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A FLOOD PRONE AREA, ALSO SAID IT HAD BEEN A WHILE SINCE THIS PLACE, WILLOW RIVER- HAD BEEN HIT BY A FLOOD.))
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((MICHAEL RANTZ/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT: I KNEW ABOUT THE FLOODING, THE '85 FLOOD ALL THEM PEOPLE I KNEW. GUY USED TO KIYAK TO GET TO THE THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT, SO I KNEW ABOUT THE FLOODING.))
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Coming up tonight on News7 at six, we'll talk to Willow River's owner and hear what she has to say.. plus, we show you how residents are getting back on their feet again.
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Avoid contact with flood water --that's the warning today from Health Officials.
They say the water could be contaminated and that's a health risk.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details What could be in the water?
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Jean, Human and animal waste -- as well as chemicals.
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That's why officials are advising residents to steer clear of creeks, rivers and lakes--for quite some time.
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It may not be apparent to the naked eye -- but flood water can contain all types of viruses and bacteria.
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(( WHEN YOU HAVE FLOODING CONDITIONS LIKE WE HAVE HAD WITH THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RAIN QUITE OFTEN IT OVER COMES THE SEWER SYSTEMS SO THERE IS A DIRECT OUTFLOW OF SEWAGE EITHER THROUGH THE MAN HOLES OR THE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS INTO STREAMS AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS))
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While direct contact with flood water won't necessarily harm you -- it does become a health risk when it's consumed or gets into an open wound.
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If your home flooded --you need to take steps to disinfect it.
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((ITEMS LIKE CARPETING AND UPHOLSTERY WE RECOMMEND GETTING THEM OUT OF THERE. THERE IS NO WAY TO DISINFECT THOSE. STRIP THINGS DOWN TO HARD SURFACES AND THEN DECONTAMINATE THOSE SURFACES WITH A A WEAK CHLORINE SOLUTION))
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In the meantime, health officials say until the flood water recedes and normal water flow resumes --lakes, rivers, and creeks aren't safe for recreational activity.
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If you have come in contact with flood water and are concerned the
The Roanoke and Alleghany Health Districts are offering free tetanus shots. Just contact your local health department for an appointment.
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[VO] the owner of one of the Valley's favorite restaurants says he is selling it to a familar face.
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The Roanoker Restaurant is serving up a change of ownership, but a familiar face will remain in charge.
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The Roanoker opened in 1941, and now employs about 80 people at its location on Colonial Avenue.
E. C. Warren has worked in the restaurant his father started since he was eight years old, and says he's ready to step back, and hand over the business to longtime manager Butch Craft.
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((E. C. WARREN: IT WOULD BE A TOUGHER DECISION IF YOU WERE SELLING TO SOMEONE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OR WHATEVER, BUT THE FACT THAT I KNOW HER SO WELL AND I'M STILL GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN IT, MAKES IT A LOT EASIER FOR ME TO STEP BACK. IT'S KIND OF LIKE TELLING YOUR CHILDREN GO AND DO YOURS. IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER.))
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Coming up -
William Fleming's still playing tomorrow - but not at Victory Stadium. We'll have an update.
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Then a little later there's no matching this man's supply of socks; in fact he's a collector that doesn't believe one's a lonely number.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Thursday ticker. For the second time in three weeks, the William Fleming Colonels will have move a home football game. The Colonels contest with Salem will not be played at Victory Stadium on Friday or Saturday thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne. Instead, the two teams will square off at William Byrd's Bob Patterson Stadium Saturday night at 7:30. Coming up tonight at six, we'll rundown the complete schedule of games for Week number five.

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Saturday's Tech-West Virginia game will mark the 50th meeting between the two rivals. There have been some odd occurrences over the years, but perhaps nothing more strange than the fact that the Hokies remain 2 point favorites over the unbeaten Mountaineers just two days before kickoff.
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The Nextel Cup points race could get turned upside down this weekend as the circuit heads to Talladega for the running of the EA Sports 500. The big wreck is always just around the corner, and knowing who your friends are is key.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up tonight at six, Steve Mason talks trash with the ACC's best mouthpieces. We'll see you then everybody.

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On Wall Street today, a bad day for a pharmacuetical company carried over to the stock markets. Marcella Palmer has more in our marketwatch report.
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Finally today, we have the story of a man who collects one of a kind items.
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Alfons Elerts collects unpaired socks.
After receiving bunches of discarded unpaired socks to be burned, Elerts decided to keep the "lonely socks"and put them on display in his shed.
Years later, he has amassed thousands of pieces of footware and has become somewhat of an attraction.
People from all across Latvia send him their single stockings, while others come to visit him and his "sock museum". Though he has yet to put together a matched pair, Elerts is satisfied with giving a home to these unwanted socks.
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