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Roanoke Memorial Hospital is moving UP--

A multi story addition is planned for the south tower.
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And, police and hospital officials say it's a miracle anyone survived a deadly plane crash in Missouri.
Two did-- now rescuers are searching for other survivors
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Clouds, patchy fog and the light drizzle will continue through the afternoon. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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A commuter plane crash leaves at least eight people dead, and rescuers are combing through the woods in hopes of finding survivors.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Investigators have two important clues, AND two witnesses who lived through the crash.
One of them was even able to walk away from it.
Kelly Cobiella has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Logston/Adair Co., MO Sheriff's Department;]
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(( THE COMMUTER FLIGHT FROM ST. LOUIS WAS GETTING READY TO LAND WHEN THE TWIN-ENGINE TURBO PROP WENT DOWN ABOUT THREE MILES SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.
THE CRASH... AND THE FIRE THAT FOLLOWED... KILLED MANY OF THE 15 ON BOARD. BUT THERE WERE TWO VERY LUCKY SURVIVORS, A MAN AND A WOMAN.

SOT: LARRY LOGSTON/ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

"BOTH THE SURVIVORS...IT'S AN INCREDIBLE MIRACLE THAT THEY ARE ALIVE AND IN STABLE CONDITION."
WHEN RESCUERS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE THEY WERE AMAZED TO FIND THE WOMAN WALKING AROUND . THE MAN WAS FOUND IN THE DENSE BRUSH NEAR THE FUSELAGE.

SOT: : LARRY LOGSTON/ADAIR COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

"THE MAN WHO SURVIVED I'M PRETTY SURE HAD SOME LACERATIONS AND ALSO HAD SOME TRAUMA."
THE DOOMED CORPORATE AIRLINES PLANE SKIMMED THE TREETOPS BEFORE CRASHING ON IT'S BELLY...LEAVING A TRAIL OF DEBRIS NEARLY A MILE WIDE. THE COCKPIT AND CABIN WERE MAINLY INTACT BUT THE WINGS HAD BEEN SHEARED OFF. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOLLOWING A NORMAL FLIGHT PATTERN AND WAS IN CONTACT WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL JUST BEFORE THE CRASH.

SOT: BRENT BERNHARDT/MISSOURI STATE TROOPER

"THERE WAS NO DISTRESS SIGNAL, NO SIGN THERE WERE ANY PROBLEMS ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT."
FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEGUN THE LONG SEARCH FOR ANSWERS. BUT THEY'VE ALREADY FOUND THE COCKPIT'S VOICE AND DATA RECORDERS.

SOT: CAROL CARMODY/NTSB

'THE BLACK BOXES ARE IMPORTANT PROVIDED THEYR'E IN GOOD CONDITION, THESE LOOK LIKE THEY WERE BUT WE NEVER KNOW UNTIL WE LOOK AT THEM.'
CORPORATE AIRLINES IS A COMMUTER FLIGHT SERVICE AFFILIATED WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES. IT HAS BEEN OPERATING SINCE 1996 AND COMPANY OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS THEIR FIRST FATAL ACCIDENT. KC, CBS NEWS, NY ))

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A bus carrying tourists crashed today in South Korea-- killing 15 people.
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Emergency officials say the bus swerved off a mountain road in eastern South Korea, and plunged down a 33- foot- cliff.
Some of those killed were trapped in the wreckage.
Authorities say about 18 others were injured, and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Some of the wounded were in serious condition.
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Construction is set to begin on the expansion of Roanoke Memorial Hospital as part of Carilion's consolidation project.
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A SKY- breaking ceremony was held this morning for the multi- story addition that will sit atop the existing south tower.
The space will allow the hospital to make room for Women and Children's services.
This is all part of Carilion's consolidation plan to bring all of its services under one roof, and turn Roanoke Community Hospital into a healthcare training center.
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((OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT PATIENT CONVENIENCE IS NOT AFFECTED NOR ARE THEIR FAMILIES DURING THIS CONSTRUCTION PERIOD. I'M PRETTY HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL WITH THAT))
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The 105 million dollar construction project will take two years, and will ultimately make Roanoke Memorial Hospital one of the largest in the state.
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A troubled bridge in Danville could be coming down.
After years of debate, Danville City Council gave V-DOT the green light to start tearing down the historic Worsham Street bridge.
But as Justin McLeod discovered, efforts to save the structure may still work.
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((((NAT SOUND OF RAIN COMING DOWN AT 16:28:32))
On a rainy day like this one, you get an idea what poor shape the Worsham Street bridge is in.
It's literally leaking.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/MAYOR OF DANVILLE: YOU CAN STAND AT THE BOTTOM AND LOOK UP AT THE BRIDGE OR YOU COULD BE STANDING ON THE BRIDGE AND LOOK DOWN AND SEE 58 AS THE HOLES IN THE STRUCTURE. IT'S LITERALLY JUST COMING APART.)) [Runs09]
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As a result, the city closed the bridge in July.
Since then, city leaders have studied their options and found it would cost 17 million dollars to build a new one and more than five million dollars to repair it to accommodate some vehicles.
It's money the city doesn't have.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/MAYOR OF DANVILLE: COUNCIL, I FEEL AND TALKING TO THE MAJORITY ARE NOT WILLING OR WANT TO RAISE TAXES IN ORDER RECONSTRUCT IT.)) [Runs10]
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But nearby businesses and preservationists say the bridge is worth saving since it links north and south Danville.
The Danville historical society is even working to raise money to renovate the 76 year old structure.
Even so, city council voted Monday night to demolish the bridge but the mayor says this may not be the final decision.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/MAYOR OF DANVILLE: THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO LISTEN AND SEE IF THERE'S SOME POSSIBILITIES OF RESOURCES THAT WE MAY NOT BE AWARE OF OR KNOW AT THIS TIME. SO IT A PROCESS AN ONGOING ON AND I DON'T WANT TO CLOSE THE DOOR COMPLETELY.)) [Runs13]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SINCE IT WILL TAKE V-DOT ABOUT TWO YEARS TO REQUIRE THE PERMITS TO TEAR DOWN THE BRIDGE THERE IS A REAL POSSIBILITY THE GROUP CAN RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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After the break, we'll see a new type of contact lens that's helping patients see clearly.
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But first, six members of an Iraqi family are reportedly killed in an American rocket attack.
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The highest- ranking U-S soldier charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners has pleaded guilty to five charges.
Under a plea deal, Army Reservist Ivan ``Chip'' Frederick admitted to assault and four other counts during his court martial today in Baghdad.
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In Fallujah, a family of six was reportedly killed in an American rocket attack.
A neighbor says the couple and their four children had fled the city a week earlier, only to return late last night.
U- S forces have been hitting the rebel stronghold for weeks, but the attacks have intensified in the past few days.
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Danville is trying to help the city's newest employer.
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Last week, Knight-Celotex announced it would re-open the old Masonite Plant and create 145 jobs over the next year.


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Last night, city council renamed the street Knight Celotex Way.
Members also presented the company with a fifty thousand dollar check.
The money will be used to train workers.
Knight Celotex makes environmentally friendly insulation and fiberboard products.
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The Franklin County Board of Supervisors has selected a site for an airport. But the board says it first wants to notify the property owners before identifying the site to the public. The county has been working to build a general aviation airport since 2000. Officials say even though it will NOT offer commercial airline service, it will help the economy by serving small engine and corporate planes. Officials say the next step is conducting an environmental study, which could take another year.

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It is estimated that three million Americans have such severe nearsightedness that laser surgeries such as lasik won't work for them.
But the Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new implantable lens to help those people see more clearly.
Dr. Emily Senay has more.
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(("I remade the left side"
TRACK: RESTORING THE LUSTER TO ANTIQUE CARS IS MORE THAN JUST A HOBBY FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEER BRIAN MARTIN, IT'S A PASSION. BUT HIS FAILING EYESIGHT HAS TAKEN AWAY SOME OF THE FUN.

SOT: BRIAN MARTIN / VERISYSE LENS PATIENT

"My uncorrected vision is minus 16 which is easily legally blind. At arms length, I probably couldn't tell you how many fingers you were holding up."
TRACK: FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE BRIAN RELIED ON EYE GLASSES AND TRADITIONAL CONTACT LENSES TO CORRECT HIS VISION, BUT THEY HAD THEIR DRAWBACKS AND LASIK WASN'T AN OPTION BECAUSE HIS CORNEA WAS TOO THIN. SO WHEN HE HEARD ABOUT ABOUT THE NEW IMPLANTABLE VERISYSE LENS HE JUMPED AT THE OPPORTUNITY.

SOT: DR. ERIC DONNENFELD / OPHTHALMOLOGIST

"The verisyse lens is really dedicated to the people who (cutaway) can't see at all, the people who are the most visually challenged can now see perfectly."
THE PROCEDURE TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND INVOLVES INSERTING A PLASTIC LENS BEHIND THE CORNEA WHICH ACTS LIKE A PERMENANT CONTACT LENS. AND THE GOOD THING IS THAT UNLIKE LASIK IF THERE IS A PROBELM THE LENS CAN BE TAKEN OUT.

SOT: DR. ERIC DONNENFELD / OPHTHALMOLOGIST

"The wonderful thing about the verisyse is that it can be removed so that if down the line the patient decides that they don't want the lens in their eye or there are other options available with new technology in the future the lens is replaced and the eye is back to where it was.

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WITH HIS VISION NOW NEARLY PERFECT BRIAN CAN FOCUS ON GETTING HIS PRIDE AND JOY BACK ON THE ROAD.

SOT: BRIAN MARTIN / VERISYSE LENS PATIENT

"It was nothing short of miraculous to be able to get up in the morning and see well and not only well but very good.))

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The Verisyse lens does not come cheap - it costs between 3 and 4 thousand dollars per eye.

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WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District later this week, and you are invited to submit questions you'd like the candidates to answer.
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[TAKE DEBATE PROMO PAGE E636] The one-hour debate begins this Friday at 7:00 p.m., and it will include viewer questions that are submitted to us on-line.
To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Coming up next, actor Tom Cruise tries to cement his relationship with the people of Japan,
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Plus after nearly four decades of helping children play doctor... Operation's Cavity Sam gets a new ailment.
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"The Last Samurai" has made a lasting impression on Japan.
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Tom Cruise cemented his ties with the country today, becoming the first foreign actor to leave his handprint for a place on a central Tokyo square-- which resembles Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
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((TOM CRUISE/ACTOR: JAPANESE HERE, THEY LOVE MOVIES, AND THEY APPRECIATE THE GOOD FILMS, AND I JUST FEEL VERY HONORED. ))
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Cruise's film, "The Last Samurai" was set in 19th century Japan.
The actor is in Tokyo this week to promote his latest movie, "Collateral," which features his first role as a villain.
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39 years on the operating table, and he's STILL not cured--
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In fact, Operation Game's eternal patient, Cavity Sam has been diagnosed with a NEW ailment.
"Brain Freeze" beat out "Tennis Elbow" and "Growling Stomach" to become the first new illness in the game's history.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans cast their votes for the new ailment-- which is represented by an ice cream cone in Cavity Sam's head.
The game featuring Brain Freeze is now available in stores.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 35 points. The NASDAQ has gained two.

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Coming up next in Sports, the Houston Astros temporarily ground the Rocket.
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And the Red Sox make history -- now they go for a pennant. That's just ahead in sports.
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In Sports, baseball has never before seen a game like the one it'll see tonight-- a playoff team once down three games to none has battled back to force a deciding game seven.
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The Red Sox have already put together the greatest post- season comeback in baseball history. Red Sox ace Curt Schilling threw seven strong innings last night, despite a dislocated tendon in his right ankle that needs surgery. Mark Belhorn hit a three run homer that was initially called a double, before the umpires reversed the call. Boston takes game 6, 4-to-2.
Winner takes all tonight in the Bronx.
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Meantime, the Houston Astros can clinch the first World Series berth in their 43-year history with a win at St. Louis.
Game six of the National League Championship Series is scheduled for this afternoon.
The Astros will start Pete Munro on the mound, instead of sending Roger Clemens out on three days' rest.
The Cardinals will start Matt Morris. Houston leads the series three games to two. So far, the home team has won every game in the series.


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Turning to the N-F-L, the Atlanta Falcons are now 5 and 1 on the season, and they currently enjoy a 3-game lead over New Orleans and Carolina in the NFC South. Despite the strong start, the Falcons have come under criticism from some TV football analysts. Michael Vick and his young head coach aren't buying it.
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NASCAR's Nextel Cup drivers are preparing for this weekend's visit to Martinsville for the Subway 500.
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Jeff Gordon, who is third in the points race, tested recently at the half mile track.
He is aware that Dale Earnhardt Junior's appeal to get back the 25 points he lost was upheld yesterday, and commented on whether or not those points could play a factor in who wins the title.
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The current points leader, Kurt Busch is up on Junior by 24 points, and his steady performance all season has been his success formula as the season comes to an end.
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The top-ranked high school football player in Virginia has both Virginia Tech and UVa on his short list of colleges, but some other big-name schools are also in the running. Mike Stevens introduces us to the Richmond area's Victor Harris.
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(( He has the boyish looks of a prep star, the moves of an accomplished college player and stats that look more like team totals than individual numbers. Already this season Harris has 17 hundred and 62 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns in seven games for the Highland Springs Springers. ((VICTOR HARRIS:)) Harris's nickname is Macho and he was a man amongst boys one week after he took an unofficial visit to Tech to watch the West Virginia game. Against Lee-Davis the six foot one, 190 pounder rushed for 416 yards and racked up a total of 575. He's narrowed his list of schools to Southern Cal, Miami, Michigan, UVa and Virginia Tech. ((VICTOR HARRIS:)) Harris took his first official visit to Southern Call this past weekend, likely won't pick his college until January. Frank Beamer has been on his recruiting trail from the start, and the Highland Springs connection to Virginia Tech is a strong one. ((VICTOR HARRIS:)) Harris and his teammates are currently ranked 7th in the state in group three A. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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