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Today on News 7 at 5, reports say P-L-O leader Yasser Arafat is near death.
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Also authorities say a fire at a Pulaski County factory will burn into the night.
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Also today, officials with a local hospital say it could merge with another health system.
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The wife of former V-P candidate John Edwards is diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Plus on her 58th birthday, Laura Bush learns there will be someone new moving into the White House after all. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is clinging to life in a french hospital.
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Some have said that the 75-year-old man has slipped into a coma. There were even reports that he had died -- reports that were denied by Arafat's doctors in France.
Scott Rapoport has more from the Palestinian Mission at the United Nations..
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((YASSER ARAFAT REMAINS GRAVELY ILL...IN A COMA BY SOME REPORTS...BUT CLINGING TO LIFE...DESPITE EARLY REPORTS OF HIS DEATH . HE'S BEING TREATED FOR A MYSTERY ILLNESS AT THIS HOSPITAL IN FRANCE.

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PALESTINIAN'S ARE GATHERING OUTSIDE ARAFAT'S COMPOUND IN RAMALLAH WHERE HE HAS BEEN CONFINED SINCE 2002. AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS IN GAZA TO SUPPORT OF THE PALESTINIAN LEADER.
AT THE SAME TIME IN PARTS OF JERUSALEM, JEWISH ACTIVISTS ARE SHOWING HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT ARAFAT'S CONDITION.

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ARAFAT'S HEALTH HAS BEEN ON A STEADY DECLINE FOR WEEKS BUT TOOK A RADICAL TURN FOR THE WORSE SINCE BEING AIRLIFTED TO FRANCE LAST FRIDAY FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.
THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL FALSE REPORTS...THAT ARAFAT HAD DIED. ONE REPORT WAS EVEN PASSED ALONG TO PRESIDENT BUSH AS HE GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE. WHEN MR. BUSH HEARD THE NEWS, HE EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHY BEFORE RENEWING THE CALL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

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"WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FOR A FREE PALESTINIAN STATE THAT'S AT PEACE WITH ISRAEL."
EARLIER, FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC PAID HIS RESPECTS TO THE ARAFAT... BUT LEFT THE HOSPITAL WITHOUT COMMENTING ON HIS CONDITION. ARAFAT HAS NOT NAMED A SUCCESSOR.......AND THE REMAINING PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP HELD EMERGENCY MEETINGS TODAY.
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One man was killed in Pittsylvania County after pulling out in front of a tractor trailer shortly before 6 o'clock this morning. State Police say 52 year old Donnie Lee Townes, Senior of Chatham was pulling out of the K-B Toys distribution center on Route 29.
A tractor trailer traveling southbound hit Townes' car in the driver side.
Townes was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.
NO charges will be filed.

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A Pulaski County plant is still smoldering tonight.
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A warehouse at the Hoover Color Plant in Hiwassee (Heh-wa-cee) caught fire around 3:30 this morning. The fire started in the basement and is still burning because of all the chemicals in the plant. Hoover Color makes the dye used in Crayola Crayons and wood stains.
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((WILLIAM RICHARDSON: THERE'S SOME PALLETS OF MATERIAL THAT ARE STILL BURNING SOME AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING IS WOOD FLOOR WITH METAL OVER TOP OF IT. AND FIRE IS TRAPPED UNDER THE METAL AND IT CONTINUES TO BURN.))
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Fire officials don't know how the blaze started. The fire is expected to burn well into tomorrow. Crews and plant officials plan to stay with the building throughout the night. The company expects to be up and running again tomorrow.
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It costs more to fuel your car- will it cost more this winter to heat your home?
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Jean Jadhon is here now with some answers.
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Prices are high at the pump and you can likely expect to pay more for energy to stay warm this winter too.
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Hard to believe, but winter is just around the corner and when the temperatures go down.. you can expect your heating bill to go up- even more than usual.
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Crude oil prices are higher than they've been in years- and that means expect higher heating bills whether you use heating oil, propane or natural gas.
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((DALE MOORE/ROANOKE GAS VP: I KNOW PRICES ARE HIGH AND WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN AS A UTILITY TO KEEP OUR COSTS AS LOW AS POSSIBL.E))
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Natural Gas and propane will likely jump 15 to 20 percent this year.
If you're bill averages 100 dollars, it'll jump to 115 or 120 dollars.
Heating oil is going up even more- 30 percent- A 100 dollar bill would rise to 130 dollars.
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Last year was warmer than usual. If we have a cold winter you could pay even more.
But 'WHY' exactly are the prices so much higher this year?
Some answers coming up on News 7 at Six.
Also, tomorrow- how you can save money on your bill.
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U-S forces in Iraq are pounding the rebel city of Fallujah from the air and ground, apparently in preparation for a major offensive there. In the meantime, soldiers are remembering fallen friends.
Charlie D'Agata reports.
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((A memorial for fallen comrades. Eight Marines killed in a suicide car bomb attack over the weekend.
NATS: THERE IS A TIME FOR LOVE AND A TIME FOR HATE. A TIME FOR WAR AND A TIME FOR PEACE.
For some, fighting the war here was not by choice, but call to duty.
Sot: (soldier - no name provided) "HE NEVER WANTED TO BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. BUT NOW HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE. A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO FEAR.
The survivors of the attack, trained warriors taught to control their fear, but not their emotions:

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"IT BREAKS MY HEART TO LOSE ONE OF MY BROTHERS. IT HAPPENS SO FAST AND IT'S SHOCKING. AND I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE GOING THROUGH THAT SAME PAIN.
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MIXED WITH THE SADNESS FOR FALLEN COMRADES, IS A RENEWED RAGE AT THOSE BEHIND THE ATTACK -- AS MARINES GEAR UP FOR A FULL-SCALE ASSAULT ON FALLUJAH, A PLACE THEY CALL "TERRORIST CENTRAL."
AND UNLIKE IN THE SIEGE in APRIL, THEY SAY THIS TIME THEY WON'T STOP UNTIL THE JOB'S DONE.

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"HE'D JUST WANT US TO BURN FALLUJAH DOWN (edit ) AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."
"Burning Fallujah down" may not be the official military objective, but a full-scale US-led assault on the town may be just days away.
US Marines have been gearing up...and bombarding Fallujah ...softening suspected insurgent positions....ahead of the expected onslaught.

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In the city itself, the insurgents get ready too, digging in, vowing to die as martyrs against the overwhelming military might they face.
"Martyrdom" is not high on the Marines' priority list.
On the eve of battle, coming back alive ....is. Charlie D'Agata, CBS News, Baghdad.))

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Still to come on the newscast, Danville Regional Hospital wants to look at all its options for the future.
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Plus President Bush sets the agenda for his second term in office. We'll tell you what he wants to do after the break.
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The board of directors at Danville Regional Health System is looking at ways to ensure the stability of the organization in the future.
One of the options includes merging or partnering with another organization.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon,
This all started about a year ago --when the board of directors was warned about the future of the national health care system.
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Since then officials have been exploring their options. At this point they have not made any decisions and they say they're not working on a time line.
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((WE'RE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE NOW. THAT'S WHY WE THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNE TIME FOR LOOKING. WE DON'T WANT TO RUN THE RISK OF MEDICARE MAKING SOME DECISION OR SOMETHING ELSE COULD HAPPEN DOWN THE ROAD AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN WE WOULD MAYBE LOSE SOME OF THAT STRENGTH))
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Any decision would impact the Danville Regional Medical center as well as three other health care entities in the community.
The board of directors is basically looking at three options right now -- keep things the way they are or...
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((WE COULD GO AND LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF A MERGER WITH SOME OTHER ORGANIZATION WHICH COULD BROADEN THE OPPORTUNITES FOR US OR LOOK FOR SOME CAPITAL PARTNER WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO HELP FROM THAT POINT OF VIEW))
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The chairman of the board says the main concern is keeping the health system in good standing where it can continue to expand services and provide the best level of care to patients. Dr. Ashby says they are not taking last year's warning lightly.
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((AND BASICALLY SAID THEY HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SYSTEM WHICH ARE STAND ALONE LIKE WE ARE. ARE PROBABLY GREATEST RISK AND THEY REMINDED US THAT WE NEEDED TO BE THOUGHFUL ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING ))
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Right now the Danville Regional Medical Center is not-for-profit. But Dr. Ashby say even if that changes the hospital still can't deny anyone care regardless of their ability to pay.
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Shannon, He also says once they get closer to making a decision that will seek input from the community.


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The election is over...and there is work to be done.
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That's the message from President Bush as he met with his cabinet and the press today. He says his years in office have taught him that it's not always easy to get both parties to work together but that he's determined to reach out to both sides.
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That agenda includes domestic priorities like reforming social security and making his tax cuts permanent. About his cabinet, he says it's too soon to talk about making changes to the group but that changes are inevitable. He says he'll start thinking about that while recuperating at Camp David where he'll spend the weekend.
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Now that the vice-presidential election is over for Senator John Edwards, he and his family will be fighting another kind of battle.
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His wife, Elizabeth, was diagnosed this week with breast cancer. The 55-year old discovered a lump in her right breast while on a campaign trip last week and saw a specialist the day after the election. She was then told that the lump was malignant. Edwards has a common strain of breast cancer, but she will need to take more tests to determine how far the cancer has spread and how to treat it. The Edwards family spokesman says the family is in good spirits and believes the cancer is beatable.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will give us a preview of our weekend weather.
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[VO] But first we'll tell you why some merchants would like to see changes at the Roanoke City market.
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Tenants of the Roanoke City Market Building are fighting to keep national chains out of the downtown landmark.
And they now have at least one ally on city council.
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This week, Vendors from the market building took a list of concerns to city council.
Chief among them... the possibility of a Subway restaurant locatiung in one of the building's exterior spaces.
Today, Mayor Nelson Harris said he believes the market building should maintain its mix of independent vendors.


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City Council will discuss the future of the market building during a public meeting on November 15th.
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Today in Sports, the Hokies want to know WHICH Tarheels team they will see this Saturday.
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Good afternoon everybody, your Thursday ticker begins on the hard wood today. The pre season Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's basketball pre season poll is out.
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Coming off a 23 and 5 season and the program's third straight NCAA tournament appearance, Randolph-Macon is the top pick followed by Virginia Wesleyan and then 2003 ODAC tournament champion Hampden-Sydney. 4 through 10 is a toss up with Roanoke at number five, Lynchburg at the six spot , W & L seven and Emory and Henry eighth.
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The ODAC held its annual media today in Same this morning, we will hear from Washington and Lee coach Adam Hutchinson and Macon's Mike Rhoades at six.
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The Hokies and Heels showdown this Saturday has taken on an entirely different look now that North Carolina has seemingly gotten its act together.
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Most folks around the country, and especially those in Blacksburg, are wondering if they'll see the UNC team that hammered Miami, or the one that got hammered by Louisville and UVa.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, this week's ACC Connection, and Charlie Manuel is a big league skipper again. We'll see you then everybody.

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On Wall Street today, a drop in oil prices helped push stocks sharply higher today. Jean Lee has the latest from New York.
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There will soon be a new member of the first family. President George W. Bush today bought his wife Laura a puppy for her 58th birthday.
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The Bushes lost a longtime pet earlier this year with the death of Spot, an English springer spaniel who regularly ambled around the West Wing with Barney. The First Lady won't get the Scottish Terrier until just before Christmas. But she's already chosen the name, Miss Beazley after a character in the children's book "The Enormous Egg."
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