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News 7 at Five is next-
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A Pittsylvania County teen is killed in a fire.
Robbie Kneivel stays away from the star city, but his attorneys spoke for him today in court.
And Hokie Fans start making travel fans- for bowl day.
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Another fast moving weather system brings light rain to our forecast Saturday but Sunday looks fair. Details just ahead.

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An elderly Halifax County couple earlier this week succombed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Unfortunately, it's an all-too-common scenerio.
On Health Check, how to protect your home from this silent killer.
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A mobile home fire takes the life of a Pittsylvania County teenager.
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Good evening, this is NEWS 7 at five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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17-year old Alexander Ferrell died in the trailer home he shared with his parents, early this morning.
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Sheriff's officials say Ferrell's father had already left for work when his mother noticed smoke.
Ferrell's mother wasn't injured, but her son did not make it out.
The mobile home is located on Beaver Street, off Route 360- in the Blairs community.
Foul play is NOT suspected, fire officials say the blaze appears to have started from an electrical short.
An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
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Daredevil Robbie Knievel was suppose to be in a Roanoke courtroom this morning to face a drunk in public charge.
But after attorneys reached a plea agreement, Knievel decided to stay away from the Star City.
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Through his attorney, the daredevil pled guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
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In October, Knievel was arrested after he went around banging on doors in a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
The incident happened the night before a scheduled performance at the civic center... which was ultimately cancelled.
His attorney said there was never any proof that Knievel had been drinking at the time.
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Altizer said Knievel has made one jump since being arrested.
He's currently in Las Vegas for a trade show.
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Craig County's resident physician was convicted today of brandishing a firearm.
Doctor Bill Andersen had stopped a group of four teenagers September 14th, because he thought they were driving erratically.
The driver swore out warrants against the doctor; Andersen filed a cross warrant.
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Before the case was called in court, Doctor Andersen offered to apologize to the boys and their families, if they'd drop the charges.
In the end Judge Buzz Emick dismissed the claim that Andersen had pretended to be a police officer, and found him guilty of brandishing a pistol.
Andersen said the next time he'd leave his gun in the truck.
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The family of the 17-year old driver left the courthouse disgusted that Andersen was fined just 25-dollars.
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5-Omni-Travel


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It looks like Virginia Tech fans are making travel plans for Fort Lauderdale, even though the Hokies are not yet officially Orange Bowl-bound.
Bowl bids go out Sunday, but travel agents are already booking reservations.
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At Omni Travel in Blacksburg, owner Patti Cowley (Cooley) says fans who've booked early are counting on the Orange Bowl.
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Last year, fans who traveled with Cowley (Cooley) to the Sugar Bowl got stranded in New Orleans after weather delayed their flight, and the charter service took days to come back for them.
(Cooley) Cowley says she's hired a different service this time, which will have planes available during the entire week to prevent similar problems.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
A Roanoke library has achieved state and national historic landmark status.
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And did Congress violate free- speech rights by restricting sexually explicit material on the Internet?
The Supreme Court is is about to weigh in on cyberspace law.
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Plus, cell phones just might be dangerous to your health, if you wear a pacemaker.
We'll explain why, on Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up,
As the trading day ends, the stock market regains much of the ground it lost in a nosedive this morning.
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The Federal Reserve chairman triggers a worldwide plunge after suggesting stocks are overpriced. cc sponsor

5-Internet-Law


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It's easy to get on the Internet, but just how easy should it be to find sexually explicit material.
That's what the Supreme Court justices began looking at today.
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They'll decide whether Congress violated free speech rights by restricting sexually explicit material on the Internet.
The law was made to protect children.
A ruling is due by July.
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5-Simpson


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A long time friend of O-J Simpson testified today-
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saying he saw just one cut on Simpson's hand the day after the murders.
In an earlier deposition Skip Taft said he saw cuts on two fingers.
Also expected on the stand today- Fred Goldman.
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The father of 24 year old Ron Goldman has been the spearhead behind the civil case- He's expected to tell the jurors about the close relationship he shared with his son.
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It was a wild day on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 145 points soon after trading began.
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Stock prices fell after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggested stocks are overpriced.
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The worry is that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates to slow the economy's growth, and with it hurt corporate profits and stock prices.
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Most of the damage came in the first 30 minutes of trading. The market recovered somewhat- ending down 55 points below the 64 hundred level.

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Even though the temperature outside is less than ideal for sleigh-rides and roasting chest-nuts, you can still have a Dickens of a Christmas tonight.
Patrick Evans joins us from the market area where people are celebrating the magic of Christmas past.
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The snow yesterday was a clever attempt to get people into the Holiday spirit, and it seems to have worked!
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Patrick Evans joins us from Downtown Roanoke, where poeple are celebrating "A Dickens of a Christmas", awaiting--get this--Tiny Tim to light the city's Christmas tree.
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When we return,
Mike will have a preview of all the area football teams going for state championships.
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We've got it all on Health Check today--
From keeping your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning--
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To the latest in obesity research, and new information on the so-called "fat gene".
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5-Carbon-Monoxide


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Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning death in America-- killing up to 15-hundred people each year, and thousands more.
It's considered a silent killer-- you can't see, smell, or taste it.
The deadly gas essentially prevents oxygen from entering the blood stream.
This week, the fumes claimed the lives of an elderly Halifax County couple.
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Authorities say Isaac and Annie Garner died when their gas heater malfunctioned.
Experts say what happened to the Garners could happen to anyone who burns fuel or wood in their home.
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Tom Cahill of Danville is a carbon monoxide survivor-- who credits his cats for saving his life.
The animals apparently got sick from breathing the gas.
When Cahill got up to check on them-- he noticed he was dizzy.
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((TOM CAHILL/CARBON MONOXIDE SURVIVOR: AS I MOVED I NOTICED SHORTNESS OF BREATH, INCREASING DIZZINESS AND IT WAS AT THAT POINT AND TIME IT STARTED TO DAWN ON ME, IT WAS SOMETHING, LIKE CARBON MONOXIDE. ))
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Carbon monoxide entered Cahill's home after a large number of dead birds blocked the exhaust from his furnace into the chimney.
Experts say families should invest in a carbon monoxide detector and have their furnace and chimney regularly serviced.
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The Centers for Disease Control is confirming what many of us already know--
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The winter respiratory virus that causes pneumonia and bronchitis has begun its assault.
And officials warn it can be deadly to children.
An estimated 45-hundred children die from the virus each year.
Two-to-six month olds are at highest risk.
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5-Fat-Gene


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Researchers at the University of Washington say they have new information on the so-called ''fat gene.''
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Research with mice shows the blockage of a certain brain chemical can curb appetites.
But those with a flawed gene fail to block the chemical and eat without restraint.
However, when the chemical is genetically removed, the mice slim down and become more energetic.
Scientists caution this is not the end-all to the question of why people become obese.
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5-Cell-Phones


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Heart patients with pacemakers need to hear this report.
Within the next few months, new cell phones will carry a label warning the phones can interfere with a pacemaker's signal.
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The danger only exists with the new digital phones.
The problem-- the electrical pulse produced by your beating heart is similar to another pulse.
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It's the pulse produced by a cell phone.
Put a cell phone close to your heart, and sometimes your pacemaker gets confused.
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((DR. JAMES ROSENTHAL/NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: THE PACEMAKER THINKS THE PATIENT'S HEARTBEAT IS FASTER THAN IT REALLY IS AND SO THE PACEMAKER IS MOMENTARILY TURNED OFF. ))
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If you wear a pacemaker, it's best to use an analog phone.
But how do you know what kind of cell phone you have?
If it doesn't say digital, then it is an analog phone.

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From the journal "Lancet" comes word of a promising treatment for osteoporosis.
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Researchers in San Francisco say the drug "Fosamax" reduced by more than half-- the number of hip fractures caused by the crippling disease.
And it also reduced the risk of spinal fractures by 47-percent.
Osteoporosis affects about 200-million women world-wide.
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5-Hurwitz


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You may remember the case of Dr. William Hurwitz-- the Northern Virginia physician who, over the summer, had his license revoked in Virginia-- for allegedly over-medicating patients suffering from chronic pain.
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The State Board of Medicine took action against Dr. Hurwitz after two of his patients died.
The doctor's supporters say his massive doses of chronic pain killers make their lives tolerable.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain.
This weekend, on 60-MINUTES, you can hear more about the issue, and hear from Dr. Hurwitz.
He says doctors are now afraid to use one of the most effective treatments available for chronic pain-- high doses of narcotic drugs.
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"60 Minutes" airs Sunday night at 7 o'clock, right here on W-D-B-J.

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the start of your weekend, and the finish of the high school football season.
Most teams kicked off the year 14 weeks ago back on August 30th.
Tomorrow, the four survivors will try to nail down state titles.
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In Division Two, unbeaten Giles will be in Richmond playing Powhatan high school, That game is being played at Midlothian high school.
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Another unbeaten, GW Danville wil again be on the road for the second consecutive year trying to bring home the gold.
The Eagles play Chantilly at WT Woodson high school in Fairfax.
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Brookville will also be on the road tomorrow as Mark Lineburg tries to become a second generation state championship coach.
His Dad Norm Lineburg won back to back title at Radford in 1971 and 72.
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And this is Victory Stadium, as it looked this afternoon at 3:30. Not bad for a cross country skiing venue, but unfortunately this is the site of tomorrow's Division Four State championship game between Salem and Sherando.
The City tried a number of things to day deal with the snow, but the field was too wet to shovel so, they plan to re-evaluate the surface tomorrow morning. pinnacle board 18517
The Salem-Sherando game begins at 1:30, as do all the other championships tomorrow.
The gates at Victory stadium wil open at 11:30 tomorrow morning. Tickets are $6 dollars.
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And don't forget we will have a complete preview of all of tomorrow's games for you tonight at 11;35 on Friday Football Extra.

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There is also another big game on tap tomorrow afternoon, at Veterans stadium in Philadelphia as Army meets Navy for the 97th time.
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This is almost always an interesting game because of the intense rivalry between the two service academies, but this year the excitement and anticipation surrounding the game is even greater because Army comes in with a 9-and-1 record and Navy has a 8-and-2 mark.
The winner of the game will be headed to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport.
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And remember you can watch the Army-Navy game tomorrow at Noon right here on WDBJ-7.
And right after that football game we'll have the UVa-Clemson basketball game at 4pm.
Have a safe weekend everybody. Take care. go to break

5-Gainsboro


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The library has been a cornerstone of the Gainsboro neighborhood for 75 years, and today Roanoke celebrated the library's designation as a state and national historic landmark.
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The current building opened its doors in 1942...
but the Gainsboro branch dates back to the start of the Roanoke library system in 1921.
Today, supporters recognized the contributions of longtime librarian Virginia Lee, and others who helped the library survive and prosper.
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Today, the library branch houses more than 30- thousand volumes, including the Virginia Lee Collection of Afro- American History.

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Exactly six months ago a married couple was murdered in their Roanoke home.
And to this day, there hasn't been a break in the case.
The morning of June 6th, the bodies of
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Manfred and Wanda Woody were pulled from their Day Avenue apartment.
Both had been beaten to death with an iron skillet.
We talked to police about the unsolved double murder earlier today.
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We'll tell you what they had to say about it coming up on News- 7 at six.
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That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Thanks for watching-- Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean