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Next on news 7, doctors and their patients across the region find the flu is a worthy opponent.
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And searchers look for survivors as an Avalanche claims at least one life in Washington state..
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Heading for a gentle warm up this week. The sunny details ahead.

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On health check -- There's a pill for everything and a Roanoke woman has discovered a way to keep track of them that could be a life-saver.
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Plus doctors are using new therapy on a once untreatable form of cancer.
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((DR. LINDSAY HICKHAM/PEDIATRIC PHYSICIAN; IT'S REALLY PICKED UP IN THE PAST WEEK. WE'VE REALLY BEEN OVERWHELMED. AND WE'RE GOING INTO THE SECOND OR THIRD WEEK.))
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At least one doctor says the Flu is hitting epidemic levels in the Roanoke Valley.
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Some doctors are almost alarmed at the number of patients that are filling their officies.
Our Health Check reporter Tonya Flory joins us with more. [TWO SHOT]
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Jean, doctors across the Valley are reporting heavier than normal patient loads as the flu is spreading to more and more people.
At least one doctor told us he considered the flu at epidemic levels for his patients. [Tonya one shot]
And Antibiotics are of no use against influenza which is caused by a virus.
There are a couple of antiviral medications that can help if the virus is caught in time, but some pharmacies are reporting a shortage. One told us even their wholesaler was out and having a hard time restocking.
Children are particularly susceptible to the flu. Today David Johnson has more on the impact its having on them.
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(( [NAT-SOUND/00:30:04] ((Does your stomach hurt? YEP! You just want to get better? UH-HUH.)) [RUNS05] Samantha Landi is one of many area children feeling under the weather. Her mom took her to the doctor after discovering the little girl had a temperature of 104. A pediatrician says it's more than just one sickness going around.
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((DR. LINDSAY HICKAM/PEDIATRIC PHYSICIAN; WE'RE ALSO SEEING SOME ROTOVIRUS,...ROUTINE COLDS, ETC.. )) [RUNS10]
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Hickam says the virus has reached epidemic proportions over the past couple of weeks.
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((DR. HICKAM; ROUTINELY, I SEE ABOUT 30-PATIENTS A DAY....THAT WE ROUTINELY SEE.)) [RUNS13]
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((DR. AND PATIENT; DOES YOUR THROAT HURT? IT DOES HURT?)) [RUNS02]
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Doctors say flu symptoms for children and adults include nausea, headaches, fever, sore throat and fatigue. Schools throughout Southwest Virginia have felt the impact. Last month, 250-of the 875 students at Brookville High School were out at the same time with the bug. Last week, Jackson Middle had several of its students with similar illnesses. Doctors say there are ways children can avoid catching the virus.
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((DR. HICKAM; WASH YOUR HANDS, WASH YOUR HANDS, WASH YOUR HANDS! )) [RUNS03]
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[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; AND HE SAYS PARENTS SHOULD KEEP THEIR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL UNTIL 24-HOURS AFTER THE FEVER HAS SUBSIDED. TONIGHT ON NEWS SEVEN AT SIX, WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THE FLU AND THE IMPACT IT'S HAVING ON ADULTS, MEDICAL CENTERS AND PHARMACIES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)))) [RUNS]
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Jean, the common suggestions when you get the flu. See your doctor as soon as possible. The earlier it is treated the better. Get plenty of rest and drink a lot of liquids. Also take aspirin, ibuprofen or tylenol for aches and pain.
But don't give children under 18 aspirin due to the dangers of Reye (RYE) Syndrome. Also, if you're sick stay home a

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Police in Danville are looking for suspects in a fatal shooting over the weekend.
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The body of Anthony Broadnax was found behind a woman's home yesterday morning in the 100 block of Walker Street.
He'd been shot in the head.
The medical examiner will do an autopsy tomorrow.
Danville police say right now they don't have any leads.
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Avalanches have claimed at least one life in Washington State-
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One man is dead and it's believed another is still buried in the snow.
Rescuers say it is one of the worst avalanches they've ever scene-
Workers dug the body of 19 year old Justin Parker out from under several feet of snow.
Finding the other missing person isn't going to be easy.
This amateur video from Mount Baker shows the rescue operation-
Authorities say the two men were part of a foursome caught in a huge snow slide.
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How would like a break on your taxes?
Now that the impeachment trial is over, Republicans are regrouping- their main topisc is tax relief.
They took their platform on the road today to Michigan- Drew Levinson has more.
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((The Republican post impeachement road show stopped outside Detroit Monday. Billed as the first in a series of national town meetings, the forum of party heavyweights was designed to uinveil plans for a tax cut. it was also about changing the subject that has transfixed Washington for more than a year - the clinton impeachment inquiry. SEN. TRENT LOTT/MAJORITY LEADER: I THINK THE PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY WANT US TO MOVE ON AND TALK ABOUT A VISION FOR THE FUTURE AND DEAL WITH ISSUES THAT AFFECT PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN MICHIGAN OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY. At the meeting questions focused on taxes-but some minds were still elsewhere. NORMA LASKEY, WARREN, MI: DO YOU THINK THIS IS A WAY FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN WASHINGTON OVER THE PAST THIRTEEN MONTHS?I HOPE SO. As Lott and the others preached tax cuts, Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin levelled a broadside at his congressional counterparts. SEN. CARL LEVIN/(D) MICHIGAN: CAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN FOCUSED TOO LONG ON SOMETHING THAT THE PUBLIC RESOLVED MONTHS AGO WHICH WAS THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: BLOODIED FROM THE SEX SCANDAL FALLOUT IN WASHINGTON, REPUBLICANS NOW HOPE TO HEAL THEIR WOUNDS BY EMBRACING A TESTED POLITICAL ISSUE-TAX CUTS THAT WOULD LEAVE MORE MONEY IN AMERICAN'S POCKETS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT. ))

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Things are beginning to return to normal for American Airlines. We'll have that next.
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And we'll be there as a former N-F-L star takes his first steps since he was paralyzed in a football game nearly eight years ago.
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On this last day of a holiday weekend the flight schedule is almost back to normal at American Airlines.
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About ten percent of today's scheduled flights were cancelled.
So far only 17 of tomorrow's American flights are cancelled.
Talks are also on again between the airline and its pilot union.
It's been a week and half since pilots started calling in sick and refusing to work overttime.
The sickouts caused the cancellation of thousands of flghts and delayed more than half a million passengers.
94 hundred pilots fly for American- About 800 are listed as sick today.
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Former professional football player Mike Utley is back on his feet. The former N-F-L Lineman took his first public steps in nearly eight years today. Manuel Gallegus has more on a man who refused to give up.
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SHOWING HIS DETERMINATION TO WALK AGAIN, FORMER DETROIT LION MIKE UTLEY TOOK HIS FIRST STEPS IN PUBLIC_ ONE OF THE ONLY TIMES HE'S BEEN ABLE TO STAND SINCE A FOOTBALL ACCIDENT LEFT HIM PARALYZED.

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"it looks like some type of injury to his back.."
IT WAS SEVEN YEARS AGO. AFTER A VIOLENT COLLISION TYPICAL IN PRO-FOOTBALL, THE 315 POUND OFFENSIVE LINEMAN LAY MOTIONLESS ON THE TURF BEFORE A SILENT CROWD IN MICHIGAN'S SILVERDOME. UTLEY'S SIXTH AND SEVENTH VERTEBRAE WERE SMASHED.. HE BECAME A QUADRAPLEGIC.

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BUT, AFTER CONTINUED, RIGOROUS THERAPY, IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, SOME FEELING IN HIS LEGS RETURNED.. ENOUGH FOR HIM TO TAKE THESE STEPS.

--SOT-MIKE UTLEY, former football player 28;18

"the one of thing we do have control of being a spinal cord injury person is our mind. 28;34 I will not let this injury change me, not today, tomorrow or ever."
UTLEY STARTED A FOUNDATION FOR SPINAL CORD INJURIES. HE IS ACTIVE, AND TRIES TO INSPIRE OTHER PARALYSIS VICTIMS.

--SOT-MIKE UTLEY, former football player 38;11

"I want to walk off that silverdome but one day I will, it may not be tomorrow or the next day, but one day I will, I guarantee it.

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Movie Magic can happen right here in Roanoke, and one local man brings us a taste of Hollywood here at home...
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The Academy Awards are just a month or so away, and along with all the "biggies" like Best Picture, numerous technical Oscars will be handed out.
Who puts together all those amazing special effects? Patrick Evans knows the answer.
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In Sports, the Redskins don't have enough green to keep their quarterback. Mike Stevens will have the details.
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On Health Check, a new way of delivering radiation treatments could save brain cancer patients from unnecessary brain damage.
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And a Roanoke woman has created a way to remind her mother of the most important thing she has to do each day.
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((VIRGINIA DRISCOLL/GREEN'S MOTHER: IF I HAD TO REMEBER ALL OF THOSE I COULDN'T DO IT. ))
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A Roanoke woman has created a new medical tool and in tonight's health check report Tonya's going to explain how it works.

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Forgetting to take medication is one of the biggest reasons elderly patients end up in the hospital.
But one Roanoke woman's personal experience led her to a simple solution.
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((DORIS GREEN/PILL CARD CREATOR: MY MOM LIVED BY HERSELF, I LIVED IN KENTUCKY AND SHE LIVED HERE IN ROANOKE AND SHE WAS 85 AT THE TIME AND I CALLED HER ONE SUNDAY AND SHE WAS IN AN AWFUL MOOD I SAID WHAT'S WRONG, SHE SAID I AM TRYING TO SORT THESE PILLS INTO THE PILL BOX, THESE BOTTLES ARE ALL OVER THE TABLE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE FOR, I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THEM.)) [RUNS:17]
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11 to be exact. And it easy to figure out now that her pills are numbered using the medication sorting system invented by her daughter. The Pill card is a roadmap that guides the patient through the process of taking their daily doses.
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((DR. STEPHEN MORGAN/FAMILY PRACTICE: I'M TRYING TO RECOMMEND IT TO AS MANY PATIENTS AS I CAN BECAUSE IT'S A UNIQUE SYSTEM IT'S VERY EFFECTIVE. CERTAINLY IS HELPFUL TO PHYSICAINS, BUT ALSO PARAMEDICS WHO COME INTO THE HOUSE BECAUSE TO ASK FOR MEDICATION LISTS.)) [RUNS:15]
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and they can find it right on the refrigorator. The Pill Card comes with a magnet to hang in plain view and can be taken to appointment as well.
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((DORIS GREEN/PILL CARD CREATOR: SHE SEES THREE DOCTORS, SO WHEREVER SHE GOES SHE TAKES THE CARD AND IT CAN EVEN BE PHOTOCOPIED.)) [RUNS:04]
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((VIRGINIA DRISCOLL: I DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE A SICK PERSON GOING IN THERE, I FEEL LIKE I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING, I'M IN CONTROL.(LAUGHS))) [RUNS:12]
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[VO NAT] Since July about 600 have been sold. The kit which contains cards, instructions, numbered labels and more is about seven dollars. It's available at 20 locations including Kroger pharmacies, some doctor's offices and Lewis Gale Clinic Braeburn Pharmacy.
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A new state of the art radiation treatment is showing promising results at targeting malignant brain tumors without damaging the surrounding healthy parts.
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The Novalis uses a metallic frame that is fastened to the head.
This frame directs the radiation into the same exact target during each treatment.
That allows patients to avoid the brain damage often caused by traditional radiation treatments.
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The treatments are painless and only take about 20 minutes.
They also allow the patient to avoid the side effects of chemotherapy and the long recovery period of invasive brain surgery.
The machine is only a year old, but doctors have already been able to use it on patients whose tumors were once untreatable.
Doctors soon hope to launch clinical trials on using the Novalis on other forms of cancer.
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Today in Sports, the Washington Redskins lose their starting quarterback.
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With that, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Green]


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Good afternoon folks and welcome to a brand new work week and a new two minute sports ticker.
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Remember last season when the Redskins had three quarterbacks who at one time or another were hopping mad at each other and their coach.
Jeff Hostetler, Gus Frerotte and Trent Green each fell out of favor with Norv Turner at one point last year.
That problem will not happen.
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Today Green signed a four year deal with the St. Louis Rams worth $16 and a half million dollars.
The 28 year old turned down an offer from the Redskins yesterday that was valued at $12 million.
Four days ago the Redskins cut Gus Frerotte to avoid paying him a $1 million dollar bonus that would have kicked in over the weekend.
So, no not only will the team likely have new owners, but a brand new quarterback. Technically, Hostetler is still under contract with the Skins for next season.
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Speedweeks 99 ended in Daytona yesterday afternoon with Jeff Gordon dueling Dale Earnhardt to the win for the win.
Gordon picked up over Two Million dollars for the win but
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today he lost his car. As part of the winner's agreement with the Speedway, the driver must give up his car for a year so it can be put on display inside Daytona USA.
The DuPont Chevy was the first car in the museum back in 1997 when it first opened.
By the way, you can clearly see the donut tire mark Earnhardt put on the car during the cool down lap.
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More on Gordan and Earnhardt tonight at six, plus Rick Mast talks about returning to his favorite track this coming weekend - "The Rock."
We will also talk with Brooks Robinson and look back in on last night's Salem-Roanoke Valley Hall Of Fame Hot Stove banquet.
Jean will be right back with more News 7 at Five right after this break.
Take Care everybody.

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Not everyone would think a trip to McDonald's for Valentines Day is romantic.
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But most people don't get married while they're there.
Will Reguera and his bride to be thought a Mickey D's wedding would save them a lot of money.
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Not only did they save money on a banquet hall, but the catering came pretty chaep as well. Guests feasted on Chicken McNuggets and French Fries.
Fortunately the bride and groom decided to spend their savings on a honeymoon in Jamaica.
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