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Today on News 7 at 5, Congress hears horror stories from air travellers.
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And the owner of a troubled downtown restaurant says he is giving up the fight to stay open.
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On health check -- Virginia Tech scientists are helping control the pet population and stop the spread of some disease.
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And an all girl's singing group is raising their voices to raise awareness about diabetes.
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The troubled Star City Diner in Downtown Roanoke is closing permanently.
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TROUBLE seemed to be on the menu from the very beginning at the Star City Diner.
And today, the Roanoke eatery closed its doors for good.
As Kimberly McBroom tells us, it was the OWNER'S decision.
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Spanky Macher says he tried to please the Roanoke Health Department--
He hired an exterminator to rid the Star City Diner of the roaches that caused the restaurant to fail several health inspections.
A hearing with the health department was going to determine whether Macher would lose his food permit.
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((MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ROANOKE HEALTH DEPT. DIR.: I HAVE INFORMALLY REVIEWED THE EVIDENCE HERE THIS MORNING AND IT'S CLEAR THAT IT'S BEST FOR FOLKS NOT TO EAT FOOD FROM THE STAR CITY DINER.))
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But feeling that health officials were determined to close him down anyway, Macher beat them to it and withdrew his request for an appeal.
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((SPANKEY MACHER/STAR CITY DINER OWNER: I DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY TO BEAT IT. I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT THEM. AND IT WAS EASIER JUST TO CLOSE IT.))
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((SPANKY MACHER/STAR CITY DINER OWNER: FIGHTING A CUSTOMER SERVICE PROBLEM THERE, FOOD QUALITY ON AND OFF. I WORKED VERY, VERY HARD. AND AFTER FOUR YEARS, I FELT LIKE A WET TOWEL. I JUST FELT WORN OUT AND BEAT UP.))
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But with owning and managing nearly 20 other restaurants, Macher still has a full plate.
He says he hopes to see another restaurant rent the old Star City Diner building-- perhaps with better luck this time.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Roanoke.





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Elizabeth Dole is kicking off a bid for the Presidency.
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Dole's created a presidential fundraising committee- to begin raising money and begin delivering her message to middle America.
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Dole says it's time to cut the politics and rekindle faith.
She pledged to bring America's schools back to excellence.
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Most everyone's had to deal with it- long waits on the runway, lost baggage and long lines at the ticket counter.

Now Congress and the White House are trying to come up with a passenger bill of rights- as Lee Cowan explains.
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((FROM BAD FOOD TO RUDE SERVICE-THE FRIENDLY SKIES AREN'T SO FRIENDLY ANYMORE, AND CONGRESS IS GETTING SICK OF IT. REP. VIC FAZIO//D-CA You've managed to alienate the most powerful constituencies in America through your practices. MORE THAN 500 MILLION PASSENGERS TOOK TO THE AIR LAST YEAR - WITH MOST PLANES FILLED TO CAPACITY. AIRLINES ARE SHOWING RECORD PROFITS, BUT THEIR COMPLAINT DEPARTMENTS ARE SHOWING RECORDS TOO. I don't think I'll fly them again.
COMPLAINTS ABOUT OVERBOOKED FLIGHTS, UNDERSTAFFED AIRLINES, AIRPORT DELAYS, CRAMPED SEATS, AND BOTH BAGS AND COMMON COURTESY, LOST. If you're sitting on a runway they won't even let you go to the bathroom on the plane, you know? BARBARA PLECAS//WITNESS
This is about --- to their passengers.

CONGRESS, AND NOW THE VICE PRESIDENT, HAVE OFFERED VARIOUS PROPOSALS FOR A PASSENGER BILLS OF RIGHTS-URGING AIRLINES TO PROVIDE TRUTHFUL INFORMATION ABOUT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS, BETTER ACCESS TO REFUNDS, COURTEOUS SERVICE, AND A COMFORTABLE SEAT - JUST FOR STARTERS - ALL WITH THE THREAT OF FINES TO BE IMPOSED BY THE F-A-A. BUT NORTHWEST AIRLINES, HAMMERED FOR BAD SERVICE DURING A JANUARY SNOW STORM, THINKS LEGISLATING BETTER BUSINESS IS TOO MUCH. MATT FREIDMAN /NORTHWEST AIRLINES We are against the government coming between a company and it's customers. LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: Low fares are still the most valuable commodity the airlines can offer. By asking them to do more, some worry, passengers may pay for it. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))


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State troopers have found a new location to crackdown on speeders and this time, there not issuing warnings. We'll have that story next.
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And then a little later in the newscast, we'll see why Crayola is trying to clear up some confusion by changing the name of one of its crayons.
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Today on health check - a new study says purple grape juice can be good for the heart.
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we'll have that and lots more. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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The national director the Ku Klux Klan says Richmond is a possible site for a regional K-K-K rally.
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But there's another site that he says is a much more effective recruiting tool.
The K-K-K Internet site, where T-shirts are on sale, or people can vote on where rallies should be held.
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K-K-K director Thomas Robb tells NEWS 7 the Richmond rally, like this one in Michigan last year, will probably NOT take place.
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Robb says the website is much less costly than bussing people to a rally.
And the K-K-K Gift Shop even generates revenue for the group.
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The crackdown on speeders continues on Interstate 81. State troopers are out in force again.
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But as Joe Dashiell reports, this time there was no warning.
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Many of us enjoy the local forests in our area, but coming up next Patrick Evans will speak with some folks who want to make sure they're protected. STOCKS


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The forests of Virginia are widely used for both recreation and industry, from hikers to loggers.
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Patrick Evans tells us about a conference slated for tomorrow that aims to reduce forest fragmentation, and ensure that Virginia forests will remain the great asset they are.
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Coming up in Sports, we'll focus on the state basketball semifinals.
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and in Health Check, another member of the New York Yankees has developed cancer.
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Plus what is it about purple grape juice that protects against heart disease?
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((John Folts/Co-author of study:Purple grape juice consumption in patients with coronary artery disease acts as a good antioxidants to prevent the oxidation of LDL Cholesterol.))
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Virginia Tech scientists are developing a kitty contraceptive and they're making the idea easy to swallow.
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Scientists say wild cats not only kill songbirds, they also spread disease.
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So they fed an experimental EDIBLE vaccine to these female felines -- in hopes of making them sterile.
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If the vaccine works -- it could mean fewer cats killed in animal shelters.
Similar contraceptives could be developed for other animals, even humans.
But for now these scientists are making sure this works ONLY on cats.
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((FOOD IS FOOD, AND SO NOT ONLY WOULD YOU EXPECT CATS TO EAT IT BUT YOU WOULD EXPECT OTEHR ANIMAL SPECIES TO EAT IT. AND SO BY MAKING THE VACCINE SPECIES SPECIFIC WE DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS EATING THE VACCINE AND AFFECTING THEIR REPRODUCTION.))
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Scientists say it will be several years before this vaccine is ready for market.
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An apple a day may keep the doctor away but can two glasses of grape juice do the same thing for the cardiologist.

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A study presented to the American College of Cardiology suggests that grape juice prevents the oxidation of L-D-L cholesterol. That's the so called bad cholesterol that contributes to the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries.
The study took 14 people with heart disease and gave them two glasses of purple grape juice a day for two weeks.
At the end of the the 14 days, the oxidation in each test subject was slowed down.
That could prevent fat from sticking to the artery wall and clogging them.
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((DR. JEFFERY BORER/CORNELL MEDICAL SCHOOL "IT'S A VERY INTERESTING STUDY, IT SUGGESTS SOMETHING AS COMMON AS GRAPE JUICE MAY BE USEFUL IN LOWERING THE RATE OF HEART ATTACKS. ))
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Similar studies have found health benefits from drinking red wine, but grape juice is cheaper and doesn't contain alcohol.
The study was funded in part by Welches Grape Juice.
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Another New York Yankee has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Manager Joe Torre has left the team to seek treatment for prostate cancer.
The 58-year old Torre says he feels fine and wants to take care of the problem so he can get back to work.
No word yet on how advanced the disease is or how long Torre will be away.
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Joe Dimaggio died this week from lung cancer and Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry is recovering from colon cancer.
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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. But when detected early it is one of the most treatable forms of the disease.

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Four teenagers in Los Angeles are praising a medical device for helping launch their music careers.
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They call themselves the Pump Girls. They all suffer from juvenile diabetes and were brought together by their insulin pumps.
The pumps eliminate the need for daily insulin injections.
The girls say they sing about the pump because it's given them back their indepence.
The group launched its national tour yesterday in the L-A Children's hospital. They even have their own C-D. A portion of each sale goes to help children around the world who need insulin pumps.
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Our Midweek ticker tips off on the hard wood where the final four is the topic.
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The state high school basketball semifinals are the focus of this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly. Here's Steve Mason.

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((The Highlanders practiced at Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum Wednesday afternoon.` In Salem's Charlie Morgan only other trip to the final four, the Spartans won the state title. Nathan Route, a member of that championship team spoke to this year's group as this senior oriented squad prepares for Caroline. ((ANDRAE VIA/ONE OF 5 SENIORS:)) Although G.W. Danville hoisted the trophy last year in Norfolk, that team graduated 9 players and only 6'9" Jerian Younger is back. Opponent South Lakes has also proved critics wrong. grant Hill's Alma Mater went form 11 and 10 to 23 and 5 in two seasons. ((JERIAN YOUNGER/G.W. DANVILLE SENIOR CENTER:))
The Cave Spring Lady Knights play 28 and OH West Springfield, led by one of the nations top 5 players, Kara Lawson, who set the state record for points in a game with 47 last week in state quarterfinals. ((LINDA LONG:))
Cave has played 9 teams from Richmond to North Carloina to West Virginia that were ranked in their respective state.)) ((SHERRI RICKMAN/SENIOR POWER FORWARD:))

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For just the third time in its history, the maker of Crayola Crayons is changing the name of one of its crayons.

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Even though the name Indian Red comes from a pigment found near the country of India, some saw it as a stereotype of Native Americans.
Crayola says it will change the name of the color following consumer and educator complaints.
Teachers say students were confusing the color of the crayon with the skin color of American Indians.
Crayola is taking suggestions for the new name.
In 1958, prussian blue became midnight blue because children were unfamiliar with Prussian history.
And in 1962, the "Flesh" crayon was changed to peach to acknowledge the people have different skin tones.
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