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Today on News 7 at 5, a 37 MILLION dollar investment will bring 200 jobs to Botetourt County.
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And investigators study tire tracks as they try to figure out who's to blame for yesterday's fatal train crash in Illinois.
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Wow..what a day. No encore for tomorrow. Partly sunny and back down into the 60's.

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In medical news -- the debate over medical marijuana is re-ignited in Washington.
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And the government gives the green light to a "first-of-its-kind" treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
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Was the driver of a steel truck trying to out run the train before yesterday's fatal derailment?
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Two days after the deadly Amtrak crash in Illinois, federal investigators are focusing their attention on the tractor trailer that drove into the path of the train.
And they're frustrated, because they still don't know exactly how many people were actually on board.
Maureen Maher is on the scene with the latest.
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((Train service along the north south line in central Illinois resumed today but it was anything but normal as locomotives lumbered pat the burned out skeleton on the sleeper car. Survivors from monday's deadly train wreck also returned to the scene, coming face to face with how they had cheated death.

SOT: Christina Bombaars, Survivor

I still can't believe that I was in that, just seeing the wreckage, how did I live through it?
The death toll has been revised from thirteen to eleven. Most of the victims were from one of three families, and all of them were in the sleeper car when the Amtrak train collided with the steel hauler. While officials believe everyone has been accounted for, they are clearly frustrated by Amtrak's inability to provide a complete passenger list.

SOT: John Goglia, Natl. Trans. Safety Board


As I stand here talking to you I cannot tell you how many people were on that train, and I can't tell you or maybe you can tell, how frustrated we are with not being able to tell how many people were on the train 36 hours later.
Meanwhile, investigators apper to be focusing in on a set of tire tracks found in the mud near the crossing, evidence that stronlgy suggest that someone tried to drive around the gates. Tonight they will reenactment the accident.

SOT Goglia

The truck driver has stated that he observed certain things occur and we are going to determine what he could see at what point in the truck.

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A Japanese automotive company is building its U-S headquarters in Botetourt County, investing 37-million-dollars upfront.
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At a press conference today representatives from Koyo Steering Systems said they will bring 200 jobs paying more than 13-dollars an hour.
They plan to build on an 81-acre parcel of the Greenfield business park.
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((THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER JAPANESE COMPANIES IN THE REGION GAVE US CONFIDENCE THAT WE WILL SUCCEED HERE.))
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Koyo is the second Japanese automotives company to choose Botetourt County in the past four years.
It will make advanced power steering systems for American cars.
The county wants to recruit more transportation-related companies.
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((WE THINK THIS IS A PERFECT LOCATION FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE ... EASTERN PART OF THE U-S.))
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Koyo plans to open the facility within two years.
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Two Virginia Tech students began a hunger strike, this morning.
They're going without food to draw attention to biology courses that require the dissection of a fetal pig.
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Pierre Grzybowski and Dylan Eastman want the course syllabus to note that there are options for students who oppose dissecting animals.
The syllabus currently does NOT state that students with sincere moral, religious or ethical reasons can opt out.
They hope a hunger strike will convince the biology department they're serious.
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(( PIERRE GRZYBOWSKI/OPPOSES ANIMAL DISSECTION:IT'S ABOUT STUDENTS' RIGHTS. IT'S ABOUT STUDENTS RIGHTS TO HAVE AN EDUCATION THAT'S NOT COMPROMISED BY REQUIRING THEM TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S AGAINST THEIR BELIEFS. ))
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University officials say options are in place for students but they doubt the biology department will state so on the course syllabus.
They believe students who have strong enough convictions will know to step forward on their own to find alternatives.
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The way we power our cars could soon change. Up next on the newscast we'll see a more enviromentally friendly car that runs on something other than gasoline.
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And then later we'll tell you about a couple of local D-J's who believe their St. Patrick's day stunt will help them lead a CHARMED life.
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On Health Check, the Food and Drug Administration approves a new drug free treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
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and Patrick Evans celebrates the wearing of the green by hanging out at an expanded Corned Beef and Company. [sponsor]
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It's out there... along with all the invaluable resources at your fingertips... on the Internet....
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there's plenty of smut... including child pornography.
There's been some attempt to police the "net," most notably in Bedford County recently.
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About two dozen police officers are learning how to properly investigate "computer crimes against children."
Today's speaker- -an assistant Attorney general from Wisconsin- -says computer crime presents a unique set of challenges.
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((THERE ARE AREAS ABOUT EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY IN PEOPLE CRUSING THE INTERNET. THE DANGER NOWADAYS IS THAT PREDATORS CAN INVADE CHILDREN'S BEDROOMS. MANY CHILDREN HAVE THEIR OWN COMPUTERS.))
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The week-long seminar is designed to give police a better understanding of the complex issues of computer crime.

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Not everyone lining the route of New York's annual St. Patricks Day parade was cheering.
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About 100 gay and lesbian Irish Americans were protesting their exclusion from the procession.
Several were arrested when they tried to march up 5th Avenue and block the parade.
The protest is becoming as much a tradition as the parade itself... it began in 1991, when organizers decided NOT to allow the Lesbian and Gay organizartion to carry a banner in the parade.
The decision was upheld in New York City courts.
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You may soon be able to be environmentally friendly, and still drive a luxury car.
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DaimlerChrysler unveiled a new vehicle based on an A-class Mercedes today.
It can hit 90 miles an hour, and travel before refueling, but doesn't use gasoline.
The car, called the Necar4, uses a fuel cell that converts liquid hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.
The company hopes to have a fleet of demonstration vehicles ready by next year.
The car is a significant achievment because engineers were able to make th fuel cells small enough to fit in a compact car.
Making it fit your budget will be a bit more difficult, the fuel cells alone cust 30 thousand dollars.
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For many Roanokers, celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Corned Beef and Company is a growing tradition.
But this year, the restaurant's doing some growing of it's own.
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You often think of corned beef on Saint Patrick's Day, and the owners of a Roanoke establishment by the same name hope to have a lot people thinking Corned Beef and Company.
The downtown restaurant and bar continues to grow and expand, today Patrick Evans has the latest on it's most recent addition.
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Coming up today on Sports, we'll see if local N-F-L star Tiki Barber is setting the stage for a new career.
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Today on health Check, a new drug free approach to treating the painful condition of rheumatoid arthritis is approved.
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and a federal advisory panel says the time is right for the government to take a scientific look at medical marijuana.


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******ANSWER THE HEALTH QUIZ**********

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease which causes the body's immune system to attack it's own tissue.
That leads to painful inflammation and deformity in the joints.
Now the Food and Drug Administration has approved an unique drug free treatment to reduce the pain and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
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The Prosorba Column is a blood filtration device similar to kidney dialysis.
The treatment involves 12 weekly two hour sessions at a blood bank.
Blood is removed from the patient's arm and passed through a machine that seperates blood cells from plasma.
Antibodies which contribute to the disease are removed from the plasma before it is recombined and restored to the body.
Nearly half of the 109 patients tested showed significant improvements with results lasting more than a year.
The patients tested had severe cases of the disease and all had suffered with it for more than 15 years.
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The Red Cross is not the only agency these days asking people in the area to give blood.
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The Virginia Blood Services or V-B-S is now holding a blood drive at the New Century Venture Center in Roanoke.
The group recently agreed to supply blood to Carilion hospitals in Roanoke.
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((BOB CARDEN/VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES CEO: I THINK IT'S A TREMENDOUS BENEFIT HAVING AN ADDITIONAL BLOOD SUPPLIER IN THE COMMUNITY. FIRST OF ALL IT WOULD HELP ENSURE THE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR THE COMMUNITY. WE WILL HELP TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY HAS THE BLOOD PRODUCTS IT NEEDS AND WHEN IT NEEDS THEM.))
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The group has been around since 1974 and already serves the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond and the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottsville.
Carilion recently requested the group provide it with supplemental blood supplies.
A spokesman for Carilion said however, the Red Cross will remain its primary blood source.
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The VBS is in the process of setting up permanent offices at Crossroads Mall in Roanoke.
It's scheduled to open April first.

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A new Federal Government report gives a mixed assessment of marijuana as medicine.
Manuel Gallegus reports the drug has positive medical uses, but it's the way the drug gets into the body that's at issue.
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((AT THE CANNABIS RESOURCE CENTER IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, PEOPLE SUFFERING THROUGH AIDS OR CANCER ARE GIVEN MARIJUANA _IT HELPS THEM COPE WITH PAIN, NAUSEA, AND THE SEVERE LOSS OF APPETITE_ :11

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I don't use it to get high, it's the only thing that keeps me from throwing up.
THE MEDICAL BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA ARE REAL ACCORDING TO NEW FINDINGS BY THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE. THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED REPORT STATES THAT CANNABINOIDS, WHICH ARE COMPONENTS OF THE PLANT, CAN BE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT. BUT SMOKING IT IS TH WRONG WAY TO GET IT. ;15

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I also emphazize, we're talking about the medical poten Since we know that smoked marijuana is harmful, we need to look at the potential for other delivery vehicles.
STILL THE STUDY IS MORE FORGIVING THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS EVER BEEN ON MARIJUANA.
AND SIX STATES, INCLUDING CALIFORNIA HAVE APPROVED OF MARIJUANA USE FOR PATIENTS.;12

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"our goal is to make marijuana prescribable, by
--GALLEGUS STAND-UP- much of the marijuana given out at the cannabis resource center here in los angeles is grown on site, they're also very strict, without i..d or a verified doctor's note, you don't get in.
FOR NOW LOCAL LAW ENFORECEMENT LEAVES THIS CANNABIS COOP ALONE. AND DRUG CHIEF BARRY MCCAFREY SAYS AT THIS POINT IT'S UP THE STATES TO MANAGE THEIR OWN LAWS REGARDING MARIJUANA., MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your midweek ticker, which begins on stage.
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New York Giants running back Tiki Barber plays many roles for his NFL team. He's taken on a new one..off the field as an actor. Steve Mason caught up with the former Cave Spring star off broadway, in New York City this week.
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((Tiki Barber plays a spiritual lawyer in the play" Seeing Double", an hour and a half comedy that, ironically, is about two twin sisters who lead exact opposite lives. The play talkes place in New York City's New Amsterdam Cafe and the stage is about 10 feet by 10 feet. Size isn't the only difference between Tiki's two performing arenas. ((:))
Tiki has over 50 lines and hopes his first brush with acting in a play will lead to more roles as he continues to diversivy his life and career. ((:))
More on Tiki Barber's acting debut at six. In New York City, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

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For the first time since the division three basketball tournament has been in Salem, The ODAC will be represented.

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers advanced from the South Region and today Roy Stanley dropped in on the teams last practice before heading to Salem.
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A group of people started their morning off with a bowl of cereal this morning.
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While that may not be unusual, the size of their bowl was.
Roanoke radio station Z 101 point 5 hoped 250 gallons of milk and 26 pounds of Lucky Charms would add up to a magically delicious stunt.
It was their attempt to make the world's largest bowl of cereal.
Once the tub was filled D-J Don Walker took a chilly dip as he learned why so many people recommend a HOT breakfast.
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