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Today on News 7, the Federal Government says it is going to sue the nation's tobacco companies.
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and we'll see what can be locally to help the flood victims of North Carolina.
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A rather chilly night ahead....the weather service has issued frost advisories for the highlands and new river. We say hello to fall tomorrow with a cold forecast.

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On health check -- Numbers can be deceiving when it comes pounds -- but a special scale reveals more than just weight.
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And Danville's medical community is growing -- we'll tell you what type of doctor is in demand.
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((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE UNITED STATES ALLEGES THAT FOR THE PAST 45 YEARS THE COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE AND SELL TOBACCO HAVE WAGED AN INTENTIONAL, COORDINATED CAMPAIGN OF FRAUD AND DECEIT.))
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Another big suit filed against Big Tobacco. This time by Uncle Sam.
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Good Evening.
Many STATES have already sued the tobacco industry and big tobacco's agreed to pay 200-billion dollars to them.
Now the FEDERAL government also wants some cash- money it says will cover the cost of smokers illnesses.
Lisa Hughes has more.
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((
It is the latest blow to an industry under fire. The federal government is now suing eight big tobacco companies accusing them of waging a campaign of deceit_knowingly marketing a hazardous product and lying about the danger for decades. Janet Reno/Attorney General: MILLIONS OF CIGARETTE SMOKERS HAVE GONE INTO THE HOSPITAL FOR LUNG CANCER, EMPHYSEMA_THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER HAS FOOT THE BILL. The Justice Department says that bill comes to more than 20-billion dollars a year. And that it's time for cigarette companies to pay up. Those companies are already paying billions in a settlement with 40 states. But the government says_its complaint is different because all taxpayers help pay for sick smokers who rely on federal programs for treatment. The Justice Department will try to prove that cigarette companies lied about research, efforts to market nicotine to children AND about efforts to develop a less addictive product. : David Ogden/Asst. Attorney General: THIS IS NOT ABOUT BANNING A PRODUCT. THIS IS ABOUT STOPPING FRAUD. THIS IS ABOUT STOPPING ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR AND IT'S ABOUT GETTING COMPENSATION FOR IT. But tobacco companies say it's politics and hypocrisy_the government has known about the dangers of smoking for years and has long been warning people about the risk.
Greg Little/Philip Morris Spokesman_WE WILL NOT SUCCUMB TO POLITICALLY CORRECT EXTORTION. WE WILL NOT SETTLE THIS LAWSUIT.
Lisa Hughes/CBS News: To cover the costs of the lawsuit, the Justice Department is asking Congress for 20-million dollars. The money would pay for witnesses and attorneys. So far, it hasn't been approved. Government lawyers say they're holding out hope it will be. Lisa Hughes. CBS News Washington.))

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The flood waters are receding in North Carolina and thousands of people are not sure what they'll find when they go home.
Jennifer Jones spent the day with a family who watched their possessions and parts of their lives wash away.
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(((LOCATOR: WILSON, NC)
BOBBY PAGE KNEW HIS FRIEND'S WILSON HOME WOULD BE IN SHAMBLES, BUT NOTHING PREPARED HIM FOR THIS.

(SOT, BOBBY PAGE, FLOOD VICTIM, HURTS TO SEE THIS)


FLOODWATERS RUSHED IN AND REARRANGED EVERYTHING THAT MADE THIS APARTMENT HOME.

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STILL, RESIDENTS PICK THROUGH THE RUINS HOPING TO FIND ANYTHING SALVAGEABLE.

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(JONES BRIDGE, "AND FOR THE FAMILIES WHOSE HOMES ARE STILL SUBMERGED,

THIS IS THEIR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD, WHERE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ARE PUTTING UP HUNDREDS OF THESE CAMPERS ON THIS 100 ACRE SITE.")

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MATTIE AND EARL JONES ARE AMONG THE FIRST TO MOVE IN. THEIR HOMES STILL UNDER WATER IN THE TOWN OF PRINCEVILLE.

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THE FIRST SIGN OF HOPE FOR MANY FOLLOWING THIS FLOOD DISASTER THAT COVERED 18,000 SQUARE MILES OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE AFTERMATH THAT NOT ONLY AFFECTED FAMILIES BUT FARMERS. MILLIONS OF FARM ANIMALS SWALLOWED BY THE FLOOD WATERS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CROP LOSSES. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, TARBORO.))

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More help for North Carolina is on the way from Virginia.
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Lowe's is sending nearly 600-thousand dollars in supplies and cash.
The home-improvement chain's headquarters is in North Carolina.
But it's accepting donations from customers at stores in our area.
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((DOUG COOKE: IT'S VERY EASY TO DO THE DONATION. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS COME TO THE CHECK-OUT AND TELL THE CASHIER THAT YOU'D LIKE TO GIVE SOME MONEY. ))
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Hardee's Restaurants are accepting contributions, too -- both money and supplies.
The restaurant chain wants to fill six tractor-trailers with canned food ... paper plates and plastic utensils ... clothes ... pet food and insect repellent.
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((ROSS GARLAND: I'VE GOT PEOPLE LINED UP TO GO FROM HARDEE'S TO HARDEE'S AND PICK UP SUPPLIES ... WE WANT TO LOAD UP SIX OF THESE TRACTOR-TRAILERS BY MONDAY.))
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Both Hardee's and Lowe's say their employees are among the people displaced by North Carolina floods.

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Coming up next on news 7, a group of Lynchburg retirees is considering taking its former company to court.
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and then after sports, we'll see what Mean Gene was doing today on the campus of Radford University.
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On Health check, we'll see a new scale that does more than just measure how much you way.
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And Patrick Evans will introduce to blues artist Maria (Mald-hour) Muldaur. Stay with us.

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One man is dead following a fiery crash this morning on interstate 64 in Alleghany County.
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The accident happened around nine o'clock just west of Covington.
A tanker truck carrying several thousand gallons of gasoline rear-ended another tractor trailer, and burst into flames.
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State police believe the driver was from Rupert, West Virginia. They haven't released his name.
Both lanes of interstate 64 were blocked this morning, but by mid afternoon traffic was moving in both directions


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After 48 hours trapped in a caved in apartment- a man is pulled out alive by American rescuers.
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That man was among the lucky ones- More than 2-thousand were killed by yesterday's earthquake-
3-thousand more are believed trapped under the rubble.
Today American teams from Fairfax County arrived in Taipei (Tie- pay.).
It was just last month that the specially trained group went to Turkey to help dig for survivors there.
The crew managed to save four people there.
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Retired employees of the Babcock and Wilcox company near Lynchburg say they may take legal action to fight changes to their health insurance coverage.
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Hundreds of retirees saw their insurance premiums jump drastically in August when the company switched them to a different carrier.
One man says two thirds of his monthly pension now goes toward insurance costs.
Many workers feel B&W lured them into retirement with the promise of affordable healthcare.
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((WILLIAM WILLS/BWX RETIREE: ALL THE YEARS THAT WE WORKED AT B&W, WE WERE LED TO BELIEVE THAT WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THESE THINGS, THAT ONCE WE RETIRED WE WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF AS FAR AS INSURANCE AND LIFE INSURANCE AND HEALTH INSURANCE.))
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Retirees agreed last night to seek legal advice on what their next move should be.
B&W officials would not comment on camera, but say many other companies nationwide are having trouble affording health insurance for retirees who aren't yet covered by Medicare.
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Singer Diana Ross was arrested on Wednesday at Heathrow Airport.
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She allegedly assaulted a female security officer who had attempted to make a body search on the singer.
Ross complained the officer had touched her breasts.
Ross was not charged, but she was issued a warning.
She says she was treated well by police.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Hokies of Virginia Tech are just over 24 hours away from their big matchup with Clemson. Roy Stanley will have a preview.
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On health check -- A Roanoke dietitian measures the importance of a healthy weight.
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and new study leads doctors to issue a warning. Drug resistant forms of the AIDS virus are developing.
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((I THINK ONE HAS TO STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE DATA AND SAY YES THERE IS A RED FLAG HERE. ))
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AIDS researchers issued a warning Tuesday. Drug resistant strains of the virus that causes AIDS are becoming more prevalent.
A study of 80 AIDS patients in New York found about one in six carried a strain of HIV that was resistant to a least one of the combination drugs used to battle the virus.
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((WHAT WE FOUND IS AMONGST THESE 80, 16% OF THEM WERE INFECTED WITH VIRUSES WERE RESISTANT TO AT LEAST ONE OR MORE DRUG THAT IS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TO TREAT HIV INFECTION."))
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Dr. Mark Markowitz says the drug resistant strains are being transmitted in significant numbers and that could have serious implications on the ways the disease is treated in the future.

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A Roanoke dietitian is helping dieters determine their healthy weight using a special scale.
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The instrument measures more than just pounds -- it registers body fat percentage, lean mass and body water in just a few seconds.
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((HEATHER HARKEY/PARTICIPANT: I TRY TO WALK AND STAY ACTIVE WITH MY CHILDREN, BUT IT'S KIND OF NICE TO KNOW THE BOTTOM LINE FACTS OF WHAT YOUR BODY PERCENT FAT IS AND WHAT IT SHOULD BE AND WHAT YOUR GOAL SHOULD BE IN THAT.ASHLEY NEWHOUSE/NUTRITIONIST: A LOT OF TIMES IT'S NOT JUST WHAT THE SCALES SAY, BUT IT'S YOUR FAT AND SOMEONE WHO WEIGHS MORE THAN CERTAIN STANDARDS SAY THEY SHOULD COULD ACTUALLY BE AT AN APPROPRIATE WEIGHT BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE MUSCLE, THEREFORE THEY WEIGH MORE.))
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Newhouse says this method is more accurate than the skin fold calibrator in determining body fat. The scale will be available next month as well at the Carilion Center for Health Education at Tanglewood Mall.
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Children's healthcare in Danville is getting a shot in the arm.
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That's thanks to a new pediatric care center that's opening its doors there.
The Danville Regional Medical Center created the children's healthcare facility in response to years of local parent demand.
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((DR. NADA OWUSU/CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE CENTER: THE COMPLAINT IS THAT THERE WEREN'T ENOUGH PEDIATRICIANS. A LOT HAVE COME AND A LOT HAVE GONE AND THE PATIENT POPULATION KEEPS GROWING.))
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The Children's Healthcare Center will double the number of pediatricians with hospital privileges in Danville.
Before, there were only three pediatricians that worked in the city.
All three of the doctors at Danville's new healthcare center are women.
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Today in Sports, the Hokies want to get a little revenge for the state of Virginia.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the midweek two minute ticker.
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Tomorrow night the Clemson Tigers hit Lane Stadium looking for revenge.
Mike Stevens has more on the possible payback and how the Virginia Cavaliers factor into this game.
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And coming up tonight on News 7 at Six, we will show you how some elementary school students in Martinsville spent part of their morning in English Class with John Andretti.
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Plus, Steve Mason will have a LIVE report with pop singer Mandy Moore. She's been traveling this summer with N'SYNC, but tonight she is one of the headliners at the Friday Football Extra half-time Jam in Lynchburg.
Hope to see you then everybody.
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There weren't any suplexes or body slams on the campus of Radford University today....
Just one "mean" man and his burgers.
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W-C-W announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund was on campus this afternoon to celebrate the opening of his latest restaurant.
But before getting down to the business of burgers, "Mean" Gene took time out to speak to students enrolled in a management class.
And-- as you might imagine the hot topic wasn't economics rather anything to do with wrestling.
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(("MEAN" GENE OKERLUND/WCW ANNOUNCER: IT GIVES PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ESCAPE FROM THE FINANCIAL, FAMILY WORRIES, PRESSURES IN THE WORKPLACE AND KIND OF GO INTO A FANTASY LAND, FANTASY WORLD. THEY CAN LINE IN THESE CHARACTERS AND THEY CAN CHEER FOR THE GOOD AND SCREAM AT THE BAD, BOO THEM, AND DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO. IT'S A GREAT ESCAPE IS REALLY WHAT IT IS.))
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If you'd like to catch up with "Mean" Gene, he'll be at Radford University until seven, signing autographs and overseeing none other than a cheeseburger eating contest.
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In 1974, the song "Midnight at the Oasis" hit the charts, and Maria (Muld-hour) Muldaur became a household name.

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Twenty-Five years later, she's still in the spotlight, performing Jazz & Blues--tonight her schedule brings her to Roanoke, and Patrick Evans has the story.
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