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Today on News 7, a teenager pleads guilty to killing his parents and two people at his high school,
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and 70 people could lose their jobs when a distribution center closes in Roanoke.
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The weekend forecast is all about blue skies and warm temperatures. Show you why in a moment.

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On health check -- A Rodeo clown drops by the Medical Center for Children today to rope in some wild, west fun.
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And the results are in on a comparison test of baldness treatments.
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One out of seven farmers could be put out of business in North Carolina- as result of flooding.

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The Federal Government today promised more money to help North Carolina farmers recover from their losses- but the damage from Hurricane Floyd is so bad- in some cases the damage can not be fixed.
Jennifer Jones reports.
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((More than a week after Hurricane Floyd flooded parts of eastern North Carolina, many farms are still underwater. With crops submerged and dead livestock floating in floodwaters, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced more help from Washington. Dan Glickman/Secretary of Agriculture "Five million dollars has been made available to fund disposal of decaying hog and poultry carcasses contaminating water in North Carolina as a result from Hurricane Floyd."
Officials fear damage to North Carolina's agriculture will exceed one billion dollars with small farmers bearing the brunt of it. It's estimated the flooding could put one out of seven farmers out of the business. As floodwaters slowly recede, thousands are still stranded by floodwaters. The National Guard is providing them with some relief, airlifting food and supplies. First Lt. Larry Bass/North Carolina National Guard "With the rivers beginning to recede today,.. hope that in the next several days those victims trapped by floodwaters will be able to be freed." In Wake County, residents living downstream from a lake are bracing for more water. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release a dam to prevent the lake from overflowing. Local companies are digging into their deep pockets to help North Carolina recover. Senator Jesse Helms says he'll even ask one of the world's wealthiest people, Bill Gates, for tax-free donations to flood victims. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte.))

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The teenager who murdered his parents before killing two students at his Springfield, Oregon high school last year has reached a deal with prosecutors.
17 year old Kip Kinkel is too young for the death penalty, but by pleading guilty, he will remain in jail until he is 42.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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An auto-parts distribution center is closing ... leaving some 70-workers in its tracks.
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The NAPA center in Roanoke will shut down early next year.
The center's manager said facilities in Richmond ... Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee will take over the work.
He also said most employees willing to move will be offered jobs at other locations.
NAPA has hired a job-searching firm to help others land on their feet.
All of the local NAPA auto-parts stores will stay open.
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Parents owing child support in Pulaski County are being forced to pay up or go to jail.
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It's all part of a joint effort by several local agencies and courts to round up dead beat parents.
Over the past two days, more than 20- parents were taken into custody for failure to pay.
But the majority of parents did pay up.
Court officials say, since yesterday, they've collected more than 24- thousand dollars.
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Coming up next on news 7, the richest man in the world donates millions of dollars to Virginia's Schools,
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and the airline industry tries to reassure travelers that all will be well if they fly on New Year's day.
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What drug works best to regrown hair? We'll tell you today on Health check.
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and Patrick Evans will be horsing around with the Polo Crowd.
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Another sinkhole disrupts traffic along Interstate 81.
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The six inch hole was discovered along a ditch line in Augusta County.
The area is now being excavated -- which has southbound traffic reduced to one lane between the Mint Spring Interchange at exit 217 and the Greenville Interchange at exit 213.
Truck traffic is being routed off of I-81 onto route 11 between those exits.
V-DOT officials anticipate this could be a rather large excavation process and could take several hours to complete.
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A judge has cleared Halifax County's animal control officer of a cruelty to animals charge.
Allen Newby had been accused of leaving three kittens in a plastic bag at the county landfill.
Two of the kittens were later found alive.
Newby insisted the charges were unfounded.
At his trial yesterday, a judge decided there wasn't enough evidence and dismissed the case.

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If you're worried about flying around the turn of the millennium- don't be-
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The Millennium project director for the Air Transport Association says Canadian and American Airlines are ready.
They've even released a public service announcement-
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The project directors says airlines are done with 95 percent of their Y2K plans.
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((THOMAS BROWNE/AVIATION MILLENIUM PROJECT: WE HAVE TESTED AND RETESTED AND RETESTED AGAIN, AIRPLANES AND CRITICAL SYSTEMS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR OPERATIONS ARE SAFE. WE ARE ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT IN TERMS OF SAFETY WITH THE YEAR 2OOO AND AVIATION.))
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Browne said travellers are booking flights for holiday time- including right before and after the New Year's Days.
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It's a gift befitting the nation's richest couple.
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Virginia's library system is getting 6-point-7 million dollars in computers, software, and training from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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The Gates Foundation gives money specifically to libraries that serve low income communities.
But Virginia official say part can be used to get discounted equipment for libraries in every locality in Virginia.


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Roanoke County is getting ready for this weekend' s Polo Cup. If you're not familiar with the sport, there's no better chance to learn.
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Each year, thousands flock to Green Hill Park to watch the spectacle of the Ponies--Polo Ponies in an exhibition match to raise money for Roanoke Youth Symphony.
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This year, we find Patrick Evans actually ON one of the horses slated to compete tomorrow.
Patrick, do you even know how to ride a horse?
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Coming up today in the Sportsticker, Mike Stevens will take an early look at NASCAR qualifying.
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On health check -- A new animal therapy has pets on pins and needles.
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And some children at Roanoke Community Hospital got a Roundup today instead of a check up.
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The New England Journal of Medicine is taking on a hairy subject, baldness treatments. It's studying which are the most effective at retaining and regrowing hair.
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Propecia is showing good results.
The daily pill almost guarantees you'll keep the hair you now have.
After two years, 99-percent of men had no further hair loss.
Sixty-six percent gained significant amounts of hair.
The pill costs about 50 dollars a month and you have to take it for life to keep the hair.
And the earlier you start taking it the better.
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((DR RAYMOND KONIOR: THEY'LL HAVE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF FOLLICLES THAT CAN BE RESTORED OR PRESERVED WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE. ))
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The two forms of Minoxidil were also tested.
The two percent lotion costs about 10 dollars a month. The five percent costs more than twice that and apparently you get what you pay for.
The stronger Minoxidil helped twice as many people. They also grew 45 percent more hair.
While it has not been tested, doctors are also finding success combining Propecia and Minoxidil.
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(( I HAVE A VARIETY OF MEN WHO ARE USING BOTH PRODUCTS AND ARE VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS THAT THEY'VE SEEN.))
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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of healing. While it is gaining acceptance in the realm of alternate medicine, it is not common therapy for pets.
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But if a Houston veterinarian has her way, it will be.
Dr. Cory Stiles is a vet who became frustrated telling people they were out of options for treating their geriatric pets.
When she went looking for new answers, she apparently found them in an old treatment.
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((DR CORY STILES/VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURIST WE MAY NOT MAKE THEM YOUNG AGAIN.. OR MOVE TOTALLY NORMALLY BUT WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER AND THE OWNERS TOO.))
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Dogs seem to tolerate the treatment better than cats, who don't like needles.
The owner of this dog says the treatments work.
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Acupuncture is not the only alternative therapy at the Texas clinic. Stiles also prescribes traditional Chinese herbs in addition to more traditional drugs.
And pets with back and joint trouble can even see a licensed pet chiropractor.
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Some patients at Carilion's Medical Center for Children got a dose of Texas style healing.
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Bull fighter and Rodeo clown Mike Smith got the children appropriated dressed for the occasion. Then the young bronco busters gathered in the play center for a photo session and some entertaining.
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The children also got cowboy hats and bandanas as souvenirs.
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Smith and the rest of the Roanoke Valley Roundup Rodeo will be performing at the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend. [2-Shot-Toss]
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Today in Sports, the winner of the Busch Pole is a little Rusty,
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and the points leader is back in the pack. Here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Qualify]


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Hey folks welcome to the final two minute sports ticker of the work week.
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The Winston Cup circuit is in Dover, Delaware this weekend a week before they head to the Martinsville Speedway.
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Qualifying this afternoon at the track would produce some interesting results as Rusty Wallace won the pole for Sunday's MBNA Gold 400.
It's Rusty's second pole in a row and his 5th overall at Dover.
Points leader Dale Jarrett is determined to make things interesting. He qualifying a sorry 38th today. Here's the top 25.
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Earnhardt was worse than Dale Jarrett, he was just 44th quickest today.[S5-Tech]


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The 8th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies stayed unbeaten last night thanks to their heralded defense.
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Senior all-american Corey Moore put on a clinic last night as he dominated Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter.
But the hit of the night was delivered in the first half by Tech linebacker Jamel Smith.
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Coming up at six, Steve Mason will tell us how the Cougars of BYU stack up against Virginia.
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Week Five of Friday Football Extra is all set for tonight. Here's where you'll find our crews roaming the sidelines this evening.
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There is also plenty of football on Your Hometown Station this weekend. West Virginia plays Syracuse at three tomorrow afternoon.
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Then Sunday catch the Steelers and Seahawks at one.
Have a safe weekend everybody, I'll see you tonight at 11:35 for Friday Football Extra.
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The Franklin County High School football team is having its best season in 11 years.
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That may be because a new booster club is lifting the Eagles' spirits. Players say the 145 members are like having an extra player on the field.
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((THERE'S A LOT OF RED T-SHIRTS IN THE STANDS DURING THE GAME. THE CROWD HAS BEEN THERE THROUGH THE LOSS AND THE WINS.
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The Football Club also sent these players to summer camp and hosts picnics after practice. They're saving up for a new athletic bus. Players are spending more time in the weightroom.
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((I THINK ANYTIME YOU'RE ON THE VERGE OF TURNING A CORNER THAT SURE YOU HAVE A FRAGILE, FRAGILE MENTALITY SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED A LOT OF SUCCESS IN THE PAST. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.))
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Tonight the Eagles get tested -- by "triple-A" E-C Glass in Lynchburg. Gametime's seven-thirty.
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