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Today on news 7 at 5, a deadly fire continues to smolder in Stuart. We'll have a live report.
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and the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors names the university's new president.
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The sunshine continues! Get ready for more sun and near record warmth by midweek. Details coming up.

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Firefighters in Patrick County are still working to control a deadly fire that killed two people at a particle board plant.
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Marya Jones is at the International Paper company in Stuart, watching their efforts.
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The fire at the International Plant is the second serious incident this year.
Four men were burned in an explosion there in April.
The "Occupational Safety and Health Administration report" found two safety violations.
The company was fined 67-hundred-50 dollars.

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The search to retrieve the black boxes-gets some help today-
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A more advanced underwater robot arrived today- the Magnum R-O-V as it's called is designed to work specifically in deep, strong currents.
It's three cameras are housed inside a steel cage- providing more protection from the mess of underwater debris.
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This weekend a navy robot searched the ocean floor for ten hours- and was unable to retrieve the boxes-
Investigators fear that both black boxes are hidden in debris or buried under layers of silt- all more than 250 feet below the surface.
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It's official the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech today named Charles Steger it's 15th President.
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Teresa Hamilton is on campus and joins us now.
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Up next on the newscast, keeping track of planes in and out of Lynchburg is getting easier. Well tell you why.
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and we'll see if the courts have shaken investor's trust of Microsoft as Wall Street weighs in on Friday's Monopoly ruling.
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On Health Check, U-V-A puts its heart into a webpage designed to help cardiac patients.
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and Patrick Evans does his part for the heart as Lee Ann King joins him to cook some healthy holiday food.
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It was late Friday when a judge called Microsoft a monopoly. So how did the stock fare today?
Alexis (Christoff-erous.) Christoforous has more on the Wall Street Fallout of Friday's decision.
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THE FALLOUT FROM THE MICROSOFT FINDING PROVED TO BE ONLY A SPEED BUMP FOR THE STOCK MARKET.
AFTER SLIDING AS MUCH AS 9-PERCENT AT THE OPEN, MICROSOFT -- WHICH ONLY A WEEK AGO WAS ADDED TO THE DOW INDUSTRIALS - PARED ITS LOSSES BY DAY'S END AS INVESTORS TURNED THE SELLOFF INTO A BUYING OPPORTUNITY. Ash Rajan, technology analyst, Prudential Securities Investors should not forget the shear earnings power of Microsoft given the product line, the market share, and the brand appeal. ONCAM alexis on cam INVESTORS KNEE-JERK REACTION TO SELL CAME ON CONCERN THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MAY SEEK TO BREAK UP THE COMPANY AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE FOUND THAT THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOFTWARE MAKER IS A MONOPOLY. BUT ANTITRUST EXPERTS SAY THAT SCENARIO IS UNLIKELY Harvey Saferstein, antitrust lawyer, Fried, Frank, Harris, & Jacobson: Microsoft is probably looking very carefully at the settlement possibilties and I think it's a good likelihood because it gets them out of so many problems, including the potential of a break-up... the more difficult part which is the possibility of many, troubled, private civil lawsuits which could be debilitating to the company." BUT SOME INVESTORS BELIEVE THAT A BREAKUP COULD ACTUALLY UNLOCK SHAREHOLDER VALUE -- SIMILAR TO WHAT INVESTORS IN AT&T REAPED AFTER ITS BREAKUP BACK IN 1984. AND MICROSOFT'S LOSS WAS ITS RIVALS' GAIN. INVESTORS RUSHED IN TO BUY UP SUN MICROSYSTEMS, AMERICA ONLINE AND REDHAT, WHICH MAKES THE COMPETING LINUX SOFTWARE. BUT WHILE MICROSOFT'S LEGAL JOURNEY MAY BE FAR FROM OVER, ANALYSTS SAY THE DECLINE IN MICROSOFT SHARES WILL BE SHORT-LIVED BECAUSE COMPANY BUSINESS WILL CONTINUE AS NORMAL PENDING A FINAL SETTLEMENT. I'M AC CBS MARKETWATCH NEW YORK.))


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Even if you haven't bought direct shares of Microsoft ... chances are the antitrust ruling will have some effect on your investment portfolio.
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Microsoft is one of the companies driving the U-S economy...
And it's driven some investments to heights local investors never imagined.
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Bill Mercer said Microsoft is a big part of his portfolio ... and he's concerned a drop in the stock could affect his retirement. [pre pro]
But even if you don't own Microsoft directly ... there's a good chance it's in one of your mutual funds.
Many of the most widely held funds include a major holding in Microsoft.
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The good news for all investors is ... despite the federal judge's ruling ... Microsoft ended the day falling less than 2-points.


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Lynchburg is the latest locality to benefit from a move to revamp the country's airport radar systems.
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The F-A-A today dedicated a new terminal radar tower for the Lynchburg airport.
Until now, Lynchburg had been served by radar out of Washington, D.C. and Roanoke.
The new system will give tower controllers a much clearer picture of air traffic in central Virginia.
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The new digital radar has a range of 60 miles and can detect targets under extreme weather conditions.
Five other systems have already been installed across Virginia.
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If you are looking for some holiday food that will leave you jolly and healthy, stay with us. Patrick Evans is in the kitchen with Lee Ann King.
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The Holiday EATING season is almost upon us, and with it comes the need to count calories and watch diets even more than usual.
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Patrick Evans has enlisted some help to come up with some tasty holiday classics that won't mean extra work at the gym
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Today in Sports, Virginia Tech is disappointed as another team volunteers to move ahead of it in the B-C-S poll. Mike Stevens will have the details.
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Today on health check -- the nation's second largest health insurer says it will give doctors the final say over treating their patients,
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And UVA is pumping out a flood of medical information about the heart. But doctors say this isn't just another medical web site.
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While smoking rates for adults have steadily decline for adults over the last decade, the opposite is true for teenagers.
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In the 1950's the average age to start smoking was 17. Now it is 14 with many experimenting with cigarettes as early as age eight.
Now parents are being urged to take a more active role in preventing kids from smoking.
Child development experts say simply talking to your children can make a big difference.
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Popkin says parents need to be prepared and recognize the opportunities to discuss smoking with their young people.
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((THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT TALKING TO YOUR TEEN OR PRETEEN ABOUT IS THE FIRST OPENING COMMENT YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SAY AHEAD OF TIME. IF ITS JUST TO ASK WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TEEN SMOKING OR YOU'RE WATCHING TELEVISION WHERE A CHARACTER IS SMOKING YOU CAN ASK WHAT HOW DO YOU THINK THEY LOOK SMOKING. DO YOU THINK THAT IS COOL. IT IS EASIER TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION.))
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Approximately one-third of young smokers will eventually die of smoking-related illnesses.
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The nation's second largest health insureer is reportedly giving doctors the final say over patients' treatments.


United Helathcare says the old policy in which an administrator made the final call cost more money than it saved.


Company officials say that it was more expensive to scrutinize and deny questionable treatments than it was to let doctors make the decisions.
Some health experts predict other insurers will follow the lead.
United Healthcare covers more than 14 million patients.


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University of Virginia Health System is trying to stay a beat ahead of other hospitals by launching a web site for cardiovascular medicine.
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((WELCOME TO THE ROTUNDA, YOUR GATEWAY TO ALL ELEMENTS OF THE CARDIOVILLAGE. BE SURE TO VISIT THE LEARNING PAVILIONS, OUT VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS FOR INTERACTIVE CME.)) ((DR. RALPH BUCKLEY/CLINICAL INTERNAL MEDICINE: CARDIOVILLAGE DOT COM IS AN EDUCATIONAL SITE THAT IS DYNAMIC, COMPREHENSIVE, INNOVATIVE AND ALLOWS THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO STAY ABREAST OF THE MOST RECENT CARDIOLOGY INFORMATION AVAILABLE.))
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CardioVillage is modeled after Thomas Jefferson's original Academical Village with the Rotunda in the center connecting Pavilions -- each housed with information on a different area of cardiovascular medicine. The site is designed for cardiologist, but is accessible to the general public. It can also be used by medical students and residents who want to study cardiovascular medicine.
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You can access the Cardio Village webpage through our page at WDBJ7-dot-Com. Just click on the Webwatch logo.
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Live demonstrations of CardioVillage are running continuously in the exhibit hall at the American Heart Association's 72nd Scientific Sessions this week in Atlanta.
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Today in sports, the Hokies are not going to be happy with the B-C-S.
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The two minute ticker begins with news of a team other than Virginia
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Tech in the two spot in the brand new Bowl Championship Series Rankings that were released earlier this afternoon.
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Despite escaping West Virginia with a 22-to-20 win - the Hokies failed to move up and grab the two spot behind Florida State in the new BCS poll. The Hokies are still third behind Tennessee and they can ill afford another poor outing like the one they had this past Saturday.
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The strength of schedule again killed Tech. The Hokies schedule ranks 60th, while Tennessee's is ninth.
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West Virginia quarterback Marc Bulger will miss Saturday's game against Boston College.
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Bulger has a bone chip in his throwing hand.
Mountineer coach Don Nehlen says Bulger hit his thumb on a helmet in Saturday's 22-to-20 loss to Virginia Tech.
It's the second time this year he's suffered this type of injury.
His status for the final game against Pitt on November 27th is also in question.
WVU is two and three in the Big East so far this season.
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The Baseball Writers' Association of America has named its rookie of the year.
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Cincinnati pitcher Scott Williamson received 17 first place votes and 118 points.
Williamson was 12 and seven on the year with a two-point-41 ERA and led National League relievers in ERA and Strikeouts.
Florida outfielder Preston Wilson was a distant second and Pittsburgh second baseman Warren Morris was third.
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Coming up tonight at six Steve Mason talks about the possibility of a new quarterback for UVA and the teams post season aspirations.

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Pokemon (Poh-kuh-mahn) fever is about to turn up a notch this week.
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Special limited edition trading cards were flown to this country from Tokyo aboard a jumbo jet painted with characters from the popular game and television show.
From there they were taken by armored truck to New York City.
For added security, a special Pikachu (PEEK-a-chew) Volkswagen escorted the convoy.
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((SHANNON O'NEIL-NINTENDO SPOKESMAN: THESE CARDS ARE A HOT ITEM. WE HAVE TO PROTECT THEM. WE DON'T WANT TO CUT KIDS OUT THERE YOU KNOW, RUNNING ARAOUND RAMPANT. WE HAVE TO KEEP THESE CARDS UNDER CONTROL.))
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The limited edition trading cards are available only at Warner Brother Studio Stores or to people who buy a ticket to the new Pokemon movie which opens this week.
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