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Today on News 7 at 5, rescuers search for survivors after an apartmetn house collapses in Italy,
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and a bitter custody fight over two babies switched at birth begins today in Buena Vista. We'll have a live report.


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Some hit or miss showers tonight before cooler air slips in. Forecast details coming up.


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Today on health check -- A new discovery about one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.
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Plus -- researchers are finding ways to make male contraceptives easier to take.
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Flames and terror race through a Michigan nursing home- Now authorities are trying to figure out why.
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The fire began last night when a brand new boiler exploded- setting the nursing home ablaze and killing five people.
Now the mission is on to find out exactly what happened.
Maureen Maher is in Flint, Michigan with more.
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WITH FLAMES ENGULFING THE NURSING HOME... FIREFIGHTERS, NEIGHBORS AND STAFF PUT THEIR OWN LIVES ON THE LINE TO RESCUE OVER 90 ELDERLY RESIDENTS, MANY UNABLE TO WALK.
NATASHA LIBBEY/WITNESS "THERE WERE STILL PEOPLE IN THE BASEMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH HELP YET, SO I RAN INSIDE AND I WAS GRABBING BEDS FROM THE ROOMS."
OFFICIALS SAY THE QUICK RESPONSE...DURING A VERY CHAOTIC SITUATION... SAVED DOZENS OF LIVES. WOODROW STANLEY/ FLINT MAYOR "I THINK THAT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT HOW PEOPLE COME TOGETHER IN THE FACE OF DISASTER. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED IN THE BOILER ROOM AREA, BUT THEY REFUSE TO SPECULATE ON THE CAUSE. THE BOILER WAS FUELED BY NATURAL GAS WHICH LIKELY INTENSIFIED THE EXPLOSION...A BLAST THAT INJURED MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE AND REDUCED ONE SIDE OF THE BUILDING TO RUBBLE. CHIEF JIM HARMES/GRAND BLANC FIRE DEPT.: THE EXPLOSION WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE, I'VE NEVER SEEN A BUILDING LIKE THIS.))


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In another corner of the world- famlies sleeping at night are buried alive when an apartment building collapsed.
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At least 13 bodies have been pulled from the ruins- Many more are missing and feared dead.
The six story apartment building in (Foe-Ghee-a) Foggia, Italy crumbled just before dawn- trapping dozens.
Only one family out of 24 escaped intact-
The family was awakened by the sounds of the building shaking- They tried to alert others before running out of the building.
Crews are now working to try and find any survivors who may be buried inside.
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One of two little girls switched at birth is now the focus of a bitter custody battle unfolding in Buena Vista.
Paula Johnson says she wants full custody of the biological daughter who was accidentally taken from her four years ago.
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All the families involved were in Court today. Steve Smallshaw joins us from Buena Vista. Steve, what happened today?
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More layoffs are coming to Henry County. We'll have the details in just a moment.
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and then a little later in the broadcast, we'll see how Veterans are remembered this holiday in the city of Roanoke.
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In Medical news, we'll see if exercise can increase your brain power as well as your muscles.
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and Patrick Evans will see if some really good Greek food can increase your waist line.
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Another apparel company is calling it quits in Henry County.
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County officials confirm that Ashmore Sportswear is closing its plant and outlet store in Collinsville.
That means that more than 100 workers will be out of a job in January when the plant shuts down.
Ashmore makes T-Shirts and athletic apparel.
It's been in Collinsville since 1994.
Officials with the company were unavailable for comment today.
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They're still trying to figure out what started a house fire in Northwest Roanoke today.
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The fire started upstairs in a two-story duplex in the 15-hundred block of Hanover.
Investigators are calling it suspicious.
Nobody lives on that top level ... but firefighters say the downstairs unit IS occupied.
It took only 10-minutes to get the flames under control.
No one was hurt-
But there's an estimated 25-thousand-dollars' worth of damage to the structure.
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Hikers on the Appalachian Trail have to cross railroad tracks in more than one place along the Maine- to- Georgia foot path.
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Norfolk Southern is trying to eliminate "at-grade" crossings- -where vehicles or pedestrians have been allowed to drive or walk across the tracks.
The government has launched a law suit, trying to force the railroad to give the trail a permanent easement.
Ron Garten is a former railroad worker who hikes the trail almost every day. He doesn't see the problem.
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N-S says simply it wants to make sure hikers are safe.
Negotiations continue.
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V-Dot is taking an extra six months to study the proposed Interstate I-73. Public hearings will occur next spring.
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Legislators met today in Franklin County, where I-73 takes on special meaning. People like Lois Slotnick want V-DOT to improve safety on Route 220 rather than spend money on a new road.
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But manufactured housing is Franklin County's key industry, and some people say I-73 would make it easier to truck in supplies. Walter Hughes says opponents of the road are wrong.
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((MOST OF THEM WANT YOU TO RIDE A BICYCLE OR TAKE THE TRAIN. WE'VE HAD TRAINS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BUT WE NO LONGER HAVE THEM BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE. EVERYBODY WHO CAME HERE CAME IN A CAR.))
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board will decide by the end of next year whether to build I-73, to upgrade Route 220, or not to build at all.
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Patrick Evans is out looking for another meal. Tonight he has some good news for lovers of authentic Greek food.

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Most of us just can't jet off to the Greek Islands anytime we feel like enjoying an authentic Greek meal.


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Luckily, you don't have to.
As Patrick Evans explains, Athens comes to Roanoke this Sunday, with wealth of traditional foods, including those marvelous desserts.
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Coming up in Sports, NASCAR gets a new television home.
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And on Health Check, can exercise make you smarter? Some mice seem to think so.
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And U-V-A researchers are making new discoveries about a male birth control pill.
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The sixth billionth person was born last month. Students today at Virginia Western Community College are learning a new way to prevent overpopulation.
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Barry Hinton is researching new methods of male contraception. So many Virginia Western students were interested in the guest speaker's discoveries that they barely fit in the classroom for his presentation. The latest findings Hinton is studying at the University of Virginia is how sperm matures.
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((BARRY HINTON/UVA PROFESSOR: WHAT WE'RE TRYING ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRUGS OR COMPOUNDS THAT WOULD PREVENT SPERM FROM SWIMMING AND FERTILIZING AN EGG AND WE'RE JUST BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND SOME OF THAT PROCESS NOW, THERE ARE CERTAIN GENES THAT SEEM TO BE IMPORTANT FOR THATPROCESS AND WE'RE JUST BEGINNING TO SCRATCH THE SURFACE NOW OF WHAT THAT PROCESS DOES.))
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Hinton says over 70-percent of men say they would like more options for birth control.
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The number of breast augmentation procedures has risen 300 percent in the last seven years.
Many women who are not happy with their first procedure return for more work.
But a new type of breast implant may help them avoid going under the knife again.
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A plastic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida has developed an adjustable implant that allows physicians to vary its size after surgery.
Saline can be added or removed using a needle inserted in an access port in the implant.
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((DR. HILTON BECKER, PLASTIC SURGEON: "MANY WOMEN WHO HAVE A BREAST AUGMENTATION ARE NOT TOTALLY SATISFIED WITH THEIR SIZE AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THE SIZE AFTER SURGERY USUALLY TO GO BIGGER. SO WITH THIS DEVICE, NOT ONLY CAN WE CHANGE THE SIZE BUT WE CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE. ))
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The change is done in the doctor's office on an outpatient basis.
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((WELL, RIGHT AFTER I WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS. AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF HAVING THIS IMPLANT, IS THAT I COULD ADJUST MY SIZE. AFTER A COUPLE OF FILLS, I WENT UP A CUP SIZE AND I AM SATISFIED NOW."))
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Breast augmentation is now the second most common cosmetic procedure performed in the U-S after liposuction. Approximately 340-thousand women had breast augmentation with saline-filled implants between 1996 and 1998.
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Should you hit the treadmill before the books? A new study says working out is not just good for your body, it could improve your mind.
Sandra Maas reports.
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Today in sports, there's some big news on the NASCAR scene,
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With that and news from the Avalanche, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-NASCAR]


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Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker that is full of news about people on the move.
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NASCAR officially announced its new TV Package this afternoon, and what it means to race fans is that they will no longer be able to watch races on CBS, ESPN or TNN.
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CBS which televised the first Daytona 500 LIVE in 1979 was knocked out of the new deal by Fox, FX, TBS and NBC. Despite the fact that CBS and ESPN elevated the sport in the 90's - NASCAR went for the big bucks that are estimated to be over $400 million dollars.
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More from Campbell coming up on News 7 at 6.
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The Salem Avalanche is in the process of searching for a new general manager for the 2-thousand Carolina League baseball season.
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As we reported yesterday, Oster has resigned his position to become the general manager of the Elsinore Storm of the California League.
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Oster has handled the day to day operations for the Avalanche for the past five seasons and team owner Kelvin Bowles says the franchise is in excellent shape.
He says the wheels are turning to find a replacement and he's considering several current staff members.
Bowles says there's no timetable in finding a replacement for Oster.
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[PINNACLE 7501] Don't forget this weekend the college action on your Hometown Station Saturday heads back to the SEC as unbeaten Mississippi State takes on Alabama.
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[PINNACLE 7503] And Sunday we have the AFC east showdown with Flutie and the Bills battling the once beaten Dolphins. Thomas Jones' thoughts on playing his final home game are coming up at six. Take care everybody.
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Common people can do uncommon things.
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That was one of the themes of the Veterans Day events in the Roanoke Valley today.
The deputy commandant of cadets at Virginia Tech said veterans answered their country's call years ago. And they're still serving their communities today.
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((CO. ED SCHWABE/U.S. ARMY RETIRED: THEY ARE YOUR UNCLES, YOUR COUSINS, PERHAPS EVEN YOUR MOM AND DAD. THEY'RE THE MAILMAN OR PERHAPS THE POLICE OFFICER ON THE CORNER. THEY COULD BE YOUR TEACHER OR EVEN YOUR COACH.))
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Schwabe said he hopes young people who will spend most of their lives in the next century, will always remember those who gave their lives in this one.
The ceremonies were organized by the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council.
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