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More information from the Egyptair voice recorder. Just ahead on News 7, how much will it help answer the big questions?
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And today's winds stir up brush fires. We'll tell you where firefighters are busy.
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A return to regular November style weather as the temperatures take a drop overnight. Full details ahead.

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For the first time in history Medicare spending has dropped.
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Plus -- a new program is helping fight childhood hunger in the Roanoke Valley.
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Investigators hold out hope that the Egypt Air Cockpit voice recorder will ultimately answer many questions.

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Good Evening.
So far the black boxes have raised more questions than answers.
But tonight one top investigator says he's confident about getting answers- saying the quality and extent of the voice recording is good.
Lisa Hughes has the latest.

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((Inside NTSB headquarters, engineers are trying to solve a mystery using a limited number of clues from Egypt Air 990s two flight recorders. Neither mechanical failure nor sabotage can be ruled out yet. The cockpit voice recorder was found on the ocean floor Saturday night. Investigators hoped it would answer critical questions. Why the plane dived so sharply from 33-thousand feet? Why its two engines were shut off? Were the pilots alone in the cockpit? In 31 minutes of clear audio tape-investigators say there are no conclusive answers. The NTSB still has to decide whether it needs more of the wreckage to determine what caused the crash. Right now the underwater search is suspended because of rough seas. In the meantime, investigators will compare information from the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder second-for-second and will analyze the pilots voices more closely for even the most subtle sign of trouble.))

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His eight month old baby boy died more than a week ago, after suffering severe head injuries.
Now, authorities say a Danville man who was a suspect in the death has apparently hung himself.
A janitor found the body of 19-year-old Jonathan Lakensay Chavious (Sha-VOSS) inside the apartment that he shared with the baby and its mother.
We will have more information on News 7 at 6.

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Franklin County firefighters are battling a brush fire at the Lakeshore Terrace subdivision ... not far from Hardy. Right now, it covers about two and a half acres. We expect a live report on News 7 at 6.
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A brush fire in Montgomery County is now under control.
A passing train is believed to have sparked the fire-- which consumed about four acres.
It started burning this morning at the bottom of Christiansburg Mountain.
Right now-- forestry officials expect the fire smolder for another day or so.
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The Danville tobacco market closed on an uncertain note for many farmers today.
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Prices for bales of tobacco for the year have hovered slightly below average ... at a dollar seventy-seven a pound.
To date, the Danville tobacco market has sold over 42 million pounds of tobacco at a price of 74 million dollars.


We'll tell you why next year will be a make or break year for many farmers on News 7 at 6.
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Is the third defendant different than the others? Still ahead, testimony in the latest dragging death trial.
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And look out below! A crane tips over ... and smashes into a restaurant.
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In Medical news, how doctors may be able stop many colon cancer cases .. before they're even spotted.
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and Patrick Evans will show how you can provide holiday help, to people who can really use it.
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The third defendant in the Texas dragging death case is expected to take the stand .. as his murder trial in Jasper continues.
Terisa Estacio is there.
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((Ignoring questions from reporters, Shawn Allen Berry quickened his pace up courtroom steps, seemingly anxious to take the stand as the defense in his murder trial begins to unfold. Berry stands accused in the dragging death of James Byrd Junior. His two roommates, John William King, and Lawrence Brewer now sit on death row, convicted in the same crime.

(Sot, Christie Marcontell/Berrys fianc´┐Ż)
(incue: A lot of people haven't given Shawn a chance. I don't know if

they will after hearing his story.. I just hope they will sit and listen )
Prosecutors presented these pictures of Berry last week painting the 24 year old as a thrill seeker. However, a defense psychologist testified Berry is not an unusual thrill seeker nor overly violent. He also said Berry is not a racist unlike King and Brewer. A former co-worker also told jurors he didn't believe Berry was capable of committing such a crime.

(Sot, Joe Glenn/Former Co-Worker)
(incue: I was asked to, it is the least I can do for Shawn)


Byrds family members remain a constant presence, saying they want to see justice in this final trial. Berry made several conflicting statements about what happened on that fateful June night a point he may clarify once on the stand.

(sot, Stella Brumley, Victim's Sister)
(incue: If you need to lie to save your life, you do whatever you can

to save your life.)

(sot, Guy James Gray/Prosecutor)
(incue: He is not a Sunday School

Boy, we will introduce conduct he's been involved in )

(Estacio Standup close)))




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The former nurse convicted of killing six patients will go to prison for the rest of his life.
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Orville Lynn Majors was sentenced today to 360 years for murdering six of his patients by giving them lethal injections.
Relatives of the victims had pleaded with the judge to give Majors the longest possible sentence.
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The six victims were patients at Vermillion county hospital in the mid 90's- Investigators say Majors may have killed many more.
Majors maintains he is innocent.
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A harrowing experience today .. for a crane operator in Malibu, California.
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He was working at a construction site on the Pacific Coast Highway, when the rig tipped over and smashed into a restaurant.
The operator was trapped for two a half hours. He's now under hospital treatment.
The crane tipped over around 10 in the morning Pacific time, so nobody was inside the restaurant.
The accident caused long traffic delays for several hours.
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You don't have to wait for Santa to fill-up those stockings.
Patrick Evans has the story of a Christmas gift everybody can help give this season.
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The Hokies should move up to number two in the bowl rankings. Still ahead, is there another Monday surprise?
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Today on health check -- The federal program that pays health care bills for 39 million Americans is reporting a decrease in spending.
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And -- a new way to tune out the world and prevent hearing loss.
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Researchers say a genetic mutation could be linked to up to nine percent of all colon cancer cases diagnosed in the United States.
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More research is needed, but if the findings prove correct, doctors may be able to monitor people at higher risk for early signs of the disease. Doctors say the mutation apparently promotes cancer by hindering a process that keeps cell growth under control.
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The findings are in today's issue of the journal Cancer Research.




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Medicare spending has fallen for the first time ever. Experts attribute the drop in spending to cuts made by Congress, more careful billing practices by health care providers and a crackdown on fraud.
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Government figures show spending on the program fell one percent in the fiscal year that ended in September. It totaled 212 billion dollars, down about one and a-half billion.
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Some caution this is NOT a trend. Experts say the elderly population is growing and Medicare spending will likely go up.



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Hearing loss is the third leading chronic disability in the United States, but some of it can prevented. Now there's a new way to filter out some of the harmful noise.
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((HONK)) [RUNS:01] so just sitting in traffic can do irreversible damage. And some concerts can be so loud, it borders on the threshold of pain.
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Now audiologists have a new high tech ear filters to help quiet the loud world better than old foam earplugs.
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((THERESSA JABALEY: IF YOU WERE WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH SOMEONE, THEIR VOICE WOULD SOUND LIKE THIS, YOU WOULDN'T BE GETTING THE HIGH FREQUENCY SOUNDS IT WOULD JUST SOUND MUFFLED.)) [RUNS:08]
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The new earplugs just bring the levels down a few notches and the clarity remains the same.
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The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank is launching a new program to fight hunger among children.

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The food bank is establishing partnerships with Refugee and Immigration Services, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the West End Center.
The Kids Cafe program will provide a nutritional afternoon snack or evening meal to children of low income families.
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((PAM IRVINE/SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK: I HEARD ABOUT KIDS CAFE FIVE YEARS AGO, AND I THOUGHT WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD NOT WANT TO PROVIDE A CHILD A MEAL. I MEAN I SAID THIS IS JUST LIKE THE HEARTBEAT OF WHAT WE DO.))
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Today, the Food Bank also acknowledged a major donation, three tractor trailer loads of fruits and vegetables provided by the Kroger Company.
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The B-C-S rankings are out. Could Tech possibly be snubbed again? [Tonya]

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Welcome folks to a brand new work week and a Monday that is much less stressful for Virginia Tech football followers.


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Last week at this time, the Bowl Championship Series ratings had Tennessee riding high above the Hokies. But Arkansas took out the Vols on Saturday right
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right before the Hokies went out and reduced the Hurricanes to cool breeze. The new BCS rankings that are out tonight have Tech second place behind the Florida State Seminoles and nearly 2 and half points in front of the new number 3 team Nebraska.
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[wipe to pinnacle page] And if you're a Tech fan or a real college football fans you do not want miss the college game Your Hometown Station has this Saturday afternoon. Join us at three o'clock as the Florida Gators host the unbeaten Seminoles in the swamp in Gainesville right here on WDBJ-7.
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By the way Tech's strength of schedule improved only improve 6 spots with the Miami win.
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And in case you're wondering, Tennessee only dropped three spots to fifth in the new BCS poll.


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The Virginia Tech women's team which is getting recognition in all of the preseason national polls, opens its season tonight at home at seven against, the Liberty Flames in the women's preseason NIT.
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Unlike last year, when the Tech women won this matchup 85-to-51, this year it's Liberty and not Tech that has the veteran, experienced team.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The winner of this game tonight will play again on Wednesday in the second round. If Tech has a bigger crowd than the one at the Georgia-Alabamam Birmingham game tonight, the Hokies will get to host that second round game.
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Coming up at six, we'll hear from newly crowned Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett and Steve Mason checks in from Charlottevsille with the latest on the Virginia Cavaliers. Take care everybody. [go to break]

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The Salvation Army is always on the front line in the war against poverty, but the battle becomes more visible as we near the Holidays.
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As in years past, Your Hometown Station has teamed up with the Salvation Army to provide needy kids toys for Christmas, and Patrick Evans has all the details on how you can play Santa this season.
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If you own a dog, taking it for a walk is probably just another one of your daily activities.
But on Saturday you can complete the chore and help others at the same time, thanks to the efforts of a local dog trainer who's trying to make a difference.
Steve Pardon has his story.
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(( (dog sound if possible during training-QUICK) This past June dog trainer Gina West became frustrated with one of her pupils. The K-9 kept getting tangled up under Gina's feet, or so she thought.
((1:03.20 My friend said its not...and I couldn't tell 1:08.18(5)))
Two days later, now feeling numb from the waist down, she went to the hospital for an MRI. That's when her doctor told her she had Multiple Sclerosis.
((6:39.29 I couldn't say...all I could see 6:50.06 (10)))
Searching for help she found a support base in her family, friends and online, in chat rooms for people with MS.
((You've got Mail))
Despite the support of others, Gina was still understandably depressed. Then 3 weeks ago her life took another turn this time for the better.
((10:09.21 I had a dream...and do something 10:21:05(11)))
What she's done is organize the first annual Paws Walk for Multiple Sclerosis. Being a certified dog trainer she has a lot of friends with paws. In the short amount of time since Gina's dream more than 75 K-9's, and their owners, have signed up for a mile long walk on the streets of Vinton this Saturday. All of the money raised will go to MS research.


She's also started her own business, New Hope Helping Paws, training K-9's to help in situations common to MS patients.

((20:34.22 I drop my keys...get mail out 20:48.01 (13)))
Despite Gina's love for dogs her condition doesn't make it easy to train the rambunctious German Shepherds, and the job itself reminds her that one day, one of these dogs will be her own.
((29:31.28 It's hard to think...not going to give up now. 29:52.23(20)))
Steve Pardon, News 7))
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The Paws Walk will take place on Saturday at 1 .. and follow the mile long parade route through Vinton. You can register your K-9 by calling 540-890-1988.
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