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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, high winds make fighting a Roanoke County brush fire a difficult task. We'll have a live report.
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and the racing world loses a true friend as Clay Earles passes away in Martinsville.[Weather-Head]
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The cold northwest wind was really blowing today. Forecast wind speeds do drop a bit later tonight.

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It sounds like torture; however, spinal manipulation is working wonders for a bad back.
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And it needs a lot of renovations, but we'll tell you what's in store for this former hospital.
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It appears Egypt Air Flight 990 will now be treated as a criminal case.

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The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a late afternoorn press briefing- where it is expected to turn over the investigation to the FBI.
The word comes after analysis of the jet's cockpit voice recorder- where tranmissions suggested the crash was no accident at all.
Lee Cowan is following developments and joins us with the latest from Washington.
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(( Suspecting EgyptAir flight 990 may have been brought down deliberately, the focus of the investigation is expected to take an
ominous shift --- from accident to crime.

JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN

As such, already overwhelmed by a host of other high profile cases, the FBI will soon be in charge of this one as well an international investigation that could be long and expensive and may require a massive salvage operation at sea.


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While traveling in Turkey, the President was briefed by his national security team on the developments and the director of Egypts Civil Aviation Authority arrived in Washington to help address concerns that EgyptAirs pilots are now at the center of a criminal probe.

What changed is what analysts heard on the cockpit voice recorder, pulled from the ocean floor over the weekend.
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The tape captured a crewmembers voice, believed to be that of the co-pilot -- making some type of religious statement possibly a prayer just before the Boeing 767 began its zero gravity dive into the North Atlantic. But theres disagreement about what they may mean.

But it does appear he was alone shortly thereafter, the voice of the captain can be heard entering the cockpit asking: What was going on, then begging for the co-pilot to help him pull the plane up, out its near supersonic dive.
A few seconds later, the tape goes dead the last voice heard asking that the engines be cut off.
COWAN ON CAM: Even if the FBI shifts the focus onto the pilots, there is still a difference between an act of terrorism and foul play. Either way, the FBI says it has no evidence to suggest anything, one way or the other. And it could take a long time to find out. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))



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The gusting winds and dry brush have turned Fort Lewis Mountain into a tinder box. Firefighters have been battling the massive brush fire in Roanoke Co. all day.
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Scott Goldberg is at the command post tonight. Scott how are the firefighters doing?
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It's a trial that sparked emotions throughout the nation-
A 13-year old on trial for murder.
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Today a Michigan jury found Nathaniel Abraham guilty of second degree murder but NOT guilty of the more serious first degree murder charge.
Abraham shot and killed 18 year old Ronnie Green when he was just 11.
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((LISA HALUSHKA/PROSECUTOR: IT IS A VICTORY FOR NATHANIEL ABRAHAM. IT IS ALSO JUSTICE FOR THE FAMILY OF RONNIE GREEN. NATHANIEL WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THE HELP HE HAS INDICATED HE NEEDS.)) [butt to 15:11:11] ((GEOFFREY FEIGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IF AN ADULT HAD AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD MENTALITY OR A SIX YEAR OLD MENTALITY AS NATHANIEL HAD- HE COULDN'T BE SUBJECTED TO A CRIMINAL TRIAL. HOW ARE WE DOING THIS TO CHILDREN. I'LL TELL YOU HOW CHILDREN ARE EASY VICTIMS.))
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The judge has leeway in sentencing. He could sentence Abraham to life in prison- or lock him up just until his 21st birthday.
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The cleanup is underway after the roof collapses on the Roanoke county health Department. We'll have that story in a moment.
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But first, the Reverend Jesse Jackson is arrested in his latest effort to get six students reinstated to school.
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In Medical news, Radford could be getting a new nursing home.
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and Patrick Evans goes high tech with his Christmas shopping.
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson and several other people were arrested today outside an Illinois high school.
It's part of Jackson's continuing effort to get six students re-instated after they were expelled for fighting.
Bobbi Harley has more.
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((JACKSON PROMISED AN ACT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IF THE DECATUR ILLINOIS SCHOOL BOARD DID NOT REACH AN AGREEMENT ON THE STATUS OF SIX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPELLED FOR TAKING PART IN FIGHT AT A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME.
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CHANCE OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN JANUARY.

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AMID CHANTS OF SVAE THE CHILDREN JACKSON AND OTHERS WERE PLACE IN PADDY WAGONS AND WAITED TO BE TAKEN AWAY. BEFORE HIS ARREST JACKSON--WHO HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT SPOKE TO REPORTERS

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THIS IS A LOT OF DRAMA FOR NOTHINGAND IT IS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY --THEY SHOULD ACCEPT THE PLAN PUT FORTH BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT TO LET THE CHILDREN BACK IN. ARE YOU GOING IN..INDEED.
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The town of Vinton has enlisted the help of a powerful vacuum cleaner as it deals with Monday's roof collapse at the Roanoke County Health Department.
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The vacuum service truck was brought in this afternoon to clear gravel from the structure. A contractor was replacing the roof yesterday when some of the buildings wooden trusses failed. Town officials have not determined the cause, but they will be looking to see how much stone was placed on the roof and whether there were defects in the existing structure.
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Town officials hope to have the building stabilized by tomorrow afternoon, so they can reopen Pollard Street and allow the health department to retrieve essential computer equipment.

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If you have some someone who loves little gadgets of all kind, you'll want to stay tuned. We've sent our gadget guru, Patrick Evans out to see what's new this Holiday Season.
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Coming up in Sports, NASCAR loses one of it's early leaders. Mike Stevens will have more in today's Sports ticker.
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On health check -- Carilion finally finds a use for the old Radford Hospital property.
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and we'll have some advice from a medical leader that explains why sometimes bending over backwards could be good for you.
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The old Carilion Hospital in Radford may become a new nursing home.
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Carilion Health System today confirmed the sale of the Radford Community Hospital property to Smith/Packett Med-Com. Smith/Packett operates eight Virginia long-term care facilities through Colonial Care. The company has filed for a certificate of public need to turn the hospital into a 90-bed nursing home. Smith/Packett plans to hold community meetings in the Radford neighborhood once specifics are in order. Demolition of the old hospital building is still scheduled sometime in the next month.
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If you suffer from lower back pain, a trip to the doctor or over the counter pain killers may sound like good medicine, but the New England Journal of Medicine says spinal manipulation could be the answer.
Paul Alexander reports.
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Today in sports, it's a sad day for the Martinsville Speedway.
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A racing leader has passed away. Here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Earles]


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One of NASCAR's true pioneers, H. Clay Earles died this morning following a year long illness.
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Earles was dreamer. In 1947, he bought an overgrown corn field at turned it into what is now the Martinsville Speedway.
In fact, his track opened a year before NASCAR even existed. And he was in business a dozen years before the Daytona International Speedway was built.
Earles was an innovator in the sport. When fans grew tired of getting dusty from the dirt track, he became the first owner to pave. It was a move that NASCAR owner Bill France Senior originally opposed.
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From its humble beginnings as a dirt track, Earles' Martinsville Speedway now covers more than 300 acres and holds 80 thousand fans.
The track and the entire sport prospered under his guidance.
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Clay Earles was 86 years old.
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If you're a Virginia Tech football fan, you certainly remember last year's humiliating homecoming loss to Temple.

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[wipe to pinnacle 7501] And don't forget you also need to keep an eye on this game Saturday afternoon. Florida State at Florida has huge BCS implications for the nation and the Hokies. You can watch it right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ-7 Saturday at 3. Take care everybody and have a safe night.
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Searching for that special holiday gift?
Need some ideas?
Patrick Evans says high-tech is the way to go, and he has a few suggestions for you.
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