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Coming up today on news 7 at 5, a former Tech educator is accused of embezzlement,
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and police make an arrest in the weekend shooting of a woman in Lynchburg.
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In Medical news, a 100 year old leader of the state's native Americans is offering advice for longevity,
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and we'll see what Henry county is doing to help get its young people on a roll when it comes to good health.
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((OUR HIGHWAYS ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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Becasue of that, The Government is cracking down- to make sure Children are buckled up.
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Good Evening.
If your children aren't in seat belts- you could face a ticket.
With Thanksgiving approaching- and busy travel days ahead, checkpoints are being set up across the country- The target -drivers with children who are not buckled up.
Jennifer Jones has more.
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(( IT IS NO SECRET THAT CAR CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN.
YET IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO FIND KIDS IN A MOVING VEHICLE AND NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. Dot Marciano, Parent: I just saw someone the other day in the neighborhood with her son in the drivers seat on her lap, turning the Steering wheel while she was braking. Leslie Hewitt, Parent: You dont know if youre going to run into somebody or if somebody is going to run into you. And to have your child in something so easily prevented. SO, WITH THANKSGIVING APPROACHING, ONE OF THE BUSIEST TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR ROAD TRAVEL, AUTHORITIES ARE CRACKING DOWN. 7-THOUSAND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SETTING UP CHECK POINTS, TARGETING DRIVERS WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT BUCKELED UP. Jim Hall, Nat'l Transportation Safety Board, Chairman: our highways are the most dangerous place for young people. Its an adults responsibility to be sure that children are buckled up. Col. Michael Robinson, Michigan State Police: drivers blatantly ignore the law and there is only one way to get out the message. AND IT IS THIS KIND OF ENFORCEMENT THAT AUTHORIITIES SAY HAS ACTUALLY INCREASED CHILD RESTRAINT USE AND DECREASED THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES. BUT EVEN WITH THAT, STATISTICS SHOW THAT AS MANY AS 15-MILLION CHILDREN REMAIN AT RISK EACH DAY, A RISK AUTHORITIES INSIST CAN BE REDUCED SIMPLY BY BUCKLING UP. JONES STANDUP CLOSE: JUST OVER THE LAST DECADE, 81-THOUSAND CHILDREN WERE KILLED IN CAR CRASHES, 15-THOUSAND OF THOSE KIDS, WERE UNDER THE AGE OF TEN. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.))

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A Lynchburg woman remains in critical condition after she was shot in the head early yesterday.
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36-year old Tammy Smith was shot outside the "Pisces" nightclub on Fifth Street around 2 Sunday morning.
Witnesses identified the gunman as 37- year old Bruce Anthony Johnson.. Johnson allegedly fired several shots into the air and then into the crowd, one of the bullets struck Smith in the head.
Johnson is facing malicious wounding and firearms charges.
A hospital spokesperson would "not" say whether Smith is expected to live.
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Virginia Tech Police say they'll seek indictments against a former research assistant ... a man who taught classes at the university ... and is now under investigation for possibly embezzling state funds.
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Scott Goldberg has been looking into this case and has more tonight from our newsroom.
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Jean ... Virginia Tech Police have confirmed tonight they'll seek indictments against Arthur Degener.
No charges have been filed yet.
But police say a review of Degener's spending records reveal he MAY have embezzled approximately 98-thousand dollars from the university.
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This is a 19-88 yearbook picture of Degener, who also was a Tech undergrad.
He returned to the university last year, working on his P-H-D.
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During that time he taught undergraduate classes at the college of engineering.
He also was in charge of a lab renovation project.
It's the money he spent on that project that's in question.
The school says Degener was authorized to buy construction supplies and other equipment for the project.
But a Tech audit suggested he also may have spent money on himself.
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And again, tonight the Virginia Tech Police Department confirms it will seek indictments against Degener for embezzling about 98-thousand dollars in state funds.
But at this point, it still has to go to a grand jury.
No charges have been pressed.
We called Degener, who referred us to his lawyer.
HIs lawyer did not return our calls.
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Coming up next, the federal government issues some new rules in an effort to prevent some of the most common on the job injuries.
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Plus from California comes news that one of the country's best loved cartoonists is more seriously ill than originally thought.
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The water level at Carvins Cove remains low, and in Roanoke mandatory water restrictions are still in effect.
But apparently some city residents are letting their faucets flow.
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The water level at Roanoke's main reservoir is now 17- point- nine feet below the spillway.
Though conservation efforts have been successful, city officials say consumption is creeping up again.
Roanoker Russell Hall is looking forward to the day when restrictions are lifted, but says he's still trying to save water.
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((RUSSELL HALL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: OF COURSE, WE'VE NOT WASHED THE CAR NOW FOR A WHILE. I GO TO THE COUNTY OCCASIONALLY TO DO THAT, BUT NOTHING HERE, SO IT'S MUCH ON OUR MIND.))
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Comparing water use in '99 with the same period a year ago, Roanokers were typically saving 20- 40 million gallons of water a week.
But recently, there have been some weeks in which that figure has fallen to zero.
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The Labor Department is coming to the rescue of the thousands of American workers who suffer repetetive motion injuries every year.
But industry analysts say new rules are going to cost much more than anyone suspects.
Lee Cowan reports.
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You got guys with knee injuries, and back injuries, just everything, it just takes its toll.
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Hes like some 600-thousand other workers who suffer from a job related injuries each year, either from heavy lifting, or constant repetitive motion side effects of poor ergonomic environments, as theyre called.

Now the Labor Department is demanding a change, with sweeping and controversial new regulations that force employers to fix what employees say is wrong.

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My friends, this is the right thing to do, this is the smart thing to do, because good ergonomics is also good economics.
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The new proposal would affect some 27 million workers -- everyone from nurses who lift heavy patients, to those who sit at keyboards -- requiring employers to identify and fix potential health problems and make it easier for workers to report a stress related injury.
Expected savings: some 300-thousand injuries a year and some 9 billion in disability claims.
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Jerry Jasinowksi is president of the National Association of Manufacturers. He says the plan would cost employers more than 6 times what the government estimates, and to make matters worse, he says theres no science to back up the regulation.

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Lee: Ill conceived? Answer: If you dont know what causes certain injuries, and youre trying to regulate it, it is by definition ill conceived.
COWAN ON CAM: Congress asked the National Academy of Sciences to look into workplace injuries, but the study isnt due to be released until next year. This proposal could take effect with a few months regulating a change in the way America does business. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington. ))

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"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz is battling colon cancer.
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His wife tells a California newspaper, the cancer was discovered Tuesday after the cartoonist was rushed to the hospital to clear a blockage in the artery that carries blood from the heart to the lower body.
She says doctors are still trying to decide the best strategy to treat the cancer. A hospital spokeswoman says Schulz's spirits are good ``and that's what it takes'' to fight the disease.
The future of the cartoon strip is uncertain.
But new strips will continue at least through the first of the year.
Schulz works more than five weeks in advance.
He will celebrate his 77th birthday this Friday.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will tell us about a campaign to get gifts for needy children that will have an impact on their lives for many Christmases to come.
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The gift of reading lasts a lifetime, so this season at Barnes & Noble, you have the chance to give that gift to a special child.
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Today, Patrick Evans is going to tell us about a Christmas Tree that allows you to light up the life of a child you don't even know.
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Today in Sports, someone is breathing down Virginia Tech's neck in the latest Bowl Championship Series Rankings.
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and on Health Check, we'll see how satellite technology is helping doctors pinpoint tumors from thousands of miles away.
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Henry County public school students are getting health exams on wheels. A mobile health clinic will bring nurses to more than nine thousand students in 21 schools.
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((DAVID MARTIN/SUPERINTENDENT HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS: SO OFTEN STUDENTS DO NOT RECEIVE THE PROPER MEDICAL CARE BECAUSE OF TRANSPORTATION AND ACCESS TO THAT CARE AND THIS OFFERS US AN IMMEDIATE WAY TO BRING A NUMBER OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO THE STUDENT DIRECTLY WHILE THEY'RE IN SCHOOL AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO MISS TIME FROM SCHOOL.))
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Sherry Vestal is one of the six full time nurses on Health Connections. She says the clinic will ensure all children who are on Medicaid get something called an E-P-D-S-T.
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((SHERRY VESTAL/REGISTERED NURSE: EARLY, PERIODIC, DIAGNOSIS, SCREENING AND TREATMENT, AND SO WE WILL BE DOING THOSE PHYSICALS ON BOARD THE BUS, AND IT'S A PRETTY EXTENSIVE PHYSICAL.))
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And right now, without Vestal, Health Connections wouldn't be mobile -- she's the only one who can drive it.
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((SHERRY VESTAL/REGISTERED NURSE: LUCKILY, I'M A FARM GIRL AND I'M USED TO DRIVING BULL DOZERS AND DUMP TRUCKS AND SO THIS IS JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER, BUT IT'S EXCITING.))
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The 100-thousand dollar mobile clinic was paid for by a grant from the Department of education.

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It is nothing new that doctors are using high technology to treat their patients. However when the technology is thousands of mile high, it's something different.
Doctors in Montana are using satellite technology to help them pinpoint tumors here on earth no matter how small. Adam Steadman has more.
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With all the new diets on the market, you are probably wondering what ones are going to work best.
Well the chief (e-merit-is) emeritus of the state's Pahmunkey Indians says he has a time tested diet that has contributed to his long life.
Cheif Tecumseh Deerfoot Cook apparently knows what he is talking about. He celebrated his 100th birthday this weekend.
He says the answer to his longevity is simple. He says quote, "Eat plenty of raccoons and muskrats and drink Pamunkey River water." But he also advises you to cut back on possum.
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It's time now for Sports, where we learn the Hokies aren't worried about possums. They're watching out for the Hus

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Welcome everybody to the Monday ticker as this Holiday week gets started with the latest BCS
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poll news. The Hokies are still a solid second in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, although the Nebraska Cornhuskers have moved up to get within 6 tenths of a point behind the Hokies.
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Tech wrapped u the Big East title this past Saturday by beating Temple 62-to-7. The Huskers managed to shave more than one and three quarters points off the lead Tech had last week, but Nebraska may have risen as high it can. It really appears like it will be tough for any one to over take Tech unless the team loses to Boston College.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD VT-BC] And the game Friday afternoon is a comlete sellout at Lane Stadium, but you can watch it right here on Your Hometown Station starting at 2:30.
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[wiipe to pinnacle hokie high 6642] Plus, the News 7 sports team will something a little different for you after the game - a LIVE half hour post game show from outside the stadium. Hope you can join us for that this Friday night at 7.

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The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 2-and-0 last night with a a 98 to 57 win over V-M-I at University Hall.
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The fans came out in full force at U-Hall for the state match up.
Virginia gets the jump in the first half Donald Hand swings the ball to Notre Dame transfer Keith Friel who shoots the three, draws the foul and converts the 4 point play. UVA led 23 to 13.
Midway through the first half the Keydets break the press and Andre Quarles finds Richard Bruce open on the wing for the three pointer as VMI tries to get the deficet back into single digits.
Later in the half, Friel brings it up court gets the pass to Hand who touch passes it to Adam Hall for the wicked throwdown to put UVa up by 17.
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Adam Hall gets the steal and the pass to Hand who hits Stephane Dondon for the easy layup and the Cavaliers roll past the Keydets 98 to 57.
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And the Ricky Stokes era begins tonight in Williamsburg as the Hokies open on the road against William & Mary.
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Tonight's game will be the 112th meeting between the the schools, but Stokes first as Virginia Tech's head coach. The Hokies have won 7 straight against the Tribe. A good start is imperative for this team, after going 13 and 15 last season. More on this game tonight on News 7 at six.
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[wipe to pinnacle on cowboys/dolphins] And if you are planning ahead for your after Thanksgiving day meal feast, the football buffet this Thursday features the Dolphins and Cowboys at four o'clock right here on WDBJ-7. Take care everybody and have a good night.

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If you happened to see two limousines parked at the Golden Corral in northwest Roanoke today, it WASN'T a rock star's entourage.....
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It was a group of students from the Noel C- Taylor Learning Academy, being rewarded for having perfect attendance this year.
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((Do you like to come to school? ANDREW WRIGHT/7TH GRADER: NAH. NOT REALLY. BUT IT PAYS OFF IN THE LONG RUN.))
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((BRYAN LOWE/11TH GRADER: HOPEFULLY, I'LL BE SUCCESSFUL LATER ON IN LIFE, BECAUSE THEY VERY HELPFUL OVER HERE.))
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The Lunch-N-Limos outing was made possible through a "Partners in Education" program between the learning academy and the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center.
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