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Next on News 7 at 5, investigators say a 1996 fire that killed five people may not have been accidential as originally thought. We'll have the details.
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and Charlotte police declare Carolina Panthers receiver Ray Carruth a fugitive as he fails to turn himself in on murder charges.
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In medical news, a program designed to help diabetics with their diets offers some advice on getting through the holiday eating season.
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And we'll tell you why some candles pose a health hazard.
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((HE'S BEEN ENTERED INTO THA NATIONAL COMPUTER DATA BASE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AT EVERY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. RIGHT NOW THAT THERE ARE FIRST DEGREE MURDER WARRANTS AGAINST RAE CARRUTH.))
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Pro Football player Rae Carruth is officially declared a fugitive from the law.
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The Carolina Panthers player is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend-
If convicted, Carruth could be sentenced to life in prison or death.
But so far authorities can't find him-
As Drew Levinson reports the search is on-
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A fatal fire in 1996 that was first investigated as an accident now appears to be the work of an arsonist.
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Four children and their grandmother died when the home on Stewart Avenue caught fire.
Though it was first classified as an accidental blaze, investigators now believe that's not the case.
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((CHIEF JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE EMS DEPT.: DURING THE PROCESS OF A CIVIL TRIAL THERE WAS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT SURFACED, THERE WERE ADDITIONAL THEORIES THAT SURFACED, AND ADDITIONAL TESTIMONY THAT SURFACED. WHEN E GOT THE INFORMATION BACK WE FELT THAT IT WAS OUR DUTY TO REVIEW THAT INFORMATION))
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Roanoke Police are renewing their investigation and will try to build a case for prosecutors. Though almost four years have passed since the fire, investigators are hopeful that individuals with additional information will come forward.

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With the strike at Bedford's biggest employer almost 100-days old ... Rubatex is sending a letter to retirees, talking about one of the hot issues that led to the strike.
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Rubatex called a news conference today.
The company told reporters it mailed a letter to some retirees, telling them they'll have to start paying part of their health-insurance premiums.
But the amount those retirees have to pay could change if the company and the striking union ever agree on a new contract.
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((JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE TO NEGOTIATE. BUT THOSE ISSUES ARE VERY DIFFICULT. /////////// 16:24:30 NATSOUND: (UNION CHANTING) WHAT DO WE WANT? CONTRACT! WHAT DO WE WANT? CONTRACT!))
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Outside the news conference ... the union stepped up its picket-line activity.
There were about five times as many picketers as usual.
For its part, the union said retirees shouldn't have to pay any money for health insurance.
The strike is nearly 100-days old ... and the two sides have no plans to meet again.
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Danville's City Council has named it's new City Manager after a five-month search.
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Council unanimously picked 56-year old Jerry Gwaltney out of 160 candidates for the job.
Gwaltney has spent the last five years as the City Manager in Dothan, Alabama.
He has 25 years' experience in city government.
Today by phone he explained that his main objectives would include pushing for school and economic development.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/NEW CITY MANAGER: THAT'S WHAT THE NAME OF THE GAME IS RIGHT NOW...POSITIONING YOURSELF FOR THE FUTURE AND HAVING THE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE THAT MAKES THAT EASIER TO DO.)) ((PETE CASTIGLIONE/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: HE SEES THE TIE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HE'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
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Danville will formally appoint Gwaltney at its next meeting.
He'll make 125-thousand dollars a year... 14 percent more than his predecessor.
Coming up on News 7 at 6, we'll tell you why Council says he's worth every bit of it.
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Still to come on the newscast, Santa Clause gets some safety advice,
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And we'll have an update ,the prison standoff in Lousiana continues,
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A prison standoff continues in Louisiana-
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where a group of Cuban inmates is holding the warden, two guards and a group of inmates hostage.
Just before noon a hand appeared from between one of the prison's barred windows and tied a white cloth to the bars.
Moments later, a note was dropped from the window. Authorities received the note, but so far, there is no word on what's in the note, who wrote it or who dropped it out of the window.
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((CAPT. AUDREY THIBODEAUX/SHERIFF'S SPOKESMAN: SO THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING... SO FAR NO INJURIES WHICH IS VERY GOOD.))
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The crisis started Monday afternoon when four hostages were taken at knifepoint. One guard was released later Monday-
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Many people will wait until April to deal with their taxes. The fact is that after this year is over, there isn't much you can do to change the amount you will owe on your 1999 tax return.
So CBS' Ray Martin has some things you can do now to decrease your tax bite.
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A group of young ladies with a very special talent will be strutting their stuff this weekend at Tanglewood Mall, and we have a preview of that performance.
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Patrick Evans says these baton-twirlers even have a National Championship to boast about, too.
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In Sports today, Frank Beamer receives even more recognition.
But first on Health check, burning some candles can cause some wicked problems for your health,
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and we'll have some practical advice for diabetics who need to deal with their holiday food temptations.
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((THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR SOMEONE TO MANAGE THEIR DIABETES, THERE IS EVERY REASON TO HOPE THEY CAN PREVENT COMPLICATIONS. ))
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You may want to take a look at those candles in your house. They may pose a health hazard to your family.
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Though many candles have plain cotton wicks, some manufacturers add metal cores of lead, tin, or zinc to increase burning times.
But candles that use metal wires can emit lead levels 13 times higher than is safe after burning just one hour in an enclosed room.
Not all the metal wicks have lead, but consumers should still be on the lookout.
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((THAT IS USUALLY AN INDICATION THAT THE CANDLE MAY RELEASE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF LEAD. BUT THE IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO KNOW IF THE WIRE IS MADE OUT OF ZINC, TIN OR LEAD. OBVIOUSLY IF THE WICK IS MADE OUT OF ZINC OR TIN, THEY WOULD NOT BE RELEASING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LEAD.))
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The findings have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to hold a meeting with candlemakers today in Washington.

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Patrick Community Hospital is on the road to recovering from its five million dollar debt.
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The hospital's board of trustees enlisted the help of two business healthcare firms to reorganize Patrick Community's finances. Corrigo Group is at the hospital this week assessing the situation. And Pershing, Yoakley and Associates is identifying and correcting billing and collection problems.
Attorney's for the hospital have four months to file a plan for reorganization with U-S Bankruptcy court.
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Just about everybody gives into the temptation of eating a few sinful goodies around the holidays.
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While it's not good for any of us, giving in can be especially hazardous for diabetics.
Diabetes can usually be managed by diet, medication and exercise, but with the holidays' emphasis on food, some patients are having trouble with indulging.
The University of Virginia's Diabetes Community Network is trying to help.
It is teaching diabetics more about their condition and how to deal with their temptations.
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((WE TALK WITH THEM ABOUT ANTICIPATING PROBLEMS THAT COME UP WITH THEM ABOUT THEIR DIABETES MANAGMENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS. THERE MAY BE FOODS THAT DON'T FIT INTO THEIR MEAL PLANS OR SPECIAL FOODS THEY WOULD LIKE TO WORK INTO THEIR MEAL PLANS SO WE TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME STRATEGY FOR THEM.))
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The Community Network has some recommendations for diabetics struggling with their food plans.
It suggests you plan each day and each meal before it begins.
Avoid large amounts of carbohydrates.
If you are anticipating a large holiday meal, reduce the amount you eat at other meals that day, but do not skip meals.
Limit your alcohol intake.
Continue your exercise program....
and Set realistic goals, don't let one slip up lead to complete neglect of your regular program.
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Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your mid-week ticker.
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Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer must make more room in his ever growing trophy case.
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Today, the Associated Press announced that Beamer is their choice for college coach of the year as voted on by AP member newspapers, TV and radio stations. In his 13th season as Tech's head coach, he received 27 of 84 votes in the balloting. Coach Beamer has lead the Hokies to an 11 and OH record, a national championship berth and to a seventh straight bowl game.
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Hometown Hoops Weekly takes a break this week as we make the transition from the girls basketball season to the boys basketball season. The mid-week feature should return next week. [WIPE TO PINNACLE-FULL SCREEN!!!!!!!]
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If you have any interesting hoopology or neat story ideas call us at 1-800-777-WDBJ, of course that number is for scores as well.

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The Roanoke Express takes on Trenton at the Round House Friday. The team's early Christmas list is out and offense is always a request.
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The Express returned home earlier this week after a three game road trip in which Roanoke lost two of the three games.
The main focus as the Express returned to the ice for practice today was offense. And with leading scorer Joe Murphy out two weeks with a concussion Roanoke must find other ways to score.
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Beginning with Huntington this Friday night the Express will play 11 of its next 12 games at home. [STEVE CENTERED]
all right, coming up at six, more on the Express, more about coach Beamer and an update on the trial of UVa running back Antoine Womack.




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Virginia State Police and transportation officials reached out to December's busiest traveller today.
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The state and transportation safety advocates gave "Santa" a new sleigh, decked out with airbags, seatbelts, and booster seats for the elves.
There were, of course, gifts for the kids, and smart driving tips for Santa.
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((CHIP NOTTINGHAM/VDOT COMMISSIONER: IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP YOU ON SCHEDULE, I HAVE TO IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO GIVE YOU SANTA. FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND OUR 10-THOUSAND-200 EMPLOYEES. ONE IS A ROAD CONSTRUCTION PAMPHLET TALKING ABOUT ALL THE PROJECTS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY SLOW YOU DOWN ON CHRISTMAS EVE.))19
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To help prove the safety point, survivors were honored.
Seatbelts saved Ann and Cameron Leonard after an April 2nd crash in Bedford County.
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((DAVID SKOVE/DRIVE SMART VIRGINIA: THE CAR IN FRONT OF THEM LOST CONTROL, HIT THE GUARD RAIL, AND VEERED RIGHT BACK IN FRONT OF THEM, CAUSING A COLLISION.))
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Virginia has 2-point-8 BILLION dollars in road construction underway this holiday season... so state officials remind you to drive cautiously around it.
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