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Today on News 7 at 5, eleven students are injured - one critically - after a school bus accident in Rockingham County.
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And two local high school students face felony charges after an internet threat makes it onto a school web site.
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Get ready for our coldest night in a while. Lows will drop into the single digits in some spots. Details coming up.

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In Health Check - the managed care industry versus doctors.
We'll have an in-depth report.
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Plus - a first in the world of medicine.
Today, a double amputee gets arm transplants.
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Mothers- thousands strong- rally in Cuba.
They waved flags, chanted, and sang for the return of a little boy.
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This is the day Elian Gonzalez was supposed to go back to Cuba - so mothers rallied for his return- protested the United State delay.
Jennifer Jones has the latest on the battle over a six year old boy.
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((IT WAS A MASSIVE.. GOVERNMENT ORGANIZED RALLY... THOUSANDS OF CUBAN MOTHERS.. INCLUDING BOTH OF ELIAN'S GRANDMOTHERS...MARCHING AND CHANTING.
THEY WANT ELIAN GONZALEZ BACK. THEY WANT THE SIX YEAR OLD BOY RETURNED TO HIS FATHER. A MAN WHO IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPATIENT WITH THE BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE THAT HAS KEPT HIS SON IN MIAMI. GONZALEZ APPEARED LAST NIGHT ON THE ABC SHOW, NIGHTLINE. JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ, VOICE OF INTERPRETER "SOMETIMES WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS GO DOWN THERE WITH A RIFLE, I DON'T KNOW TO GET RID OF HOW MANY PEOPLE."
ELIAN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BACK IN CUBA BY TODAY...THAT'S WHAT THE I-N-S DECIDED LAST WEEK. BUT AFTER PROTESTS FROM CUBAN EXILES IN MIAMI... ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO LIFTED THE DEADLINE TO ALLOW ELIAN'S MIAMI RELATIVES A CHANCE TO FIGHT FOR THE BOY IN FEDERAL COURT.
SO THE HIGH PROFILE CUSTODY BATTLE CONTINUES. MOTHERS IN CUBA SAY THE BOY CLEARLY BELONGS WITH HIS FATHER... WHILE MANY IN THIS COUNTRY SAY THE BOY DESERVES THE FREEDOM OF DEMOCRACY. A FREEDOM THAT ELIAN'S MOTHER DIED TRYING TO GIVE HER SON.))



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Two Bedford County high schools students are facing felony charges after they allegedly posted a list of students they were going to beat up on an Internet web site.
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It happened last week at Liberty High School.
The students were part of a computer class designing their own web pages.
The two boys involved created a page with a list of a half dozen students they'd fought with or were going to fight and attached it to the school's web site.
A teacher noticed it almost immediately and notified authorities.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE LOOKED AT THIS AS SERIOUSLY WE WOULD ANY THREATENING TYPE OF CHARGE, THREATENING TYPE OF INCIDENT IN THE SCHOOLS.))
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Brown says the students, both 16 years old, have been charged with using a computer to threaten bodily harm.
That's a Class-6 felony that could result in a one to five year prison sentence.
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A truck crashed into a school bus in Rockingham County this afternoon.
Eleven kids were hurt. One is in critical condition.
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An 18-wheeler, without its trailer, smashed into the side of a bus on Route 11 near the community of Mount Crawford.
The bus was full of students from Pleasant Valley elementary school.
Ten of them were taken to a local hospital. They're in stable condition.
The child who was critically hurt has been taken to the UVA medical center.
Neither the bus driver nor the trucker was hurt.
The truck driver says he just didn't see the bus.
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The power has been re-distributed in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/(R) AMHERST CO.: I KNOW THAT NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET WHAT HE WANTS. WE'VE HAD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES THAT WERE HARD TO MAKE.))
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The new House committee assignments finally give Republicans control of each committee.
Among a handful of shake-ups: Former Majority Leader and Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell got knocked off the Courts of Justice committee.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WELL, THERE WERE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF SEATS THAT HAD TO GO BECAUSE OF PROPORTIONAL SEATING. AND IF YOU ONLY TAKE THE JUNIOR PEOPLE OFF, THEN YOU HAVE FRESHMEN WITH NO COMMITTEES...SOME SENIOR DEMOCRATS HAD TO COME OFF OF COMMITTEES.))
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NEW Majority Leader Morgan Griffith adds another motive for the move.
He says quote: "Mr. Cranwell has NOT been the most polite member of the committee in dealing with the public."
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Delegate Cranwell says he's NOT upset.
He says he's a great believer in majority rule.
Also losing seats, Roanoke Democrat Chip Woodrum was knocked off the powerful Appropriations Committee.... and Patrick County Democrat Barnie Day lost a spot on the Education Committee.
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Is an area code change on the way for some Southwest Virginians?
The latest, ahead.
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And three people are killed when an explosion shatters a Texas home.
We'll have the story, when we return.
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An early morning explosion leveled a single
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story home in a Dallas suburb- killing an elderly couple and the wife's sister.
The blast was so strong, it sent debris flying into the street, shattered windows in nearby homes-
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Firefighters suspect a natural gas line ruptured beneath the house.
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Danville police don't have any suspects in a shooting that left two men wounded in Danville.
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The victims, Darryl and Jeffrey Hood say it was just before midnight when they were shot while walking down North Main Street.
Darryl Hood was hit in the leg-- his brother Jeffrey was shot in the hip-- neither injury was serious.
The two were able to call police. They say they don't know who shot them.
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Just down the street - and a few hours after the shooting - fire broke out at a home.
Flames spread to the roof of a neighboring home before firefighters got the blaze under control.
A resident had to be rescued from the roof of one of the homes.
No word yet on what sparked the fire.
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People with a 540 area code- may soon have to dial 5-4-0 to make some local calls.
That's because the 5-4-0 area code is projected to run out off numbers by the fall of 2001.
The State Commission now has to decide what to do.
One option is to split the current 5-4-0 area code -- giving some customers a new three digit area code all together.

The other would allow all customers to keep their same numbers -- but would require them to dial 5-4-0 for some local calls.
The Commission will hold public hearings on the issue in February and March.

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Still ahead - Patrick Evans is rescuing rail cars.
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation is working on a major project, and it needs your help.
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Patrick Evans has all the details on "Railcar Rescue Saturday," which happens tomorrow.
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Coming up in sports - Mike Stevens has an interview with Nascar's Wood Brothers as their Golden Anniversary approaches.
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And on Health check...
A Roanoke Valley medical leader says the managed care industry is driving doctors out of business.
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/PRES. ROANOKE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE: THE DOCTORS ARE GETTING PAID SO LITTLE FOR MANY OF THE THINGS THAT THEY DO, THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP DOING THEM.))
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Plus, we'll tell you why everyone's goo-goo ga-ga at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Stick around.
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Topping tonight's health check- a first of its kind surgery.
It's taken place in France where- surgeons have carried out a double-arm transplant.
We're going to show you some of the surgery - we warn you some of the pictures are graphic.
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18 surgeons worked 17 hours to attach donor forearms to a French man whose arms were amputated below the elbow.
The 33-year-old is in stable condition.
Surgeons don't yet know whether the transplants are a success.
The patient had to take medication to suppress the immune system so it wouldn't reject the foreign tissue.
But that leaves him vulnerable to other diseases.
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The Roanoke Academy of Medicine says the recent resignation of 18 doctors from Lewis-Gale Clinic is just the latest in a long line of problems with managed care companies, and it's not the last. Tonya Flory has more.
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((It all started in Southwest Virginia with hospitals buying up private practices --
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/ROANOKE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE PRES.: THEY WANTED TO BE SURE THEY HAD THEIR BEDS FILLED AND THEY FELT THEIR AVENUE TO DO THAT WAS TO OWN THE PRACTICES THAT REFERRED THE PATIENTS TO THE HOSPITALS.))
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So doctors like Charles Hiles signed on the dotted line.
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((DR. CHARLES HILES/INTERNIST: WHEN THE LOCAL COMPANY CARILION AND TRIGON GOT TOGETHER TO MAKE THEIR PRODUCT IT REALLY SEEMED THAT I ALONG WITH THE OTHER PRACTITIONERS IN TOWN WERE GOING TO GET LEFT IF WE DIDN'T JOIN.))
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/ROANOKE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE PRES.: MOST DOCTORS ENTERED INTO THESE TRANSACTIONS ON THE BASIS OF MONEY, I THINK THEY ENTERED INTO IT ON THE BASIS OF RELIEF FROM ALL THE PRESSURE PUT ON THEM BY THE BILLING, BY THE GOVERNMENT, JUST RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS.))
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now the trend is shifting as many doctors discover being on their own is better. Physicians say their medical diplomas don't include a business degrees.
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/ROANOKE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE PRES.: THESE PEOPLE ARE DOCTORS,AND THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO, THEY WANT TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS, THEY DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO BE BUSINESS MEN AND UNFORTUNATELY IN THIS CURRENT CLIMATE EVERY DOCTOR IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE OF A BUSINESSMAN AND LESS AND LESS OF A DOCTOR.))
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As for Doctor Hiles, who has been back in private practice for four months, he's happier, and so are his patients.
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((DR. CHARLES HILES/INTERNIST: FOLKS DID SENSE A HURRIEDNESS ABOUT ME PERSONALLY IN THOSE MONTHS AND I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT SOME OF THEM DON'T SENSE QUITE SO MUCH AND I HOPE THAT'S A TREND THAT'S CONTINUING.))
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Tonya Flory News 7 Health Check.))












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The flu season is hard upon us.
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So the Roanoke health department held a one day clinic.
They had provided the vaccine to walk-in patients in the Fall, but that was ended last month.
So many people called this week- -still looking for a flu shots, the department decided to make use of a thousand doses they had left... at seven dollars a shot.
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((IT IS CHEAP. AND I HAD CHECKED WITH MY DOCTOR, AND THE TOTAL LIKE RANGES FROM $30 TO $40. SO $70 IS A GOOD PRICE.))


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The vaccine is said to be 70-percent effective. And it takes about two weeks for the shot to take effect. So there's a chance these patients could still get the flu. But it does offer some measure of protection.
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It's a problem that perplexes many parents.
Some children have trouble reading - even though their vision is perfect and they don't have a disability.
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The problem could be eye-tracking.
That means there's a problem getting messages from the eye to the brain.
It results in skipping words.
Optometrist Lori Mowbray has started offering visual therapy - or behavioral optometry - to her patients. The results have been promising.
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((LORI MOWBRAY/OPTOMETRIST: MANY OF THEM WHO'VE BEEN CALLED A-D-D OR A-D-H-D, HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, THEY'RE ON THE A AND B HONOR ROLL. IT'S FANTASTIC, REALLY EXCITING.))
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Behavioral optometry can be pricey.
At Mowbray's Minnesota clinic, a 6-and-a-half month session can cost from 3 to 5-thousand dollars.


But for parents who've seen dramatic improvement in their kids' reading ability - it's worth every penny.
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Tonight's Two Minute Ticker again originates from the NASCAR Media Tour.
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Normally this event centers around the Carolina, but this year it found its way to Stuart, Virginia where the Wood Brothers are anticipating their Golden Anniversary.
Mike Stevens has more from their race shop.
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No matter what the obstacles - an artist can't be suppressed.
And there's living proof - in Hungary.
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Velok Istvan can't lift a glass, or feed himself because of a childhood battle with meningitis.
But he can use a typewriter -
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[vo-nat] and with it he creates masterpieces of art.
He's been making pictures with his typewriters for 16 years now.
Some of his pictures take up to six months to finish.
But Istvan doesn't sell his pictures - he just displays them for his fans and admirers to see.
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There's a new couple bringing a roaring good time to the Cincinnati Zoo.
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[21:02:15]
Two "Indo Chinese" Tiger cubs were born the day after Christmas.
They are an endangered species and the second smallest living tiger.
The five pound babies are the first of 125 new animals that will be introduced as part of the zoo's 125th anniversary celebration.
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