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Today on News 7 at 5, new numbers show there could some conflict between the parties in Tuesday's Republican primary.
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and police discover a Bedford plant was the victim of vandalism following an early morning fire.
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We are headed for the 70 degree mark tomorrow. Warm Southwest winds will have us flirting with records highs. Details coming up.

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Also today, we'll tell you where you can get some practical advice to take better photographs,
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and we'll visti a neighborhood that is upset after its local landmark is stolen.
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[5-Abortion]


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A surprise in this year's abortion fight in Richmond:
... a bill requiring a woman to wait 24 hours and talk to a doctor before getting an abortion is stuck in the Senate committee that was expected to finally pass it this year.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What happened to the bill today?
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Jean, the Senate Education and Health committee has long been known as the hurdle that most abortion restrictions can't quite jump.
But this year, the Senate's power-sharing agreement expired, and the committees were re-stacked with a more conservative bent.
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So it was assumed to be a majority of sympathizers that heard emotional testimony about abortions where the women felt they had NOT received enough information.
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((ZSA ZSA JOHNSON/ABORTION PATIENT: I WASN'T TOLD HOW BADLY THIS WOULD HURT ME. I WASN'T TOLD HOW IT WOULD AFFECT ME PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.))
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Clinic administrators, and even a Baptist minister who counsels abortion patients pointed out none of the testimony was current-- NOT in keeping with the amount of counseling currently given.
So the committee voted, seven to seven... and the conservative Republican chairman said this:
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: PUTS ME IN A PREDICAMENT THEN THAT I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A STRONG BELIEVER THAT THIS MATTER IS SO MATTER IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DECIDED BY WOMEN IN COUNSEL WITH HER FAMILY, HER DOCTOR, AND HER CLERGY, AND NOT BY LAYMEN LEGISLATORS.))
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((FIONA GIVENS/VA. SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: WE WERE VERY CONCERNED THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN.))
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What technically happened was that Senator Barry voted NO to passing the bill by, or killing it.
Then he voted NO to passing it.
So it's still theoretically "before the committee" and could be brought back on another day.
Senator Barry said he could change his mind.
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More trouble for Bedford's largest employer, the Rubatex Corporation, this time INSIDE the plant.
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Authorities say a worker vandalized several pieces of machinery and started a fire inside an oven at the company's Waltex division.
The man.. who police would not name.. was a temporary employee working in place of union workers who have been on strike for more than five months.
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((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: APPARENTLY HAD A DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE THAT KIND OF WENT OFF INSIDE THE PLANT, DID SOME DAMAGES TO SOME OF THE MACHINERY AND DID SOME DAMAGE TO A COUPLE OF THE FORKLIFTS.))
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Company officials say damages would total well over a thousand dollars.
That portion of the plant was closed down for most of the day.
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A new poll conducted for News 7 shows George W. Bush should defeat John McCain in Tuesday's Republican Primary.
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The poll conducted by Mason Dixon shows Bush with 48 percent, and the Arizona Senator with 37 percent. Of those polled three percent supported Alan Keyes and 12 percent are still undecided.
Among those voters who identified themselves as Republicans, 65 percent said they would select Bush. Twenty Four percent backed McCain.
Among those who identified themselves as Independents or Democrats, McCain takes the lead 54 percent to Bush's 25.
The Margin of error for the poll is four percent.
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One of the Senator's votes on Tuesday will come from a man who calls McCain his brother.
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Jim Berger was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
He met McCain once: When they were serving time in the same prison.
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((JIM BERGER/FORMER P.O.W.: I KNOW THAT HE'S GOT CHARACTER THAT CAN'T BE SHOW BY A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE. AND THAT'S BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT HE'S BEEN THROUGH.))
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Berger says his military training taught him not to favor one party over another.
But that changed when McCain entered the race.
Berger says he began campaigning for McCain because he knows what kind of person it takes to survive in a prison camp.
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((JIM BERGER/FORMER P.O.W.: I HAVE A DEEP SENSE WE NEED JOHN MCCAIN SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WE NEED SOMEONE THERE WHO CAN PUT POLISH BACK ON THE THRONE OF THIS NATION.))
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Berger was an Air Force pilot, shot down in 1966.
He was a P-O-W for 6 years and three months -- nine months longer than McCain.
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Congress wants to put some of the nation's best known diet plans to the test. We'll have that story next.
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and from Washington State, Tonya Harding defends herself against charges of domestic violence.
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High Protein, Low carbs. Low Fat.
There are so many diets out there, it's hard to keep track. But do they work?
Today some of the most famous diet gurus descended on Washington-
Lisa Hughes has more.
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((With obesity a growing problem and weight loss a national obsessionits not surprising diet books sell by the millions. But do these diets work? Are they healthy? Who can you believe? :17 I THINK ITS VERY CONFUSING. So confusing, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman invited the creators of the nations competing diets to to hash it out. Cardiologist and diet-guru Robert Atkins swears by his high-protein, low-carbohydrate plan. It encourages dieters to eat meat while avoiding pasta and fruit. Robert Atkins, MD/Author, Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution: MORE WEIGHT IS LOST ON LOW-CARB DIETS THAN ON BALANCED DIETS IDENTICAL IN CALORIES. Not if you ask internist Dean Ornishauthor of Eat More, Weigh Less. Ornish insists an extremely low-fat diet with limited protein is best. Dean Ornish/Author, Eat More, Weigh Less Super:Lisa Hughes/Washington, DC : SO WHICH IS BEST CHOICE? THE SPAGHETTI, THE STEAK OR THE SALAD? THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION SAYS THEYRE ALL GOOD. THE KEY IS MODERATION AND AVOIDING EXTREME DIETS THAT LEAVE OUT MAJOR FOOD GROUPS.
Dr. Barbara Howard/American Heart Assoc. NO ONE OR TWO FOOD GROUPS GIVES YOU AN ADEQUOTE, BALANCED NUTRITION. AND YOU CANT SUBSTITUTE IT WITH SUPPLEMENTS. Dr. Barbara Howard calls all the popular diets fairy tales. The key to weight loss may not be sexy, she says. But it is simple. Eat a balanced diet, cut calories slowly and exercise more. Most nutritionists warn-this takes time. But its the safest way to lose weight AND keep it off. Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Washington.))


[5-Gravano]


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The man who sent John Gotti to prison is back in custody himself.
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Former Mafia hitman "Sammy the Bull" Gravano has been arrested in Arizona.
That's where he moved after entering the witness protection program-
Now Gravano faces drug charges as part of a Phoenix area drug ring-
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((SALVATORE GRAVANO/FORMER MAFIA HITMAN: I'VE NEVER RUN FROM A CASE IN MY LIFE. THIS IS BASICALLY IN MY HISTORY OF CRIME, THIS IS A MINOR THING.))
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Gravano is a self confessed hitman- who admitted to 19 murders- He served just 5-years for racketeering under a deal with the federal government-
Gravano's testimony helped put mob boss John Gotti behind bars.
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Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding told a judge today she's innocent-
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Harding is accused of fourth degree domestic violence after she allegedly threw a hubcap at her boyfriend, Darren Silver, and then repeatedly punched him in the face.
She says she was just defending herself.
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((TONYA HARDING: FIRST OF ALL I'D LIKE TO SAY I'M VERY SADDENED BY WHAT HAPPENED WITH DARREN. ALL I WAS TRYING TO DO IS DEFEND MYSELF. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU.))
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The judge ordered Harding to avoid all contact with Silver. She must also avoid weapons and alcohol. Police say alcohol was a factor in the dispute.
Harding now teaches figure skating at a Portland, Oregon mall.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans joins some fellow Frank Sinatra fans to celebrate the life of Ol' Blue Eyes.
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Frank Sinatra's memory and legend live on, especially this weekend at "The Club", Roanoke's jazz and blues theater.
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Patrick Evans headlines a list of people celebrating Frank's memory all to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll hear from some of the newest members of the Atlanta Braves.
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and on Health Check, Tonya Flory will tell us about a high tech speech therapy program that's bringing some children out of their shells.
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Fast ForWord is a speech therapy program for children with language learning problems. Tonya Flory is here to tell us how this computerized approach is using the Internet to treat students.
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Speech therapists at the Center for Research and Development say the latest technology is 90-percent effective. And the students say it's 100-percent rewarding.
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(( (///// NAT SOUND /////) [RUNS:03] It appears this 5th grader is playing a computer game, but Clark Kinlaw is actually improving his learning skills. The high tech technique of speech therapy makes programs like language comprehension builder seem fun. [00:04:11 the game he's referring to.]
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((CLARK KINLAW/STUDENT: THERE'S THIS HAND BY AN EAR AND YOU CLICK ON THAT CERTAIN THING IN THE BOXES, AND IF YOU GET IT RIGHT IT, GIVES ME POINTS.)) [RUNS:13]
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Kinlaw is making fast progress in the six to ten week program. While across the room Harold Fitch-Johnson just successfully completed Fast Forward.
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((JANET FITCH-JOHNSON/HAROLD'S MOM: IT WAS LIKE HIS LITTLE BRAIN WAS JUST ZIPPED UP OR SOMETHING AND NOW HE JUST TALKS, HE INITIATES HIS OWN LANGUAGE, ASKS QUESTIONS.)) [RUNS:09]
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Harold is autistic, but his mother says he's coming out of his shell and becoming more social.
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((JANET FITCH-JOHNSON/HAROLD'S MOM: ONE THING I DO REMEMBER WAS THE FIRST MORNING THAT HE TOLD ME GOOD MORNING FIRST.))
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The CD rom type game sessions take an hour and 40 minutes. Then the information is downloaded over the Internet.
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((ADITI SILVERSTEIN/CRD DIRECTOR: THE DATA IS ANALYZED AND THEN THE THERAPIST ON HER COMPUTER CAN UPLOAD THE INFORMATION AND WE GET A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT REPORT THAT TELL US EXACTLY HOW THE CHILD DID THAT DAY.)) [RUNS:14]
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So the therapy can be customized for each child. The Fast ForWord program also help children with attention deficit do better on tests like the Standards of Learning.
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((ADITI SILVERSTEIN/CRD DIRECTOR: IF A CHILD IS NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S BEING ASKED OF THEM, THEY'RE NOT GAINING THE SKILLS THAT THEY NEED, THAT'S WHAT SHOWS UP IN THEIR SOL SCORES, BUT ONCE THEY'RE ABLE TO FOCUS IN THE CLASSROOM, ONCE THEIR ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE TEACHER IS SAYING...BUTTBUTTBUTT....THAT'S WHEN YOU SEE TEST SCORES, SOL SCORES IMPROVE.)) [RUNS:18]
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The Fast ForWord program is a six to ten week course for children anywhere from five to 12 years old. And they have centers in Roanoke County, Lynchburg, Blacksburg and Bedford.



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Tired of everything looking fuzzy and unfocused? Is everything looking too dark or too light? Have you cut off more heads than King Henry the eighth? If that's the case with your photographs, you need to check out our website of the day. The folks over at Kodak -dot-com have put together a great guide to taking better pictures. There is everything from Top Ten Techniques to lessons on Light, Composition and even Basic Darkroom Procedures. The most useful section is the Problem Picture remedies. It will tell you how to fix problems with poorly exposed pictures, unusual colors, bad flashes, and red eye among other things. Once you've improve your photographic skills, there are even pages to help you put together more creative albums. Also remember my own personal rule of thumb...don't put your thumb in front of the lens. If you would like to see Kodaks' Better Picture Guide Online, you can find a link on our webpage at WDBJ7.com. Just click on the Webwatch logo.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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Roanoke meets Hampton Roads tomorrow on the road. Despite the fact five of Roanoke's top eight scorers were gone, the Express still won last night.
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The Express quieted the Toledo Storm 5-2 at the Round House. A scary moment when Toledo goalie Kevin St. Pierre was knocked out by a Duane Harmer shot.
He did not move until smelling salts were used on him, finally his legs started kicking, he is gonna be ok.
Scott Gordon and Perry Florio are doing better than ok, they're winning the Northeast with 14 young new players this year.
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((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:WHETER IT'S OLD GUYS OR NEW GUYS, THEY ARE WORKING A LOT HARDER. TOUNG PLAYERS TEND TO WORK HARDER THAN OLDER GUYS. WHEN THEY PLAY WELL, IT REFLECTS ON US AS COACHES.))
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The Dixie Conference men's basketball tournament opened this afternoon.
Ferrum College is hosting the three day event at Swartz gymnasium on campus.
At 2-and-10 in the league, the Panthers are the lowest seed in the tournament. But they know a tournament can breathe new life into any program.
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The Panthers play their opener tonight at 8 against second seeded North Carolina Wesleyan. [S5-Braves]


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The Atlanta Braves are in their second day of training camp at Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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Steve Avery is back in a Braves uniform and so is first baseman Andres Gallaraga.
The Braves also have answered a big question about the speed in their out field by bringing in veteran Reggie Sanders
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Coming up at six, We'll have more from the Braves training camp at Disney World, we'll have more on the Express, plus we'll also hear from the Cave Spring State championship swim team. See ya at six.



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A South Carolina woman had her goose stolen. Lucy wasn't a real goose. She was made of concrete, but the community is still feeling her loss.
Richard Rogers has more.
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