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Today on News 7 at 5, former President George Bush leaves the hospital after a heart scare last night,
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and the woman suing Virginia Tech over sexual discrimination settles her lawsuit with the school.
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Smashing records today and trying to do it tomorrow. I'll have the warm details in a moment.

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In Health News, NASA helps mothers is danger of losing their unborn children,
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and we'll meet a happy and healthy 15 pound newborn baby.
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The former Virginia Tech student who accused two football players of raping her as settled her suit against the school.
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Tech agreed to pay Christy Bzronkala 75-thousand dollars.
She sued for eight million dollars, claiming the University created a "hostile environment" that led to Tech football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford raping her in a campus dorm room.
Tech still rejects her allegations. The school sees the settlement as a means of putting an end to costly litigation.
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((AND IT WAS ALSO COSTLY IN TERMS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S REPUTATION. WE SUFFERED. CHRISTY BRZONKALA SUFFERED. I THINK THE OTHER DEFENDANTS SUFFERED, TOO. I DON'T THINK WE WILL EVER KNOW THE TRUTH.))
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Hincker says the University did everything it could... from counseling Brzonkala to taking action against the male students.
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Brzonkala isn't talking today. Her attorney declined to appear on camera, saying only Christy and her parents "are glad it's over."

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Former PResident George Bush will spend the weekend in a Texas hospital.
The 75 year old suffers from an irregular hearbeat.
The condition flared up last night in Florida- and as Teresa Estacio reports now Bush is back in his homestate of Texas.
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FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH LANDED IN RAINY HOUSTON THIS AFTERNOON HEADING STRAIGHT TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THE 75 YEAR OLD FELL ILL YESTERDAY WHILE ON A TRIP IN FLORIDA FORCING HIM TO BE HOSPITALIZED. DOCTORS treated him for AN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, A FORM OF IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT. FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH; ) I feel tired, I didnt sleep very well last night but I feel good. ALTHOUGH RETIRED THE 41ST PRESIDENT KEEPS A VERY BUSY SCHEDULE. BESIDES COUNTLESS MEETINGS, BUSH HELPS HIS SON GEORGE W.. OUT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAI. BACK WHEN HE WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, BUSH WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A THYROID DISORDER CALLED GRAVES DISEASE. BUSH SAYS HE HAS NO PLANS TO LET THIS LATEST EPISODE SLOW HIM DOWN. HE SAYS HE WILL CELEBRATE HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY JUST LIKE HIS 75TH BY PARACHUTING OUT OF A PLANE.
BUSH : There is a lot of living still to be had. AS A PRECAUTION, BUSHS DOCTORS WILL RUN SOME EXTRA TESTS DURING A WEEKEND STAY AT METHODIST HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON.
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Next week, The former president has a big trip scheduled heading to Asia. He says that is still a go. Although he may consider talking along a nurse or physican just in case. Terisa Estacio/cbs news, Houston)

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Meanwhile George W is in Virginia- rallying Republicans.
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Just four days before Virginia's priamry -George W is in friendly territory- Polls show Bush the favorite here.
Bush visited America Online- and took to the Internet for an online chat- He found most questions today focused on his faterh's heath.
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Later tonight Bush will head to Richmond for a fundraiser.
News 7 will be there. We'll have a live report at eleven.
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A News 7 poll shows George W. Bush commands solid support among conservative Christians heading into the primary, but John McCain has the lead with veterans.
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Voters who identify themselves as Christian Coalition supporters favor Bush over McCain 63 per cent to 30.
McCain enjoys the most support among those who have served in the U-S military .. 44 per cent to 40 for Bush.
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The poll was conducted for News 7 this week by Mason-Dixon Research.

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The Roanoke Civic center is eliminating it's parking fee, but it could still cost you more. We'll have the details in a moment.
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also we'll hear from a man who says he can help people beat the high cost of gasoline.
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A Danville man, charged with running a child pornography operation, is out on bond tonight.
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25-year old Roger Freeman is accused of encouraging a juvenile to participate in pornography, having a pornography production studio, and participating in a sex video with a juvenile.
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Danville police have charged him with nine different counts in all.
Authorities made the arrest when a search for a 17 year-old runaway let them to Freeman's home.

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A team of counselors helped students at Bassett High School mourn the death of a classmate today.
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Authorities say 14-year-old Tiffany Craighead suffered a heart attack while in class. The ninth grader had a history of heart trouble and was recently treated by a pediatric cardiologist in North Carolina. People at her school are having a tough time dealing with Tiffany's sudden death.
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Tiffany was just two weeks shy of her fifteenth birthday.
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A memorial service in Lynchburg honored two firefighters who died in the line of duty twenty- five years ago today.
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Ronald Stevens and Everett Stewart were killed battling this fire in the 700 block of Main Street on February 25th, 1975.
The two men were trapped after one burning building collapsed on the other.
Stevens and Stewart were honored this morning in a ceremony at the site of the fire.
Colleagues who were with them still remember that night.
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Fire officials say they have not had another firefighter killed or even seriously injured in the last 25 years.
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The tickets may cost more, but at least you won't have to pay for parking.
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The Roanoke Civic Center is dumping its two-dollar fee for parking in the main lot.
Instead, you'll pay a surcharge of either 50-cents or a dollar on every ticket you buy.
The idea will bring the civic center more money ... and get rid of a headache when cars pull into the lot.
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((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: FOR YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT GETTING INTO THAT PARKING LOT, THE FEE, THE FACT THAT IT JAMS UP THE INTERSTATE. THIS SHOULD CLEAR THAT UP CONSIDERABLY.))
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The change will bring the civic center an estimated 110-thousand dollars a year in additional revenue.
Ticket prices will go up a dollar for seated events -- like concerts and games.
For trade and consumer shows ... the surcharge is 50-cents.
The new policy starts on April 17th.
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With prices going up at the pump, how would you like to decide how much you pay for gas?
You can have some input, by going on the internet site Priceline- dot com.
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((JAY WALKER/PRICELINE.COM FOUNDER: IT'S REALLY EASY YOU CHOOSE THE TYPE OF GAS YOU WANT YOU NAME YOUR PRICE AND IN SIXTY SECONDS WE GIVE YOU AN ANSWER. BY THE WAY YOU NAME THE STATION, THREE GAS STATIONS THAT YOU LIKE MAJOR BRANDS AND WE PICK THE STATION. YOU BRING YOUR PRICELEIN CARD TO THE STATION AND IGNORE THE PRICE AT THE PUMP.))
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Walker says it's free on line. Request your free card and they send it to you.
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Priceline dot com provides discounted rates for airline tickets and groceries.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will speak with a writer who has a different perspective on the American Revolution.
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Woody Holton, a Roanoke native and son of former Governor Linwood Holton, has published a new historical book.
Patrick Evans caught up with the author at a book signing earlier today, and has all the details on this new look at the American Revolution.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will look at the top 25 qualifiers for this weekend's race at the Rock,
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And then on Health check, we'll see how space age technology is helping at risk mothers.
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About 200-thousand safety seats could pose a potential danger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Cosco Incorporated's Touriva seats have defective buckles.
The latches may be difficult to unhook in an emergency.
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[Take Pinnacle Page] Cosco officials say they expect to recall about 200-thousand Touriva convertible car seats for children within the next two weeks. The seats were produced between May 1996 and November 1997. The company is working on a plan to mail an adjustment kit to customers.
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Cosco says no incidents involving the seats have been recorded.


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A new medical device for high risk pregnancies is now being tested around the country. Using the NASA technology, doctors can monitor the heart rate of a fetus, while mom is at home or on the job. April Nelson tells us more.
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An Egyptian woman gave birth yesterday to a baby boy weighing over 15 pounds.
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Doctors at Cairo's Railway Hospital delivered the baby by caesarian section after they became alarmed over his abnormal size.
Both mother and child are doing fine.
The baby is being kept in an incubator, but's he's almost too big for that.
Physicians say there is a history of diabetes in the family which sometimes can lead to large babies.
The boy will be named Karim, which is an Arabic word for generous.
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Welcome everybody to the end of the work week two minute sports ticker that begins tonight with qualifying results from the Rock.
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After getting dusted by the Fords at Daytona, the Chevys were hoping for better results at one mile long North Carolina Motor Speedway. It's just didn't happen. In fact - the fastest Chevy was driven by the normally poor quaifying Dale Earnhardt. Rusty Wallace won the pole for Sunday's Dura Lube 400 with a record lap at 158 point 035 miles an hour. Here's a look at your top 25.
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The women's Old Dominion Athletic Conference semi-finals tipped off this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center, and it didn't take long for the event to produce an upset.
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The number one seeded Bridgewater Eagles were hoping got protect their lofty status in the tourney. But Emory & Henry jumps on top early as Tammy Snyder hits the three pointer. The lady Wasps 55 percent in the first half of this one. Bridgewater would attempt to counter in the second half Megan Forster, the freshman from Shawsville, passes to Sarah Hagood also of Shawsville for the inside job. But Emory & Henry would lead from start to finish as Kelly Smith hits the
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three. The Wasps shoot down the Eagles 64-to-57 to advance to tomorrow's title game.
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In the second semi-final Roanoke College looked to sail into tomorrow's final as the Maroons played undermanned Guilford. The Quakers only had 8 players in uniform, one of those was Amy Evans. She knocks in this jumper off the break. Roanoke would answer with Cave Spring product Cheryl Rhodes passing to Narrow's Suzanne Webb. She scores for the 'Noke. Guilford would then work it inside to Arden Miller. She hits the turnaround. But Roanoke was too much to handle. Pulaski's Carrie McConnell gets it to Floyd's Jill Quesenberry. Roanoke wins it 78-to-60.
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Coming up on News 7 at six, a look at how the cancellation of the Arena Football League's season will affect the Steam. Have a safe weekend everybody. [go to break]

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Finally today our website of the day is the perfect way to shed the stress of the work week...unless you're a pointy haired boss. Patrick Evans explains.
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(( Happy Friday everybody, Scott Adams and the folks at Dilbert-dot-Com have put together a fun place to skewer the pointy headed bosses of the world.
Of course there are plenty of Dilbert cartoons on the site, you can even see what the character looked like when Adams first started the strip.
And if you think your job is bad, look at what other people have to say about their bosses in the List of the Day and Archive sections.
Of course despite all the complaints about the bosses, at least they didn't send in pictures of themselves wearing sock puppets...
Finally if you have a tough decision to make, Dilbert's crew can help. But it shouldn't be a tough decision to visit our website of the day. You can find a link through our page at WDBJ7-dot com. Just click on the webwatch logo. I'm Patrick Evans.))[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]