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Coming up today on News 7 at 5, a local restaurant temporarily closes its door after several customers get ill. We'll have a live report,
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And a Henry County nursing assistant is convicted of patient abuse.
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Looks like a half-and-half weekend, with sunshine tomorrow and rain on Sunday. We'll go over the complete forecast for you in just a few minutes.

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Also today a local man sues Publishers Clearing House for more than 11 million dollars,
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and we'll tell you why it took 16 years for a message to get from one ten year old boy to another.
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[5-Food-Poisoning]


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The Steak and Ale Restaurant on Electric Road in Roanoke County is closed.
Shut down voluntarily after many customers reported getting sick after eating there.
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Tonya Flory is at the Restaurant.
Tonya, how many people were infected?
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Health Department says they had several reports -- not sure exactly how many, but no new illness have been reported since last Friday evening.
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((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/HEALTH DEPT. DIRECTOR: THERE HAVE BEEN SIX DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE EATEN THERE WHERE A NUMBER OF THE GROUPS HAVE GOTTEN ILL, SO WE'VE GOT A FULL BLOWN INVESTIGATION GOING ON WITH ACTUALLY GETTING SAMPLES FROM FOLKS AND DOING INTERVIEWS.))
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one of those people is Jerry Mofield who had a business lunch at the Steak and Ale last Thursday and became sick shortly thereafter.
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((JERRY MOFIELD/FOOD POISONING VICTIM: I HAD A VERY SERIOUS CASE OF DIARRHEA, VOMITING AND AS A RESULT OF THAT I HAD TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT CARILION ON SATURDAY TO GET A COUPLE OF SHOTS TO STABILIZE ME AND GIVE ME SOME FLUIDS.))
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six of the eight people with Mofield also got sick, that's when they deduced it was from the food. Dr. Rutledge says she doesn't know exactly what made the customers sick, but the Health Department is checking into it.

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((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/HEALTH DEPT. DIRECTOR: THE HISTORY IS REAL CONSISTENT WITH A VIRAL OUTBREAK, SO THAT'S WHAT OUR HYPOTHESIS IS.))
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Dr. Rutledge says she expects to get lab results back next Wednesday. So then we should know the exact cause of the food poisoning. If you ate Steak and Ale last week and got sick, contact the health department in Vinton.
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Coming up at six we'll hear why some of the customers are upset with how the restaurant handled their complaints and a response from Steak and Ale's President Bob Mandes.

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A Henry County case is a Virginia first.
The Virginia Attorney General's office has investigated Medicaid fraud for years.
But a new Patient Abuse and Neglect Squad has won its first conviction against a Henry County certified nursing assistant.
Wennifer G- Pyron has been convicted of assault and battery against an 87- year old Alzheimer's patient.
Pyron was seen slapping the patient at the King's Grant Retirement Community Nursing Home.
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((RANDY DAVIS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESMAN: THERE MAY BE SOME PEOPLE IN YOUR AUDIENCE WHO WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO REPORT INSTANCES IF THEY SUSPECT THAT ONE OF THEIR LOVED ONES IS BEING ABUSED. THE BEST PLACE TO REPORT THAT IS TO THE LOCAL SHERIFFS OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND THEY CAN TAKE THE PROCESS FROM THERE.))
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The Attorney General's patient abuse unit is less than a year old.
This year's General Assembly approved four additional positions for the unit.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic has made a deal with more of the doctors who have quit.
The agreement allows eleven primary care physicians to continue seeing patients at the main clinic and five satellite offices.
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These doctors will become employees of Lewis-Gale Medical Center. They'll lease equipment and facilities from the clinic.
Patients won't see much of a change.
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((JON NESS/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE PATIENTS OF THE FAMILY PRACTITIONERS WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO THE EXACT SAME FACILITIES THEY HAVE GONE TO. THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THE SAME FAMILY PRACTITIONERS, THE SAME STAFF WILL BE WITH THESE FAMILY PRACTITIONERS.))
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Two satellite offices will be closed, though...Fort Lewis and New Castle.
Ness says the doctors non-compete clause in their contract with the management firm PhyCor has been resolved. But he won't say how.
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The clinic also says the remaining issues with PhyCor should be resolved early next month.

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Negotiations between the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez and I-N-S officials have been put on hold until Monday.

Nevertheless there was plenty of Elian- related talk across the country... from the White House to the campaign trail ...to little Havana in Miami.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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((Six-year old Elian Gonzalez played on the swings in his Miami yard ... as the Presidential candidates played political football with his current plight. In a surprise move, Vice-president Al Gore is now proposing that Elian and his Cuban family be granted permanent resident status here in the United States ... putting Elian's fate solely in the hands of the courts, and not immigration officials. Gore essentially breaking ranks with the White House position ... that Elian be sent back to Cuba.

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"The President fully appreciates the support that the vice president has shown to him over time and thinks it's understandable that he will have differing points of view from time to time as he runs for president on his own."
Republican challenger, George W. Bush -- who supports Elian's right to remain here -- had a more cynical view.
((Sot: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate)) "I'm concerned that Al Gore's sudden change of position yesterday may have had more to do with the vice-president's political interests than with the best interests of Elian Gonzalez.
Today, Elian's father sent a letter to Congress ... rejecting any bill that would grant his family resident status. Instead, his goal is to come to the U-S ... so he can take Elian back to Cuba. Some lawmakers agree.

(SOT: Sen. Tom Daschle/Minority Leader, D-South Dakota)

"I think that reunification with his father is paramount. The sooner we can do it. The less we can make this young boy a pawn the better."
If Elian's father is granted permission to come to the States, Elian's Miami relatives now say they're not willing to give up custody of the boy ... but they are willing to sit down and talk.
((Sot: Manny Diaz/Miami family lawyer)) "They speak to that child everyday unlike the rest of the world. .. and they hear from that child everyday that child is afraid." OBV OUT))
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A local man believes he may already be a winner, but he has to sue the Publishers Clearing House to prove it. We'll have his story after the break,
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also some Japanese residents are forced to evacuate their homes as a volcano erupts for the first time in 20 years.
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A Martinsville judge sent a capital murder case to the grand jury this morning.
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38-year-old Michael Jerome Hairston faces charges of capital and first degree murder for the shooting death of a mother and her 16-year-old daughter.
At today's preliminary hearing, the court heard from the victim's daughter Shiwana (Sha-WANna) Hairston .
She described what she saw after she heard the shots.
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((WITNESS: BACK TO THE HOUSE WHAT DID YOU SEE? I SAW MY MOTHER AND MELVEENA LYING ON THE FLOOR BELOW THE BED.))
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36-year-old Eyvonne (Ee-VON) Hairston and her daughter Melveena (mell-VEEna) died from gunshots in the October shooting.
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A Gretna man is suing Publisher's Clearinghouse because he says the sweepstakes company cheated him out of his prize money.
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Leonard Turner says Publisher's Clearinghouse owes him about 12 million dollars. He says the company keeps telling him he's a winner, but he's never seen a check even though he's sent in the required documents for two years now. Turner doesn't want to talk on camera right now. The spokesman from Publisher's Clearinghouse says he cannot comment on the suit until he sees it.
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After two decades of silence, Japan's Mount Usu (Ooh-zoo) volcano is making up for lost time.
This morning the volcano erupted, spewing a mixture of ash, large rocks and gas over the country's northernmost island.
Barry Petersen has more.
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Childhood dreams don't always come true.
But a 10-year old boy in Seattle has gotten his wish- -one made 16 years ago... thanks to another ten year old.
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Erik Larson can't quite believe it.
When he was ten- -visiting his Grandmother in Cle Elum- - he scribbled a note, sealed it in a bottle, then tossed it into the Yakima River.
Sixteen years later, Joe Roy found it on the river bank.
He dialed the phone number on the note, but it had been disconnected.
But Eric's grandmother saw the story on T-V and called her grandson.
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((WELL, THERE'S I CHILDHOOD DREAM THAT'S COME TRUE.))
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Ten-year old kids being generally afraid of nothing- -tell you what they think.
Roy's reaction:
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((I WAS REALLY SHOCKED. I KINDA THINK HE'S A PHONY, SORT OF.))
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Coming up next Patrick will have the detailed forecast for our weekend,
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and then a little later we'll see how an artist is using eight thousand slices of ham to make modern art.
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Coming up today in Sports, Denise Allen will have a look at the early NASCAR qualifying from Texas,
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and we'll see how surgeons are using lasers to add years to heart patients lives.
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People living in today's world are seeing unprecedented advances in health care. A child born this year can expect to live 30 years longer than one born in 19 hundred.
Some of the most dramatic changes have come through laser technology.
Jaine Andrews takes us into the operating room to show us the latest lasers have to offer heart patients.
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Virginia's General Assembly whipped a bill through this year that is already law-- protecting tobacco companies operating in Virginia in national lawsuits.
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Now, North Carolina's Governor has called a special session of that state's legislature to do the same thing.
The fear of the tobacco-growing states is that a huge Florida lawsuit will require the tobacco companies to post billions of dollars in bond money -- before the case is even decided.
Virginia lawmakers felt that could cost tobacco jobs, especially at the world's largest Marlboro plant, south of Richmond.
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Good afternoon everyone welcome to your Friday ticker.
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Winston Cup drivers are qualifing at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon. Qualifying started at 4:30 so far Terry Labonte is on the pole running 192.137 miles per hour. Kevin Lapage is currently second followed by rookie Scott Pruitt.
Here's what Johnny Benson and Stacy Compton had to say about the one and a half mile track.
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((JOHNNY BENSON/DRIVER OF LYCOS.COM PONTIAC:)) ((STACY COMPTON/DRIVER OF MELLING RACING FORD:))
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You can watch the DIRECTV 500 right here on your hometown station. CBS' coverage starts Sunday afternoon at 1:30.


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A win tonight against Richmond and the Express clinches both the Northeast Division and the Northern Conference titles.
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Roanoke, which beat the Gades this past Saturday, knows Richmond still has a chance to win the division if the Renegades win their remaining games, making tonight huge.
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((SCOTT GORDON/RXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((DUANE HARMER/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
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And finally tonight children at the Rising Star Sports and Adventure camp got a spring break surprise this afternoon.
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Former Globetrotter Geese Ausbie is now the vice president of the organization.
He's been with the Harlem Globetrotters for 35 years, 24 of those as a player.
Now he travels ahead of the team, arriving at the next venue several days before the event to make special appearances like this one.
Geese encourages the children to stay in school and off drugs.
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((HUBERT "GEESE" AUSBIE/GLOBAL AMBASSADORS VICE PRESIDENT: STICK TOGETHER, PRAY TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER. I'M FROM ARKANSAS AND I ALWAYS TELL THE CHILDREN THERE THE SAME THING AND I HAVE FOUR KIDS AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. WE CAN ALL MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE IF WE JUST STAY TOGETHER.))
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The Harlem Globetrotters play at the Dedmon Center in Radford Tuesday night at 7.
News 7 at Five will be back after this.

[5-Danville-Movies]


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A new state-of-the-art megaplex movie theater is coming to Danville.
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It will be located on Riverside Drive and will include a 12-screen theater, restaurants and stores. No date has been announced for construction yet. The North Carolina developer, Consolidated Theaters, is also constructing a similar movie theater in Roanoke.
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[5-Web-Day]


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If you're heading to the movies this weekend, Patrick Evans has a place you may want to head first. It's our website of the Day.
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((It's finally the weekend and if you're like many Americans, you'll choose to spend at least a couple of hours in your nearest theater.
But if the thought of risking $6.50 on a movie that could be a stinker, really pops your popcorn, don't be mad...be prepared.
Our website of the day can help you pick out a movie geared toward your tastes. It takes a few minutes, but you tell the Movielens computer if you liked or hated a film. Then based on that information, it recommends something new, either at the box office or video store. The more movies you rate, the more accurate its selections will be.
So before you head to the multiplex, check out our website of the day, you can find a link at WDBJ7-dot-com. After all the six-fifty you save, may be your own....I'm Patrick Evans.))

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An artist in Belgium is trying to raise a stink with his latest creation.
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Jan (Yahn) Fabre says he is creating living art by covering the columns of the Ghent University exhibition center with eight thousand slices of spoiled lunch meat.
He says it is living art because he hopes to attract swarms of flies.
Already the exhibition is attracting critics -- most of whom are turning their noses at the whole idea.
Fabre says he's using fatty ham to create a marble effect on the pillars. The slices will be kept in place with plastic sheeting. A private security firm has been employed to keep a 24-hour watch over the creation.
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