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Next on News 7, a local furniture company announces it will layoff more than 300 workers,
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and the families fighting over Elian Gonzalez continue to argue over transferring the boy to his father.
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We have showers on tap for tonight. The latest radar pictures coming up.

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In Sports, the Redskins fail to get their man. Mike Stevens will have the details.
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Also singer Whitney Houston experienced more problems during a performance last night.
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((IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT AT THAT MEETING IT BE STRICTLY FAMILY, THAT NO GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION FROM EITHER GOVERNMENT, NO LAWYERS, NO MEDIA PRESENT, STRICTLY A FAMILY MATTER.))
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Details are being worked out as a reunion between Elian Gonzalez and his father draws near.

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Still no definitive word on where and when Elian Gonzalez will be turned over to his father- but that could change soon.
A letter from the government with details of the transfer is expected at any time at the Gonzalez residence in Miami.
Bobby Harley has more.
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((AN OFFER TO MEET FAMILY TO FAMILY FROM THE MIAMI RELATIVES OF ELIAN GONAZALEZ TO THE BOYS FATHER. MANNY DIAZ/FAMILY ATTORNEY - It is imperative that the family get together and talk about the situation, talk about what's happened in the last 41/2 months. BUT ONLY WITH A WRITTEN PROMISE THAT FOR NOW, THE 6-YEAR-OLD WOULD STAY RIGHT WHERE HE IS... THE LITTLE HAVANA HOME OF HIS GREAT UNCLE. ITS A DEAL JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ ISNT BITING SO FAR AND NEITHER IS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DESPITE A RENEWED PLEA FROM MIAMIS MAYORS WHO MADE A LAST MINUTE TRIP TO WASHINGTON, DC, FOR A MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO. MAYOR JOE CAROLLO/MIAMI We requested of the Attny. General that she would intercede to accomplish having a family meeting between the Miami Gonzalez family and Juan Miguel Gonzalez. WITH NO PROMISE OF THAT, RENO STILL MAY MEET WITH THE MIAMI RELATIVES EVEN THOUGH THE PLAN TO TRANSFER CUSTODY OF THE CHILD FROM THAT FAMILY TO HIS FATHER BY THE END OF THE WEEK REMAINS IN PLACE. MEANTIME THE FLORIDA FAMILY IS STILL FIGHTING THE DECISION TO THE VERY END ATTORNEYS FOR THEM STILL APPEALING TO A STATE COURT DESPITE THE FEDERAL ORDER THAT THE FATHER AND SON BE REUNITED.

THE ONLY REUNION SO FAR, ELIAN AND HIS MIAMI SCHOOLMATES...MANY OF WHOM HE HASN'T SEEN SINCE HE'S BEEN SHIELDED FROM THE HORDES OF MEDIA AND PROTESTORS FOLLOWING HIS EVERY MOVE.))


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More than 300 people got the news- They're losing their jobs at Lane Furniture in Altavista.
The Campbell County Company announced the layoffs yesterday.
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Surae Chinn is in Altavista - Surae what are employee's saying?
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It's been four days and there's still no sign of a Bedford man who mysteriously disappeared last week.
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54-year old James Walker was last seen in the Food Lion parking lot at the Peaksview Shopping Center on Friday morning.
Search teams combed the nearby woods over the weekend, with no results.
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((LT. TONY SULLIVAN/BEDFORD CITY POLICE: AS FAR AS ACTIVE SEARCH, OUR PATROL SHIFTS ARE STILL ACTIVELY SEARCHING. PRETTY MUCH WE'VE DONE ALL THE SEARCHING THAT WE CAN DO WITH THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE. HE'S ENTERED IN THE NATIONAL COMPUTER AS A MISSING PERSON, SO IF ANYBODY RUNS ACROSS HIM HOPEFULLY HIS NUMBER WILL COME UP AND HE'LL CONTACT HIS FAMILY.))
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Walker is 6- feet, 7- inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt
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and a green ballcap.
Anyone with information should call the Bedford city police.
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People who do business on the Internet could have to pay more taxes. We'll have that following this break.
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and a former P-O-W meets a local woman decades later- The woman kept his spirits up by wearing his name on her wrist for seven years.
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Taxes and the Internet-- both issues Jim Gilmore has staked out as his on the national stage.
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Now the Governor's on the eve of turning over to Congress the work of his Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce.
NEWS 7 caught up with retailers on both sides of the issue in Virginia.
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((BOO SMYTHE/FOUNTAIN BOOKS: OUR POSITION IS PARITY. I MEAN, LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. IF YOU'RE GOING TO CHARGE SALES TAX TO BRICKS AND MORTAR THEN CHARGE IT TO E-COMMERCE ALSO. IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO CHARGE SALES TAX TO E-COMMERCE... IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE.))17
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((KEITH WEST/eGOtravel.com: SEE, THAT'S A POPULAR MISCONCEPTION, BECAUSE IN VIRGINIA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES, NORTH CAROLINA FOR EXAMPLE, YOU ARE ACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO PAY THAT SALES TAX. THE BUSINESS DOESN'T COLLECT IT. BUT THE CONSUMER, ONCE THEY PURCHASE THE PRODUCT, THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO FILL OUT A FORM AND TURN IT OVER TO THE STATE.))16
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We'll have more on Virginia's role in setting Internet tax policy on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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Thirty years ago a local girl gave a big boost to a man she had never even seen.
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Today that woman Botetourt County sheriff's deputy C.-. Dickerson is meeting Paul Galanti for the first time. As a little girl, she wore a bracelet with Galanti's name while the Naval aviator was held in a Vietnam prison for seven years. He says just knowing someone was wearing his bracelet helped.
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Recently Dickerson found Galanti on the Internet and asked him to speak at Lord Botetourt High School. Galanti ran the Virginia presidential campaign for John McCain, also a prisoner at Hanoi. He's also headed up the Science Museum of Virginia, helps run a computer company and is developing a Richmond subdivison for the elderly.
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((IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE HIM WHO WOULD GIVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD. HE BOUGHT OUR FREEDOM.))
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Coming up on News7 at Six, Dickerson remembers watching the prisoner come home to Richmond on T-V in 1973 -- and being unable to approach him.
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Whitney Houston's public problems are apparently continuing.
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During a performance last night in Los Angeles, Houston tripped on stage and at times spoke rather than sang, leaving the singing to her backup group.
At one point, she stopped singing ``I Will Always Love You'' to ask for a drink.
Bobby Brown brought her a glass of water on stage. Brown also joined Houston for a song, grabbing her mike and letting loose with some guttural sounds.
Allegations of drug use have swirled around Houston ever since security guards found marijuana in her purse before she boarded a flight in Hawaii in January.
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Coming up next, Patrick Evans will tell us what some businesses in Roanoke are trying to get cutomers back to the Downtown.
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Downtown revitalization continues in Roanoke, as some retail spaces just keep growing.
A good example of that is the Emporium, located in the former Heironimus Building on Jefferson Street, and today Patrick Evans takes us inside for a fresh look at this ever-changing operation.
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Coming up today on health check, the government warns consumers to be careful about taking too many vitamins.
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and then a little later, we'll tell you why an elephant was walking today in Downtown Roanoke.
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Today on Health Check, the government is warning people who take anti-oxidant supplements to watch their dosage.
While their benefit can be great, their abuse can be serious. Lee Cowan has more.
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(( They were the pills with the golden promise and many thought the more the better. Vitamins C and E it was thought, could prevent disease, and health conscious consumers were eating them up.

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I probably take about 12 or 13 different vitamins and enzymes and things, every single day.
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But government researchers now suggest that while Americans must remain vigilant about their vitamin intake, LARGE DOSES of so-called antioxidants may do more harm than good.

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Too few studies have tested the effects of these dietary antioxidants in human subjects, and in some cases where human testing has been done, the results were contradictory.
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In fact, too much vitamin C may cause diarrhea, and those taking too much Vitamin E could have in increased risk for stroke or bleeding.

So the panel is urging a change in the governments recommended dietary allowances and for the first time, is putting a ceiling on how much Americans should take.

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Under the new guidelines, women should consume at least 75 milligrams of Vitamin C a day, men 90 milligrams, with smokers a little more.

For Vitamin E, 15 milligrams a day should be enough for both men and women.
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Nutritionists like Edee Hogan say those are levels easily met with one glass of orange juice and a few nuts on a salad.

The message: eat right, and supplements arent necessary.

SOT/EDEE HOGAN, AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION 10:14:12

Vitamin supplements are just that: they are supplements.
COWAN ON CAM 8:58:13 The findings could have an enormous impact on the booming multi-vitamin industry. Americans are spending more than 14 billion dollars a year on supplementsmore than ever before.
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And old habits die hard.

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You know, maybe its a waste of money, I dont know, but if its not, its sort of like an insurance policy, thats how I look at it.
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An insurance policy that may in the end, prove to be too much of a good thing. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.
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Before we head over to Mike Stevens and Sports, Patick Evans wants to tell us about a good place to play some games on the internet.
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((Our website of the day is strictly for fun. The people that bring us Lifesavers have put up one of the best free gaming sites on the internet.
If you don't believe me, then ask one of the two MILLION people who visit the the site each month.
It ends more than 30 interactive video games, features and contests all designed to appeal to all ages.
That's more fun than you can shake a stick at. Of course since it is a commercial site, there is plenty of candy advertising all throughout the site, but it's not too obtrusive.
So for a "hole" lot of fun, check out Lifesavers Candy Stand-dot com. It's our website of the day. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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Today two minute has little bit of everything including news of a big trade in the NFL.
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With the NFL draft set for this coming weekend, we expected a certain amount of wheeling and dealing. Some also expected the Redskins to land Keyshawn Johnson.
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But that won't be the case as Keyshawn was traded this afternoon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two first round draft picks. The trade is contingent on the Bucs finding a way to sign Johnson to a long term contract.
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Two new parks become center stage in the major leagues today.
Pacific Beel Park debuts with the San Francisco Giants hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon.
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Detriot has left Tiger Stadium for a very cold Comerica Park.
Luis Polonia scored the first run in the ballpark's history when Detroit's Gregg Jefferies singled him home in the bottom of the first.
Detroit beat Seattle five to two.
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The Roanoke Wrath is back for it's fourth season and returns 10 players from last years team that went 10 and 8.
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The United Soccer League's D-III Pro team missed the playoffs last season after making the post season in 98. The primary challenge for first year coach Dave Patterson will be getting the Wrath back to the post season.
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((DAVE PATTERSON/WRATH HEAD COACH:ONE OF THE THINGS I'D LIKE TO BELIEVE THIS TEAM IS GONNA DO IS WE'RE GONNA BE VERY ORGANIZED AND WE'RE GONNA DEFEND WELL. WHICH IS SOMETHING WE REALLY HAVE TO WORK ON. SO TO SEE THE CREATIVENESS AND THE ABILITY TOT SCORE AT THE OTHER END AT THAT, THAT'S NICE, THAT'S ENCOURAGING FOR ME.))
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The Wrath welcomes as many as 14 new players to the team this season, but so far, chemistry has not been a problem and the players are upbeat about the 2000 season, especially after a 3-3 tie with Radford Monday night.
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((MIKE BRIZENDINE/WRATH FORWARD:WE HAVE A BUNCH OF NEW PLAYERS COMING TOGETHER. WE'RE LOOKING GOOD UP TO THIS POINT. BUT OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO IMPROVE. WE HAVE GOOD THINGS TO COME.)) ((ROBERT WEAVER/WRATH CENTER MIDFIELD:WE LOOK LIVELY UP FRONT, SCORED THREE GOALS SOME GOOD INDIVIDUAL PLAY AND SOME GOOD PLAYERS FOLLOWING IN BEHIND THE EASY GOALS WHEN PEOPLE FOLLOW IN AND GOOD TEAM PLAY.))
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And coming up tonight on News 7 at six we will head out to the Hunting Hills Country Club where the women's golf association turned back the clock 100 years this morning and hit the fairways wearing the traidtional golfing garb of the day. We'll tell you why - see what the ladies thought about lining up putts in linen. Take care everybody.
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Do you know what animal is usually the most popular at the zoo?
It is the giant Panda- and today word that the Giant pandas may soon be returning to the National Zoo in Washington D-C.
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((LAWRENCE SMALL/SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE SECRETARY: EVERYWHERE IN THEWORLD WHERE THER ARE PANDAS IN THE ZOOS THEY ARE USUALLY THE PRIMARY ATTRACTION IN THE ZOO.))
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The first step has been taken to bring the pandas to the zoo- a letter of intent with the China Wildlife conservation-
The letter states that the U-S will basically lease the two giant pandas one male and one female for ten years at a cost of one million per year.
Under the agreement China would also maintain custody of any offspring that are born.
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There were no giant pandas, but the Greatest Show on Earth rolled into town this morning.
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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be performing at the Roanoke Civic Center starting tomorrow through the sixteenth.
This morning-- there was no shortage of people on hand to welcome the animals to town.
Dozens lined the streets of downtown Roanoke to get a glimpse of the animals.
After all-- it's not everyday zebras and elephants make their way through the Gainesboro neighborhood.
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