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Today on News 7 at 5, the U-S Senate race in New York is shaken as Rudolph Giuliani announces he has cancer.
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also Vinton's former police chief files a 10 million dollar lawsuit against the town.


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Sunshine returned today, but a chance of showers returns for tomorrow. Another frost warning has been posted for tonight, details are coming up.

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In medical news, we'll tell you why gardening builds better bones,
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also we'll explain why some people are endangering their health with their microwave ovens.
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((OBVIOUSLY THE BAD NEWS IS THERE'S CANCER, THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE ARE LOTS OF POSSIBLE OPTIONS.))
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New York's Mayor Rudy Giuliani again in the spotlight- this time announcing he has prostate cancer.
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Guiliani called the Press conference- earlier today-
Now the big question is: Will this affect his run for the U-S Senate?
Cathy Moss is following the story and has more from New York.
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(( RUDOLPH GIULIANI "IT'S A TREATABLE FORM OF PROSTATE CANCER, IT WAS DIAGNOSED AT AN EARLY STAGE." A STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING FROM NEW YORK CITY MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI...BUT ONE QUICKLY FOLLOWED WITH A POSITIVE FOCUS. RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR
"THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE ARE LOTS OF POSSIBLE OPTIONS AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE AWHILE TO DETERMINE WHICH IS THE BEST ONE TO BRING ABOUT A COMPLETE CURE." THE 55-YEAR-OLD MAYOR SAYS IT WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE HIS TREATMENT PLAN IS WORKED OUT AND WHETHER IT WILL EFFECT HIS RUN FOR THE U-S SENATE. SURGERY, RADIATION AND CHEMOTHERAPY ARE AMONG HIS TREATMENT OPTIONS...OPTIONS THAT COULD FORCE HIM TO CURTIAL HIS SCHEDULE. GIULIANI" "SOME FORMS OF TREATMENT WOULD REQUIRE TAKING SOME TIME OFF." :WORD OF GIULIANI'S HEALTH PROBLEMS REACHED HIS OPPONENT.. HILLARY CLINTON.. ON THE CAMPAIGN TRIAL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.
HILLARY CLINTON LIKE ALL NEW YORKERS MY PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES ARE WITH HIM AS HE UNDERGOES THE TREATMENT THAT IS REQUIRED. AND IN NEW YORK CITY, THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON HAD KIND WORDS FOR GIULIANI DESPITE THE SHARP POLITICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MEN. REV. AL SHARPTON/POLITICAL ACTIVIST "I CERTAINLY WISH NO ILL WILL OR HEALTH FOR HIM OR ANYONE ELSE." GIULIANI'S FATHER DIED OF PROSTATE CANCER BACK IN 19-81... BUT THE MAYOR SAYS HE'S OPTIMISITC BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN MANY MEDICAL ADVANCES SINCE THAT TIME. CATHY MOSS FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Ricky Foutz says he was never told WHY he was asked to resign as Vinton's Police Chief.
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In a lawsuit filed this week Foutz cites breach of contract, defamation and conspiracy among the reasons he's seeking more than 10 million dollars in damages.
Foutz was presented with a letter of resignation which he signed. That was only a few days after a Special Grand Jury began hearing evidence of mishandling of guns, drugs and cash within the police department.
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So far no reaction to the complaint from town officials.

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30-years in prison for a Radford man- convicted of plotting to kill three people.
That was the jury's recomendation today.
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Yesterday, jurors convicted 21-year-old Derrick Chapman of conspiring to commit capital murder.
Prosecutors said Chapman was hired in September by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
They also planned to kill DeMoranville's parents ... all for two-million dollars.
DeMoranville told police about the plan- while in jail on other charges.
A judge will formally sentence Chapman in June.
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A judge has ruled a Martinsville man was involved in a murder during a convenience store robbery last year.
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William Murphy was found guilty of receiving stolen property and being an accessory after the fact for the killing of a store clerk at Taylor's Little Grocery in Axton.
Murphy and a co-defendent say they were in the getaway car while Michael Anthony Ramey robbed the store.
Ramey will stand trial in October on charges he killed the clerk and injured two others.
Murphy could could get 21 years in prison when he's sentenced in July.
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Stock value has plummeted 37 percent since last year.
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But Philip Morris shareholders heard the company came through "a year of transition" in very good shape.
That's at the tobacco and food giant's annual meeting today in Richmond.
It was, as always, a magnet for anti-smoking protesters.
The company's C-E-O says the company's making fundamental changes in the way it relates to the public--- and it wel

comes reasonable regulation.
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((ELLEN MERLO/PHILIP MORRIS SPOKESWOMAN: I THINK WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUT MORE. AS GEOFF BIBLE REFERRED TO, THE SENIOR EXECUTIVES ARE GETTING OUT, GIVING MORE SPEECHES, TRYING TO DEFINE WHO WE ARE.))
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Philip Morris faces a potential multi-BILLION dollar judgment in a Florida smoking case next month.
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A decision by Radford University could keep two threatened sports teams in the game. we'll tell you why after the break,
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and a federal court decides if Elian Gonzalez' father must allow his Miami relatives visitation.
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Janet Reno spoke publically today for the first time about Saturday's raid to get Elian Gonzalez-
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Reno says Saturday morning was the safest time possible to remove Elian from the home.
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And she said agents went in carrying weapons in order to make a show of force- and establish that they were in control.
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Meanwhile, a federal appeals court will not order Elian's father to allow visits by the Miami relatives.
The court also denied a request by the relatives to appoint an outside guardian.
Instead the court accepted a government offer of regular reports on Elian's condition.
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A postponed action by Radford University's president is giving two teams hope they won't be dropped from the school's athletic program.
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Radford's Intercollegiate Athletic Committee recommended last month that the Division One lacrosse and women's gymnastics teams be discontinued.
The school said it could no longer afford them.
The Board of Visitors was expected to vote on that next week.
But university president Douglas Covington told students yesterday he needs more time to examine ways to keep the teams.
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The University says it will study the impact of losing the teams.
The president gave no estimate of how long he expects that to take.
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Cave Spring High School students witnessed a staged accident this morning designed to stop them from drinking and driving.
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The head on collision is set up at Victory Stadium with an audience of students watching the realistic scene in the bleachers as rescue vehicles and police respond. Students say the live show had an impact.
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The youth services department of the American Red Cross selects two schools a year for the presentation and rotates the schools so all students have a chance to see it before they graduate.
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Coming up a little later in health check, we'll tell you why gardening is good for your health, but up next Patrick Evans will take a look at some folks that enjoy it purely for the beauty of it.
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Historic Garden week is upon us, and with it- the chance to visit some unusually beautiful private gardens. We had a chance to examine one of those gardens earlier this afternoon.
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Today in Health news, we'll tell you why plastic butter dishes are good for butter, but not for your microwave.
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and then after sports, the Census Bureau helps the Mill Mountain Zoo get down to a little monkey business.
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When it comes to reheating food in a hurry, it's hard to beat a microwave oven.
While you probably already known that you can't use aluminum foil or metal when nuking your food, many don't realize some plastics can be hazardous to their health.
Jaine Andrews has more.
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New evidence suggests doing yard work can help ward off osteoperosis.
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A professor at the University of Arkansas says gardening helps build stronger bones.
In fact the only exercise better to increase bone density is weight lifting.
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The research covers more than three thousand women age 50 and older.
In addition to the exercise, the exposure to sunlight increases the body's production of vitamin D which aids in the absorption of Calcium.
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Welcome folks to the Thursday afternoon two minute sports ticker. We get started tonight with some dirt from Danville.
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The first ever division three football game at Averett College will be played later this fall in a brand new stadium.


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The college had its official groundbreaking ceremonies on campus today at the site where the new football stadium is being built. Construction, actually has already started on the three thousand seat complex that also will include a field house. College officials showed off the design of the team's jerseys and helmets today. Head coach Frank Fulton is a Danville native, and his staff includes former GW star and Miami Dolphin tight end Ferrell Edmunds.
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The Cougar's first home game is set for September 9th.
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The Kentucky Derby is now nine days away and the horse that will likely be the favorite to win it all had an eventful morming at Churchill Downs. You;ll have to look closely at this video because
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it was shot early this morning when it was still very foggy. But right after his workout Fusaichi Pegasus was being led off the track by the clockers' stand when the horse reared up on its hind legs and tossed rider Nuno Santos. Apparently, a the sound of a photographer's camera spooked the horse, but this colt is known to do whatever it pleases. Wait until it gets a chance to perform in front 130 thousand people on May 6th.
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Carolina league action is back in both of our home yards tonight. The Avalanche hosts the Warthogs of Winston-Salem tonight at 7.
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And the Lynchburg Hillcats also are in the house in Lynchburg taking on Kinston.
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Now, coming up tonight on News 7 at six, Tech football, Steam football and highlights from day one of the annual Cosmo

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It's time now for our website of the day. Today we're looking at a site that takes 30 years to deliver your e-mail.
But don't worry, it's supposed to be that long. Kimberly McBroom explains.
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(( In the new movie "Frequency," an atmospheric condition allows a man to use a short wave radio to reach back in time 30 years to talk to his long dead father.
To publicize the movie, New Line Cinema says it will deliver e-mail messages to a number of your loved ones. While that may not seem like a big deal in today's computer age, there is one catch. Your friend or family member can't retrieve it for 30 years.
You can submit pictures, text or even audio files to their online time capsule. If they decide to accept your message, your receipient can use a serial number they've had to hang onto for three decades to get your note.
Of course we will not know for 30 years if this actually worked, but it may be worth a try. If you want to send a message to the future, try our website of the day through a link to our website at WDBJ7-dot-com. I'm Kim McBroom.))

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The U-S Census Bureau is not the only place accepting census forms, so is the Mill Mountain Zoo.
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Several snow monkeys sifted through shredded forms today, proving to several observers -- that paper work really can be a lot of fun.
The U-S Census Bureau -- gave the forms to the zoo -- instead of throwing them away.
Zoo keepers tossed-in a few tasty treats to make it a game of hide and seek.
This shows once and for all, that one man's trash can be at least one monkey's treasure.
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