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Today on news 7 at 5, a former Virginia Tech student loses her case in the U-S Supreme Court. We'll have the latest on Christy Brzonkala.
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and we'll have a live report from Bedford County, as firesfighters are still trying to control a fire that has destroyed 250 acres.
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Chilly weather for this time of year. A frost advisory is in effect for the western portion of the viewing area.

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Today in medical news,
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a local pharmacist says the nation's elderly have an urgent need for prescription drug coverage.
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It's another long day for firefighters in Bedford County as they try to get control of a fire that has consumed more than 250 acres of national forest.
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Crews are still working to contain the forest fire along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Bedford County.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from the command post near Big Island. Steve, have they made any progress today.
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The battle to control fires moves on in Los Alamos.
Another good day today for firefighters there- but as Lee Cowan reports, tomorrow could bring a change of fortune.


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(( The smoke may have cleared but the fight goes on..a town in the middle of the woods is not out of it yet.
Nat Sot: ...It's another Yellowstone Junior.
Narr: the Los Alamos fire is now 28-percent contained but as one forestry official warns:
Jim Paxon: Fire Information Officer:
SOT: That does not mean the total threat to the city of Los Alamos is

gone...it's diminished
Nat Sot: We are moving up the line.
Narr: Nearly 15-hundred firefighters are now in the mountains looking for hot-spots and fearing the wind...forcast to return as it did last week with 60-mile and hour gusts fanning the flames out of control. Robert Trutillo/Firefighter. It's dangerous actually especially if the wind turns on you and brings the fire back toward you. It has cost more than 5-million dollars to fight this fire - one set intentionally to burn away dry underbrush... a controlled burn that was anything but controlled...and remains under investigation. Roland Medrano/Firefighter I have never seen one as big as this one LeeCowant Question: How would you characterize it Medrano Ans: Angry - it's an angry fire. LEE COWAN; STANDUP BRIDGE: More than 85-miles of firelines have been dug ...most at elevations higher than 9-thousand feet..they are holding for now. But until fire-fighters are sure.. no-one will be allowed back into town...leaving some eleven thousand residents refugees of the fire that has claimed more than 43 thousand acres and the homes of four hundred families right along with it. Lee Cowan , cbs news Los Alamos.))


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Six years after she accused two Virginia Tech football players of raping her, Christy Brzonkala has lost her case. Today the U-S Supreme Court ruled that women can no longer sue attackers in federal court.
The justices ruled five to four to toss out part of the Violence Against Women Act.
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Tina Tenret is here to explain how this will affect women.
Jean, the National Organization for Women says this ruling means the Constitution no longer protects women from violence.
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But lawyers tell me women still have protection: they can still sue in state court -- and that's where the U-S Supreme Court says they belong.
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(( Christy Brzonkala was the first person to use the Violence Against Women Act to sue her alleged attackers in federal court. But in deciding against her, the Supreme Court said the states should decide these matters. The decision comes as a relief to one of the accuseds' lawyer:
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((YOU CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THIS HAS BEEN LIKE. PEOPLE BELIEVE HE'S A RAPIST WHEN HE'S NOT. THESE ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN OUT THERE FOR SIX YEARS AND HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BRING AN END TO THIS SAD STORY FOR HIM.))
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But Brzonkala's lawyer does NOT want it to end. [take pre-pro] Eileen Wagner says after the oral arguments in January, she expected to lose. But she hopes to maintain the attention of Congress and get a new law on the books.))
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The National Organization of Women says this is a call to action.
Activists will rally at federal buildings this weekend.
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This Friday they'll gather on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington.

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A plant expansion could add some horsepower to the Southside economy. We'll have that after this break,
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and we'll tell you how a local police officer was able to save five people from a burning building this morning.
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A Danville police officer is being called a hero today.
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Chris Tillman saved a family out of this burning home early this morning.
Tillman was on his way home from work when he saw flames shooting. He went into the burning home four or five times, saving 5 people.
He doesn't think of himself as a hero but sees it as a humbling experience.
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((CHRIS TILLMAN/DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: IT MADE ME THINK OF MY OWN CHILDREN WHEN I SAW THIS THING GOING DOWN LAST NIGHT. AS FAR AS THE THINGS I'M HEARING I'VE DONE WHAT EVERY POLICE OFFICER IN THIS DEPARTMENT WOULD HAVE DONE. THAT'S WHAT WE ARE TRAINED TO DO WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND SERVE THE CITIZENS OF THIS CITY. I THINK THE LORD PLAYED VERY BIG ROLE IN IT.))
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Fire investigators say a shop light overheated on the back porch and combustible material caught fire. The family had smoke detectors.
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50 more jobs are racing into Henry County.
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Arrington Manufacturing, one of the nation's top motorsports engineering companies is expanding. It builds Dodge engines for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
The company currently has 15 employees and plans to expand at Henry County's Patriot Centre at the Beaver Creek business park.
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A former Roanoke city councilman will fill the void created by the death of Jim Trout.
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Dr. Wendell Butler was appointed and sworn in this afternoon. He will serve on the Council until June.
Butler told council members he will dedicate the next seven weeks to the memory of the former councilman.
Trout passed away shortly before the May elections.
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The march may have been yesterday- but the message moves on today.
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Some of the moms in Sunday's Million Mom March took their stories to Capitol Hill today-
They're trying to step up the pressure for new gun control laws.
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((JANE ROTH/MOTHER: I'VE TRAVELLED HERE TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO PROTECT MY SON BRANDEN. HE'S THE ONLY CHILD I HAVE LEFT. HIS OLDER BROTHER, MY SON MARK WAS SHOT TO DEATH.))
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Roth's son was killed by a neighbor who had a gun.
Others at today's Washington meeting included a teacher shot during the Columbine shooting and a California teacher who said what happened at Columbine affected every student in the country.
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Coming up next, Robin Reed will let us know if the cool weather will pose a threat to our gardens,
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and then a little later we'll see how some British farmers are using an ancient arrangement to help them grow more tomatoes.
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Coming up today in Sports, the N-C-DOUBLE A softball tournament in Salem will have some local color. Mike Stevens will join us with that, and in Health Check.
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a local pharmacist says the Democratic plan for more Medicare prescription coverage comes just in time for many Southwest Virginians.
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President Clinton's prescription drug proposal is meeting with opposition from Republicans, but getting some support from one Roanoke pharmacist.
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Tonya Flory joins us now to talk about what toll the high cost of prescription drugs is having on Medicare patients in our area.
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A new report by The Older Women's league found prescription drug prices rose 256-percent in the last ten years.
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So it's having an effect on just about every one and hitting the elderly on fixed incomes the most.
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Paul Gagnon (Guy-aw) relies solely on Medicare to pay for his and his wife's heart and diabetes medication.
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((PAUL GAGNON/MEDICARE RECIPIENT: FOR PEOPLE LIKE THAT DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER INSURANCE SO NATURALLY IT WOULD HELP ME, MY LIVING WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT BETTER I COULD BUY THE THINGS THAT I NEED MOSTLY.buttbuttbutt.WE DON'T HAVE ANY AIR CONDITION BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.))
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David Fleming has been a pharmacist in Roanoke for 10 years. He says Gagnon's situation is common.
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The Democratic proposal targets all patients on Medicare -- not just low-income seniors. The Clinton plan would pay 50-percent of the cost of the first two-thousand dollars in prescriptions annually.
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That maintenance medication is life saving for people with conditions like Gagnon and his wife.
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((DAVID FLEMING/ROANOKE PHARMACIST: I HATE TO SEE PEOPLE GO WITHOUT THEIR MEDICATION THEY NEED IT TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY AND THEY END UP IN THE HOSPITAL AND WE SPEND FOUR BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO PAY HOSPITAL BILLS THAT ARE UNNECESSARY IF THEY JUST HAD THEIR MEDICATION WE WOULDN'T BE SPENDING THAT MONEY ON HOSPITAL BILLS.))
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The federal government says saccharin might not give people cancer after all.
The change comes more than two decades after a study in rats prompted scientists to link the artificial sweetener to human cancer.
Officials say new studies show no clear association between saccharin and human cancer. So the government is dropping saccharin from its list of cancer-causing chemicals.
The director of the National Toxicology Program says the listing was prudent, based on what was known at the time. But he says later studies, and decades of experience with human use, let the government clear saccharin.



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In our website of the Day, Patrick Evans tells us about a surfer's best friend. It takes you to sites selected especially for you.
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(( If you're tired of trying to surf through all kinds of internet sites you aren't interested in as you look for something that is useful or entertaining, our website of the day can help.
E-Tour-dot-com tries to match up your interests with the countless sites out there.
Just tell it what you interested in and it will find more than enough pages to keep your heart content.
Obviously the more you tell the computer the better matched your selections will be.
So if you don't to wade through the dreck as you try to surf, try the E-TOUR site. You can find it through a link to our webpage at WDBJ7-dot-Com. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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Good afternoon folks the ticker begins this afternoon with the celebration of life - as short as it may have been.
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19 year old Adam Petty died last Friday in what looked like a routine crash in Loudon, New Hampshire.
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This afternoon, more than 1000 friends, relatives and members of other race teams made their way to High Point, North Carolina for a private memorial service. Among those atttending the service today were Winston Cup stars Dale Jarrett, Terry Labonte and Ward Burton. Among those who spoke at the service were Adam's younger brother and sister - Austin and Montgomery Leigh.
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As expected, Bobby Knight will NOT lose his job at Indiana University. The controversial and often volatile
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head basketball coach of the Hoosiers has been under fire the past several weeks after a number of players and associates came forward to discuss Knight's behavior. Instead of getting fired he was fined $30 thousand dollars, suspended for three games. President Myles Brand says Knight is on a zero tolerance program for the future and in effect has been given one last chance.
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The Roanoke College softball team won the Atlantic Regionals and is now preparing for the national championships which begin this Thursday at The Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.
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The Lady Maroons marched through the double elimination regionals over the weekend and enter the NCAA championships with a 42 and 3 record. Roanoke will open the eight team tourney against Alma Thursday at three PM. Playing at home is of course a huge advantage.
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Much more of the day's sports is on the way on News 7 at six. Until then take care everybody. Jean will be right back to close out this half hour in just a moment.

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Tomato growers in Great Britain have turned to the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui (FUNG SHWAY) in the hope of producing a bumper harvest.
Experts are visiting glasshouses across the country to advise growers the best positioning of their crops to create "inner harmony."
Richard Roth reports.
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((: IN GREENHOUSES LAST YEAR THE SECRET WEAPON WAS MUSIC, WHEN THE BRITISH GROWERS ASSOCIATION TOLD THIS COUNTRY'S SMALL BAND OF TOMATO FARMERS THAT NOISE WOULD HELP NOURISH THE CROP.
THIS SEASON, CAROLINE JONES AND SOME OTHER TOMATO GROWERS ARE TRYING AN APPROACH THAT'S GENTLER THAN ROCK IN GLASS HOUSES.

SOT RR: it looks like a curtain
SOT CAROLINE: yes but it's a mobile and it has the sort of glittery bits

on it which will reflect the sun back in. and this end of the glasshouse is the wealth area apparently. RR: the? CAROLINE:this is the wealth area? RR: this is the wealth area.
NARR: THIS IS WHAT THE PRACTICE OF FENG SHUI IS DOING TO THE JONES' GREENHOUSE. THE ANCIENT CHINESE ART OF HARMONIOUS ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN HARNESSED TO HELP PROMOTE TOMATOES.

SOT CAROLINE: we're not introducing any harmful elements whatsoever and

anything that can induce our production of British tomatoes, we'll have a go at. RR: so - you painted green circles on the pavement. CAROLINE: yes, this was the color she suggested.
NARR: PAINTED CIRCLES WERE THE IDEA OF A FENG SHUI CONSULTANT WHO ALSO TOLD THE JONES TO RE-ARRANGE THE HIVES THAT HOLD THE BEES THAT POLLINATE THE TOMATO PLANTS.

SOT SARAH SHURETY/FENG SHUI CONSULTANT: bees are receptive to color so

that particular color they tend to hover over and the bess actually use it as a motorway zapping up and down (GET OUT ANYWHERE YOU CAN) before they go down each corridor of tomato plants. so it changes the movement of the bees.

SOT CAROLINE: her first reaction was that the energy flow came right in

this and straight out the other end (showing with arms)
NARR: KEEPING ENERGY IN THE GREENHOUSE WITH PAINT AND MIRRORS IS ONE WAY FENG SHUI IS SUPPOSED TO HELP BRITAIN'S TOMATOES. ANOTHER WAY IS BY RAISING THE PROFILE OF THE HOMEGROWN CROP, STRUGGLING TO COMPETE AGAINST IMPORTS FROM SPAIN AND ITALY.
RR: so part of this really was drawing attention to the british tomato?
SOT SARAH SHURETY: of course.

RR: and in that you've succeeded. SARAH: yes but it will carry on.

(roth w/caroline eating tomatoes)

NARR: THE IDEA BEING THAT IF FAME ACTUALLY COMES TO THE BRITISH TOMATO, FORTUNE WON'T BE FAR BEHIND. RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS HERTFORDSHIRE ENGLAND))
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