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On news 7 at 5, Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo suffers a sad setback in its attempts to breed snow leopards.
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And workers at a local plant are urged to reject their latest contract offer.
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Once again today nature is putting on a noisy display. The latest radar pictures coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Medical News, a mistake costs an organ transplant patient his life.
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[VO-NAT]

also we'll tell you why some people say public parks are playing around with children's safety.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]



[5-Zoo-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Excitement has given way to sadness at Mill Mountain Zoo, where two snow leopard cubs have died.
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[VO-NAT]
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Born on Tuesday, the two female cubs were removed from their mother yesterday, after she failed to nurse them.
Zoo staff members attempted to "bottle feed" the cubs, but the animals continued to weaken overnight.
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((THEY WERE JUST REALLY TOO WEAK AND REALLY HADN'T TAKEN ENOUGH NOURISHMENT TO SURVIVE. A PRETTY SAD DAY FOR US, BUT WE WILL ATTEMPT AGAIN, START BREEDING THE LEOPARDS AGAIN AND MAYBE THE SECOND TIME AROUND, MAYBE THE MOM WILL DO A BETTER JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director]
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Mill Mountain Zoo was one of only six zoos breeding the endangered animals this year. Poff says the zoo will try to breed the Snow Leopards again next winter... with the hope that 2001 will deliver more success.
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[5-Central-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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New York City police have arrested three more men in Sunday's sex attacks in Central Park.
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The Police Commissioner says one of the men turned himself in to his parole officer.
One was picked up at a girlfriends house and police found a third after a tip to a police call-in line.
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Meanwhile some of the assaulted women are questioning why police did not do more.
One woman says she approached four police officers for help.
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((HE JUST TOLD ME TO CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN. WELL I SAID AREN'T YOU GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. HE SAID I'M DIRECTING TRAFFIC I JUST TOLD YOU I'VE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND THERE ARE WOMEN STILL BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND YOU'RE TELLNG ME YOU'RE DIRECTING TRAFFIC?!))
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An investigation is ongoing. At least two dozen women report being assaulted- The women were doused with water, groped and stripped in at least one case.
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Today was the first day for workers from Celanese Acetate in Giles County to vote on a controversial new contract.
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About half of the plant's one-thousand union members cast their votes on the proposed three-year contract.
Union leaders advised members to reject it.
They're not happy with the wages, pension and mandatory overtime.
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((PAUL BAKER/WORKER: I VOTED REJECT THE CONTRACT. BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE GETTING AN UNFAIR SHAKE.))
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((JIMMY MULLINS/UNION PRESIDENT: FROM THE INDICATION THAT WE'VE HAD TODAY, THIS CONTRACT WOULD BE OVERWHELMINGLY TURNED DOWN. IT WILL BE REJECTED.))
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Union members have one more day to vote on the contract.
The present one expires Monday night.
Union members say if Celanese won't re-open negotiations before then, they'll strike.
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[5-Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Hundreds of homeowners are being forced out in Colorado- A wildfire east of Rocky Mountain National Park is too dangerous.
As Teresa Estacio reports- in some areas firefighters are also being evacuated.
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((ACRES AND ACRES OF BURNING TREES HAVE NOW CREATED THIS TREMENDOUS PLUME OF SMOKE BILLOWING LIKE A GIGANTIC CLOUD IN THE COLORADO SKY. JUST 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENVER... THIS FIRE IS THREATENING DOZENS OF HOMES AND HAS FORCED THOUSAND OF PEOPLE TO EVACUATE. FIREFIGHTERS ARE FACING EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS AND FIERCE WINDS...GUSTING UP TO 60 MILES PER HOUR. THE STRONG WINDS ARE THE BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW. THEY DRIVE THE BLAZE AND HAVE THE POWER TO BLOW BURNING EMBERS OVER THE FIRE LINES. DOC BROWN/OREGON FIREFIGHTER: MORE THAN 1000 FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN BATTLING TWO DIFFERENT BLAZES IN COLORADO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK. DESPITE THEIR BEST EFFORTS AT LEAST 50 HOMES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DESRTOYED AND THOUSANDS OF ACRES HAVE BURNED. SUZY RUBIN/HOMEOWNER.))

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Elian Gonzalez' family in America is making another attempt to keep him in this country. We'll tell you what they're doing after this break,
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and proposed walls for Botetourt County schools are causing a rift between some parents and the Board of Supervisors.
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The fight for Elian Gonzalez is in court once again.
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The boy's Miami relatives are not giving up-
They want Elian to stay in the United States-
Even though three of the 12 judges on the Atlanta Federal Appeals Court have sided against them- they want all the judges to now consider an appeal.
Specifically the court is being asked to consider the following- whether Elian has a consitutional right to seek asylum-
And whether the courts should have deferred to the Immigration and Naturalization service on the matter.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Family, friends and fellow police officers gathered today to honor the memory of Connie Ray Lee Jr.
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Mourners filled the sanctuary of Roanoke's High Street Baptist Church this afternoon.
They included many police officers, and members of the motorcycle club Lee belonged to.
Lee died Sunday following a motorcycle accident on Brambleton Avenue. He was a nine - year veteran of the Roanoke police force.
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[5-AEP-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Southwest Virginia consumers may see lower electric bills.
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American Electric power completed a merger with Central and South West Corporation today.
The buyout began in 1997, but was delayed by federal regulators concerned about competition.
The company's spokesperson says A-E-P is now an industry leader that will provide less expensive and more efficient energy to customers.
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((I THINK IT WILL BE TERRIFIC FOR CONSUMERS. WE ARE READY TO BE LOW-COST PRODUCERS BOTH WE AND CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST. THE COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE AT LEAST $2 BILLION WORTH OF MERGER SAVING IN THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF OPERATION, 55% OF WHICH WILL FLOW TO THE CONSUMERS.))
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A-E-P will now serve five million customers in 11 states.


[5-Eagle-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Botetourt County supervisors are spending 700-thousand-dollars to build walls in schools -- even though they could barely afford to open the new Greenfield Elementary School next year.
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Parents and teachers in Eagle Rock say building walls in their classrooms is not only a waste of money, but will also hurt the children.
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((WE HAVE BEEN SO FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THIS SPACE BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE WALLS SEPARATING CLASSROOMS, THAT WE COULD USE THIS WHOLE SPACE FOR THIRD GRADE. NOW LOOK AT THIS. CAN YOU IMAGINE YOUR CHILD BEING IN A CLASSROOM THIS SIZE? THIS IS WONDERFUL.))
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Lowe says teachers presented a petition to the school board. The superintendent says parents have asked for classroom walls for years and that the metal walls between classrooms will probably be portable.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Parents and teachers are meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Eagle Rock Community Center to talk about the situation.

[5-Tultex-Auction]


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People bought the last pieces of equipment from Tultex today.
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Thousands of items went on the auction block this week and were sold. Many people like Veronna Barksdale of Halifax County, came to buy equipment. She use to work at Tultex and is now eying a sewing machine she's familiar with.
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((VERONNA BARKSDALE/BIDDER: THAT'S PART OF THE REASON I'M INTERESTED IN IT. I KNOW WHAT IT'S CAPABLE OF DOING AND I KNOW HOW IT RUNS.))
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((ED KING/AUCTIONEER: WE ENJOY WHAT WE DO. A LOT OF MACHINES WENT TODAY FOR GOOD PRICES.))
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All the machines and equipment at the South Boston plant were sold. Only a few furniture items were left.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans is out and about to bring us a slice of life...or at least pizza.
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There's a new pizza place in town that makes their pie the "old fashioned way", in a wood-fired brick oven heated to over 600 degrees.
Of course, if it's good pizza, you know Patrick Evans has to try it, and that's just what he did today.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Today in Sports, the Salem Avalanche hopes to get the drop on the Warthogs. Roy Stanley will be along with that,
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[VO] and then on Health Check, a new survey says Virginia has a critical shortage of dentists.
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[5-Playgrounds]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A research group says parents need to closely inspect the equipment they let their children use on public playgrounds.
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((RACHEL WEINTRAUB/US PIRG: "PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS SHOULD BE PLACES FOR FUN AND EXERCISE, NOT INJURY AND DEATH. YET ACCORDING TO OUR SURVEY, MOST PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS POSE HIDDEN THREATS TO OUR CHILDREN."))
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The U-S Public Interest Research Group and the Consumer Federation of American say most of the injuries are caused by children falling.
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(("ALARMINGLY, OUR INVESTIGATION FOUND THAT 8 OUT OF 10 PLAYGROUNDS NATIONALLY LACK ADEQUATE PROTECTIVE SURFACING. CHILDREN ARE INJURED ON PLAYGROUNDS BECAUSE THEY FALL FROM EQUIPMENT THAT IS TOO HIGH ON TO SURFACING THAT IS TOO HARD."))
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The dangers also include swings that are placed too close together, openings that can entrap children and bars and rungs on jungle gyms that can injure falling children. The government says 17 children are killed and 170-thousand injured in playground accidents every year.
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[5-Mistake-organ]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A man from Illinois waiting for a kidney transplant has died after an organ bank sent the wrong organ.
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Thirty one year old John Sherman was scheduled to receive a new kidney at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
But instead of the kidney, the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois sent a donor heart that was supposed to go to a research lab.
The boxes were apparently mislabeled and by the time the mistake was discovered, the kidney was no longer viable.
Sherman was still waiting for a transplant when he died Sunday.
A friend says Sherman waited for a new kidney for 13 years.
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[5-Organ-Donations]


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They make life and death decisions like NO other citizen group.
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The board of the Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing met today for its twice yearly policy session.
UNOS (YOO-noce) controls how organs are distributed across the U-S.
It's board must decide today if the livers of dying teenagers should go first to the couple hundred other teens awaiting livers-- or continue to go to the best child or adult match.
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((MARGO AKERMAN/UNOS BOARD MEMBER: THE ISSUES TODAY, FOR INSTANCE WITH THE PEDIATRIC LIVER ISSUE, AGAIN, WHEN YOU GIVE TO ONE, YOU TAKE FROM ANOTHER. AND SO AS A BOARD MEMBER, WHEN WEIGHING THOSE DECISIONS, I HAVE BEEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE VERY RECENTLY.))
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Margo Akerman (AY-kur-man) is herself a kidney recipient, and represents patients and their families on the board.


The Richmond UNOS meeting comes at a time when the group is competing with another organizaton for the nation's organ management contract.
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[5-Dental-care]


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A new report from the General Assembly says one of every five Virginians does not have access to dental care.
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The study by the Joint Commission on Health Care says more people are without dental insurance than medical.
The problem is even greater in the southern counties.
The Commission says there are about 47 hundred dentists practicing in Virginia.
Anoter 145 are needed in the 43 underserved areas. Those include Buchanan, Scott, Patrick, and Halifax Counties.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker.
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The Salem Avalanche begins a three game homestand against the Winston-Salem Warthogs tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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The Wathogs have provided Salem with a big challenge so far this season. The Avalanche is just 3 and 6 against Winston-Salem. The Avs hope to rise to that challenge tonight at seven. Salem Manager Alan Cockrell seems to have learned why the Warthogs give his club problems.
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[S5-Lakers]


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The Los Angeles Lakers can wrap up the two thousand NBA finals Friday night at nine o'clock in Indianapolis.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBC; :00]


The Lakers topped the Indiana Pacers 120-118 in overtime last night to take a commanding three games to one lead in the best of seven series. Kobe Bryant was the difference, scoring 28 points and taking over the game after Shaquille O'Neal fouled out. He showed great poise for a 21 year old on a bum ankle.
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That's it for five, coming up at six, the Express signs its 10-th player for next year. Have a great day.

[5-Web-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Finally today, our website of the day is dedicated to online musuems. But as Patrick Evans explains, you should not expect too much culture.
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(( Our website of the day is the perfect place to browse through many internet museums. But instead of Picassos, Rembrandts, or Dalis, here you are more likely to find a man who produces his art on toilet seats.
If you think that is weird, wait until you see some of the other places featured on the Unusual Museums of the the internet site.
It is run by Herb Hornung whose own Wodden Nickel Historical Museum in San Antonio boasts the largest collection of Wooden Nickels.
You can find everything from strange fortunes in fortune cookies to a collection of generic macaroni and cheese boxes.
Of the 104 sites featured, there are some serious pages including a look at the history of medical devices and quack cures. However most are just odd, so if you want to indulge in a bit of quirky culture head to the Unusual Museum site through a link to our page at WDBJ7-dot-com. I'm Patrick evans.))[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]