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Today on News 7 at Five, an eyewitness to a motorcycle accident that left a Roanoke man dead says the police are not to blame.
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Also nine people are rescued after their hijacked plane crash lands in the Atlantic.
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Looking for a pretty warm Wednesday forecast and a strong cold front due in by Thursday. Details ahead.

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Coming up in Sports, the coach of the Redskins has a lot to say about last night's loss to the Cowboys.
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and on Health Check, we'll see what a doctor is doing to help children who are growing too fast.
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A plane hijacked from Cuba- crashes into the ocean.
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The search was launched after the Cuban Government reported a hijacking-
The Coast Guard says one person is dead- and nine others were pulled from the sea- at least two of them children. Their conditions are not known.
The search was launched after the Cuban Government reported a hijacking- but there may be more to it.
Lee Cowan is covering this developing story and joins us live from Washington with more.
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Cowan: There are still lots of questions surrounding a plane that took off from Cuba this morning and apparently crash landed in the ocean 180 miles west of the island. lee cowan reports it may not be as cut and dried as the alleged hijacking the Cuban government claims
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((Less than an hour after the Cubans called it a hijacking -- the Coast Guard called it a rescue -- and the Pengaton called it a threat. REAR ADMIRAL CRAIG QUIGLEY, PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: "It's something that's clearly close and we just want to make sure we know who's out there and what their intentions are. The Russian-made Antonov AN-2, a crop duster similar to this one, left Western Cuba around 8:45 Tuesday morning. But just 15 minutes into the flight, Cuban Air Traffic Controllers WARNED US officials, that the plane had been hijacked.
It was reportedly headed for Florida -- but in his only transmission, the pilot radioed he didn't have enough fuel to get there.
Two F-15's were dispatched from Holmstead Air Force Base in Miami --an AWAK plane was diverted from Tinker Air force base in Oklahoma -and Coast Guard rescuers jumped into action.
But no one could find a trace of the plane at it's last known position -- in international waters some 80 miles south west of the Florida Keys.
The search continued.
Then -- more than three hours after the plane disappeared from radar -- came a call from a civilian Merchant ship. The plane had been found -- nearly A HUNDRED MILES WEST of where rescuers were searching -- in the Gulf of Mexico -- not in the Florida Straights.
Ten people were plucked from the warm, but choppy waters -- One person was dead, nine others survived. COWAN ON CAM: "There are still a lot of questions: -- where was the plane going? -- was the plane actually hijacked? -- did it crash, or land on the water? All questions the nine survivors may be able to answer.))

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Another tire recall to tell you about- this time the maker is Continental-
The problem is again with the tire tread- and the tires are also on a Ford company S-U-V.
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The problem is forcing Continental General to recall 160-thousand tires.
Nearly 40-thousand 1998 and 1999 Lincoln Navigators are equipped with the tires.
The problems first surfaced more than a year ago when a Ford service director in Saudi Arabia notified Ford about accidents involving tread separations on the Continental tires.
So far there have been no major reports of accidents or serious injuries with the tires involved in this latest recall.
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One day after a rowdy session of Roanoke City Council and calls for an investitation of city police- city officials say they intend to conduct a thorough review of the complaints.
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During the meeting at Ruffner Middle School, speakers demanded that council members investigate the motorcycle accident that killed 31-year old James Minor.
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Police had pursued Minor for allegedly speeding and ignoring traffic signals, but police say they broke off the chase before the crash- near the intersection of 11th and Hanover.
City Council declined to conduct its own review, but members say they believe the city administration will perform a thorough investigation.
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Late this afternoon, city manager Darlene Burcham said once the police investigation is complete, she will call upon a group of local ministers to review the results. Burcham says she believes it is important the city and community work together to clear the air, not only on this investigation but in the future.
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One person we have NOT heard from is the driver James Minor struck the morning of the accident.
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Donald Lee Stokes was behind the wheel of the convertible Minor struck with his motorcycle.
He says police did nothing wrong.
Stokes says he passed two officers just prior to the accident but in his opinion they did NOT contribute to the accident.
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Stokes says he and Minor were friends and used to ride motorcycles together.
We'll hear more from him...tonight on NEWS 7 at six.

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Presidential politics come to daytime T-V. We'll have the details after this break,
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And campers at Smith Mountain Lake may find themselves up the creek without a paddle thanks to some new rules- We'll explain.
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Some waterfront camping trailers at Smith Mountain Lake may be illegal now that American Electric Power has enacted some new laws.
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A-E-P is suing to have these campers removed from Mitchell's Point Marina near the State Park.
The power company, which controls the lake level, says the campers would be underwater if Smith Mountain Lake flooded.
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Similar campers have used this point for about 30 years, but A-E-P received greater powers in its new license last year. Now federal permits are required for docks, piers, embankments, air conditioning and heating coils, excavation and water withdrawals. We'll have more on the new rules tonight on News7 at Six.
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The prizes are bigger.
But it's now twice as hard to win.
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That's the basic difference with Virginia's 10 year old Lotto game becoming "Lotto Virginia" this week.
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The first Lotto Virginia drawing is Wednesday night.
The ticket's still one dollar.
If you buy five, you get one free.
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Polls show Al Gore leading George Bush in both the popular vote and the all important electoral college vote. So what is George Bush doing to swing the momentum back his way? And what is Al Gore doing to hold onto his lead? Teri Okita has the details.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will tell us why Opera Roanoke is mixing up a love potion.
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The performers at Opera Roanoke are stirring up an Italian love potion this week.
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Jacey Birch is at the Mill Mountain Theatre to give us a preview of this fall's romantic comedy opera... "Elixir of Love."
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On Health Check, a local doctor has some advice for parents of obese children.
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Also we'll tell you why Nike is having some bad luck with Friday the 13th.
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Obesity among children is becoming an epidemic.
Children are bigger and heavier than ever before.
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Health Check Reporter Joe Sutton has more on this growing problem
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Jean,
The prevalence of obesity in children has increased by over 50 percent in the past 25 years
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About 23 percent of children are overweight, and about 13 percent of children are obese.
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(( Doctor Michael Hart at the Carilion Medical Center for Children says there are several factors why children are more overweight these days.
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Hart say kids activities tend to be centered around television or the computer and the amount of time spent on these activities directly correlates with a child's weight.
STILL one of the biggest contributing factor is genetics. A child with overweight parents is up to 80 percent more likely to be obese. Hart says it's an issue we shouldn't take lightly.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART: NOT JUST HEART DISEASE, NOT JUST STROKE, BUT ALSO THINGS LIKE ASTHMA, AND THINGS LIKE DIABETES WHICH HAVE SERIOUS IMPLICATION FOR A CHILD'S LONG TERM HEALTH, BUT ALSO A COST TO SOCIETY FOR THOSE CHILDREN THAT CAN'T PAY THEIR WAY SOCIETY HAS TO ABSORB THE COST OF THE HEALTH CARE))
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Doctor Hart says Body Mass Index is one of best ways to determine if your child is overweight.
To determine body mass index, take your child's weight in pounds divided by his or her height in inches, square it and multiply that number by 7-hundred.
The normal range is between 18 and 25. Overweight is between 25 and 30.
Class one obesity is between 30 and 35, Class two obesity, which is very obese is 35-40 and morbidly obese is above 40.
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Hart says it's important to treat this as a family issue not just about the child.
He says the focus should be on nutrition, reducing calories and fat intake, and increasing exercise.
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And Jean, obese children tend to become obese adults.


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N-B-C is cutting a Nike ad that parodies the movie, "Friday the 13th."
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The commercial features distance runner Suzy Favor and a chainsaw wielding maniac in a hockey mask.
But viewers complaints have led the network to pull the ad from its Olympic broadcasts.
Singer Meredith Brooks led the protests against the spot.
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Nike says the ad is meant to encourage people to exercise so they'll live longer.
N-B-C says it got thousands of phone calls and e-mails critical of the ad.
Nike says it's disappointed. But at the company's
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shareholder meeting today, one person questioned whether the ad might be seen as encouraging violence toward women.

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Good afternoon everyone, lets start our five sports at the track.
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The Winston Cup stars will be back in Martinsville next week. Mike Stevens says a handful of teams got a jump on the competition today.
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Washington's 100 million dollar, Super Bowl hyped team is 1 and 2. Today, head coach Norv Turner addressed the media after last night's 27-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
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The fifth annual U-S Cellular Volley in the Valley is setting the trend in game of tennis.
When play starts this Thursday it will do so with the new Wilson Rally ball.
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The Rally One is six percent larger and two grams lighter than the traditional tennis ball.
Wilson hopes this ball will address one of the main complaints voiced by spectators.
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The tournament runs through Sunday. All matches are at the Hunting Hills Country Club.
The proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse Roanoke Valley.
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At six, words from Kyle Petty, he joined Jeff Burton at Martinsville today. But more news 7 at five to come.

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It may seem a little early, but if you like to spend time preparing for Halloween, you'll want to visit our website of the day.
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The webmaster at Jack-O-Lantern dot com has elevated the art of pumpkin carving.
It used to be a Jack-O-Lantern had a couple of triangles for eyes and a crooked smile. Not anymore.
Using this site and one of the inexpensive carving kits you can already find on store shelves, you can make elaborate carvings of ghosts, goblins, and things that go bump in the night.
This site explains step by step how to select, cut and preserve your pumpkin. So if you want to be a real cut up for Halloween, visit our website of the day.
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