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Today on News 7 at 5, a link between day care and aggressive children. New research says the solution may be more time off for parents.
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And the Shuttle Endeavour is on its way to the Interntational Space Station.
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We started out in the 20s and 30s. Then warmed up nicely. We'll do even better tomorrow. Forecast details coming up.

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On Health Check, one families difficult decision with organ donation and how it saved five lives.
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And are Michael Vick's chances of being the number-one draft pick getting slimmer?
News 7 at Five is next.

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Millions of Americans have their children in day care- Now results of a study show it could have negative effects.
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((THE MORE TIME CHILDREN SPEND IN CARE THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO BE AGGRESSIVE AND DISOBEDIENT.))
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Good evening....

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The results are not what anyone wanted to hear- the more time children spend away from their parents- whether it's in daycare or with a nanny at home....
the more likely they are to be overly aggressive by the time they reach kindergarten.
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((JAY BELSKY/RESEARCHER: THIS IS SO IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THE CHILDREN WERE IN GOOD OR POOR QUALITY CHILD CARE, WHETHER THEY COME FROM ECONOMICALLY WELL RESOURCED OR POORLY RESOURCED FAMILIES.. WHETHER THEY WERE BOYS OR GIRLS OR WHETHER THEIR MOTHERS ARE PROVIDING GOOD SENSITIVE CARE OR NOT.))
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The study was "wide reaching"... done over ten years in ten cities- The largest study ever conducted on child care and development.
The study followed more than 13-hundred kids-
Belsky says there are some solutions- He says cutting down some hours in child-care in the infancy, toddler and pre-school years should cut back on the negative effects.
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In other health news tonight-
It's a hard decision for any family member -- to honor their "loved ones' wish" to be an organ donor.
But for one local family it's meant a lot to know that five people are still alive today because their son gave the gift of life. [2-SHOT]
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has their story.
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Jean,
John Huffman was only 18 years old when he died.
And his parents say it wasn't an easy decision to know they wouldn't be bringing their son back home.
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But they say they have found comfort in knowing he didn't die in vain.
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(( Former UVA offensive lineman Mark Lindsey received the heart of John Thomas Huffman.
Before the transplant, Lindsey was confined to his hospital room at UVA Medical Center --hooked up to machine to keep his heart going.
He had been extremely close to death three times-- diagnosed with cardiomiopathy.
But since the transplant he has written to John's family to say he is doing well - and so has another boy who received one of John's kidneys.
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((PHIL HUFFMAN: IT COMFORTS YOU A LITTLE BIT THAT TO KNOW KNOW MAYBE IT WAS MEANT TO BE. HE SAVED THE LIVES OF FIVE PEOPLE. MARY HUFFMAN: MAYBE THIS YOUNG BOY IS GOING TO DISCOVER A CURE FOR CANCER WOULDN'T THAT BE GREAT YOU NEVER KNOW))

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John was 18 when he died --the victim of automobile accident. Just one month before his death --he had decided to become an organ donor --a decision his mother says he was he was very proud of.
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And the Huffmans hope John's decision to become an organ donor will inspire others to become donors.
That's why they have placed a bronze medallion on his grave for all to see that he gave the gift of life.
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There are approximately 2-thousand people in Virginia waiting for an organ transplants.
And a single donor can save up to 7 lives. [2-SHOT]
Jean,


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The Space Shuttle Endeavor is high above the earth tonight.
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The shuttle and its crew of seven astronauts lifted off this afternoon from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The shuttle is delivering a billion dollar robotic arm to the international space station.
The 58 foot arm is needed for construction projects in space- it'll be used for future assembly operations.
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Today marks the 6th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and while it's always significant ...this year means even more... because the man who caused the tragedy is scheduled to die in less than one month.
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Survivors and victims families remembered- with what has become a customary honor: 168-seconds of silence, one for each of the victims.
The simple ceremony was held on the grounds where the Murrah Federal Building once stood- a memorial now takes its places.
The silence ended with the ringing of church bells and the singing of "Let There Be Peace on Earth.''
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Statutes un-harmed by a fire at a Natural Bridge tourist attraction got a new home yesterday.
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Four fiberglass dinosaurs care now are now par for the course at Safari Mini Golf at Smith Mountain Lake. The owner of the Enchanted Castle created them.
The dinosaurs are part of artist Mark Cline's decade-old collection that he sells to theme parks and restaurants worldwide.
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Cline's collection caught fire last Monday.
He believes it was arson because of some hate mail he discovered in his mailbox the morning of the fire.
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Tech's president speaks out on the arrest of a black professor.
Find out what he has to say next on News 7 at Five.
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And if you're in the market for furniture, we have just place to get some ideas. More than nine-million square-feet of new items under one roof.
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Virginia Tech President Charles (Stee- ger) Steger speaks out about the fight between professors that put a spotlight on race relations on campus.
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In a full-page advertisement in the school newspaper, Steger expressed his apologies for the March incident.
It was then that two professors, one black and one white, argued over a classroom.
The black professor was arrested.
Some say race was a factor and have pushed the issue with meetings and protests.
Steger says he will respect those feelings, but does not agree.
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The statement also points out steps being taken by the University to diversify the campus. We'll take a closer look at those on New 7 at 6.
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Roanoke College says its faculty and staff are the reason for a boom in freshman applications.
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The school received a record number of applications for a third straight year.
At a ceremony today, the college said its grounds-staff, professors, coaches and other employees make attracting students easier.
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Roanoke College received nearly 27-hundred applications this year, compared to fewer than a thousand in 19-80.
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The world's biggest furniture show is underway just across the Virginia-North Carolina state line.
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An estimated 80-thousand people will attend the spring show in High Point, North Carolina.
Buyers can choose from more than 27-hundred exhibitors that fill more than nine-million square feet of showroom space.
The show runs through April 26-th.
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They may not have appreciated the cool weather of the last few days, but plants and flowers are starting to bloom.

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Last night's freezing weather might have halted your spring gardening but now with temperatures back to comfortable levels... it's time for this week's Growin' It.
Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers but they are also some of the hardest to grow...
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Jacey Birch is at Townside Gardens in Roanoke to teach us the do's and dont's of orchid growing.
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Still ahead, Steve Mason will be here with the latest on Michael Vick's chances of being the number-one N-F-L draft pick.
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((A BRITISH ROCK BAND, A SURPRISINGLY ECLECTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER AND A DANCE SOUL SISTER ...I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN...COMING UP...A LOOK AT THREE EMERGING ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO. ))
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Another good day for Wall Street, as yesterday's rally continued.
Technology stocks led the way higher.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker. [graphic-michael vick]
Sources now say Virginia Tech star quarterback Michael Vick might not be drafted number one in Saturday's NFL draft because the San Diego Chargers, owners of the first selection, are serious about not getting burned again by giving Vick a huge signing bonus and then the quarterback not working out, like Ryan Leaf's situation.
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Sources say Vick and his agents at Octagon want a signing bonus of 12 million plus and a contract somewhere around 50 to 60 million. The Chargers want a smaller signing bonus and a contract with bonuses built into a six year deal. San Diego has told Vick's agents his contract would be in the neighborhood of a number one pick but with more safeguards in case he does not develop into a starter.
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David Shwab, who works for Vick's agent Octagon in public relations, said today, he could not comment on these developments.

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Radford golfer Stephanie George set a goal at the beginning of the season to make the All Big South golf team.
And George even went beyond that goal.
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George is the Big South 2001 player of the year. She earned the honor by winning the medalist competition in the Big South Tournament.
George carded a 73 on the final day of the event to finish at 225. She also ended the two year reign of Charleston Southern's Patricia Martinson.
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George's teammate Laura Terebey was the Rookie of the year and Highlanders head coach Matt Sutphin was co-coach of the year.



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The City of Salem is gearing up for another softball extravaganza.
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84 teams from 40 to 50 states will compete in the 2001 Amateur Softball Association girls fast pitch tournament for girls 18 and under.
The competition will be at a high level and the 6 day event will definitely boost the valley's economy.
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The Women's Professional Softball League will also take part in the event which will be held August sixth through the 12th at the Moyer Sports Complex.
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That's it for the ticker, more on the Michael Vic situation at six.

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It's been a long time since British bands like the Beatles or the Rolling Stone dominated the American charts.
In fact, the U-K's been in quite a slump recently-- but one band is trying to change that.
Here's Rebecca Rankin with more on Coldplay and two other up-and-comers.
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((COLDPLAY'S A BAND PUTTING BRITISH ROCK BACK ON THE CHARTS, NELLY FURTADO'S A CANADIAN WITH A UNIQUE POP SOUND, AND ANASTACIA'S CHICAGO-BORN, L.A.-RAISED AND HER VOICE IS GETTING HER SOME HIGH PRAISE. HERE ARE THREE NEW ARTISTS, EACH WITH A DISTINCT SOUND AND A GREAT DEBUT ALBUM. PACKAGE: FEW BRITISH ARTISTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND COMMERCIAL SUCCESS IN THE US RECENTLY. BUT COLDPLAY, WHO HAVE OFTEN BEEN COMPARED TO FELLOW BRITISH BANDS LIKE RADIOHEAD AND THE VERVE, HAVE HAD QUITE A YEAR HERE IN THE STATES. Chris Martin/Coldplay The last year or so has been just like that (makes the motion of a rollercoaster going up and down with his hand and arm). We've never been so happy, but we've never been so unhappy." DESPITE THEIR MOOD SWINGS, THE BAND'S DEBUT ALBUM "PARACHUTES" HAS DONE WELL. IT'S BEEN PRAISED BY CRITICS, AND ITS FIRST SINGLE "YELLOW" HAS SPENT SEVERAL WEEKS IN THE TOP 10 OF BILLBOARD'S MODERN ROCK CHART. THE MIX OF POP, FOLK, R&B AND LATIN RHYTHMS ON NELLY FURTADO'S DEBUT ALBUM "WHOA! NELLY" IS A MUSICAL RECIPE CRITICS ARE CALLING A POP VERSION OF BECK. AND HER PASSIONATE, HONEST SONGWRITING HAS DRAWN COMPARISONS TO ARTISTS LIKE MORISETTE AND FIONA APPLE. PROPELLED BY HER DEBUT SINGLE, "I'M LIKE A BIRD," NELLY FURTADO'S SUCCESS HAS COME QUICKLY. SO FAST THAT SHE WAS INVITED TO PERFORM WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN AT DIVAS 2001.
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"I'm trying to kind of absorb it. But everything's happening quickly nowadays. So all I try to do is kinda live in the moment." POP QUEEN ANASTACIA MAKES CATCHY DANCE HITS WITH STRONG SOULFUL VOCALS. THOSE VOCALS HAVE BROUGHT HER SOME LOFTY COMPARISONS. Anastacia "R&B qualities and Gospel tones and Aretha, Tina comparisons...I find it very hard to put myself in those categories, but you know, I understand them and accept them." ANASTACIA'S DEBUT ALBUM "NOT THAT KIND" WAS JUST RELEASED IN THE US IN MARCH, BUT THE ALBUM AND ITS SINGLES HAVE ALREADY SOLD OVER 7 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE IN THE PAST YEAR. REBECCA TAG: COLDPLAY AND NELLY FURTADO ARE BOTH SCHEDULED TO START TOURING THE US IN MAY. WHILE ANASTACIA WILL APPEAR IN AN EPISODE OF ALLEY MCBEAL IN MAY. IN NEW YORK, I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN. ))

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A free wake-up call ... whenever or wherever you need one. That's the promise from our Web Site of the Day.
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[NO SUPER]
"I-Ping-dot-com" lets you set a reminder call for any time.
There is a demonstration available on its home page, and while we cannot promise the service will come through as promised, we put our number in three times, and each time, the service called us back.
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[TAKE Web Day FS]
If you would like to check it out for yourself, you can look for the link on our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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