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Today on News 7 at Five, a Virginia Tech student is in critical condition after developing meningitis.
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Also prosecutors release new allegations against Henry County Administrator Sid Clower.
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A cold front kicks up the winds but very few showers except in southside. Cooler weather tomorrow.

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Also today, a lack of money is forcing another local school system to close a school.
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and we will meet a Virginia Tech professor who is finding ways to make cancer drugs more effective.
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((DR. TOM RYAN/VT MEDICAL DIRECTOR; IT'S A SERIOUS INFECTION I MEAN THIS IS AN INFECTION EVEN IF FOUND EARLY AND TREATED AGGRESSIVELY 10-PERCENT OF PEOPLE DIE.))
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A Virginia Tech student is in critical condition with meningitis. Campus officials are trying to keep the bacteria from spreading....
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Good Evening I'm Jean Jadhon. 18-year-old Rayna (Do-bose) DuBose is being treated for meningoccal meningitis at the University of Virginia Medical Center...
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Officials say the freshman became ill Monday... initially seeking treatment at Montgomery Regional.
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The Maryland native plays on Tech's woman's basketball team and lives on campus. Her teammates, roommates and people who shared eating or drinking utensils are considered at risk for developing the bacteria. But health officials say that risk is extremely low.
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((DR. TOM RYAN/VT MEDICAL DIRECTOR; WE'VE ALREADY SOUGHT THEM OUT AND TREATED THEM, THE TREATMENT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS ERADICATING THE BACTERIA IN THE THROAT BEFORE IT CAUSES ANY PROBLEMS AND PREVENTS SPREAD TO OTHERS.))
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Antibiotics are given for treatment. Officials say people who attended classes with Dubose or had casual, non prolonged contact with her are NOT at risk. Those students feeling ill are asked to visit the health center or local hospital. Last year 43-cases of meningitis were reported in Virginia including a 23-year-old Tech student.
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Accused of embezzlement, Henry County's Administrator is free on bond tonight.
A Patrick County Judge said today Sid Clower is NOT a danger to himself -- even after his suicide threat last week.

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Jennifer Miele traveled to Patrick County this morning, and she has more about the investigation.
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Jean, at this morning's bond hearing, we learned new details about the embezzlement investigation.
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The state says Clower set up a blind mailbox to which Public Service Authority checks have been sent since about 1993.
Clower supposedly deposited those checks into his own bank account.
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The state says Clower's alleged embezzlement scheme was not sophisticated -- though it ran undetected for almost a decade.
We're not sure who blew the whistle yet, but the prosecution says four witnesses are prepared to testify against Clower.
A trial date is set for July 30th.
Clower made bail this afternoon, he's now under house arrest.
He is NOT to set foot on Henry County property without a police escort.
If you remember, last week Clower threatened suicide with a handgun in the woods behind the administration b
uilding. Police had to tackle him --- that's why his arm is in a sling.


Both the prosecution and the defense say that incident was isolated.
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The state has asked for handwriting and DNA samples from Sid Clower in an attempt to further the investigation.
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12 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier have been killed on the sixth day of Israel's offensive-
Troops also surround Palestinian gunmen holed up in the Bethlehem church-
Aleen Sirgany reports-
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180 elementary school students in Lynchburg will be in new classrooms next year after budget restraints forced the school board to close the city's smallest school.
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Elizabeth Kizer Elementary will shut down at the end of this school year, and its students transferred to three other elementary schools in the division.
School board members who voted for the closure say it was necessary in the face of a 750-thousand dollar budget shortfall this year.
The board is also trimming more than 16 teaching positions.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will meet a researcher at Virginia Tech who is trying to unlock the secrets of fighting cancer,
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[VO] and two men who say they were molested by priests file a federal suit against the Pope and the Vatican.
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Two men who claim they were sexually abused by priests filed suit today charging the Vatican and the Pope as part of a conspiracy to protect pedophiles. Drew Levinson has more.
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((The two lawsuits filed in Florida and Oregon accuse among others, the Vatican and the Pope of conspiring to protect priests who molested Children.

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"I DEVELOPED A HUGE SENSE OF HUMILIATION, SHAME AND HELPLESSNESS.
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"ITS ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS, PROTECTING CRIMINAL WRONGDOING AND PEDOPHILE PRIEST ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ACROSS ALL COUNTRIES AND ACROSS THE WORLD."
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In health check tonight,
A Virginia Tech professor is playing a role in improving a drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells the drug is in clinical trials.
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Jean,
The drug is an improved version of the drug Taxol.
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Tech Professor David Kingston hopes this will be a step forward in cancer treatment.
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His contributions to improving the make-up of the cancer drug Taxol could make it more effective.
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Kingston says just like the yew tree-which is the source of Taxol --there are many potential life-saving compounds locked-up in plants. That's why he's been collecting plant extracts from the rainforest in hopes of finding more anti-cancer drugs.
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For his contributions to research Kingston has been named one of four Virginia Scientists of the year.
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Jean,

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It's described as a ray of light for the area's homeland defense initiatives...
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I-T-T Industries Night Vision is lending a dozen night vision units to the Roanoke City Police Department, as part of a disaster pack. City and company officials say the equipment can help the police department in building collapses, and other emergencies.
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I-T-T is also lending its mobile training unit, a forty foot trailer, to the police department. The equipment will be available for other local law enforcement agencies in the area.
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Coming up in today's Marketwatch report, tensions in the Middle East push stock prices lower,
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[VO] and if sounds like a duck, is it a duck? Maybe not...we will explain a little later in the newscast.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will tell us how a local sharpshooter has made a big impression in the Big Apple.

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On Wall Street today, stocks ended in the red on worries that rising tensions in the Middle East could slam the brakes on the economic recovery as oil prices soar.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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Good afternoon everybody the two minute ticker begins with a quick peek at the newsstand.
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After getting a heroes' welcome and a crystal trophy yesterday - the Maryland Terrapins are getting
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some front page props today. The latest edition of Sports Illustrated that hits stores today features senior all-American Juan Dixon on the cover with the caption "Mighty Maryland" - fear the turtle.
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The Salem Avalanche held practice at Salem Memorial Stadium today. The team opens the season Friday at home against Potomac. First year manager Stu Cole thinks this team will pack a mean punch at the plate.
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Of course to win a championship a team must have strong pitching as well and the Avs feel the rotation will be solid.
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Cave Spring sharpshooter J.J. Redick will be one of 24 high schoolers hooping it up at Madison Square Garden in the McDonald's all-American game tomorrow night. Already JJ has made an impact this week in the Big Apple.
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The McDonald's three point shooting contest is part of the preliminary events leading up to the game itself on Thursday. JJ had just five points after two racks of balls, but then started shooting lights out. He hit nine of his next 10 shots, including both of the red, white, and blue bonus balls that count double. JJ finished with 19 points out of a possible 30 to win the Sprite three point shootout. He actually had it won before he arrived at the final rack of balls, but finished strong by draining the money ball to clearly win the three point title. The competition was held at Christ the King high school. Tomorrow night it shifts to the Garden.
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Much more coming up for you tonight on News 7 at Six. But Jean will be right here in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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There are plenty of ways to tell that Spring has arrived across the country-
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And in La Jolla California there is clear proof on the beaches.
It is the new born baby seals.
Those visiting and seeing the seals for the first time think it's pretty cool.
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The seals have been coming to the children's pool for years-
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You could say some folks at aTokyo Zoo were acting like a bunch of animals.
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This animal imitation is just a bit of fun to commemorate the park's 120th anniversary- Retired citizens tried to outdo the children for the top prize...
But it was a youth that won with a blaring imitation of an African elephant.
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The 7-year old took away top honors... perhaps even impresing the animals.
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Goodwill Industries may represent recycling in it's truest form, and now there's a new venue for you to shop for those gently used items.
Jacey Birch is always on the hunt for a bargain, and we find her at the Valley's newest Goodwill store in Roanoke County.
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