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Today on News 7 at Five, Colin Powell arrives in Israel to jump start the Middle East peace process,
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Also one person is dead following a building collapse in Northern Virginia.
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Looks like some drizzle and grey skies headed our way. That story and Patrick's Growin It segment all coming up.

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Plus a small plane terrorizes Miami's downtown skyscrapers today,
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and health officials are still trying to determine what made more than 60 students sick at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
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A rash of illness at Randolph Macon Woman's college in Lynchburg.
Now Health Officisals are trying to figure out what's causing it.
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This week, several dozen students and faculty members suffered from a gastrointestinal illness. Nearly 80 students and faculty members have shown mild to severe flu-like symptoms since the illness first showed up over the weekend. However, NO additional cases have been reported to the school since yesterday afternoon. That's good news to school and health department officials, who hope they have the illness in check.
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((JOANNA HARRIS/CENTRAL VIRGINIA HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR; IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS NOT BACTERIAL IN NATURE, IT'S NOT SALMONELLA, SHIGELLA, E-COLI, ANY OF THOSE, AND WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT A VIRAL AGENT NOW.)) ((MICHAEL KISER/RMWC DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS; OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE ADVISING THE STUDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO BE PARTICULARLY VIGILANT ABOUT HAND WASHING, THOSE SORTS OF COMMON SENSE ISSUES, THOSE ARE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.))


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Health officials say they are still testing to determine what the illness is, and how it is spread. Test results from a state lab in Richmond are expected back tomorrow.
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A building collapses in Northern Virginia- killing one man and trapping another-
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The parking garage in Springfield was under construction- when the corner gave way- killing one worker.
Rescuers did manage to prop up concrete slabs and clear debris to get the second man out of the construction site. He was pinned at the waist by heavy concrete.
The parking garage is near Interstate 95-
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Secretary of State Colin Powell is in the Middle East- and he has his work cut out for him.
He hopes to talk peace with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jennifer Jones has the story.
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((On a day when Israel continues to flex its Military Muscle aimed at Palestinian militants Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives, in search of some link to peace. Colin Powell/Secy of State: In: What Im planning to do is have a meeting with PM Sharon in the morning, things in my pocket or not, I should speak with PM Sharon first. Israels prime minister Ariel Sharon began the military attacks some 13 days ago he has since pulled back forces from more than 20 towns and villages but has rebuked international critics calling for an immediate cease fire. Meanwhile, Yassar Arafat remains holed up in his war torn compound in Ramallah Powell also plans to meet with Arafat but has not declared a schedule for the talks. White House officials are still hoping for progress. Ari Fleisher/White House Press Jacey: The President hopes Out:beginning of political process. But in the meantime, Israeli tanks and heavily armed soldiers claim to have secured the West Bank town of Jenin after days of heavy fighting.))

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Carilion Health System is now 10 days past its self-imposed deadline of choosing three or four insurance providers it'll partner with.
These partners would receive comparatively bigger discounts for health care than any of the others.
As Jennifer Miele reports, partners may change, but consumer costs will likely remain the same.
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(( Carilion is looking for a few good insurance companies to partner with.
They would get a bigger discount and Carilion cuts down on administrative costs and beefs up patient information exchange.
But some say the move is Carilion flexing its muscle to squeeze out more money from insurance companies.
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((BURMAN CLARKE: IT'S MOST UNUSUAL BECAUSE YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT IS STRONG ENOUGH AND BIG ENOUGH TO CREATE THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIPS WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES. TO OUR KNOWLEDGE IT'S ONLY BEEN DONE ONE OTHER TIME IN CALIFORNIA.)) [RUNS13]
Insurance broker Burman Clark sells a lot of Trigon policies. He says it's likely Trigon won't make the cut because it won't agree to Carilon's terms.
Carilion says Trigon has just as good of a chance as any of the 10 companies being considered.
And the health system's spokesman says it's important to remember, Carilion is a not-for-profit organization.

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((JENNIFER MIELE: RIGHT NOW, TRIGON IS CARILION'S ONLY PREFERRED PARTNER. SHOULD THEIR LOVE STORY END IN A BAD BREAK UP, CARILION SAYS TRIGON CUSTOMERS WON'T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD.)) [RUNS10]
In fact, Carilion says the Trigon rates will likely remain the same.
And any changes wouldn't occur until the first of the year.
A decision is expected within the next month.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton will look at the controversy over genetically engineered foods.
Also Jacey Birch will tell us how Martinsville has prepared for a modern stone aged family.
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A low-flying airplane made for some anxious moments over Miami today.
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The Florida National Air Guard scrambled two F-15 fighter jets after officials spotted the plane circling over the downtown area.
It turns out a photographer had permission to fly over downtown to take pictures.
But the Miami police officials say nobody told them about it.
15 minutes after being spotted, the pilot was asked to leave the area.
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Police say Miami-Dade County officials briefly discussed evacuating a high-rise government building in downtown Miami.

Local television stations interrupted regular programming to show live shots of the plane.

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In health check tonight, some farmers are now choosing to plant genetically engineered crops... that were genetically manipulated to develop a natural protection against insects.
But some are worried about the possible consequences.
That was the focus today at a conference at Virginia Tech.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton was there and has more on what she found out.
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Jean, The number of genetically engineered crops has been growing every year.
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And you might be surprised to learn that they are in some of the foods now on the market.
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((FARMERS ARE GROWING OVER 100-MILLION ACRES OF THESE CROPS. AND THESE CROPS ARE PRIMARILY CORN, SOYBEANS, COTTON, CANOLA. MANY OF THESE CROPS ARE USED AS INTERMEDIATE INGREDIENTS IN MUCH OF THE FOODS WE EAT TODAY )) [RUNS11]
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Harvey Glick works for a company that makes genetically engineered crops. He says these foods are just as safe as crops grown the traditional way.
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((MANY OF THE CROPS ALLOW THE FARMER TO USE MUCH LESS CHEMICAL SPRAYS IN THE PRODUCTION AND THAT'S A BENEFIT FOR ALL OF SOCIETY)) [RUNS06]
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Steve Yearly a sociology professor at York University in England-- says many Europeans are not as convinced. They have resisted genetically modified foods.
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He says there is even more concern about the environmental factors.
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(( YOU BETTER BE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES FOR WILDLIFE ARE OR ELSE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A DEVASTATING EFFECT ON WILDFLOWER,BIRDS, INSECTS AND SO ON )) [RUNS07]
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But Glick says genetically engineered crops might provide environmental benefits.
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((WHEN YOU ELIMINATE PESTICIDES IN GROWING CROPS YOU FIND MUCH MORE WILDLIFE AND SECONDARY INSECTS THAT USE TO BE HURT BY PESTICIDES ARE NOW RETURNING TO FIELDS )) [RUNS12]))
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There are also genetically engineered crops now being developed with more nutrients like improved oils, proteins and vitamins.
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Jean,

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First cows invaded New York and Chicago and then mermaids monopolized Norfolk... now a parade of dinosaurs hits Martinsville.
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Jacey Birch is outside the Martinsville courthouse to explain but I'm pretty sure these dinosaurs are the friendly type, right?
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] Patrick Evans will look at the best ways to drought proof your plants.
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Last week on Growin' It, Patrick Evans looked at some specific plants grown to withstand the long term drought.
This week, he examines planting techniques that may help your new plants grow better and last longer this spring and summer.
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Coming up in sports, Mike Stevens will have an update on the opening round of the Masters Golf Tournament,
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[VO] and if you believe its title, a new movie is the sweetest thing to hit the theaters this weekend...we will have a preview.
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On Wall Street today, some of the biggest names in the Blue Chip Stocks pulled the market lower.
Alexis Christoforous explains.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker.
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It is day number one of the Masters golf championship and what a day it has been already. Sam Snead took part in his 62nd Masters today by again hitting the ceremonial tee shot. The tee shot flew into the gallery and hit a spectator - breaking his glasses. Sam Snead is now 89.
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Another oldster, Arnold Palmer, four-time Masters champion Arnold Palmer has announced that tomorrow's round of play will be his last. Palmer made the announcement today after shooting an 89 in the first round. The 72-year-old began his round with a four-putt double bogey on the first hole.
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More on the Masters and a look at the club house leaders tonight on News 7 at 11.

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JJ Redick's will close out his high school career for good tonight in Washington, DC at Capital Classic all-star game.
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The name of the game has been changed this year to the Jordan Brand Classic - in honor of Michael - whom JJ was able to meet this week. This is the 29th year for the all-star game, and just as he was last week in New York - JJ is thrilled to be a part of tonight's game in DCTERMS. We will hear from Redick tonight on News 7 at 6.
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The race weekend festivities begin tomorrow at the Martinsville Speedway. Practice and qualifying are on tap for both the Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck series drivers. In the truck series, Stuart native Jon Wood will be looking to make a strong run in front of his fans. Wood comes in 10th in the points race - a far cry from the unsettled future he faced in this race last year.
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Don't forget folks that Jon Wood, cup driver Elliott Sadler and the rest of the Wood Brothers will be Grand Piano at Valley View mall tonight signing autographs. Take care everybody. We'll check in at UVa spring football practice at the top of the hour. Jean will right back in just a moment. [go to break]

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If you're in the mood for a light hearted film this weekend- you could say there is one sweet flick opening- It's the Sweetest Thing-
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((AH NO YOU.... AS HOT AND SWEET AS JANE.))
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When it comes to dating, Christina Walters.. played by Cameron Diaz, has a golden rule- avoid searching for Mr. Right and focus on "Mr. Right Now."
That is until one night at a club she unexpectedly mets Peter- only to see him disappear the next day.
She and her best friend played by Christina Applegate- decide to go on a road trip to find him.
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The Sweetest Thing is rated R and opens tomorrow.
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