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Today on News 7 at five, a judge decides if a Roanoke teenager is guilty of murder.
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Plus firefighters have to battle another remote forest fire in the region.
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Also today, scientists make a startling discovery about one of the leading hormone replacement therapies for women,
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and we will check in with a local health center that has nearly outgrown its facilities after only 18 months.
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Plus a rare fish is causing more problems for biologists outside the nation's capital.
News 7 at five is next.
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(( "THE FINDINGS ARE THE FIRST CONFIRMATION IN A RIGOROUS CLINICAL TRIAL THAT TAKING ESTROGEN PLUS PROGESTIN DOES INDEED INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER." ))
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The National Institutes of Health says using estrogen and progestin over the long-term use can increase a woman's chances for getting breast cancer, heart attacks, and strokes
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Saying the risks outweigh the benefits, scientists have abruptly ended the nation's biggest study of the hormone replacement therapy used by millions of women.
Dr. Mike Rosen reports.
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((In the quest to keep healthier longer, six million American women use the hormones estrogen and progestin for relief of menopausal symptoms or because their doctors believed that long term use prevents heart disease and brittle bones.
But government scientists abruptly ended the nation's biggest study of this type of hormone replacement therapy, saying there are serious risks that far outweigh the few benefits.

SOT: Jacques E. Rossouw, M.D., Women's Health Initiative

Finally, we are filling in the details of what has been a really fuzzy picture.

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Researchers found that long term use of Prempro, the most popular estrogen-progestin combination, increased otherwise healthy women's risk of stroke by 41 percent, heart attack by 29 percent and breast cancer by 26 percent. On the positive side it cut by a third the risk of colon cancer and hip fractures.
Bridge: Dr. Mike Rosen The National Institutes of Health stopped the 16,600 women study three years early and is advising other that other women who take the hormones should ask their doctors if they, too, should quit.

SOT: Judith Hsia, M.D., George Washington University

Whats most important, is that after women stop their pills its uncertain if the risks that were associated with taking estrogen with progestin disappear right away or if they persist for a while. That's why its vital that we maintain followup.
70 year old Jeanne Dorsett was part of the study.

SOT: Women haven't been studied enough, if this is helpful, I'm

grateful for that part of it. (:05)
But what about estrogen use alone? The NIH is letting another, smaller study continue, saying so far the balance of risks and benefits remain uncertain.Dr. Mike Rosen, CBS News, New York.))



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Prosecutors say a broken fingernail drove a 15 year old girl to murder a teenaged boy. Her attorneys say it was an accident. Today a judge agreed with the defense.
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Rebecca Price cried as the judge found her guilty of INvoluntary manslaughter today. Price was facing murder charges for shooting 16 year old Neville Swain in the head last year. The teenagers had been playing with an unloaded gun inside Swain's apartment the night before.
The next day Swain broke Price's nail as they wrestled. Price says she pointed the gun at him jokingly and did not know it was loaded.
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Price could face up to 10 years in prison or time in a juvenile detention facility. We will hear from the victim's family on news 7 at Six.
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Enron, Andersen, WorldCom- the list of companies with questionable financial practices keeps on growing.
Today President Bush unveiled a plan to crack down on corporate cheats and criminals.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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(( THE BANNER BEHIND THE PRESIDENT LEFT LITTLE DOUBT WHAT MISTER BUSH WAS ON WALL STREET TO TALK ABOUT. PRESIDENT BUSH "AT THIS MOMENT AMERICA'S GREATEST ECONOMIC NEED IS HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS IN CORPORATE AMERICA." ON THE HEELS OF SEVERAL HIGH PROFILE CORPORATE ACCOUNTING SCANDALS...THE PRESIDENT OUTLINED A PLAN TO CRACKDOWN ON ABUSERS AND HELP RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN BIG BUSINESS. BUSH: MY ADMINISTRATION WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO END THE DAYS OF COOKING THE BOOKS, SHADING THE TRUTH AND BREAKING OUR LAWS." BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THE PRESIDENT CREATED A NEW CORPORATE FRAUD TASK FORCE...TO SERVE AS A FINANCIAL CRIMES SWAT TEAM. PRISON TERMS FRAUD WOULD BE DOUBLED..AND THE PRESIDENT WANTS 100 MILLION DOLLARS MORE FOR THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION - TO HIRE MORE INVESTIGATORS. BUSH: "WE'VE ALSO PROPOSED A TEN POINT ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE BETTER INFORMATION TO SHAREHOLDERS." ON CAPITAL HILL...SOME DEMOCRATS SAY THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH. SEN. PATRICK LEAHY/D-VERMONT "AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY SMART. IF THEY SEE US TAKING TINY BABY STEPS, IF THEY SEE US DOING HALF MEASURES, THEY KNOW THIS FRAUD IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN AND WE WON'T RESTORE THE TRUST WE NEED." SEN. CHRISTOPHER DODD/D-CONNECTICUT "IT ISN'T A TIME FOR TINKERING WITH THE REGULATORY PROCESS, WE NEED TO MAKE REGULATORY CHANGES."))

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Virginia's Secretary of Finance says more spending cuts and lay-offs are in the future.
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The state's fiscal year for 2002 ended last week.
John Bennett said today that the shortfall in revenue "will probably exceed 200- million dollars."
The final numbers won't be known for another ten days.
Bennett says Virginia isn't alone but is experiencing the same problems as other states.
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The state will still finish this last fiscal year in the black.
Bennett said that is largely due to the belt tightening measures imposed by Governor Mark Warner.
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Lightning is blamed for sparking a trio of forest fires in Rockbridge and Bath Counties.
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The largest blaze, called the Skillern Fire, is centered in a remote area around Skillern Mountain, north of Goshen, near the interesection of Rockbridge, Bath, and Augusta Counties.
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The fire, which escaped containment lines yesterday, has charred about 540-acres of George Washington and Jefferson National Forest land. Officials blame lightning for starting the Skillern Fire along with two others on the evening of June 27th.
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The Panther Gap Fire in Bath County has burned about 4-hundred acres of private land but is threatening national forest property. The Sisters Fire, also in Bath County, has consumed sixty acres. The 185-firefighters working the blazes expect to have all three contained by Thursday.

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The town of Appomattox is the latest to limit outdoor water use. Partial mandatory water restrictions are now in place-- which means no watering of lawns and gardens or washing of vehicles.

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Parking headaches may be eased in Blacksburg this football season if a new system goes in place.
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Town Council will vote on a new parking ordinance next month. If passed, it will allow owners of paved lots that hold 100 or more cars to get a special event permit and charge for parking. The Town is expecting approximately three-thousand more vehicles this year thanks to renovations at Lane Stadium.
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((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESMAN; EVERY YEAR BECAUSE OF OUR INADEQUATE PARKING WE HAVE OVERFLOW INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ON OUR STREETS INTO SOME OF THE PRIVATE PARKING LOTS AND IT REALLY CAUSES ISSUES WITH NOISE AND TRASH AND CLEANLINESS AND ISSUES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BY DOING THIS WE'RE HOPING TO ELIMINATE THAT.))
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Parking lot owners would be responsible for trash, noise and bathrooms needs. Blacksburg Transit would provide shuttles from the lots to the main event. Browning says ideal locations include church lots and Montgomery County school lots.
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Still to come on the newscast, an Academy Award winning actor has passed away. We'll have the details,
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also a parole board decides if the man responsible for the Son of Sam murders will be released from prison.
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Academy Award Winning Actor Rod (Steye-ger) Steiger has died.
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Steiger won early acclaim playing Marlon Brando's brother in "On the Waterfront" in 1954.
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((THINK ABOUT GETTING SOME AMBITION? BRANDO: I ALWAYS THOUGHT I COULD LIVE A LITTLE LONGER WITHOUT IT. MAYBE.))
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He also played the dangerous Jud in the 1955 film version of the Musical "Oklahoma."
Steiger won an Oscar in 1967 playing the red-necked sheriff in the film "In the Heat of the Night"
His works- too numerous to list- also included Doctor Zhivago, Amityville Horror, and Waterloo.
Rod Steiger was 77 years old.
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The man responsible for the Son of Sam murders in New York will not get out of prison anytime soon.
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A two member parole board has denied David Berkowitz's first chance at parole.
They say while his behavior has improved, he has limited understanding' of why he committed his crimes.
Berkowitz killed six people and wounded seven others in New York City in 1977. He claimed he was following the orders of a neighbor's dog.
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Today's decision means he'll be eligible again in another two years. He's serving six consecutive sentences of 25 years-to-life.

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In health check tonight,
For those with little or no insurance the Kuumba Community Health and Wellness Center has been a life line.
It not only offers medical care to all ages, but also free and low cost prescriptions for those who qualify.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out although it's only been open a year and half, the patient load has nearly outgrown the facility.
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Jean, Kuumba has 36-hundred registered patients...
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and 500 patients in its pharmacy assistance program.
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Martha Saunders is one Kuumba's many patients without health insurance. Before coming to the center, she was stuck with medical bills she couldn't afford and is still trying to pay off.
But because the center offers a sliding scale fee this doctors visit will only cost her 10 dollars.
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Kuumba is filling a gap in this Roanoke community by making health care affordable and accessible to everyone.
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And many of the centers patients, like George Burwinkel rely on the pharmacy assistance program, without it he couldn't afford his medication on a fixed income of 500 dollars a month.
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Kuumba recently expanded to include mental health and substance abuse serviceS.
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((WE WOULD LIKE TO EVENTUALLY ADD DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. THERE IS A HUGE NEED IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THERE AREN'T VERY MANY PLACE TO SEND PEOPLE PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE UNINSURED AND DON'T HAVE DENTAL INSURANCE)) [RUNS12]
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For Burwinkel its meant he can get the care he needs to manage his chronic disease and for him Kuumba is a breath of fresh air.))
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Kuumba is still accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment call 540-362-0360.
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Jean,

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We've all heard the warnings- just how fattening pizza is, and how many calories are in some Chinese dishes- and movie popcorn.
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Now if you want all of the information about restaurant chains- you can buy a new book- called "Restaurant Confidential"-
It comes from the group that's released many of those findings- the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The book ranks foods sold at chains according to their nutritional value- and offers some advice.
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((MICHAEL JACOBSEN/RESTAURANT CONFIDENTIAL: THERE ARE TWO PROBLEMS WITH RESTAURANT FOODS WHAT THEY'R MADE OF AND HOW MUCH YOU GET. EVEN IF SOMETHING IS LOADED WITH FAT, IF YOU WANT IT, HAVE A SMALLER PORTION, USE A DOGGIE BAG, SPLIT IT WITH A FIREND.))
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Among the fast food chains, Jacobsen only has a few favorite items- the salads at Wendy's, the veggie burger at Burger King and the fruit and yogurt parfait at McDonalds.
Jacobsen's fast food favorite- Subway and its healthy low fat sandwiches.
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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, Patrick Evans will have our detailed forecast,
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[VO] and then a little later we will have an update on the snakehead fish. We will see why the small fish is once again giving some biologists big nightmares.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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Steve Mason will tell us which Virginia Tech star has signed a contract to play in the N-F-L.
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On Wall Street today, stock prices tumbled as the market brushed off President Bush's speech on corporate governance.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. Before the 73rd annual Major League Baseball all star game tonight, there will be a tribute to the legendary Ted Williams, longtime St. Louis broadcaster Jack Buck and the late cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile.
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Salem Avalanche manager Stu Cole played against Kile while the two were coming up through the minor leagues.
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Already the all-star festivities have produced a number of memorable moments.
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Last night in the preliminary all-star legends and celebrity softball game at Miller Park - none other than Dale Earnhardt Junior - sporting a retro Atlanta Braves jersey stepped up the plate and ruined the no-hitter being tossed by hall of famer Dave Winfield with a base hit to right center field. Dale Junior's team would end up losing 7-to-4.
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Sammy Sosa also ended up losing the homerun derby last night despite hitting more than 6 homeruns in excess of 500 feet. But Sammy ran out of steam in the closing round and Jason Giambi did not. The Yankees' slugger beat Sammy 7 homers to one in the finals to capture his first homerun derby championship.
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[VA NAT CON'T] Coming up tonight on News 7 at 6 we will have more from the all-star game as we hear from American League starting pitcher Derek Lowe.
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Former Amherst and Virginia tech star defensive tackle David Pugh has signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him 182nd overall.
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The six foot 3, 275 pound Pugh registered 50 tackles and three and a half sacks this past season for the Hokies. During his career at Tech, Pugh amassed 170 career tackles and 13.5 career sacks. He was a first team all Big east and third team Sporting news all-American this past season.
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Coming up at six, a golf instructor who takes teaching kids to the extreme.

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Biologists say their worst fear is coming true in a pond in suburban Washington D-C. A voracious predator that eats everything else in a pond is making babies.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest on the Snakehead fish.
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(((LOCATOR: CROFTON, MD)

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these fish are pretty aggressive.
DONT LET ITS SIZE FOOL YOU...

(NAT)theyre voracious,


MAYBE NOT "THIS" ONE...

(NAT) they hAve hearty appetities,


BUT WHEN FULLY GROWN...

(NAT)theyre fairly successful predators.


THEY CAN SURVIVE ON LAND FOR UP TO THREE DAYS...AND WALK.

(SOT)ERIC SCHWABB/MD. DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

it certainly upon initial glance appears to be a young, juvenile snakehead
DUBBED THE "FRANKENFISH", THE PREDATOR IS ONE OF EIGHT BABY SNAKEHEAD FISH DISCOVERED IN THIS SMALL MARYLAND POND JUST ONE WEEK AFTER A BIG ONE WAS CAUGHT. THEY DON'T BELONG HERE... AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS NOW FEAR...

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We could be dealing with hundreds or more.

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And thats why this pond has been officially closed off to the public. Wildlife officials say they need to ensure they catch all the snakehead before anyone else does b/c they say if just one slips into the open water system, it could be deadly.
NOT TO PEOPLE, BUT...

(SOT) SCHWABB AGAIN

its potential effects on native populations both resident fish species as well as migratory species that uses these river systems for spawning ... those impacts are known and could be significant.

(NAT) lets do it.

BUT THATS NOT STOPPING PEOPLE FROM BREAKING THE LAW. IT SEEMS EVERYONE IS GOING FOR ANOTHER BIG ONE.

(SOT) STEVE RUTLAND/16 YEARS OLD

TC12:18:19-:32 YOU KNOw that youre not supposed to be fishing in this pond. Yeah, so why are you doing it, just so we can catch it, what are you going to do if you catch it, sell it, were hoping someone will buy it..how much, we think at least 5-hundred dollars.
WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY THE SNAKEHEAD SHOULDN'T BE SOLD. THEY SAY ANY SNAKEHEAD "THEY" CATCH WILL IMMEDIATELY BE KILLED. AS, CBSNEWS, CROFTON, MD.))

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