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On News 7 at 5, authorities in Lynchburg police arrest someone in the city's latest murder.
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[VO-NAT]

Also Valley health officials start monitoring mosquitos for the West Nile Virus.
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[Weather-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Count on fair weather Tuesday with a good chance for thundershowers after that. Details ahead.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A local man will show us an invention he hopes will curb road rage.
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[VO-NAT]

On Health Check, a new therapy could shed light on back and neck pain.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Plus a girl kidnapped on Friday is reunited with her family. News 7 at 5 is next.

[5-Dooley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A soldier from our area was killed last night in Iraq. Seargent Michael Dooley of Pulaski was shot and killed during a checkpoint attack last night in Iraq.
The information came from his mother this afternoon. Dooley was deployed in March. He was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. Dooley was 23-years-old. He and his wife were expecting their first child in October.

[5-Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A kidnapped California girl is home safe - and tonight police say they've arrested the man they say snatched her from her home.
Police arrested a suspect at a San Jose home where they say he was staying with a friend.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SUPER=01-William Landsdowne/San Jose Police Chief;]
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[SUPER=01-Rob Davis/San Jose Deputy Police Chief;]
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(( POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT RESEMBLES THIS COMPOSITE OF THE MAN WHO ABDUCTED NINE-YEAR OLD JEANETTE TOMAYO AFTER A VICIOUS FIGHT WITH HER MOTHER AND BROTHER 2 DAYS AGO.
WILLIAM LANSDOWNE/SAN JOSE CHIEF OF POLICE: "SCRATCHES, INJURIES MATCH INJURIES IN QUESTION, CONFIDENT WE HAVE THE RIGHT MAN IN CUSTODY." THE LITTLE GIRL'S ORDEAL ENDED LATE SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN SHE WALKED INTO CONVENIENCE STORE ABOUT 30 MILES FROM HER HOME. SHE WAS SHAKEN AND CRYING BUT APPARENTLY UNHARMED. THE STORE OWNER IMMEDIATELY CALLED POLICE. JEANETTE WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT HELPED LEAD AUTHORITIES TO HER CAPTOR.
ROB DAVIS/SAN JOSE DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: GAVE US ENOUGH DETAIL TO HELP US LOCATE A LOCATION WHERE WE MIGHT ENCOUNTER A SUSPECT. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A NEIGHBORS SECURITY CAMERA CAPTURED MUCH OF THE ABDUCTION AS IT UNFOLDED. THE ALLEGED SUSPECT WAS WAITING FOR JEANETTE IN HER QUIET SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD. RIGHT AFTER SHE REUTRNED HOME FROM SCHOOL HE ENTERED THE HOUSE. HER MOTHER AND BROTHER RETURNED A SHORT TIME LATER AND FOUGHT WITH THE KIDNAPPER, WHO THEN TOOK OFF WITH THE YOUNG GIRL. HER MOTHER, STILL BRUISED AND SWOLLEN FROM THE BEATING, THANKED EVERYONE IN SPANISH WHO HELPED FIND HER DAUGHTER.
ROB DAVIS/SAN JOSE DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: "THE MOTHER, THE BROTHER, THE DAUGHTER DID NOT KNOW THIS INDIVIDUAL." THE KIDPNAPPING TRIGGERED AN AMBER ALERT THAT BROUGHT IMMEDIATE ATTENTION TO THE CASE. POLICE FANNED OUT IN AN INTENSE MANHUNT.
WILLIAM LANSDOWNE/SAN JOSE CHIEF OF POLICE: "I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH COURAGEOUS LITTLE GIRL WHO KEPT HER WITS AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE HERE TO SAY TODAY WE HAVE A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY." GALLEGUS CLOSE: POLICE SAY THE GIRL WAS TARGETED BECAUSE SHE WAS AN ACQUAINTANCE OF THE ALLEGED ABDUCTOR.))

[5-L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An arrest has been made in Lynchburg's second murder of the year.
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On Saturday, police investigating a missing person report found the body of 42-year-old Latisha Farmer Giles inside the Virginian Apartments on Rivermont Avenue.
She had been dead about five days and police say positive identification was difficult.
Today, Giles' boyfriend, 45-year-old Clarence Edward Elder Junior was charged with her murder.
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[SOT 15:25:18]
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((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE CAN'T GO INTO ANY MORE DETAIL THAN THAT AT THIS TIME. THE CASE IS REALLY BRAND NEW AND WE'RE STILL GETTING INTO THE INVESTIGATION AT THIS POINT AND WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO JEOPARDIZE THE CASE BY GIVING OUT ANY INFORMATION.))
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Lawton says the victim was identified through her fingerprints.
A medical examiner has confirmed she was murdered but the exact cause of death has not been released.
Elder is being held without bond.
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[5-West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=503-05 19:40]
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The recent rain could have an effect on the West Nile Virus in our area. That's because it could affect the mosquito population. Mosquitos can transfer the virus to humans.
[ANCHOR=JEAN 2 shot]


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton join us with details.
[ANCHOR=Joy 2 shot]


Jean, Health officials expect an increase in the presence of the West Nile Virus in our area this year.
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That's why starting next week they'll begin setting traps to monitor the mosquito population.
The virus has already been found in two birds in Northern Virginia.
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((
Health officials say the rain has been a mixed blessing. As long as it continues to rain every couple of days or so -- mosquitos don't have a place to breed. The problem is once it stops.
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(( AS SOON AS THE RAIN STOPS FOR A WEEK, THEN WE KNOW THE REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE OF THE MOSQUITO WILL TAKE HOLD AND WITH ALL THE RAIN AND CONTAINERS AROUND WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF MOSQUITOS THIS SUMMER)) [RUNS15]
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The number of mosquitos could have an impact on the spread of the West Nile virus since infected mosquitos transfer the virus to humans.
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((YES IT IS SERIOUS. BUT DO NOT PANIC. YES WE DID HAVE 274 DEATHS IN THE U-S LAST YEAR. BUT THAT WAS MUCH LESS THAN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=less than automobile accidents]


So far the virus has not been detected in the Roanoke Valley -- but health officials plan to soon start mosquitos surveillance.
Last year, that was done by Virginia Tech. Lack of funding has forced health officials to do the job themselves this year. But that could mean faster results.
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[IN Q=As we hit hot]

(( AS WE HIT HOT SPOTS WE WILL DEVELOP SPECIFIC STRATEGIES BASED ON THE SPECIES OF MOSQUITOS AND WHAT'S REASONABLE TO DO. WE DO NOT EXPECT TO DO SPRAYING. WE MAY DO THIS IN THE FUTURE BUT IT'S A LAST DITCH EFFORT)) [RUNS19]
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[ANCHOR=Joy 2shotl]


Health officials says citizens can do there part by eliminating standing water around their homes. Mosquitos can breed in a little as a teaspoon of water. [PINNACLE PAGE FULL]
Also if you think you have mosquito problem or find a suspicious dead bird in the Roanoke Valley contact 540-857-7800 extension 124 or contact your local health department.
Jean, you can also protect yourself by wearing mosquito repellant.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Critics of President Bush want proof positive that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
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But the President says he is absolutely convinced they did.
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[SOT]

((I AM ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED WITH TIME WE'LL FINDOUT THEY DID HAVE A WEAPONS PROGRAM. AND THE CREDIBILITY OF THIS COUNTRY IS BASED UPON OUR STRONG DESIRE TO MAKE THE WORLD MORE PEACEFUL AND WORLD IS NOW MORE PEACEFUL AFTER OUR DECISION.))


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The President says history and time will prove that the United States made the right decision in freeing the people of Iraq from Saddam Hussein.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next, another city says it could allow beer sales at some parks.
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[VO]
Also investigators are draining a Maryland pond in the interest of national security. We'll have the details after the break.
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[5-Radford-Parks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=503-06 39:00]
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The city of Radford could soon be next in line to allow alcohol in city parks.
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A proposed ordinance would allow vendors to sell beer and alcohol in restricted areas of Bissett Park, Riverside Park and the city's new Recreation Center during non-city events .
But, officials say getting approval won't be easy.
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((KEN GOODYEAR/DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION: THE CITY MANAGER WILL HAVE TO APPROVE EACH APPLICATION. THEY'LL HAVE TO HAVE AN A-B-C LICENSE, THEY'LL HAVE TO HAVE A MINIMUM OF THREE OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICERS AT THE EVENT, 30-TRAINED VOLUNTEERS WORKING THE EVENT.))
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[VO-NAT]

On top of all of that, Goodyear says vendors will also have to pay a 500- dollar rental fee. The city council will vote on the ordinance tonight during its weekly meeting.
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[5-MD-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The F-B-I is draining a pond in Frederick, Maryland.
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[SUPER=03-Frederick, MD;]


Investigators are looking for evidence in the anthrax attacks of 2001. They believe someone could have handled the anthrax under water to avoid infection.
Law enforcement officials will not say if the action is linked to Steven Hatfill.
He is called a 'person of interest' in the case.
Hatfill's home in Frederick was searched twice last year.
The F-B-I expects it'll take three to four weeks to drain the water. A spokesman for Hatfill hopes this will prove his innocence.
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[5-Pain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
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If you have headaches, back or neck pain and have tried everything else... you may want to consider using a light.

As Dr. Sean Kenniff tells us, Infrared light therapy is getting more popular.
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[SUPER=01-Jaimie Agnello/Light Therapist;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Lena Agnello/Infrared Patient;]
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[OUT Q=Kenniff CBS News]

((FOR SOME PAIN SUFFERERS, MEDICATION AND CHIROPRACTORS AREN'T ALL THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE. (NAT) SO MANY STILL IN PAIN -- ARE TRYING THIS DEVICE...WHICH USES INFARED LIGHT.

SOT: JAIMIE AGNELLO/LIGHT THERAPIST

"The technique I'm using is called polychromatic infared therapy, and it's using infared and other lights in the color spectrum to help heal the body."
MASSAGE AND LIGHT THERAPIST JAIMIE AGNELLO SAYS, BY PUTTING THIS HEAT ON, SHE CAN TAKE THE HEAT OFF ALL SORTS OF PAINFUL CONDITONS.
STANDUP:"Infared light therapy has been used for decades to treat anything from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, to sports inuries. Those who use it say it works just like acupuncture, but only without the needles."

SOT: JAIMIE

"It's very similar to acupuncture. You feel the tingling when the light is applied to the body, and the healing process begins."
JAIMIE HAS HAD SO MUCH SUCCESS WITH THE LIGHT, SHE USES IT ON HER DAUGHTER LENA WHO'S HAD BACK PAIN FOR YEARS.

SOT: LENA AGNELLO/INFRARED PATIENT

"I've always seen chiropractors. It didn't help. Massages I got from my mother, they would help. But only temporarily."
SKEPTICAL AT FIRST...LENA'S NOW OUT OF PAIN, AND SO ARE MANY OF JAIMIE'S OTHER CLIENTS.

SOT: JAIMIE

"many clients I've seen, they call me after one treatment, and for the first time in a long time they tell me they've slept well, and with no pain."
NEW TRACK: INFARED LIGHT THERAPY IS F-D-A APPROVED AND COVERED BY SOME INSURANCE POLICIES. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN ...IT INCREASES BLOOD FLOW TO THE AREA--AND MAY HAVE A DIRECT AFFECT ON THE PAIN FIBERS. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

[5-Hillary-Book]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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People were lining up for the chance to buy Hillary Clinton's new book- Living History.
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[VO-NAT 14:10:24]
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In fact, some people waited through the night to have the former First Lady sign her new book.
This was the scene outside of Barnes and Noble in New York City.
Employees of the store began issuing wristbands- that would allow wearers to meet the Senator during the signing.
Simon and Schuster which agreed to pay her eight million dollars to write the book- printed one million copies anticipating high demand.
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Today following sports, a Virginia Tech professor may have the solution to road rage.
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[VO] He says it can be prevented if we all know the code.
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Coming up in Sports,
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tonight's the night we will find out if the N-H-L champions will be the devils or the ducks.
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[Comm 3]

[5Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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On Wall Street today, news of a management shakeup led some investors to pull their money out of the stock market.


With the details, here's Alexis Christoforous.
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[Stocks Roll]
Stocks suffered their biggest decline in three weeks after Motorola sounded a profit warning and the mortgage buyer Freddie Mac ousted its three top executives.

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the dow sank 82 points, to close below 9thousand

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the nasdaq fell back 23 points.

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Freddie Mac, the second-biggest buyer of U.S. mortgages, ousted its top three executives and said the company's president altered documents related to a restatement of financial results for the past three years.

(gr)

Motorola says sales and earnings for the second quarter will be well below forecasts ..the tech heavyweight blames a decline in cell phone sales in Asia, a result of the SARS outbreak.

(oC)

A new mortgage service allows home buyers to get a current, low-rate mortgage, then take it with them the next time they move.

(gr)

E-Trade says its "Mortgage on the Move" program is the first portable mortgage concept widely available in the U-S. The offer is available for a limited time, and comes with mortgage interest rates at record lows.

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TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS. MW. COM

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[WRITER=mst]
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Good afternoon everybody, the NHL Stanley Cup will be hoisted in the air later tonight - but it will be a few hours before we know if the Devils or the Ducks get to do the hoisting.
Both teams are confident they can get the job done.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I FELL GREAT...]
[SUPER=01-Scott Stevens/New Jersey Defenseman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jean Giguere/Anaheim Goalie; :11]
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[OUT Q=...ABOUT TONIGHT."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]

New Jersey will be without it's top faceoff man in Joe Nieuwendyk, who has a torn muscle in his left side.

[S5-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 12056tc]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The NBA final will continue in that same arena on Wednesday night with game number four of the best of seven series. Sam Antonio leads the series two games to one.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Off the court today the Houston Rockets have reportedly settled on Jeff Van Gundy to become their next head coach. Van Gundy toured the Rockets facilities last week, and accorindg to several reports in Houston told management he would take the job this morning. The deal to hire him also will depend on whether the Rockets can agree to give the Knicks some form of compensation for hiring Van Gundy, who is still under contract with New York through July 31. Van Gundy also had been courted by the Wiazrds.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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The Hornets, who unceremoniously got rid of Paul Silas name Tim Floyd their new coach today, as well.


[S5-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-141 1:56:01]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The Junior Achievement "Par for the Kids" golf tournament teed off over at the Roanoke Country Club today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Around 120 golfers made up over 30 teams to play in the 10th annual event. The one day 18 hole event was played in a modified best ball format. Each team paid 800 dollars to play and all of the proceeds go to junior achievement's mission to buy school materials for students in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and in surrounding counties. Last year, Junior achievement touched the lives of 12 thousand kids. The goal this year is to raise 20 thousand dollars.
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[SUPER=01-Katherin Elam/Junior Achievement Exec. Dir.; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=..support our programs"]
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[VO-NAT]


The event is holding a live and silent auction shortly after six o'clock. Coming up at six, we will take a look at some of the items up for bid and the hefty price tag that comes with them.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]

Also, the rain delayed Capital Open wrapped up this afternoon in Avenel. Rory Sabbatini won while Chip Sullivan finished tied for 59th. Take care everybody - Jean will be right back in moment. [GO TO BREAK]



[5-Diabetes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Diabetes]


A study finds that light to moderate drinking can reduce the risk of diabetes in women.
It found women who had about half a drink to two drinks a day were 58 percent less likely than nondrinkers to develop diabetes.
But going over two drinks a day was trouble
Women who did had double the diabetes risk. The same had been true for men.
However, researchers say women shouldn't start drinking just to get the benefit of a lower risk of diabetes. One scientist says weight loss and exercise are even more effective.

[5-Road-Rage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Virginia Tech professor believes the cure to road rage is in the push of a button.
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[SOT19:09:02 ]
[IN Q=we would]

((WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A CLEAR CODE PLEASE, THANK YOU, I AM SORRY.))
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[OUT Q=I am sorry.]
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ]

Scott Geller says the "polite light" allows drivers to communicate on the road. It's a small green light that attaches to a car's back window and is controlled with a button. Drivers would follow a code ... hitting it once for please, twice for thank you and three times for I am sorry.
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[SOT 18:51:56]
[IN Q=in a situation]

((SCOTT GELLER/VT PROF. OF PSYCHOLOGY; IN A SITUATION WHERE I CUT SOMEBODY OFF ACCIDENTALLY I DIDN'T MEAN IT BUT THEY SEEM TO BE ANGRY CAN I STOP THE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS BY SAYING I AM SORRY. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Geller/VT Prof. of Psychology; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=I AM SORRY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Geller believes positive communication can significantly reduce instances of road rage and aggressive driving. The polite light has been in development for three years. It was recently put to the test in Christiansburg, where residents participated in a research study. We'll see how the device measured up tonight on News 7 at 6.
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[5-Rumble-strips]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-07 34:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another Virginia man's invention is credited with saving lives of state roads.
Rumble strips...are loud and jarring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


For years there were at least a dozen types of rumble strips.
That is until Chung Chen, a V-DOT engineer, found that strips carved into the pavement offer three times as much noise and twelve times as much vibration to rouse sleeping drivers.
His research is estimated to have prevented as many as 16-hundred fatalities nationwide.
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[SOT 1::-]
[IN Q=SOMETIMES I WAS TOUCHED TO TEARS]

((CHUNG CHEN/VDOT TRAFFIC ENGINEER: SOMETIMES I WAS TOUCHED TO TEARS BECAUSE SEE, THE PEOPLE RECOGNIZED YOU. AND I DID SOMETHING REAL, THAT REALLY WORKED AND MADE THE HIGHWAY SAFER.))
[SUPER=01-Chung Chen/VDOT Traffic Engineer]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=MADE THE HIGHWAY SAFER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chen's research is so convincing that 46 other states have now adopted "milled" rumble strips.
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