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Next on News 7, five Botetourt County students are taken to the hospital for apparent drug overdoses.
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Also Iraqi officials say a U-S helicopter has attacked a wedding party, killing 40 people.
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Also today a soldier in Iraq faces the first court martial in the prisoner abuse case.
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The Governor is in the area today bringing checks to local university, but at least one school official says it is not enough.
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Plus Brent Watts kicks off the grilling season. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Five students are recovering after overdosing on prescription medication today at a Botetourt County School.
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The teenagers are all eighth graders at Read Mountain Middle School.
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Crews were called to the scene just after 12:30 for reports of multiple overdoses. Sheriff's deputies say one of the boys brought a prescription seizure medication to the school and gave it to some of his classmates at lunch. A short time later the students reported feeling "weird and dizzy."
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((JERRY PRICE, PRINCIPAL READ MOUNTAIN M.S.: THE GOOD THING WAS WE HAD STUDENTS WHO INFORMED US WHAT WAS GOING ON. I WANT TO COMMEND OUR STUDENTS FOR BEING AWARE AND LETTING US KNOW.))
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Price says the kids are in "okay" condition. Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says his department will seek appropriate charges against the boy who provided the drugs.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six... we'll have more on this story and hear from one of the parents.

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Three people were hurt when their car flipped on Route 29 near the town of Amherst this morning.
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The wreck happened in the southbound lanes just north of town around 11.
Police say 56-year-old Philip Harthill fell asleep for a few seconds, and lost control of his Chevy Blazer.
The vehicle flipped several times before coming to rest on its side.
That's when it reportedly started to catch fire.
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((INVEST. JEFF ROWE/AMHERST TOWN POLICE: PERSON FROM SOUTHERN STATES, MAYS FARM SERVICE, WAS EVIDENTLY ONE OF THE FIRST ONES HERE. HE RAN TO THE CAR, SAW IT WAS ON FIRE, CALLED 9-1-1, CAME OVER HERE WITH HIS FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT IT OUT.))
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Crews spent about an hour freeing Harthill and his front-seat passenger from the crushed car.
She passenger was flown to U-V-A Medical Center.
Traffic on Route 29 was backed up for more than a mile as crews worked the accident.
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The U-S has confirmed that troops have killed dozens of suspected foreign fighters near the Syrian border... but the Iraqi story is very different. They claim the dead were part of a wedding party...one that fired celebratory shots into the air.
This story is still developing. We hope to have more on it later in the newscast.
American Jeremy Sivits has pleaded guilty to abusing Iraqi prisoners- and sentenced to one year in prison.
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U-S Military officials say Sivits has agreed to testify against other accused soldiers.
With tears in his eyes, Sivits today explained what happened one night at Abu Graib (Grabe) prison.
Sivits says he saw Specialist Charles Grainer shouting at detainees who were lying naked on the floor with bags over their heads. Two soldiers were stomping on their hands and toes, he said.
He said two beatings were particularly brutal and he said the word rapist was scrawled on one man's body.
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Up next on the newscast, changes could be coming to American passports...
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and on Healthcheck, some people will be shocked when they see a device carried by local police... but it could save their lives.
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Making America safer may mean adding digital photographs and fingerpints to passports.
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Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge says there is suprising support for both photographs across the board and in some areas for finger scans.
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((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR: IF WE WANT TO LEAD THE WORLD THEN WE OUGHT TO START REQUIRING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND DIGITAL SCANS ON OUR OWN PASSPORTS'S IT'D BE A LOT EASIER TO OUT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD TO SAY WHEN YOU COME INTO OUR CONTRY WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR FINGERPRINTS AND YOUR PHOTOGRPHS ON YOUR VISAS.))
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Ridge also said he's been requesting more money be allocated to New York city for security- Ridge was the final panel member in two days of testimony before the commission investigating the 9-11 attacks.

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Local Universities and Colleges will soon be CASHING IN on the state's new budget.
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The plan includes more than 275-million dollars for higher education. Virginia Tech is getting a 14-percent increase in funding, while Radford will see a seven percent increase. But, in a speech given this afternoon at Radford, Governor Mark Warner admitted, the increases were still NOT enough.


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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE LEGISLATORS OWN STUDY SAYS WE UNDER FUND HIGHER EDUCATION ALMOST 400 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. WE DIDN'T GET ALL THE WAY BACK WITH THE EFFORT THIS YEAR, WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO, BUT AT LEAST WE MADE A GOOD SIGNIFICANT DOWN PAYMENT. DOUGLAS COVINGTON: WE FEEL THAT WE ARE STILL UNDERFUNDED AND INEQUITABLY FUNDED. WE DON'T GET OUT FAIR SHARE AND WE NEED TO HAVE CONTINUING COMMITMENT, NOT JUST FROM THIS GOVERNOR BUT FROM SUCCEEDING GOVERNORS. ))
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The budget includes about 31-million dollars for faculty salary increases. The raises should take effect in November.
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They carry a badge and a gun ... but some local sheriff's deputies will soon tote another device that could save lives.
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The Franklin County Sheriff's department recently purchased automatic external defibrillators to place inside patrol units. The portable machines are used to resuscitate a person who's not breathing. Officials say just about anyone can learn how to operate one.
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((CHRIS SLEMP/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.: IN FACT THE RESEARCH SHOWS US THAT THE MAJORITY OF PLACES THAT HAVE PUBLIC ACCESS TO A-E-D DEVICES , THE MAJORITY OF SAVES CAME FROM SOMEBODY THAT SAW IT HANGING ON THE WALL, AND SAID "HEY LET'S TRY THIS AND SEE IF IT WORKS' 34 THEY NEVER HAD ANY TRAINING AT ALL, WORKED, SAVED A PATIENT.))
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Each of the machines costs a little under 12-hundred dollars, which was paid for through funding from the homeland security office.
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Up until recently, patients in Southwest, Virginia who need kidney transplants had to travel hours just for pre-surgical testing.
That has changed. The Virginia Transplant Center of Henrico Doctor's hospital --has opened a local satellite office.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details? Joy where is the office?
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Jean, It's located on Lewis-Gale Medical Center's campus at the pavillion.
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It's opened back in September --but officials are just now officially making the announcement to the public.
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It's not just the organ recipient who must undergo numerous tests before a kidney transplant but the donor as well.
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((WE DO HAVE TO DO PRETTY EXPENSIVE TESTING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT PUTTING THE PATIENT FROM THE FRYING PAN TO THE FIRE 17 IT INVOLVES A LOT OF BLOOD WORK AND DIAGNOSTIC, WE TAILOR THE WORK-UP VERY SPECIFIC TO THE PATIENT )) [RUNS19]
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When Debbie Kamode was preparing for her transplant she had no other choice but to travel to Richmond.
But now other patients won't have to make that trip.
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((I THINK IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE BECAUSE FOR ME I WORKED FULL-TIME UNTIL I HAD MY TRANSPLANT AND I TRAVELED BACK AND FORTH TO RICHMOND THE CONVENIENCE OF HAVING A LOCAL OFFICE TO COME TO WOULD'VE BEEN JUST MUCH MORE CONVENIENT)) [RUNS17]
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The Salem branch office of the Virginia Transplant Center will save some patients hours of traveling time.
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((THIS WAS A NEED THAT WE SAW THAT WAS NECCESARY THESE PATIENTS IN GILES AND SW VIRGINIA WE'RE TRAVELING 4 AND 5 HOURS SO THIS WAS A NEED WE SAW TO BRING THE SERVICE A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE PATIENTS )) [RUNS17]
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For many of kidney transplant patients getting a new organ makes all the difference.
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If you'd like more information on the Virginia Transplant Center Branch office you can call 540-769-2499.
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Jean,

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts shows how a quick inspection could insure your safety this summer.
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The official grilling season begins Memorial Day weekend, But many are taking advantage of the warm weather to take their cooking outdoors. Brent Watts has some safety tips to keep you and your guests safe this season.
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U.S. military sources have confirmed that troops killed dozens of what they call suspected foreign fighters near the Syrian border. But officials in Iraq say the dead were part of a wedding party that was celebrating by firing shots into the air.
Drew Levinson reports.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens tells us about some NASCAR drivers who are turning in their race cars to ride the SHREK bandwagon.
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Plus we'll tell you why Antonio Badaras says a hairball wrecked his voice.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker. The Carolina League action is already rolling today. The Hillcats lost to Potomac 5-to-1 in a game played early this afternoon. The Cats are now five games under 500. However, the Avalanche game with Winston-Salem tonight has been postponed due the rain and storms in Salem.

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In the big leagues this afternoon in Toronto - seldom used Minnesota pinch hitter Matthew LeCroy came up in the 9th in

ning with his team trailing the Jays 5-to-2. LeCroy was barely hitting over 200 as a pinch hitter, but he came through with a grand slam in the top of the frame to turn a three run deficit into a one run Twins' lead. Then appropriately, Le Croy would get the final out of the
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game as he fields the grounder at first. The leaders in the AL central win a wild one this afternoon 6-to-5.
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The race formerly known as the Winston - will make its debut as the NEXTEL all-star challenge this Saturday night at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.

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NASCAR's all-star weekend always gets started with a little midweek fun. And that was again the case this afternoon as Lowe's Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler unveiled his pick to win the race. Humpy has a knack for being right on target most of the time. He's correctly picked 9 of the last 15 winners. This year he's putting the pressure on Jeff Gordon.
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Gordon has won 3 of these all-star events in the past.

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Shrek 2 opens today across the country and the big green guy will have a presence in Charlotte other than in the theatres.
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Tony Stewart will drive a special Shrek paint scheme in this weekend's all-star event at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Then next weekend, Stewart's Gibbs teammate Bobby Labonte will sport the Shrek colors on the 18 machine for the Coke 600.
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More Shrek news for you in just moment as Jean returns to wrap up this edition of News 7 at Five. Take care everybody - we'll have more sports for you at the top fo the hour including a look at two of hot baseball teams in the area. Have a great night. [GO TO BREAK]

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A rally on Wall Street today ran out of gas today... partly because of the rising price of crude oil. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Finally today, actor Antonio Banderas says his latest role almost wrecked his voice.
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He plays Puss in Boots in Shrek 2.
He says he had to cough for 45 minutes before he got the right sound of a cat coughing up a hairball.
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Banderas was still on Broadway at the time, starring in the musical ``Nine.''
He says when his co-stars heard how hoarse he was, they thought he'd been out partying the night before.
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