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Today on News 7 at 5, the nation says its final farewells to former President Ronald Reagan.
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Also Roanoke's city manager is suing a writer for an online website.
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The potential for severe weather this afternoon followed by a cooler weekend outlook. Details in just a moment.

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The C-E-O for Lewis Gale Clinics is stepping down.
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On Healthcheck, we'll see a program that is helping autistic children lead more normal lives.
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Plus it's a busy day in Salem. The Civic Center is hosting five high school graduations. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Hail to the Chief and a 21 gun salute as Ronald Reagan leaves Washington for the final time.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The body of Ronald Reagan is now on the way back to California- and a final resting place at his presidential library.
Tonight a sunset burial is planned that ends a week long mourning for the former President.
Jennifer Miller is live in California with a look ahead to tonight- and also a look back at today's funeral in the nation's capital.
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((AFTER A TOUCHING TRIBUTE, THE CASKET CARRYING RONALD REAGAN'S BODY WAS LOADED ONTO A PRESIDENTIAL PLANE. HIS WIFE NANCY WAVED GOODBYE TO A CROWD OVERWHELMED WITH GRIEF. ...AND THE FLIGHT LEFT FOR CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE PRESIDENT WILL BE BURIED IN PRIVATE, AT SUNSET.

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THE INTERNMENT SERVICE WILL PLACE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, OVERLOOKING SIMI VALLEY AND ON A CLEAR DAY.... THE PACIFIC OCEAN. REHEARSALS CONTINUED EVEN TODAY.

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AT WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL, THIS MORNINGS FUNERAL WAS BY INVITATION ONLY.

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REAGAN, HIMSELF, HAD CHOREOGRAPHED IT... ASKING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SANDRA DAY OCONNOR TO READ, AND FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH TO SPEAK. GEORGE H.W. BUSH As his vice-president for 8 years, I learned more from Ronald Reagan (emotional) than from anyone I encountered in all my years of public life." ALONG WITH KINDNESS AND COURAGE HE SAID REAGAN TAUGHT HIM ABOUT HUMOR.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH When asked how did your visit go with bishop tutu, he relied, so so,
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REAGAN'S 82 YEAR OLD WIDOW NANCY LAUGHED AT TIMES.. BUT MOSTLY SAT SILENT. THE FOUR LIVING EX-AMERICAN PRESIDENTS AND WORLD LEADERS PAST AND PRESIDENT PAID TRIBUTE. IT WAS A CELEBRATION OF A LIFE WELL-LIVED ... OF REAGANS' LEADERSHIP AND HUMILITY. PRESIDENT BUSH: Our president wore his title lightly - it fit like a white stetson. JENNIFER MILLER: AS HE IS LAID TO REST HERE AT HIS LIBRARY... HIS THREE SURVIVING CHILDREN WILL OFFER WORDS OF REMEMBRANCE AND THE AMERICAN FLAG THAT HAD BEEN FLYING OVER THE USS REAGAN AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH WILL BE GIVEN TO NANCY.))
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Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham is suing a city resident who wrote a story for a local web site that describes an encounter the two of them supposedly had while driving.
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He says it happened last Winter in the parking lot at Tanglewood Mall. Bill McClure says Burcham cut him off in her S-U-V. So he circled around to see the license plate.
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((BASICALLY WANTED TO GET THE LICENSE NUMBER OF HER VEHICLE. KEITH HUMPHRY/News 7: But it turns out the license number doesn't match her city owned, city-issued vehicle. IT DOESN'T MATCH WHAT'S ON HER VEHICLE AT THE PRESENT TIME. I DON'T KNOW WHO THAT LICENSE NUMBER IS REGISTERED TO.))
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McClure says the driver of the S-U-V indicated there was no stop sign, so she had no obligation to stop. Burcham says McClure's account is false. She denies she was in the Tanglewood parking lot January 24th. She claims she's been defamed and is demanding 20 thousand dollars in damages.
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Glenvar High School's graduation ceremony should be under way at the Salem Civic Center. Glenvar changed it's plans to hold the event inside because of the threat of rain.
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The Civic Center will host *five* graduations today. They started with Hidden Valley's ceremony this morning. It was the school's first graduating class.
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((ERIN OBENCHAIN/HIDDEN VALLEY GRADUATE: I'M OVERWHELMED WITH JOY. I CANNOT BELIEVE I ACTUALLY MADE IT.)) ((STEVEN NEWCOMB/HIDDEN VALLEY GRADUATE: I FEEL GREAT. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT A LONG TIME. IT'S FINALLY COME. IT'S GREAT.))
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Turnaround time between ceremonies has been about 30-minutes.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER: OUR STAFF IS INSIDE STRAIGHTENING AND CLEANING. WE'VE HAD SOME PROBLEMS IN THE PAST WITH SILLY STRING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. JUST STRAIGHTENING UP AND CLEANING UP AND GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT ONE.))
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Along with Hidden Valley and Glenvar, Cave Spring and Northside grads marched across the Salem stage today. William Byrd will wrap up the marathon with a ceremony to start at 7:30.
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Coming up next on Healthcheck,
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we'll look at the progress researchers are making in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Some say a drug that could help is just three years away from the market.
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The chief executive officer of the Lewis-Gale Clinic is leaving this summer.
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The resignation of Jon Ness will take effect at the end of next month.
He is leaving to take a new job with a non-profit health care provider in Billings, Montana where he worked in the early 90's. Ness joined Lewis-Gale clinic in 1999, and is credited with putting the clinic in a better financial position, retaining employees, and attracting new patients.
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The current Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan Arrington, will take over as C-E-O of the clinic in August.

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The death of President Ronald Reagan has put the spotlight this week on Alzheimer's Disease.
Four and a half MILLION Americans suffer from the memory robbing condition.
Some experts expect that number to climb to 16 MILLION by 20-50.
But scientist are learning more about the disease.
Dr. Sean Kenniff looks at some new drugs that could one day lead to a cure.
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((IN HIS MID 50'S ALLEN GONZALEZ NOTICED HE WAS STARTING TO FORGET LITTLE THINGS. AFTER VISITING A NEUROLOGIST HE WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT HE HAD THE EARLY SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S.

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"he had the brain speed of an individual more like 75." :05
THE DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION: NOT DRUGS BUT DIET. IN ALLEN'S CASE FOODS RICH WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS, FISH OILS AND VITAMINS NOT ONLY STOPPED THE PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER'S BUT ACTUALLY REVERSED ITS EFFECTS.

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"you start to feel better, thinking better, looking better." :02

(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)

RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT DIET AND EXERCISE CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S. BUT NOTHING HAS PROVEN TO STOP THE DISEASE ONCE IT TAKES HOLD.... AND THAT'S WHAT RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO CHANGE.

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A NEW GENERATION OF DRUGS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO STOP THE FORMATION OF AMYLOID PEPTIDES... WHICH CAN LEAD TO PLAQUE IN THE BRAIN... CONSIDERED TO BE A PRIMARY CAUSE OF ALZHEIMER'S.

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"the amyloid peptide itelf is the pivatol agent, the actual causitive agent in alzheimer's disease. So if we are going to control this disease we need to target that peptid." :11
DOCTOR PAUL EISEN (eye-zen) IS THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR ON A NEW DRUG CALLED ALZHEMED (al-sa-med). IN CLINICAL TRIALS IT STABILIZED OR IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION IN 80 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH MILD TO MODERT ALZHEIMER'S.

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"the drug appears to be stabilizing the disease. Particularly among mild patients, after sixteen months we see no evidence of cognitive decline. :08 no worsening in memory tests. :10
BUT ALZHEMED (al-sa-med) PROBABLY WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS.... AND THE USE OF STEM CELLS IS STILL A DISTANT DREAM. SO WHILE STRIDES HAVE BEEN MADE IN TREATING ALZHEIMER'S.... A CURE REMAINS ELUSIVE. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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A local center for children with Autism is branching out and now offering in-home therapy.
For one Roanoke child it has meant he can get the help he needs in a more comfortable environment.
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Joy Sutton joins us with more
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Jean, Noah Thomas's parents --say this therapy has changed his life. Where he once couldn't speak he is now putting sentences together.
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The Blue Ridge Autism Center says at-home therapy is very beneficial for young children.
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(( For the past 10 months, Noah Thomas has spent at least 20 hours a week undergo intense behavior therapy all done at his home. His parents says he has made good progress.
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((WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WE WERE GIVEN LITERATURE OF CHILDREN THAT JUST DESCRIBE THAT YOU'RE CHILD WILL NEVER TALK, HE WILL NEVER FUNCTION NORMALLY. THIS PROGRAM HAS JUST GIVEN US HOPE FOR HIS FUTURE AND I FEEL LIKE IT'S GIVEN US OUR SON BACK)) [RUNS18]
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One of Noah's therapist, Chrissy Layne, says the key is reaching the children at an early age.
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((BASICALLY IF WE CAN CATCH THESE CHILDREN WHEN THEY'RE FIRST DIAGNOSED AND DO AN INTENSIVE TREATMENT THAN WE CAN GENERALLY HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD SUCCESS IN TERMS OF TRANSITION THEM TO SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN WITH MINIMAL SUPPORT )) [RUNS10]
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Noah started preschool this year. His parents are now relocating in order to continue with this level and type of therapy for their son --because they say the state of Virginia doesn't offer support.
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But the Thomas' say they want Noah to have the best possible future.
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For more information on the program call the Blue Ridge Autism Center at 540-977-2701. There is a waiting list.
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Up next on the newscast, Tice, wickets and jaws. They're not characters in the new Harry Potter movie. Rather terms you hear in a game of croquet...
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The game of Backyard Croquet has maintained its popularity in America for more than one hundred years. The age-old sport will be highlighted this weekend with an annual tournament in Salem. Brent Watts has details.
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Coming up next, Steve Mason will have the NASCAR qualifying results from Dover,
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And just what is Fido saying when he barks?
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Some scientists say dogs may really understand human language. The story of a smart dog when we come back.
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Good afternoon everybody, your Friday ticker means Bud Pole qualifying this time of year and the Nextel Cup drivers hit the 2.5 mile Pocono triangle to conmpete for starting spots in Sunday's Pocono 500.
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The POle would go to that guy, rookie Casey Kahne. He turns and burns the 2.5 mile track in a time of 52.16 seconds to take the top spot. Drivers are still out on the track but here is the first 25 starting spots for the Pocono 500.
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The VHSL spring jubilee rolled on today with the meat of its final four action. Lets start with the group 2A boys soccer semifinal between Blacksburg and Charlottesville.
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Shelley Blumnethal has his Bruins ready to go, with momentum from a solid season to date.
His team would fall behind 1-nothing at halftime and that deficit went to another goal in the second half when Charlottesville's Jake Van Yahras with the perfect cross to Nemanja Cecit who heads in an insurance goal and Blacksburg loses to the Black Knights 2-zip.
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Charlottesville would meet the winner of the Handley and Jefferson Forest game. The Cavaliers get on the board first, 10 minutes in, Tyler Leveski finds the back of the net on the direct kick. 1-zip Forest and JF advances to the title game with the 2-1 double overtime victory.
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In the girls single A final four, Glenvar met George Mason. The Patriots jumped out in front 3-nothing . Roxanne Sweeney with the nice ball for the goal.
Glenvar got on the board late. Holly Sackra scores here, but Glenvar falls 3-1.
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In other girls final four, Radford battled Clarke County. Leslie Hardesty Gave Clarke County the lead on this goal and the Eagles win 3-1.
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In group A softball semifinal action, James River continued its quest for a second straight state championship but Gate City stood in the way.
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Right to the action. Knights pitcher Angela Tincher brought her A game, striking out 11 of the first Blue Devil batters she faced.
[SUPER=34-James River/1/Gate City/0;]The game was scoreless through three and a half innings before the Knights got

on the board. Melissa Broughman with the base knock to center field to score Catherine Reynolds from third. 1-nothing and James River wins 1-nothing and will meet Page County for the title tomorrow at one.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, more from the VHSL state games at Radford, see ya then everybody.

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One dog in Germany may prove that dogs really do understand human language.
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Rico the Border Collie outshone all human competitors in a talent show remembering the names of more than 200 objects.
Now the media can't get enough of Rico.
Watch as Rico's owner calls out the name of an object and Rico goes right to it.
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German researchers who have studied Rico say he shows a skill, normal in young children, for forming a rough meaning of a new word.
Rico's owner says the 10 year old dog shows little sign of tiring of the game, but relishes hunting for well hidden toys.
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