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The NEWS is NEXT on NEWS 7 at FIVE.
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We'll go back to the courthouse in Los Angeles for a LIVE report on the O-J Simpson's acquittal.
We'll also have some local reaction to the NOT guilty verdict.
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And we'll drop in on your hometown's station's 40th birthday party. Wx-Heads
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Looks like an unsettled weather period with rain off and on. The hurricane in the gulf gets a little stronger. The latest straight ahead.

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On Health Check-- President Clinton offers an apology for what he calls the
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government's "indefensible radiation tests."
More than four thousand experiments were conducted over three decades.
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O-J Simpson is a free man... found NOT guilty of killing his wife and another man.
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5-SIMPSON


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Good Evening.
This is News 7 at FIVE, I'm Keith Humphry.
The jury refused to accept the proposition that Simpson had committed murder.
Simpson's son read a statement from his father, declaring his determination to find the real killers of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
The NOT guilty verdicts mean the end of a year- long drama that captivated the nation.
It's over... all except the post- verdict analysis--
Manuel Gallegus has reaction: CUT TO manny
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(( It was a scene hauntingly familiar except this time, the O.J. Simpson inside was not a distraught murder suspect, but a free man.
Just an hour earlier, a jury delivered the verdict that brought people across America to their television sets. VOICE OF DIERDRE ROBERTSON/COURT CLERK: NOT GUILTY OF MURDERING NICOLE.
Not guilty on all counts, a verdict that took the jury less than four hours to agree upon.
Ron Goldman's father sat stunned, his mother and sister sobbed.
The defendant's daughter Arnelle smiled broadly, while his son Jason wept uncontrolably.
The jury was released, their identities kept secret by the court.
And as O.J. Simpson drove home to his Rockingham estate, his lawyers and family took over Judge Ito's courtroom to talk to reporters.
ARNELLE SIMPSON/DEFENDANT'S DAUGHTER
SHIRLEY BAKER/SIMPSON'S SISTER: WANT TO DO A DANCE ON THIS TABLE.
But there'll be no dancing in the Goldman household.
The family of the young man butchered with Nicole Simpson found no justice today.
FRED GOLDMAN/VICTIM'S FATHER: THE PROSECUTION DIDN'T LOSE. AMERICA LOST. THERE WAS NO JUSTICE TODAY.
Meanwhile, O-J Simpson arrived home, to the waiting arms of his old friend Al Cowlings, the same man who brought him home in the Bronco that night a year and three months ago, when it seemed like his world was falling apart.))
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Opinions on the verdict certainly aren't contained to Los Angeles.
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Americans from across the country had plenty to say about it and the Roanoke Valley is no exception.
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((JAY FREGOLEE: WHY DID HE RUN AWAY IN THAT BRONCO CHASE? TO ME THAT PROVED RIGHT THEN AND THERE THAT HE WAS GUILTY. )) ((DORESST WELLS: I'M GLAD IT'S OVER. I'M GLAD HE'LL GET BACK TO HIS LIFE, WITH HIS KIDS AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY. )) ((DANNY GOINS: I REALLY FELT LIKE HE WAS PROBABLY GUILTY BUT THE JURY JUST CAME TO THE DECISION THAT THEY DID NOT WANT THE REPERCUSSIONS REBOUNDING THROUGH THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE RACE ISSUE. )) ((HELEN SLEDGE/ROANOKE RESIDENT: HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVES AND IT JUST GOES TO SHOW, JUSTICE. ))
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5-Roanoke-Murder


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A Roanoke man was shot and killed overnight--
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Police found 21- year- old Eric Jones about one this morning at a house on Signal Hill Avenue.
He had a gunshot wound to the chest.
Witnesses say Jones was sitting in the living room with family and friends when a man in a hooded sweatshirt barged through the front door.
Jones confronted the man and was shot.
He died later at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
One witness who would not appear on camera believes Jones was NOT the intended target.
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((WHEN HE GOT SHOT I THINK IT WAS BY ACCIDENT, IT WAS HIM THAT GOT SHOT, BECAUSE MY BABY WAS IN THERE AND GIRLFRIEND WHEN THE THE MAN CAME IN THE HOUSE WITH A GUN. I THINK HE JUST STEPPED IN THE WAY WHEN HE GOT SHOT. IT WASN'T AIMED AT HIM.))
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Earlier this year, Jones was arrested for possession of crack cocaine and marijuana but the charges were dropped.
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Still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- does restructuring at APCO mean cutbacks? Len Besthoff has a live report.
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And a little later, they were guests in France last year, now they are the hosts-- sharing their home of Bedford.
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And on Health Check-- A new and improved method of detecting cervical cancer has cleared the F-D-A.
Plus, you may want to just pass on the salt, after this latest study. 2-SHOT
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WDBJ-7 is celebrating its 40th Anniversary tonight--
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We'll honor a man who is very special to Your Hometown Station-- don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Clinton


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President Clinton has vetoed a bill that was supposed to pay the costs of running Congress.
The White House says Congress ought to complete crucial budget work before it takes care of spending on itself.
Meanwhile, there's more partisan bickering over Medicare.
House Commerce Committee Democrats today held an unofficial hearing to continue attacking Republican plans for Medicare cuts.
Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush called Republicans "bloodsuckers."

5-Coal-Council


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The Virginia Coal Council is holding its annual meeting in Roanoke for the first time in several years.
The conference attracts speakers from across the country with a stake in the coal industry.
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Len Besthoff got a chance to talk with the head of American Electric Power--which owns Appalachian Power-- one of our area's largest employers.
Len, what did Linn Draper have to say about the restructuring Apco is going through?
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Keith, APCO announced the restructuring plan this past winter.
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And while so far it has had little effect on its workforce, the C-E-O of APCO's parent company won't rule out cutbacks somewhere down the line.
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((LINN DRAPER/AEP CEO: WELL, I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S IMPOSSIBLE. WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR SYSTEM AS A WHOLE. WE'RE DIVIDING OUR BUSINESS INTO THE POINT THAT GENERATES THE ELECTRICITY AND THEN THE POINT THAT THEN TRANSMITS AND DELIVERS IT. WE THINK THAT WE CAN DO IT SOMEWHAT MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, AND ARE RECONFIGURING IN ORDER TO DO THAT.))
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APCO has close to TWO-THOUSAND employees in southwest and central Virginia.
APCO and its parent are going through the restructuring to gear up for the new competition and deregulation taking place in the power generation industry.
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Coming up at six we'll focus on what was said at this conference about prospects for Virginia's coal industry. double box bye Keith/Len
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It is a very special night at Your Hometown Station, as WDBJ-7 celebrates its 40th Anniversary in grand fashion.
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5-IRV


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As WDBJ-7 celebrates 40- years of broadcasting, one name keeps rising to the surface above all others: Irv Sharp. DOUBLE BOX KEITH/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from our Lobby, where in just a few moments we will unveil a commemorative portrait of Irv commisioned by the station.
Big doings out there, Patrick. What's going on?
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((
Irv Sharp had a distinctive voice.
He had a unique style.
Not to mention a sharp wit.
For thirty-eight years, early risers were treated to a wake-up call that WAS the Top O' The Morning.
From Irv's early days in radio to his television crossover, Irv Sharp's face was as familiar as your next door neighbors.
Looking back at the Irv year's, we count our blessings....thankful that we had a personality like Irv Sharp that WE could say MORNIN' IRV too each day.))
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- even Virginia Tech football's weekly newsconference stood still for the O-J Simpson verdict...
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On Health Check-- maybe you've got a big football tailgate party coming up--
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We've got a new list of recipes that are heart-healthier, replacing those old mainstays-- fried chicken and potato salad.
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((IF YOU CAN FIND SOME FOODS THAT YOU LIKE JUST AS WELL YOU WOULDN'T MIND SUBSTITUTING THEM. THE SECRET IS FINDING NEW RECIPES THAT YOU TRULY LIKE. ))
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5-Radiation


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Most government radiation experiments during the Cold War were apparently ethical and involved low dosages.
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However, some of the four-thousand tests were indefensible, according to President Clinton.
Today Clinton accepted an advisory panel's report-- a review of three decades of experiments.
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((THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFERS A SINCERE APOLOGY TO THOSE OF OUR CITIZENS WHO WERE SUBJECTED TO THOSE EXPERIMENTS, TO THEIR FAMILIES, AND TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.))
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Clinton says the tests were kept secret out of embarrassment, not because of national security.
The President says people who were misled or harmed by the experiments should be compensated.
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5-Pap


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The Pap Smear is the standard test for detecting cervical cancer-- now labs will soon be taking the process high-tech.
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The F-D-A has approved use of a new computer system to double check pap smear results.
The AutoPap will replace the random, manual re-screening of Pap smears now performed by laboratories.
Still, the new system is not error-proof.
Currently, labs miss abnormal cells five-to-25-percent of the time, depending on the lab.
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5-Salt


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It may be the first definitive link between high salt intake and high blood pressure.
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Scientists say people should sprinkle less salt on their food-- and they're calling on food processing companies to decrease the sodium chloride they add to preserved products.
The American Heart Association recommends Americans consume just three grams of salt per day-- about a half teaspoon.
The average American consumes 15 to 20 grams per day.
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5-Tailgate


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There are plenty of Tailgate events this season-- from football games, to the upcoming Roanoke Symphony Polo Cup.
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But dieticians have a warning about these celebrations-- they can be culinary disasters.
Often, tailgate foods are full of fat.
Lewis Gale's Health Management Center has come up with some fast and easy recipes for the NEW tailgate party.
Grilled chicken skewers replace fried chicken, and vegetable salad replaces macaroni salad.
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((LEE ANN MATHEWS/HEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER: I'M TRYING TO KEEP IT VERY TASTY BUT VERY LOW FAT SO PEOPLE WILL CHANGE FROM THEIR TYPICAL FAVORITE FOODS TO SOME NEW FAVORITE FOODS. AND ALSO THE OTHER THEME IS VERY EASY-- THESE DAYS PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO SPEND IN THE KITCHEN.))
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The new recipes include Teamonade-- a hybrid of tea and lemonade, and nearly fat-free roasted garlic dressing-- instead of high-fat dips.
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There's also another concern beside the fat. These outdoor gatherings can also lead to unsafe food handling, so these recipes are all designed to be more adaptable.
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It is virtually impossible to escape talk of the Simpson verdict today-- including the weekly Tech football news conference.
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Mike is here to fill us in on that along with postseason play in the Major Leagues.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. The Virginia Tech Hokies held their weekly news conference today. Tech's win over Pittsburgh puts the Hokies at the .500 mark on the season.
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Quarterback Jim Drukenmiller is the co-Big East Offensive Player of the week. The junior threw for a personal best 312 yards against the Panthers.
Tech freshman Angelo Harrison was named the conference's special teams player of the week after blocking two punts. The win marks the first time since 1990 that the Hokies have come back to win after trailing at the half.
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Frank Beamer spoke to the media about the win but he did not get half way through his game notes before the other news of the day took precedence. Steve mason has more. Steve.
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S5-Stuff


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The major league baseball playoffs begin tonight with eight teams opening up best of five series.
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This is the first for the new wildcard playoff format and the first time in the postseason for Don Mattingly.
He and the Yanks are making their first playoff appearance since 1981.
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The Yanks host the Mariners, Cleveland entertains Boston, the Dodgers host the Reds, and the Rockies host the Braves.
Much more is coming your way at six.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-D-Day


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Last summer, the people of Normandy hosted U. S. veterans on the 50th anniversary of D- Day.
This week, residents of two French towns are on American soil, paying their respects to the soldiers who liberated their country in 1945.
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This afternoon, 52 residents of Vire (vear) and St. Lo (saint low) visited Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's retreat in Bedford County.
Members of Bedford's Company A were among the first wave of soldiers to hit Omaha Beach... and today's visitors say they felt it was important to visit the countryside those soldiers called home.
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The week- long visit to Virginia will carry the group to Lexington tomorrow and Roanoke on Thursday.

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A judicial defeat for the Governor today.
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A federal judge says the so-called "Motor Voter" law is constitutional and Virginia better start signing up voters in new places by March.
The Governor's office says it will NOT appeal -- even though George Allen vehemently opposed the law.
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That's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX. That's it for NEWS 7 at FIVE. Goodnight.