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The news is next on W-D-B-J- -7.
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Hurricane Opal rips the Gulf Coast. The Florida panhandle is hard hit- -with one death already reported there.
And one juror says it was the evidence not race that led to the verdict in the Simpson trial.
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Wx-Heads
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Hurricane Opal's effect on southwest Virginia will include heavy rain, flash flooding, and possibly strong winds in the higher elevations.

MEDICAL-hEADS


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And on Health Check--
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The thyroid effects every cell in your body, we'll explain how thyroid disease can have serious complications.
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Hurricane Opal has reached the point that Florida officials had to start telling people to stay put, if they hadn't already evacuated.
Mandatory evacuation orders have given way to this: stay home or go to the shelters.
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5-Opal


ANCHOR=Keith
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Good Afternoon, this is News-7 at Five. I'm Keith Humphry.
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Roads are jammed. Hurricane Opal is moving so fast that Florida officials have halted evacuations and are advising residents to take cover.
The storm has hit the Gulf Coast and is closing in on Pensacola.
Alabama has already been declared a state of emergency.
Opal is packing winds of 150- miles an hour.
So far in Florida hundreds of police and several thousand national guardsmen have been placed on alert.
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SUPER=22-Pensacola, FL;
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(( NATSOT, BUYING GROCERIES. Serious preparations for an impending disaster.


The folks who live along the gulf stripped store shelves stocking up before they head out.
Hurricane opal is the third storm to smack this beleaguered stretch of the nation.
But unlike the others, this one's a devil, a catagory 3 hurricane packing 125-mile an hour winds, bearing down on pensacola two months to the day after hurricane Erin hit.
They're sick of storms, tired of sandbagging, fed up from boarding up businesses, but they have no choice.
BILL DOLLARHIDE/STORE OWNER: THE HURRICANE WILL CAUSE EXTREME DAMAGE, EVEN TO PLACES PREPARED FOR THE HIGH WINDS, HEAVY RAIN AND EXTREME STORM SURGE.
This spot on the gulf was among the most fortunate. For years sheer luck kept hurricanes at bay. But now during this unbelievably busy storm season, the people in this region are in for another lashing, and this one is a monster.))
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5-Jurors-React


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One outspoken member of the O-J Simpson jury responded this afternoon to criticism of the NOT guilty verdict.
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Brenda Moran said the jury took the murder charges seriously.
For nine months, she said- -they took it seriously- -not just the four hours they deliberated.
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((BRENDA MORAN/SIMPSON JUROR: WE WENT BY THE EVIDENCE WE HAD AND DID WHAT THE COURT ADVISED US TO DO. THAT WAS WEIGH THE EVIDENCE, AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE DID.))
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Asked whether she believed police had planted the bloody glove at the crime scene, Moran said: somebody did.
In plane English, she said: "the glove didn't fit."
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By Moran's account, the first vote was ten to two in favor of acquittal.
The two jurors who- -at first- - wanted to convict Simpson quickly came around to the majority view.

5-More-React


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Now that the Simpson trial is over, attention is shifting again to the Los Angeles Police Department.
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From the Rodney King race riots, to the outrage over Mark Furhman, many African Americans are fed up with the L-A-P-D.
Most blacks agree that racism exists in all corners of the country, but are racial episodes a major problem here in Southwest Virginia?
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At least one black community leader says no.
Evelyn Bethel admits the police aren't perfect, but for the most part, they do their job well.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/HISTORIC GREENSBORO PRESERVATION DISTRICT: OUR CITY OFFICIALS, MOST OF THE TIME, DO A TREMENDOUS JOB COMMUNICATING WITH THE PEOPLE TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. ))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Historic Gainsboro Preservation Dist.;
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Bethel hopes that at the very least, the O.J. Simpson verdict will promote racial awareness, and teach people of all colors to be more sensitive.
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These stories ahead. The leader of Japan's doomsday cult supposedly confesses all--
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and the Pope is back on U-S soil, greeted by hundreds of well wishers and the first family.
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On Health Check-- It's National Depression Awareness Week.
We'll have a list of sites for tomorrow's free depression screening clinics. 2-SHOT
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Plus a little jazz in our studios this afternoon.
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It's entertainment for a good cause, more on that in a moment.

5-Sea-Knight


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One victim of a Navy helicopter crash has been located.
The body of one of three crew members was recovered this afternoon.
The Sea Knight helicopter belonging to the U-S-S Guam crashed off the Virginia coast last night, about 50 miles east of Cape Henry lighthouse.
The craft was based at Norfolk Naval Air Station.
The names of its crew members have not been released.

5-cult


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Japanese television says the leader of a doomsday cult has confessed to the nerve gas attack in Tokyo's subways.
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The report says Shoko Asahara admitted to everything, saying he gave the order and group leaders carried it out.
Japanese police won't confirm the t-v report.
Twelve people died and more than five thousand got sick from the nerve gas attack in March.
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5-Pope


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Hundreds of faithful in New Jersey are welcoming the head of the Catholic church.
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Pope John Paul was welcomed by President Clinton today as the Pope landed in Newark on the first leg of a five-day U-S tour.
He'll be giving a speech to the United Nations in New York City.
The Pope will also celebrate outdoor mass in Central Park and have lunch with the homeless at a soup kitchen in Baltimore.
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Roanoke's shelter for abused women and children is getting some help in the form of a song.
Some singers from around Virginia are involved in this musical project.
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5-HARBOR


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Various artists from around the region have come out with a new audio cassette. They won't make money from the sales of this cassette.
Instead, ALL proceeds will benefit a local shelter for abused women and children. DOUBLE BOX KEITH/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has a sample of the music that goes with the message.
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ANCHOR=Connie


There's more News-7 at FIVE coming up, as retirees with the Communications workers of America walk the picket line to protest a health care benefits plan.
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check-- the topic is thyroid disease.
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Millions of Americans have some form of it-- and for many, the treatment may be simple.
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((I FEEL FAIRLY WELL, BUT THERE'S A LONG WAYS TO GO YET.))
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5-Thyroid


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Thyroid disease is a common medical condition-- it occurs when the thyroid gland-- located just below the adam's apple-- becomes injured or diseased.
Since the thyroid produces and secretes thyroid hormone, complications can quickly arise.
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((DR. JIM BAILEY/ROANOKE ENDOCRINOLOGIST: EITHER AN ABNORMALITY IN THYROID FUNCTION, MEANING THE THYROID MAKES TO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE THYROID HORMONE, OR AN ABNORMALITY IN THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE THYROID GLAND ITSELF.))
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Those with low thyroid hormone suffer from HYPOthyroidism.
High thyroid hormone is known as HYPERthyroidism.
Researchers estimate at least six- to- seven million Americans are hypothyroid-- mostly women-- but only half have been diagnosed.
Another one million Americans are hyperthyroid.
Shirley Moore, and her sister-in-law Shirley Tucker illustrate the health effects.
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((SHIRLEY MOORE/HYPOTHYROID PATIENT: I DIDN'T REALIZE IT FOR A WHILE, I STARTED GETTING SO TIRED, TAKING VITAMINS AND EVERYTHING, AND STILL GETTING TIREDER. WE WERE WORKING SOME OVERTIME AT THAT TIME, AND I THOUGHT THAT'S WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM. BUT AFTER THE OVERTIME WAS DONE, I WAS STILL TIRED. ))
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She was soon diagnosed with HYPOthyroidism.
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((SHIRLEY TUCKER/HYPERTHYROIDISM PATIENT: I JUST DIDN'T HAVE ANY APPETITE AT ALL. MINE JUST BOILED DOWN TO NOTHING BEFORE THEY FINALLY FOUND OUT WHAT IT WAS. ))
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Shirley Moore and Shirley Tucker experienced the classic complaints.
Since the thyroid produces hormones that are carried to every cell in the body, the symptoms are varied.
Too little thyroid function can lead to depression, cold intolerance, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, dryness of the skin or hair, hair loss, and in women, menstrual irregularities.
For those with HYPERthyroidism, the symptoms are nearly the opposite.
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((UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT LOSS, FEELING NERVOUS, INABILITY TO SLEEP. INCREASED FREQUENCY OF BOWEL MOVEMENTS, AND WHAT CALLED EXIT THYMUS, OR PROTUBERANCE OF THE YES, AND MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT AS WELL, ALONG WITH OTHER SYMPTOMS. ))
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In fact, Hyperthyroidism can lead to Graves Disease-- with which former President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush were both diagnosed.
Hypo-and Hyper-thyroidism can be diagnosed through a blood test.
The treatment is relatively inexpensive-- and effective.
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((THE TREATMENT FOR UNDERACTIVE THYROID OR LOW THYROID HORMONE LEVELS IS SIMPLY REPLACING THE THYROID HORMONE THAT THE PATIENT IS DEFICIENT IN, THAT'S DONE BY TAKING A TABLET. PREVIOUSLY WE USED ANIMAL EXTRACTS OF THYROID HORMONE. NOWADAYS WE HAVE SYNTHETIC TYPES OF HORMONE THAT ARE USED.))
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Two or three months of thyroid hormone-replacement should relieve all symptoms of hypothyroidism.
The treatment of hyper-thyroidism can be more complicated.
Thyroid disease can have serious effects, if left untreated.

5-Cancer


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Also affecting the thyroid gland is another condition-- thyroid cancer.
Medullary thyroid cancer is known as a silent killer-- because while it develops in puberty, it rarely causes the symptoms which lead to early detection.
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Doctors at Washington UNiversity Medical Center in St. Louis have developed a simple blood test to determine if someone has the genetic marker for this disease.
For parents who've passed this gene on to their children, the test is nothing short of a medical miracle.
The thyroid and lymph nodes in the neck can then be removed, as long as the patient stays on thyroid medication permanently.
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((DR. SAMUEL WELLS/ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: IT'S KIND OF A STRANGE THING FOR A SURGEON TO SAY, BUT A MUCH BETTER WAY TO MANAGE THESE FAMILIES WOULD BE TO DO SOMETHING PREVENTATIVE. IT WILL PROBABLY BE POSSIBLE TO DEVISE SOME BIOCHEMICAL AGENT OR SOME PHARMACEUTICAL AGENT THAT WILL PREVENT PATIENTS WITH THIS DISEASE EVER FROM DEVELOPING A THYROID MALIGNANCY. ))
SUPER=02-Dr. Samuel Wells/St. Louis Children's Hospital; : QUICK!!
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5-Drugs


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Medical problems resulting from misused prescription drugs are costing the nation 76- billion dollars a year.
A University of Arizona study came to that conclusion. It says the problems can result from complications or side effects and from errors by doctors, nurses or pharmacists.
The study says another cause is the failure of patients to take their medicine properly.

5-Depression


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It's National Depression Awareness Week.
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Around the region tomorrow, free screenings will be offered-- there's one at Friendship Manor from 10 a.m. to noon.
Screenings will also be held at the Hollins College Ballator Gallery from noon to 2 p.m.--
And at Virginia Western Community College's Whitman Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30.
You can call the Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley at 540-344-0931 for more information.
In Lynchburg, a screening is planned at Park View Methodist Church from nine a.m. to noon. Call 804-237-5768.
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2-Shot-Toss
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Even though baseball isn't quite done, it's hockey season again.
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In fact the Roanoke Express has been training for a while.

S5-Express


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Good afternoon everybody, the Roanoke Express makes it 1995 Star CIty debut in the Roundhouse with an exhibition game against Hampton next Tuesday night.
But this week the team has taken its training camp on the road at Hillsborough, North Carolina.
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25 Players are in camp at the Sportscomplex, which about 14 miles from Chapel HIll.
That's a slight decrease from camp last year and it will allow head coach Frank Anzalone to take a good look at the returning veterans and rookies in camp.
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Thanks Roy. If you hockey fans are wondering when the regular season home is, it's next Friday night against the Richmond Renegades.

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The Major leagues baseball divisional playoffs resume tonight with all eight teams hooking up in game two of their best of five series.
Last night the Reds, Braves and Yankees all claimed victories before midnight.
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But it wasn't until 2:09 this morning that the Indians and Redsox settled their series opening game.
Tony Pena hit a two out homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Indians a five to four win over the Redsox.
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The games are still on tonight, but this evening's Winston Cup qualifying at Charlotte has been postponed because of Hurricane Opal.
The rain has been heavy in the Charlotte area all day long.
They hope to qualify the top 25 tomorrow morning at 11.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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And Dallas fans, Troy Aikman will likely not even be in uniform this Sunday when Dallas plays Green Bay.
Wade Wilson is expected to play the whole way Sunday, but Aikman should be back by October 15TH.
Have a safe, dry night everybody.
I'll see you at six. take a break

5-Bell-Atlantic


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Friction between Bell Atlantic and its union workers continues to build.
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The Communications Workers of America have gone two months now without a new contract.
This morning RETIREES held an informational picket to display their unhappiness with the phone company's proposals.
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((FRED TURNER/FORMER BELL ATLANTIC EMPLOYEE: AT THE TIME THAT I RETIRED I WAS PROMISED HEALTH CARE BENEFITS. THERE WAS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. SO NOW WE COME TO A POINT IN TIME WHERE THE BELL ATLANTIC WANTS US TO PAY A PORTION.))
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Bell Atlantic contends the deal it proposes for retirees is better than what was agreed to before.

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And finally tonight, it's probably
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good that the Grassy Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis decided to adopt this frog as a class pet before the restaraunts got a hold of him.
The six- legged frog is attracting quite a lot of attention.
The frog's extra legs are useless, so it doesn't jump very well.
The third- grade class has decided to keep it as a pet.
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ANCHOR=Keith

That's it for News-7 at five. We'll be back in half an hour.