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NEWS-7 at FIVE is NEXT--
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The Medicare debate is fierce on capitol hill-- as the President continues threatening a veto.
The scheduled execution of Mickey Wayne Davidson is just hours away.
And the Botetourt County Sheriff says he did NOT beat a jail inmate.
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Wx-Heads
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As the weekend aproaches, so does a strong cold front. Prepare for rain and strong winds Friday night.

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On Health Check-- an advocacy group for the aging reminds everyone that
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the medicare and medicaid debates don't just effect older people. We'll tell you what changes in the system could mean for families.
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((MY MESSAGE TO REPUBLICANS IS SIMPLE. I HOPE YOU WILL THINK AGAIN. I WILL NOT LET YOU DESTROY MEDICARE AND I WILL VETO THIS BILL.))
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The President talks tough to Republicans saying he will VETO the medicare bill if it goes through.
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5-Medicare
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The bill would bring about sweeping changes in the nation's Medicare program.
Tonight it appears Republicans have enough votes to pass it.
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The GOP though claims it will not negatively affect seniors.
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15:04:40 ((REP. JOHN LINDEN/R-GEORGIA: WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR. NO BENEFITS WILL BE CUT. YOU CAN KEEP YOU DOCTOR AND YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO CHOOSE ANY OTHER DOCTOR))
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((REP. MEL HANCOCK/R-MISSOURI: THIS BILL IS GOOD FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. IT'S GOOD FOR THE WORKING PEOPLE THAT ARE PAYING THE PAYROLL TAXES TO GUARANTEE MEDICARE TO PAY FOR MEDICARE.)) 15:04:12 ((REP. CHARLES SCHUMER/D-NEW YORK: NO REIMBURSEMENT FOR NAUSEA MEDICINE AFTER CHEMOTHERAPY. INCREASES IN CO PAYMENTS FOR LOVED ONES IN NURSING HOMES. HOW IS THAT GOING TO DEVASTATE FAMILIES THROUGHOUT AMERICA?))
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The bill would cut growth in Medicare spending by 270 billion dollars over seven years.
Connie will have more on the Medicare Debate and local reaction coming up on Health Check.

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Mickey Wayne Davidson is four hours from his scheduled execution, for a crime for which he says he deserves to die.
Davidson admits he used a crowbar to bludgeon to death his wife and two stepdaughters in Smyth County in 1990.
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Ellen Qualls is at the Greensville Correctional Center.
What's the latest on his legal situation?
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Jean, Mickey Davidson has a history of changing his mind about appealing this death sentence.
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This time, he is NOT fighting it.
But on his behalf this morning, a group of attorneys called the Capital Resource Center filed something called a "next friend" brief, requesting a federal stay of execution.
These attorneys say Davidson is "irrational and manic," and that he has blackouts and hallucinations -- so he's not competent to aid in his own defense.
So far, Federal Judge James Spencer denied the stay, saying it was "ridiculous" for the attorneys to wait until the last day to submit a psychological evaluation that was conducted in August. tape rolled from truck!!
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Meanwhile, those who knew Mickey Davidson in his former life -- are reflecting back on the shock they felt at the murders of Doris Davidson, and her daughters, 13 year old Mamie and 14- year old Tammy.
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((STEVE SURBER/SALTVILLE POLICE CHIEF: HE WAS NEVER A VIOLENT PERSON. WE HAD ARRESTED HIM ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS FOR DRUNK IN PUBLIC. WE HAD GOT CALLS OUT THERE FOR DOMESTIC PROBLEMS. HE'D USUALLY ALWAYS MEET US OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. ))
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For the second time in a month, Norfolk Southern is offering some of its employees a voluntary retirement package.
The last one was offered system wide, with about 100 people from our area eligible for the plan.
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As Len Besthoff reports tonight-- this time around, ALL of those eligible for the buyout offer work in the Roanoke area.
So Len, how many people are we talking about here?
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About 400 Jean.
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The other major difference is that the last buyout program was for salaried workers, and this one's for unionized office clerks.
Here's what NS is offering.
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((BOB AUMAN/NORFOLK SOUTHERN SPOKESMAN: A GROSS BENEFIT OF 35 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TAXES WOULD BE DEDUCTED FROM THAT, PLUS WORKERS WHO ARE AGE 60 OR OVER WILL GET MEDICAL COVERAGE UNTIL MEDICARE KICKS IN.))
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Most of the clerks getting the buyout offer work in Norfolk Southern's regional headquarters in downtown Roanoke.
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They work in a number of departments there like payroll, transportation, and accounting.
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(Question: So why is Norfolk Southern doing this?)


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Fire consumed the former White Foundry building in downtown Roanoke this morning.
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Investigators aren't sure how it started, but say it is suspicious.
Crews arrived at 14th Street and Norfolk Avenue just after 7 to find flames and heavy smoke billowing from the building.
Firefighters say there is nothing left inside.
The floors were completely burned and portions of the roof were destroyed.
No one was injured.
Investigators believe the fire was deliberately set.
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Ahead in the newscast--the Botetourt County Sheriff disputes rumors he beat an inmate in his jail.
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Plus-- how many men actually attended the Million Man March in Washington earlier this week? The debate continues.
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On Health Check-- the League of Older Americans reacts to proposed changes in Medicare and Medicaid. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Plus the prosecution is concluding its case in the murder trial of Selena.
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Today the jury heard the defendant say she accidentally shot the singer. Don't go away. cc sponsor

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The Botetourt County sheriff is dispelling rumors that he beat a jail inmate.
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Reed Kelly received a letter a few days ago from Jason Joseph Jones, who's currently serving time on burglary convictions in the Botetourt County Jail.
In the letter Jones goes into graphic detail on how he plans to murder the sheriff's family and burn down his house.
Kelly admits he talked to the prisoner about the threats, but says reports that he beat Jones are absolutely absurd.
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((SHERIFF REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: THAT'S RIDICULOUS. I DIDN'T TOUCH HIM OTHER THAN TO TAKE HIM OUT OF THE BLOCK. I CERTAINLY DIDN'T BEAT HIM. I DIDN'T CHOKE HIM. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING OF THE SORT. ))
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Kelly isn't sure when Jones is scheduled to be released, but says he has a number of charges pending.
The most recent one was filed just after the sheriff received the note. The charge-- sending a threatening letter through the mail.
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The prosecution is wrapping up its case against Yolanda Saldivar.
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She's accused of murdering singing star, Selena.
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The jury heard a recording of Saldivar telling police it was all an accident.
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((I WAS TRYING TO SHOW HER THE GUN. I WAS TELLING HER SELENA I'M GONNA KILL MYSELF AND I PULLED IT OUT IT JUST WENT OFF BECAUSE THE BARREL WAS BACK. I DIDN'T MEAN TO DO IT.))
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Jurors also saw a statement taken by police where Saldivar says she intentionally shot Selena.
Some fans say Saldviar had nursing training and wonder why she did not try to help Selena.
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It's been six months since the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building.
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Children sang in Washington to remember the victims.
Attorney General Janet Reno says America must pull together to speak against violence.
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It was six months ago today- at just after nine in the morning the bomb exploded- destroying the building and killing more than 160 people.
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An independent count on Monday's Million Man March suggests the event may have met its goal after all.
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Boston University's Center for Remote Sensing did its own count.
It says attendance at the Monday rally in Washington D-C was about 870-thousand.
That's more than double the National Park Service's estimate.
The center used a digital analysis of Park Service photos--
There's a 25-percentage-point margin of error.
That means attendance could have been as low as 655-thousand, or slightly more than one million.
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Counts for these types of events in Washington are always disputed.
The leaders of this march say racism influenced the government tally--they plan to go to court over the issue.

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There's a new store in Roanoke where you can discover previously owned clothes at good prices-- and at the same time help out the American Cancer Society.
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How can you save money AND contribute to a worthy cause all at the same time?
The Discovery Shop has opened with great bargains and a mission to help beat cancer. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is checking out the store--
Patrick, you know I love to shop-- are you finding any bargains?
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There's still more coming your way on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a hockey team's mascot almost became a roasted duck- we'll explain.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- some reaction to the Medicare debate from the League of
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Older Americans.
Plus, another concern-- proposed cuts to MEDICAID
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((I'M VERY UPSET ABOUT THE PROPOSED CUTS IN MEDICAID AND THE ELIMINATION OF REGULATIONS BECAUSE THAT THAT, EFFECTS QUALITY OF CARE TO VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY. ))
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The debate on the G-O-P Medicare plan continues today-- with Democrats warning Republicans they'll live to regret the expected vote in favor of the plan.
The proposal is changing minute by minute, as special interest groups press their cases.
Today, we talked with Susan Williams from the League of Older Americans, to find out what advocates for the aging say about the plan.
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((SUSAN WILLIAMS/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: THE BASIC MESSAGE THOUGH IS THAT SENIORS, ESPECIALLY LOW INCOME OR MEDIAN INCOME SENIORS ARE GOING TO BE FORCED INTO MANAGED CARE AND HMOS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE CURRENT PLAN THAT THEY HAVE NOW.))
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The problem with this, says Williams, is that in many regions-- including this one-- Health Maintenance Organizations are relatively new, and there are still many kinks that need to be worked out.
The Republican package combines 270- billion dollars in cuts with expanded health care choices for the elderly-- The G-O-P considers it a way to keep the system solvent.
Democrats say the measure cuts future spending to pay for a tax cut to benefit the wealthy.
Williams says though that with the Baby Boomers coming along, this year's problem pales in comparison to what the year 2010 will look like.
She also complains that much of the debate has been held behind closed doors.
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((IT REALLY IS JUST A MINDBOGGLING KIND OF THING. MEDICARE IN ITSELF IS MINDBOGGLING, AND TO UNDERSTAND THE CHANGES IS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE'S NOT REALLY OPEN PUBLIC DEBATE ABOUT IT. ))
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Getting even less attention are the proposed cuts to MEDICAID, which many people wrongly assume is a financial program for the poor.
Rather, it's a major source of reimbursement for nursing homes-- and Virginia could face substantial cuts to Medicaid. The Nursing Home Act of 1987 could be diminished-- and it's not just an issue pertaining to older Americans.
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((IT'S GOING TO AFFECT YOUNG PEOPLE,. IF YOU HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF YOUR PARENTS BEING IN A NURSING HOME, OR KEEP THEM HOME WITH YOU IF THEY HAVE A NURSING HOME ELIGIBLE PROBLEM, IT'S REALLY GOING TO AFFECT FAMILIES.))
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Back to today's debate on the House Floor.
Democrats charge that G-O-P stands for "Get Old People"
Republicans say their plan will be the saviour for Medicare.
The Senate is debating the measure now.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Virginia Tech's success on the grid-iron will hopefully continue on the hardwoods.
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This year the Hokies Basketball team is joining a new conference-- Roy Stanley is here to tell us what that means for Tech in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

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Thank you ladies and Good afternoon everybody its time for the Thursday two minute ticker. The Virginia Tech Hokies will open the 1995 basketball season in a new conference, the Atlantic 10.
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The Hokies return five starters from last years N-I-T championship Team.
The Hokies would like to play Louisville again but the new affiliation in the A-10 will be a challenge in the upcoming basketball season.
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Over in the N-B-A, The league has fined Chris Webber of the Washington Bullets and Luc Longley of the chicago Bulls for a fight in an exhibition game.
The two must pay a 7 thousand dollar fine and sit out one regular season game.
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Washington Rookie Rasheed Wallace also was fined 5-thousand dollars for throwing the ball at Longley.

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There are only three races left in the Winston Cup season. Drivers will be in Rockingham tomorrow to qualify for this weekend's AC Delco 400.
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The Wood Brothers have not put their Citco Ford in victory lane at the Rock since 1978 when David Pearson was behind the wheel.
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The team will try a new driver next year in Michael Waltrip, who will leave his Penzoil ride for the Wood brothers Ford team.
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Coming up at six, former Jefferson Forest stars John and Anthony Poindexter talk about playing college football at two different levels.
But don't go away, there is more News 7 at Five still to come.

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It hasn't been a good week for mascots in the sporting world.
Last weekend the Cleveland Indian's mascot "Slider" injured his knee at a game.
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And Last night things got a little hot for "Wild Wing" of the NHL's Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
He was supposed to jump through flames, but tripped over the trampoline.
Only the roasted duck's ego was injured.
"Wild Wing" returned to perform later during the Ducks 5-2 LOSS to Vancouver.
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It's the spot where our nation reunited, but a divisive battle is being fought over the future of the Appomattox Courthouse Historical Park.
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Keith Humphry tells us about the park's high-level vote of support today.
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That's right Jean, Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt was in Appomattox today, blasting a Republican plan that could shut down dozens of national historic sites.
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The G-O-P budget plan would allow a commission to decide which sites would no longer be operated by the National Park Service.
Appomattox officials fear that could spell the end for the popular tourist attraction.
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We'll have more on Secretary Babbitt's visit tonight on News 7 at six in 30-minutes.
ANCHOR=Jean

That's all for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- goodnight.