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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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A deadly shooting at a Tennessee high school.
While in Florida, Cracker Barrel restaurant workers are the victims of a killer.
And Monday's bombing in Saudi Arabia kills two men with ties to this region.
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The chill down was pretty brutal today with winds gusting from the northwest. Sunny but chilly weather straight ahead.

MEDICAL-hEADS


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A new way to help prevent strokes-- it's a technique borrowed from cardiologists.
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And-- Washington D-C- Mayor Marion Barry announces he's among the ranks of the 200-thousand men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
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School is supposed to be a safe.
Today it was anything but at a Tennesseee high school- when gunfire erupted- killing a teacher and a student.
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5-School-Shooting


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Good Evening....
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It happened early this morning
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at the Richland High School in Lynnville, Tennessee.
Apparently a 12th grade student opened fire- just before classes began.
A Business teacher is dead along with a 16 year old student who was shot in the neck.
Another teacher is hospitalized in stable condition.
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((SAM COLLINS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THESE TEACHERS WERE STANDING AT TEHIR DOOR AND HE ENTERED THE BUILDING AND SHOT THE TWO TEACHERS AND THEN WENT DOWN THE HALL AND SHOT THE STUDENT.))
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Police say Senior Jamie Rouse is responsible.
His relatives say he was angry with his girlfriend who was apparently his target.
She, however, was not shot.
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5-Bodies


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Three bodies were found stuffed in a freezer at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Naples, Florida today.
They were apparently killed during a robbery.
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Florida authorities say the employees were killed less than an hour after arriving to work.
The victims, two men and a woman reported to work between 4:30 and five this morning.
Another worker who came in later found the bodies and called deputies.
The restaurant had been ransacked and some money was found near the building.
Authorities found blood on the bodies, but aren't sure how they were killed.
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5-Saudi-bombing


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Two men with ties to Southwest Virginia were among those killed by Monday's bombing in Saudi Arabia.
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Galax native and former school board member W.L. Combs, Junior was working as a civilian purchasing agent for the U.S. Government.
His wife, Georgetta Combs sustained a skull fracture and other injuries in the blast. She remains hospitalized.
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Family members in Galax were looking forward to seeing the couple next month.
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((RUBYE COCKERHAM/W.L. COMBS' SISTER: THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. HE LOVED THE WORK, HE LOVED THE TRAVELING, BOTH OF THEM DID. AND SHE WORKED IN THE SAME OFFICE THAT HE WORKED, SO THAT'S THE REASON THAT IT GOT THEM BOTH. ))
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The bomb ripped through a headquarters building for a U.S. Army program.
Another of the five Americans killed, (AL-arik bro-ZAWV-skee) Alaric Brozovsky of California has two brothers on faculty at Virginia Tech.
John and Paul Brozovsky say Saudi Arabia seemed a world away until a tragedy brought it close to home.
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5-Simpson


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O-J Simpson's lawyers will be back in court in just about one hour-
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They're laying the groundwork for two civil lawsuits Simpson faces.
Unlike the criminal case, only nine of 12- jurors must find Simpson guilty.
They only have to believe Simpson is probably guilty-
O-J Simpson must also take the witness stand and he must answer lawyers questions at an upcoming deposition.
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5-Budget


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Republicans say they'll bring up a new spending bill that'll delate an increase in Medicare premiums.
But they want President Clinton to balance the budget in seven years.
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Republicans say they're willing to accept blame.
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((REP. NEWT GINGRICH/R-HOUSE SPEAKER: WE'VE DECIDED WE'LL TAKE THE HEAT FOR THE MOMENT BECAUSE WE'LL DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO MAKE THE ARGUEMENT THAT THE TIME HAS COME TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.))
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But the house minority leader blasted the speaker for playing politics with federal workers.
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((SEN. TOM DASCHLE/D- SOUTH CAROLINA: THIS IS SOMETHING NEWT GINGRICH HAS BEEN THINKING ABOUT DOING SINCE LAST SPRING. IT'S PREMEDITATED.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Carolina;
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Meanwhile republicans say thier latest proposal will force the President to either accept or reject the balanced budget.
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Coming your way on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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Now that Vice-Mayor John Edwards is heading to Richmond as a state senator, who's on the fast track to replace him on Roanoke City Council?
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On Health Check-- a dangerous illegal drug makes it's way into the country.
Plus, a new study points to the danger of prescribing phenobarbital to pregnant women. 2-SHOT
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The Texas Tavern in Downtown Roanoke says goodbye to a longtime employee.
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We'll hear from him in a live report later on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor

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A judge today fined a Danville woman for her role in an accident that killed two children.
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12- year old Jamie Earles and her 10- year old brother, James died in the October 19th accident.
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Norma Jean Daniel was driving the children.
Today Daniel was found GUILTY of failing to yield the right of way.
Since the accident, the Virginia Department of Transportation has placed larger stop signs at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Route 265.
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V-DOT has also installed a 45- mile an hour sign for motorists approaching the intersection.
But some argue nothing will prevent similar tragedies except an overpass.
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((NORMA JEAN DANIEL:I DON'T THINK IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT OF WRECKS THAT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEP-FATHER:I THINK PART OF JUSTICE WAS SERVED HERE TODAY, YOU KNOW, AS FAR AS FAILING TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY, WHETHER SHE COULD SEE, WHETHER SHE COULDN'T SEE, I THINK SOME MORE JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED THOUGH AS FAR AS THAT HIGHWAY GOES BECAUSE IT NEEDS AN OVERPASS, IF YOU PUT THAT HIGHWAY THERE YOU DO AWAY WITH THE CHANCE FOR HUMAN ERROR. ))
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Daniel was fined 150- dollars.

5-Harper


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Two teens have been found guilty of malicious wounding in Old Southwest Roanoke... one of them is the youngest criminal ever processed through the courts as an adult.
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The other, Leo Harper, Junior, pled "no contest" today.
He and 14-year old Davon (duh-VON) Anderson beat up two different men the same night.
The first incident occured in an apartment house on Mountain Avenue. About three hours later, they assaulted a man at the corner of Fifth and Mountain and left him lying in a pool of blood.
Harper lives just a block away.
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The judge can still sentence Harper and Anderson as juveniles, or use the full range of adult punishment...up to 20 years in prison.

5-City-Council


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The search for John Edwards' replacement on Roanoke City Council may not be quick and easy.
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It now appears that members of council are divided on the type of candidate they should select.
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With Edwards' election to the State Senate, the remaining members of council must appoint someone to fill his seat until a special election is held.
Mayor David Bowers says he wants someone who could continue to serve, but Mac McCadden and the other republicans on council say they favor someone who will promise not to run next May.
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((MAC MCCADDEN/R- CITY COUNCIL: I'M NOT LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BE PUT ON COUNCIL WHO IS USING IT FOR A STEPPING STONE FOR SOME OTHER OFFICE, SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE ON COUNCIL ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF HELPING TO DELIVER GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE.)) ((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE MAYOR: I'M OF THE OTHER SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT SAYS NO WE OUGHT TO PUT SOMEBODY ON THAT COUNCIL WHO IS GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN SERVING AND WILLING TO TAKE IT ON AND RUN FOR ELECTION, GO OUT TO THE PEOPLE AND SAY I WANT TO SERVE IN THIS POSITION.))
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Edwards has not decided when to submit his resignation from council, but says he is leaning toward the end of the year.
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You may have met him when you ordered a Cheesey Western, a bowl-WITH or a Denver.
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5-tEXAS-TAVERN


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For more than 40-years, Gordon Barbour has served humanity-- 10 seats at a time.
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Today Barbour is retiring from the Texas Tavern in Roanoke. And Patrick Evans caught up with him.
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SUPER=01-Jim Bullington/Texas Tavern Owner;
SUPER=01-Bob Bersch/UVa Football Fan;
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Don't go away-- Roy tells us if the Bulls had enough tricks to beat the Magic--those highlights are coming up in his two minute ticker.
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A dangerous new drug is making illegal entry into the U.S. from Mexico.
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Rohypnol is used as an anesthetic-- it's in the same class as valium, only ten times stronger.
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((THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW I WAS LAYING ON THE GROUND AND I COULDN'T STAY AWAKE. I COULDN'T FUNCTION AND I COULDN'T DO MY JOB AND LIQUID WAS TRICKLING OUT OF MY MOUTH. PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF ME ))
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5-Barry


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Washington D-C- Mayor Marion Barry is predicting a quote-- "total and speedy" recovery from prostate cancer.
The 59-year old says he was diagnosed last month-- he's now undergoing tests to see if he should consider radiation or surgery.
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((MARION BARRY/WASHINGTON DC MAYOR: PROSTATE CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON MALIGNANCIES AMONG MALES IN THE UNITED STATES EXCLUDING SKIN CANCER. FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON THE INCIDENCE IS 32 PERCENT HIGHER FOR BLACK MEN THAN WHITE MALES. ))
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Barry's cancer is confined to the prostate and was detected early.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men-- but it's easily treated if it's caught before it spreads.
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5-Stroke


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It's been proven useful in fighting heart trouble-- but now angioplasty may be effective in preventing strokes.
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Under the technique, a tiny balloon is threaded into arteries in the neck and brain-- and inflated to clear blockages that can lead to strokes.
It's hoped the procedure will someday be a safe alternative to surgery.
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((DR. JAMES TOOLE/BOWMAN GRAY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: THAT YOU CAN DO IT IS AN AMAZING THING AND TO BE ABLE TO PUT A BALLOON IN IS PHENOMENAL.)) ((DR. ROBERT FERGUSON/BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: WE THINK NOW THAT THIS TECHNIQUE MAY BE MORE WIDELY APPLICABLE THAN ANY ONE OTHER TECHNIQUE...EITHER SURGICALLY OR MEDICALLY.))
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The procedure has been effective in preventing death or strokes in 76-percent of the cases where it's been tested.
BUT-- in nine percent of cases there were complications, causing either strokes, or death.
That's a much HIGHER complication rate than with surgery.
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5-Pregnancy


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It's not apparent at birth, but babies born to mothers given phenobarbital during pregnancy are twice as likely to have lower IQ scores than babies not exposed prenatally to the barbiturate.
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Phenobarbital use during pregnancy has declined-- it was once used to treat hypertension, vomiting, nervousness, and insomnia.
It's still an option for treating premature delivery.
A study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds these babies may have a harder time in school and in life due to the loss of seven to twelve IQ points.
The children are NOT mentally retarded, but the lower IQ does affect quality of life.
Between 1950 and the late 1970's. more than 22 million children were born in the U.S. to women taking PRESCRIBED barbiturates during pregnancy.
The study was conducted by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.
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5-Rohypnol


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A dangerous new drug is making it's way across the Mexican border.
While Rohypnol is illegal in the U.S., it's easily obtained in Mexico.
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On the street they call them "Ropies" or "Roofies".
Rohypnol is a powerful sedative, in the same family as Valium-- only ten times stronger.
It's legal in other countries as a pre-operative anesthetic and to treat severe sleep disorders
It's made it's way to the University of Texas, and drug enforcers fear it will become commonplace across the U.S.
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((USUALLY THEY JUST PASS OUT AND WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, DON'T KNOW HOW THEY GOT THERE, WHAT THEY DID, WHERE THEY ARE. IT'S REAL INCAPACITATING AND YOU DON'T REMEMBER A LOT OF STUFF. PRETTY MUCH BLACK OUT ENTIRELY BUT NOT PHYSICALLY, JUST MENTALLY, IT'S NOT GOOD.))
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Besides memory loss, adverse effects include decreased blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, gastrointestinal disturbance-- and the drug is highly addictive.
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2-SHOT-TOSS
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A big NBA contest last night on the hardwoods, early-on in the season.
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Did an injured Michael Jordan help Chicago beat Orlando? Let's check in with Roy Stanley.

S5-Stuff


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Thank you ladies and good afternoon everybody and welcome to Wednesday's edition of the two minute ticker.
Last night in Orlando Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway went head to head in a highly anticipated early season showdown between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
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Jordan got the game started with this three pointer from the top of the key and the Bulls took an early 7 point lead in the first quarter.
But Hardaway would get the best of this match up. Here he hits the turnaround jumper right in Jordan's face.
Hardaway hit a clutch three pointer SUPER=32-Orlando/=94/Chicago/=88;near

the end of the game he finished with 36 points as the Magic beat the Bulls 94 to 88.
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Former NFL great Mercury Morris was in town earlier this week to helped the Roanoke Valley United Way.
He also took time out to talk about how today's athletes have lost sight of what makes you a success.
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((MERCURY MORRIS/FORMER MIAMI DOLPHIN TAILBACK:))
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Morris played on back to back world championship teams with the Dolphins.
And while there were plenty of superstars on the team, no one put himself above another player, like many of today's so-called stars do on a regular basis.
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((MERCURY MORRIS:))
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Coming up at six, We'll here from U-V-A's Norman Nolan who injured an ankle earlier this week-- but stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE.

5-CLARK


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Earlier in the newscast we told you about the civil suits against O-J Simpson.
But the prosecutors in the criminal trial will not be a part of those proceedings.
In fact prosecutor Marcia Clark made her first public appearance since Simpson's acquittal.
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Clark spoke at the "Call to Action" Conference for Women last night.
Security was tight because of recent death threats against the L-A lawyer.
But Clark showed she has a sense of humor--
By responding to rumors she was going to marry fellow prosecutor Christopher Darden.
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Clark told the crowd that while the past year was very difficult for her, the Simpson trial gave her a true sense of self-esteem.
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Coming up at Six, the battle over tobacco may keep farmers awake at night in Southside, but it's being fought in the corridors of power.
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Ellen Qualls has the third part of our series "Tobacco Under Fire."
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Jean, what goes on in Washington and SUPER=@Ellen1;
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Richmond has more to do with the future of the tobacco industry than most anything those who make a living off of it -- or those who die from it -- do or say.
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We'll show you where some of the battles are, who's fighting them, and how they feel that fight is going.
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That's all coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX. (AD LIB) ANCHOR=Jean