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Up next on News 7 at five-
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A man is found dead this morning at an auto repair shop on Brambleton Avenue.
Oil fuels a house fire in Roanoke this afternoon.
And a Tech student says two Footaball players raped her.
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Wx-Heads
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As the rain slides away tomorrow, the big chill begins for the new year. Talking temperatures in the teens for this forecast.

MEDICAL-hEADS


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On Health Check--
The latest genetic research into racing heartbeats-- and sudden death in young people.
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Plus, join us for a tour of Roanoke's Cleft Lip and Palette Clinic-- doing some amazing work on kids from around the state.
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The death of a 26-year-old man in Southwest Roanoke County this morning is being called suspicious.
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5-County-Body


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A Blue Ridge man was found dead this morning at an auto repair shop in Roanoke County.
Police are calling it suspicious.
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Authorities say the body of 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was discovered shortly after 7 this morning.
Wilson's body was found by his co-workers at General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue- That's in the southwest area of the county.
No word on the apparent cause of death-- an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.
Meantime the investigation into the Wilson's death continues.
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5-Roanoke-Fire


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A fire fueled by oil, destroyed a house in Roanoke this afternoon.
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Fire crews arrived at the blaze in the 1600 block of Redwood Drive in Southwest Roanoke just after two.
One person was inside and escaped unharmed.
Two of the owners five pets were not able to get out though.
There was an oil stove in the house-- officials aren't sure if the stove malfunctioned, but believe the blaze was fed by fuel oil.
Officials say that made the fire difficult to control-- the house is a total loss.
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5-Annexation


ANCHOR=Jean
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Roanoke County wants immunity from annexation.
Today, the Board of Supervisors voted to request a change in the county's charter.
JEAN/JOE=DOUBLE BOX


Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports city officials and some local lawmakers are voicing their opposition.
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Jean, State law prohibits cities from initiating annexation of county land...
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Still county officials say they fear changes that would allow Roanoke city and Salem to chip away at their tax base.
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The supervisors say they aren't trying to pick a fight... just preserve their tax base...
But Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says he isn't so sure.
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Now the supervisors must find a sponsor for the charter change.
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Jean, Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell did not attend today's meeting of the supervisors.
But Senator-elect John Edwards, and Delegate Chip Woodrum said they do not expect the proposal to get very far in the legislature.

5-Lawsuit-Tech


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A Virginia Tech Student has filed an eight-point-three million dollar lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two Tech football players.
Christy (Braun-kala) Brzonkala of Fairfax says the two ball players raped her.
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A University judicial committee found one of them- -Tony Morrison- -guilty of sexual assault.
The linebacker was suspended from school for two semesters.
In the lawsuit filed last week, (Braun-kala) Brzonkala claims Head Coach Frank Beamer was responsible for getting the suspension overturned.
Morrison returned to school last Fall-- in time for football season-- only to be suspended from play later, for other reasons.
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The suit--unsealed only this morning-- was filed under a new federal law called the Violence Against Women Act.
It went into effect just one week after the alleged rape in September, 1994.

5-Tech-Returns


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Virginia Tech football players had other things on their minds today-- like getting back to Southwest Virginia.
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They landed at Roanoke Regional Airport shortly before one this afternoon.
Then the team took buses to Blacksburg.
They were greeted by only a handful of fans.
Poor weather and winter break may have caused the small turnout.
But some said a confusing flight schedule had a lot to do with it.
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((DALE MCCOY/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: NOBODY REALLY KNEW WHEN THEY WERE COMING BACK. IT WASN'T ADVERTISED OR ANYTHING. YOU KIND OF HAD TO HUNT AROUND TO FIND OUT. THEY REALLY NEEDED SUPPORT AND THEY'VE DONE A GREAT, GREAT JOB. ))
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School officials say there won't be a formal Sugar Bowl celebration until students return from winter break.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Ahead in the newscast--the government shutdown continues-- is the end in sight?
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And it wasn't the way thousands of A-T and T employees wanted to celebrate 1996- with pink slips.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Are you hot tempered and easily excitable?
How about fickle and impulsive?
Researchers think they've found the gene responsible for these personality traits.
We'll have the story, on Health Check. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


The SUgar Bowl victory is sweet for one Roanoke businessman
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Mike will fill us in, as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues. cc sponsor

5-budget


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It's Day 18 of the Government shutdown and still no balanced budget.
Top level talks will resume tonight though.
Senate Majority leader Bob Dole says furloughed federal workers should not have to worry about paying their rent.
He says he wants to return federal workers to the job with pay.

5-Local-Budget


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When Congressional leaders head to the White House this evening they'll hammer out unanswered questions.
However, local federal workers say they have questions too--
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((STEVE LAX/FEDERAL WORKER: SINCE THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T MANAGE THEIR OWN BUDGET HOW COME THEY HAVE TO MESS UP MY BUDGET.))
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((GARY GREEN/FEDERAL WORKER: I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF HE THINKS ITS APPROPRIATE THAT CONGRESS GETS PAID WHILE WE'RE ON FURLOUGH AND THEY ARE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.))
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/6TH DISTRICT: WELL, I DON'T THINK IT LOOKS GOOD AND CERTAINLY THERE HAVE BEEN EFFORTS MADE IN THE CONGRESS THAT WOULD HOLD UP OUR COMPENSATION UNTIL THE MATTER IS RESOLVED. I THINK IF ANYTHING LIKE THIS OCCURS AGAIN THERE ARE A LOT OF CHANGES IN THAT OUGHT TO BE MADE IN LEGISLATION IN ANTICIPATION OF THESE KIND OF CONFRONTATIONS.))
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Goodlatte says he's still optimistic something can be worked out soon.
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5-ATT


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A-T and T is ringing in the New Year by laying off employees-
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About 40 thousand jobs will go in all.
30 thousand employees will get pink slips- while about ten thousand will be offered voluntary severance.
Most of the layoffs are supervisory employees.
A-T-and T says its part of an effort to divide into three separate companies.
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5-VA-ATT


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The A-T-and-T move will NOT have a major impact in our area.
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A-T-and-T closed the last big facility it had here five years ago.
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Kimberly (burr-SHETT) Burchett was among the thousand-plus people who lost their jobs when A-T-and-T decided to shut down its Pulaski plant.
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((KIMBERLY BURCHETT/FORMER AT&T EMPLOYEE: IT WAS PRETTY SAD. CAUSE IT WAS A BIG OPERATION. A LOT OF PEOPLE LOST A LOT OF JOBS THAT WAY.))
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Burchett now has a job at the treasurer's office in the town of Pulaski.
She says many of her former co-workers haven't been as lucky though.
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groovy music under
ANCHOR=Jean
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Selecting the right wine is truly an art. And you can find some experts on the Roanoke City Market.
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5-WINE-STORE


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With the continuing revitalization of the Roanoke City Market, several new shops dedicated to the serious wine lover have cropped up. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Despite the fact that Patrick Evans doesn't know a (Bow-ghah-lay) Beaujolais from grape soda, we've sent him out to tell us more about the new trend in wine-selling downtown.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Stats
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Don't go away Mike is back from New Orleans with a full wrap-up of his trip to the Sugar Bowl--
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check, we'll visit Roanoke's Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic.
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It's a state-run program staffed by volunteer physicians, caring for these children born with birth defects.
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((I WAS, AS I SAID, SCARED TO DEATH WHEN I SAW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO BE DEALING WITH. AND I THANK GOD FOR PUTTING THE PEOPLE IN THIS CLINIC. ))
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5-Personality


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Maybe you know the type-- "Novelty Seekers."
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Those with this personality are said to be impulsive, fickle, excitable, quick-tempered and extravagant.
Now, scientists have confirmed an association between a particular gene and this personality characteristic.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Two studies-- from the U.S. and Jerusalem, report similar findings-- now published in the journal "Nature Genetics."

5-Heart-Gene


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Another breakthrough in genetic research has identified a genetic flaw linked to a racing heartbeat-- and sudden death in young people.
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About 12-thousand young Americans suffer the genetic heart disorder "long QT syndrome."
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(( DR MICHAEL VINCENT, UNIV. OF UTAH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: WE HAVE SEEN MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DIE OR HAVE CARDIAC ARREST BECAUSE THE DIAGNOSIS WAS NOT EVIDENT.))
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Until now, long QT syndrome has puzzled doctors...but researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Utah, have just discovered the gene primarily responsible for this syndrome.
The news, in this month's "NATURE GENETICS" magazine, is a giant step toward a complete understanding of both the origin and treatment of this inherited irregular heartbeat.
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((DR. MARK KEATING, UNIV. OF UTAH: THAT TREATMENT WILL WORK AND WILL REVOLUTIONIZE NOT JUST INHERITED LONG QT SYNDROME BUT CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS IN GENERAL.))
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Think of the heart as an electrical circuit. After it beats:
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((THIS QT INTERVAL IS THE TIME DURING WHICH THE RECOVERY TAKES PLACE.))
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Before the heart beats again.
But if the QT interval is slowed because of a defect, the heart rate gallops out of control...and in a young athlete, for example, an erratic heartbeat can cause death.
The discovery may prompt coaches and gym teachers to pay more attention to seemingly ordinary illnesses.
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((DR. VINCENT:A FAINTING SPELL DURING EXERCISE IS GOING TO MEAN SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THEM THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST. IT'S GOING TO WAVE A RED FLAG THAT THIS MAY WELL BE SERIOUS.))
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Doctors say heart arrhythmias kill some 300-thousand Americans each year.
Now, thanks to the latest genetic discoveries, some of those deaths may be preventable.
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5-Cleft-Clinic


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About one in every seven hundred babies are born with cleft lip and palate.
A cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth, or the soft tissue in the back of the mouth.
These birth defects can cause difficulty in feeding an infant and speech development, as well as frequent ear problems.
But now, through the efforts of Children's Specialty Services, a state program under the Virginia Department of Health-- and several area physicians-- children from our region are getting some amazing care.
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Operating out of Roanoke Memorial Hospital's dentistry department once a month-- the Cleft Lip and Palate clinic packs in the patients.
Care for these kids is ongoing-- from infancy through adulthood.
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((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: AT NINE MONTHS WE CLOSE THE PALATE. WE WAIT TILL NINE MONTHS SO THE MOUTH WILL GROW A LITTLE. BUT WE'RE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. THE EARLIER WE OPERATE THE MORE LIKELY IT WILL INTERFERE WITH GROWTH. THE LATER WE DO IT, THE MORE CHANCES ABNORMAL SPEECH WILL DEVELOP. ))
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Silberblatt, a plastic surgeon, works on a team of volunteers to help these kids-- it takes the care of an otolaryngologist, a dentist, an orthodontist and a speech therapist.
The causes of cleft lip and palate are not well understood-- but it seems they usually occur from a combination between genetic and environmental factors.
For Ron Hager and his son Adam-- the clinic has been a godsend since Adam's birth.
Like most parents, the Hager's were shocked and scared by the diagnosis.
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((RON HAGER/PARENT: ADAM HAD A REAL TOUGH TIME GETTING STARTED FEEDING WHEN HE WAS FIRST BORN, THEY HAD TO FEED HIM WITH A LITTLE TUBE WITH A DROPPER AND WE HAD TO ACTUALLY PUT FORMULA IN A LITTLE TUBE WITH A NIPPLE THING WITH A SYRINGE AND SQUEEZE THE FORMULA DOWN IN HIM. ))
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A few decades ago it was discovered that cupid's bow-- the curve of the lip-- is actually still there in cleft lip patients-- and can be restored through surgery.
After a round of operations Adam is now doing fine.
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((RON HAGER: THE GENUINE LOVE THAT'S EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE IN THIS CLINIC IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T PUT INTO WORDS. THE FEELINGS THAT THEY GIVE TO YOU. IT'S TRULY REMARKABLE. ))
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Cleft lip can now be diagnosed pre-nataly through ultrasound-- so parents can begin their training even before birth-- which makes caring for these babies much easier.
At the clinic, children are seen regardless of their insurance status-- through adulthood.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Children's Specialty Services has other clinics in the region-- specializing in Neurology, Orthopaedic Care, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Cystic Fibrosis, Urology, Hearing Impairment and Diabetes. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Earlier we told you about the Hokies' return from New Orleans.
ANCHOR=Connie


Our own Mike Stevens beat his luggage back from the Big Easy just in time for tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

S5-Tech


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker as we continue to ring in the New Year.
The Sugar Bowl champion Virginia Tech Hokies are finally out of the Big Easy and back in Big Lick.
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Their plane touched down this afternoon at Woodrum Field as Bryan Still led the parade of players back into the Valley with his Most Valuable player trophy.
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((BRYAN STILL/SUGAR BOWL MVP:))
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Frank Beamer and the rest of the players then traveled by bus to Blacksburg where they'll begin recovering from the week.
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There is no rest planned back in Roanoke at Scribners printing where Sugar Bowl mania has forced the screen printing company to work overtime to meet the demands of souvenir hungry Tech fans.
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((GREG SCRIBNER/OWNER - SCRIBNER SCREEN PRINTING:))
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As luck would have it photographer Greg Moore and I bumped into Scribner in the French Quarter two days before the game. More on an interesting story concerning his trip to New Orleans, tonight at six.

S5-College


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The bowl season comes to a close tonight in Tempe, Arizona as the Nebraska Cornhuskers battle Florida for the National championship.
Don't forget you can watch the Gators and Huskers right here tonight at 8 on your hometown station.
The NBA is also back in action tonight.
But 1996 is beginning with less than a bang for the Charlotte Hornets who are trying to combat a rash of injuries most notably to Scott Burrell, who injured his right shoulder.
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((ALLAN BRISTOW/HORNETS HEAD COACH:)) ((DELL CURRY/HORNETS GUARD:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Much more coming up at six including a look back at last night's wild Orange Bowl in Miami.
Have a nice evening everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


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WRITER=JJA
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Prince Charles and his sons hit the slopes today.
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13 year old William and eleven-year old Harry joined their dad on several runs today- at a Swiss ski resort.
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((REPORTER: CHARLES MAY WE ASK YOU ARE YOU ENJOYING YOURESELF OUT THERE? CHARLES: WE WOULDN'T BE HERE IF IT WASN'T THE OBJECT OF VIEW.))
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The first day of vacation was not without some glitches though.
One of the Princes's bodyguards fell and broke his leg.
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six-preview


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1996 is off to a rocky start for one federal agency trying to crack down on teenage smoking.
double boxes Keith/Jean


Keith Humphry has the latest.
ANCHOR=Keith


Jean, back in the fall the Food and Drug Administration announced it's plan to impose tougher regulations on marketing and selling tobacco products.
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The FDA also wants to classify nicotine as a drug.
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The proposal was met with criticism from Southside tobacco farmers and lawmakers, like Congressman L- F Payne.
The Virginia Democrat has written a letter to the FDA outlining why the proposal is unconstitutional.
It was signed by more than 120- of Payne's fellow lawmakers.
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We'll have more on that in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at Six.
ANCHOR=Jean

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