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News-Heads

ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#news heads
GRAPHIC=NONE


Up next on News 7 at five-
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VO-NAT


Relief- that's the feeling of many Virginians- after the storm passes through.
Two South Carolina boys fall through the ice while walking across a pond.
And trying to get where they want to go isn't easy for some travelers.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Let's just slide into the weekend forecast with a little snow melt and nothing big on the horizon.

Medical-heads


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=cst
TAPE#med heads
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Health Check-- new findings help scientists understand insomnia.
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VO-NAT


Plus, are you ready for this ride?
The latest exercise fad is called spinning, and it's not for the faint at heart.
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2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE
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Video-Open


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=amo
TAPE#video open
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


Perspective is everything-- five inches of snow was a welcome site as the region dodged a potentially dangerous situation.
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5-Snow-Today


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
TAPE#595-33
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=snow sequel


Mother Nature cut us a little bit of slack this time around, but that doesn't mean we're in the clear.
The majority of side streets remain covered with snow and ice.
But at this point most primary roads are clear.
double boxes jean/scott


Scott Prince joins us from Roanoke.
Scott did people have any problems digging out today?
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
(scott adlib)
(roll cue... no big deal)
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SOT
IN Q=Folks were walking
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Sergei Nikifeterov; :20
SUPER=07-David Wycoff; :37
RUNS=:52
OUT Q=pack it in

(( Folks were walking on the sunny side of the street this afternoon.
But that certainly wasn't the case early this morning.
Once again, the snow came down and for some, the problems piled up.
There were others that weren't phased... like Sergei Nikifeterov.
The Russian native is used to winters like these.
But he's not used to all the fuss that goes along with it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:06:21
IN Q=Always saying

((SERGEI NIKIFETEROV: ALWAYS SAYING TO EVERYBODY, SCHOOLS ARE NOT CLOSED. PEOPLE GO TO WORK. EVERYTHING IS O.K. AND WE HAVE BREAD IN THE STORE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in the store


But you don't have to hail from Russia to defeat the elements.
David Wycoff hasn't been hampered by the snow... in fact he welcomes it.
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SOT 1:20:03
IN Q=Once you

((DAVID WYCOFF: ONCE YOU GET PASSED SHOVELING A LITTLE BIT OF IT OUT AND GET AROUND... IT HASN'T BEEN ANY PROBLEM FOR ME. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=problem for me


But there are still plenty of problems for people on secondary streets.
Some are still facing an uphill battle... and have decided to pack it in.))
LIVE=SCOTT FULL
(scott adlib)
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
double boxes jean/scott
(question: will VDOT continue to work around the clock to clear the streets?)


5-Costs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=jda
TAPE#595-37
GRAPHIC=snow costs


State and local governments are now calculating the tab from this week's winter storms... and preliminary estimates put the pricetag in the millions.
double boxes JoeD/Jean


This afternoon, Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with some of the numbers.
LIVE=Joe/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;


Jean, when they add up the overtime, the cost of chemicals, and hiring heavy equipment, a blizzard can be a budget buster.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


As of Thursday afternoon, the Virginia Department of Transportation had spent 18 million dollars plowing and treating roads statewide.
The city of Roanoke now estimates the cost of the storm at more than 400- thousand, and that figure is likely to rise.
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SOT
IN Q=Much of that money is budgeted

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: MUCH OF THAT MONEY IS BUDGETED AND ANTICIPATED. WE'RE MOST CONCERNED WITH REPLENISHING OUR SUPPLIES AND GETTING OUR EQUIPMENT REPAIRED AND READY FOR WHAT WILL INEVITABLY BE ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW. AND WE DO HAVE A CONTINGENCY FUND IN THE CITY THAT WE WILL BEGIN TO GO TO ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL AND ASK FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO COVER THESE NEXT ROUND OF COSTS.))
SUPER=@Herbert;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=these next round of costs.
LIVE=joe full


Roanoke County depends on the transportation department to clear its roads, but the county has spent about 90- thousand dollars on the storm so far.
double boxes Jean/JoeD


And Jean, for the city of Salem, the tab has already topped 50- thousand dollars.
(QUESTION: ARE ANY OF THOSE EXPENSES GOING TO CAUSE REAL BUDGET TROUBLE)



5-XGR


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-34
GRAPHIC=session 96


When the sun came up in Richmond today, Virginia Democrats had lost their clutch on power in the upper chamber of the General Assembly.
An historic power sharing agreement may give the G-O-P the advantage in the Senate.
Double Box=Jean/Ellen;


Ellen Qualls is in the State Capitol newsroom.
Does this signal a return to partisanship?
ANCHOR=ellen


Apparently not in the Senate.
LIVE=ellen full
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=22-Richmond;


They swear they've worked it all out, and put the bad feelings behind them.
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SOT
IN Q=I say thank
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :06
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :14
SUPER=@Beyer; :28
RUNS=:37
OUT Q=nothing vote.

((
sot FRIDAY MORNING SENATE FLOOR 09:16

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: I SAY THANK YOU FOR MEETING WITH US AND WORKING WITH US. AND TODAY IS A BETTER DAY.))
runs=:06


Two days of behind the scenes power wangling dissolved into peace the third morning -- with four committee chairs going to Republicans and four majority committees.
SOT TAPE ONE 43:10

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: I THINK THIS IS TREMENDOUS FOR PARITY. YOU KNOW WE STARTED OFF THIS CONVERSATION WITH THE DEMOCRATS WERE GONNA HAVE EVERYTHING AND THE REPUBLICANS WERE GONNA HAVE NOTHING.))
RUNS=:06


The Democrats admit that a defection, from Rocky Mount's Virgil Goode, blew their upper hand in the 20-20 split.
sot 29:39 tape one

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: Everybody's a little unhappy...40 to nothing vote.))
RUNS=:10

))
LIVE=Ellen full
SUPER=22-Richmond;


Charles Hawkins on Finance replaces Elliott Schewel for region
House Republicans balking
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(questions: Is there anything Republicans can do about the House?)



Morgan Griffith bill



5-Clinton


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is visitng Nashville before heading off to Bosnia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;


Today he told factory workers the nation can't allow a federal work stoppage through November.
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SOT 15:19:04
IN Q=

((IT IS INEXCUSABLE. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=IT IS UNACCEPTABLE."
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VO-NAT


Clinton says it's time to pass a budget plan.
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SOT 15:19:23
IN Q=

((LET'S GET AFTER IT. LET'S DO IT AND GET IT BEHIND US AND THEN GO ON AND DO POLITICS.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=AND DO POLITICS."
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VO-NAT


The President is leaving for Bosnia this afternoon.
He'll stop in Italy and arrive in Tuzla tomorrow.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 1
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's more NEWS-7 at Five heading your way--
Forensic reports show whether the pilot was drinking before a fatal crash in Colombia.
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VO-NAT


Also, passengers left the driving to them and ended up taking the long way.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- of course mothers know best, now-- the government agrees with their prescription for oatmeal.
Plus, we'll tell you about a fairly uncommon, but dangerous virus among kids. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Is snow effecting sporting events in our area?
ANCHOR=Connie


Steve has the latest in his ticker, later on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor

5-Pilot


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


Forensic tests reportedly show an American Airlines pilot had not been drinking before a fatal crash.
Captain Nicholas Tafuri was at the controls when the Boeing 757 crashed in Colombia.
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VO-NAT


A source at the Colombian prosecutors office had said alcohol was found in Tafuri's blood.
But the source says the alcohol apparently came from the natural decomposing of body tissues after death.
The December disaster killed 160 people.
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5-Kids-Rescue


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two South Carolina boys are dead- after falling into an icy pond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mauldin, SC;


The eight and eleven year olds were walking across the pond when they fell through the ice.
A woman saw the boys go under and called 911.
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SOT 14:08:01
IN Q=

((MARYBETH LEWANDOWSKI/WITNESS: I WATCHED THEM GO DOWN AND BUBBLES WERE COMING FROM THE OTHER BOY AND HE COULDN'T EVEN TALK. HIS FACE WAS BRIGHT RED AND HE COULDN'T EVEN TALK. IT WAS AWFUL. IT WAS JUST SICKENING.))
SUPER=01-Marybeth Lewandowski/Witness;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=WAS JUST SICKENING."
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VO-NAT


Both boys were taken to the hosspital in extremely critical condition and died two hours later.
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wipe wipe wipe

5-Pitt-Bus


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh;


Slick roads are to blame for a head on bus crash in Pittsburgh this morning.
Two city buses collided on the Bloomfield Bridge.
One of the drivers was killed, the other is in critical condition.
The wreck also hurt 46 passengers.
Port Authority officials say one bus skidded on the ice and slammed into the other.
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5-GREYHOUND


ANCHOR=JEAN
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#595-35
GRAPHIC=snowbound 96


The sequel to one of the strongest storms of the century stranded more than 60-travelers at the Roanoke Greyhound Bus station.
Morning buses en-route to Richmond were delayed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And no buses are going in or out of Washington D-C this afternoon because of the snow.
Most of the passengers heading north were re-routed to Richmond.
Buses heading east finally got on the road around two this afternoon--eight hours after the scheduled departure.
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SOT 13:13:01
IN Q=i left Beckley

((WILLIAM DOWNING/TRAVELER: I LEFT BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA YESTERDAY AT EIGHT O'CLOCK AND GOT DELAYED IN WYTHEVILLE FOR SIX HOURS. THEY'VE BEEN DRIVING IN THE SNOW SINCE. WE GOT HERE AND WE'VE BEEN STUCK SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING.))
SUPER=01-William Downing/Traveler;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=EARLY THIS MORNING
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VO-NAT


Downing has been on the road more than 14 hours.
He's trying to reach Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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5-Dispatchers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#595-36
GRAPHIC=HOLD


Rarely do we see the face behind the voice of local emergency dispatchers.
But when everyone finally digs out from the recent storms, there will be people who'd like to shake their hands.
DOUBLE BOXES=TERESA/JEAN


Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Danville, where Southside was also fortunate to escape what could have been severe weather overnight.
ANCHOR=Teresa


Jean, fortunate is the word.
SUPER=@TERESA1;
SUPER=22-Danville;


But had a combination of snow and sleet hit Southside, Pittsylvania County's dispatchers were ready.
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SOT
IN Q=The job
SUPER=03-Chatham; :00
SUPER=01-Bo Martin/Pittsylvania Co. Dispatcher; :44
SUPER=01-Joann Luck/Operations Supervisor; :55
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=stressful at times.

(( Start with Nat Sound
RUNS=:04


The job of an emergency dispatcher is crucial.
They're expected to relay critical information in a timely and calm manner-- even in the midst of blizzard like conditions. ((nat sound from 911- center ))
RUNS=:04


There's little time for rest-- if you're employed as a dispatcher.
Pittsylvania county's dispatchers are responsible for handling all police calls in the county.
They also handle calls for six- fire departments and four- rescue squads. ((nat sound ))
RUNS=:04


When bad weather creeps into the picture, it only adds to the havoc.
Calls concerning road conditions, stranded vehicles and closings are piled on top of their regular duties.
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SOT
IN Q=

((BO MARTIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. DISPATCHER:EVERYONE'S UPSET BECAUSE THEIR ROAD HAS NOT BEEN CLEARED OR THEIR PATH HAS NOT BEEN BROKEN, AND YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO TAKE IT AS IT COMES ONE CALL AT A TIME. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=at a time.
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17:29:05
SOT
IN Q=We usually

((JOANN LUCK/OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR:WE USUALLY DEAL WITH IT PRETTY WELL, BUT IT CAN GET REAL STRESSFUL AT TIMES. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=at times.

))
LIVE=teresa full
SUPER=22-Danville;


Pittsylvania County's dispatchers also had to field additional calls when
DOUBLE BOXES=TERESA/JEAN

the County's Switchboard shut down on Monday and opened late two days this week.

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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Most people aren't fond of their bosses--but coming up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE,
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VO-NAT


we'll take you to a plant where destruction did not dampen things for displaced employees.
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stocks bump next

5-MILL-FIRE


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net-f
GRAPHIC=NONE


Workers at a textile plant in Massachusetts are calling their boss a Saint.
And why not?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lawrence, MA/Yesterday;


One month to the day after a devastating fire destroyed much of Malden Mills, mill owner Aaron Feuerstein (FEER'-steen) made this announcement.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( AARON FEURERSTEIN: WE WILL ONCE AGAIN PAY ALL OUR EMPLOYEES--CLAPPING))
SUPER=01-Aaron Feuerstein/Malden Mills Owner;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= ALL OUR EMPLOYEES, CLAPPING
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VO-NAT


The employees are expected back on the job within four months.
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5-Roof


ANCHOR=robin
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=rre
TAPE#595-38
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Colonial Heights;
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Stats
SUPER=302-35/25/67/N-14mph/29.67/r;
SUPER=303-37/24/59/Calm/29.66/r;



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health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stick around, the NASCAR Media tour rolls into the Lone Star State-- that story coming up in tonight's Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check--
The latest fitness craze involves what might look like a stationary bike--
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VO-NAT


It's called spinning, and it's designed to jump you through the ride of your life-- a low-impact, high-intensity workout.
health bump next

5-Virus


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-04
GRAPHIC=cHILDREN'S HEALTH


Parents nationwide are being alerted about a rise in cases of R-S-V.
In adults, it just causes a cold-- but in children, it's much more serious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago; :


This child, in Chicago, was completely healthy until two weeks ago-- when what looked like a cold turned more serious.
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SOT 00:04:21
IN Q=There's a small

((DR. DAVID JAIMOVICH/CHRIST HOSPITAL: THERE'S A SMALL AMOUNT OF PATIENTS, INFANTS LIKE HER WHO MAY ACTUALLY DEVELOP RESPIRATORY, COMPLETE LUNG FAILURE AS SHE HAS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. David Jaimovich/Christ Hospital; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=as she has.
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VO-NAT


Symptoms to alert parents to the possibility of the R-S-V Virus include a lingering cold that just won't go away, a high fever, or shortness of breath.
Children with these symptoms should be watched closely, and tested for the virus.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


R-S-V is most common in the first months of life-- it rarely strikes children over age two, unless they have a chronic illness like a heart or lung problem.
At the State Health Department, epidemiologists in Richmond say this is not a reportable condition, so there's no formal tracking method underway.
There have not been any outbreaks noted in Virginia.

5-Sleep


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=SLUMBER SWITCH


They're calling it the brain's "Slumber Switch"-- a group of neurons that turns other brain cells off so sleep can occur.
Harvard researchers discovery in RATS could lead to better treatment for insomnia.
The report is published in the journal "Science."

5-Oats


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-03
GRAPHIC=HEALTHY EATING


It's not the latest genetic engineering marvel, nor is it a high-tech new drug.
No, the latest kudos in medicine are going to....Oatmeal.
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SOT
IN Q=QUICK IN !!!! "There you
SUPER=04-"Ozzie and Harriet"; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Ed Scarbrough/Food & Drug Administration; :16
SUPER=01-Dr. Ronald Krauss/American Heart Association; :38
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=wrong message.

((
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SOT 20:22:12
IN Q=There you are

((THERE YOU ARE MEN, APPLE SAUCE IN YOUR OATMEAL. GOOD HUH? YEAH! HOW ABOUT PINEAPPLE OR STRAWBERRIES? SURE WE'LL TRY THEM ALL. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=try them all.


The F-D-A has decided to let the food industry claim what mothers have been saying for a century-- Oats are good for you.
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SOT 20:22:26
IN Q=This is the

((DR. ED SCARBROUGH/FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE FDA HAS PROPOSED THAT A SPECIFIC FOOD BE MENTIONED RATHER THAN A NUTRIENT SUCH AS LOW FAT, LOW SODIUM OR CALCIUM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=or calcium


The approval may be a sign of a new, more lenient F-D-A.
But the American Heart Association is afraid that health claims for individual foods may backfire.
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SOT 20:23:06
IN Q=When one tries

((DR. KRAUSS/WHEN ONE TRIES TO SIMPLIFY THE CLAIMS TO THE POINT THAT ONE LEAVES OUT WHAT WE FEEL TO BE CRITICAL INFORMATION IN TERMS OF THE OVERALL DIET AND HEART DISEASE PREVENTION, WE FACE THE RISK THAT CONSUMERS WILL GET THE WRONG MESSAGE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=wrong message.

))
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Connie VO-NAT


The wrong message is that any one food will prevent disease.
But for a nation constantly hearing bad news about food, the idea that something can be good for you is refreshing.
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5-Spinning


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-02
GRAPHIC=Exercise


If your hips and thighs are in need of a little repair, check out the latest fitness craze sweeping the country.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York; :


It's called Spinning-- and it is not your father's life cycle.
There's no sitting pretty on these bikes-- specially manufactured to allow exercises to stand, pump, and jump their way through a 45-minute workout.
An instructor guides the class through a carefully-choreographed road trip-- using music, imagery, even personality-- to get them to the top.
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SOT
IN Q=Breathe

((IONA PASSIK/INSTRUCTOR: BREATHE, YOU MUST BREATH. INCREASE YOUR RESISTANCE. WE CAN USE GUIDED IMAGERY TO CLIMB UP THE HILL, SAY IN SAINT LUCIA OR IN THE RAIN FOREST.))
SUPER=01-Iona Passik/Instructor; :
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=rain forest.
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VO-NAT


Followers say anyone-- young or old-- can saddle up and spin in their first day.
Men in particular, seem to be willing to give it a try.
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SOT
IN Q=It takes

((STEVE ROSENBERG/SPINNER: IT TAKES A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME, IT'S SOCIAL, AND A GREAT CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUT....AND IT'S NOT AS MUCH STRESS ON YOUR JOINTS AS BASKETBALL.))
SUPER=01-Steve Rosenberg/Spinner; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=basketball.
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VO-NAT


Still, doctors stress that while spinning sounds like an ideal exercise-- because it's low impact and easy to learn-- the intensity and changes in pace might be too much for those with heart trouble.
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2-SHOT Jean/Connie 2-SHOT-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


NASCAR is revving up in Texas--
ANCHOR=Connie


Steve has details in tonight's Ticker.

S5-Texas


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Friday ticker! In order to avoid snowy weather, the NASCAR Media Tour pulled into the state of Texas tonight.
Mike Stevens has an early look at what many believe is NASCAR's next showplace out in Fort Worth.
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SOT
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Ft. Worth, TX; :00
SUPER=01-Bruton Smith/Texas Motor Speedway Owner; :16
SUPER=01-F.M. Carroll/Vice President for Operations; :40
SUPER=@Mike1; 1:29
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-18
GRAPHIC=none


The second wave of the snow storm has affected the sporting world; in particular the Hokies and the Express.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Today; :00


In Blacksburg; crews moved snow off the Virginia Tech parking lots. Lack of parking and ice and snow on the Cassell Coliseum roof have forced Tech to reschedule tomoroow's mens basketball game with LaSalle for noon at Radford University's Dedmon center. The Tech women's game has also been moved. They will play On the road at Georgw Washington tomorrow at 7.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today;


Roanoke Civic Center personnel removed snow from the parking area at the Round House. The Express game tonight IS ON!.
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ANCHOR=Steve


More on the Hokies and the Express at six, But stay where you are, more news 7 at 5 to come.

5-kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=NONE


And finally, If you're getting a little Cabin fever with all this snow, you might try playing some video games for fun and maybe profit.
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VO-NAT


That's what 12 year old Keola Kaula (Key-OHla Kah-OOla) did.
He's a real pro at playing the Sega game "Vector Man."
After playing it for only a few months he beat the computer winning 25-thousand dollars.
Now he says he wants to be a game-tester when he grows up.
Sega, anyone?
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE
(toss to robin)
RUNS=:20
(robin tosses to jean)
ANCHOR=Jean


Keith Humphry will be here in 30-minutes with more on NEWS-7 at SIX. And that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- have a safe weekend. All the school announcements are coming up in just a few moments.