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Coming up Next on News 7 at Five-
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A local high school student dies- apparently of a heart attack.
A plea goes out from parents for help finding their missing girl.
Plus Howard Sterns' facing more fines.
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Wx-Heads
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Temperatures drop a full 20 degrees from yesterday and the sun was not around much either. The forecast still has rain later in the week.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check--
We'll hear from a cardiologist,
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talking about sudden death among young athletes.
Though there have been several recent cases, the risks are slight.
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The death of a popular senior stuns teachers and students at a Roanoke County school.
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5-North-Cross


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good evening I'm Jean Jadhon and this is News 7 at Five.
At North Cross school in Roanoke, students and faculty are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Senior Grayson Hooper died yesterday afternoon at the school- the victim of an apparent heart attack.
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Hooper was captain of the football team, and a member of the wrestling team.
He had complained of feeling ill after running around the school's
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indoor track.
Hooper had been resting for about 45 minutes when he went into cardiac failure. He couldn't be revived despite several rounds of C-P-R.
Counselors have been called into the school to help Hooper's friends deal with the grief.
But they may never have an explanation as to WHY their friend-- Number 71-- died.
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((HUGH MEAGHER/NORTH CROSS DEAN OF STUDENTS: THAT'S WHAT THE STUDENTS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE. THEY'D LIKE TO HAVE SOME SORT OF EXPLANATION THAT X-Y-Z HAPPENED AND UNFORTUNATELY WITH THIS TYPE OF CORONARY THAT'S SOMETIMES NOT POSSIBLE.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Coming up in our Health Check segment, Connie will talk to an area cardiologist with some advice for parents on understanding these untimely illnesses.

5-Lautenschlager


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Former Salem City Councilman Gary Lautenschlager is not going to prison- even though he embezzled more than twenty-four thousand dollars from the Rescue Squad.
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This morning he appeared in court for sentencing.
He received a ten year suspended sentence and twenty years probation.
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Lautenschlager testified in court that he took the public funds to pay off credit card debts.
Lautenschlager's attorney says his client has suffered enough.
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((JACK GREGORY/LAUTENSCHLAGER'S ATTORNEY: HE DID NOT GET AWAY WITH IT. HE'S BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY, HE'S LOST THREE JOBS, HE HAS CERTAINLY SUFFERED THE LOST OF REPUTATION IN THE COMMUNITY. HE SUFFERED MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER DEFENDANT I CAN THINK OF PRIOR TO COMING IN FOR SENTENCING.))
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Salem Rescue Squad officials say they're trying to put the past behind them.
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((EDDIE HITE/SALEM RESCUE ASST: SQUAD PULLED TOGETHER HAVE BEEN DOING THAT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE INCIDENT, THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR. RUNNING CALLS AND DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSE TO BE DOING AND THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN BEHIND US.))
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((MIKE MOORE/SALEM RESCUE CHIEF: I THINK A LESSER CREW THAT WOUNDN'T HAVE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY, SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS AND SUPPORT OF CITIZENS OF SALEM WE WOULD HAVE FOLDED.))
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Lautenschlager was also sentenced to 300 hours community service.
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5-Chechnya


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Some terrifying moments for passengers aboard a ferry anchored at a Turkish port.
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Chechen rebels have stormed the ship.
They're targeting Russian passengers- threatening to kill one every ten minutes.
The gunmen have forced the ferry to leave port.
There's no word yet on where the Chechens are taking the vessel.
There are reports one Russian passenger has been killed.
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5-Missing-Girl


ANCHOR=Jean
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Texas parents are making a plea for the return of their missing daughter.
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Nine year old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas.
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Donna Whitson and Richard Hagerman say an elderly man saw what happened but did not have enough time to help.
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((DONNA WHITSON/GIRL'S MOM: HE IS AN ELDERLY GENTLEMEN AND HE WAS 100 YARDS AWAY AND THERE WAS BRUSH AND TREES IN HIS WAY. HE DID FEEL THAT HE WAS ABLE TO SEE HER BEING TAKEN AND SHE WAS SCREAMING AND FIGHTING.))
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Nine year old Amber's been missing since Saturday.

5-City-Council


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Roanoke City officials admit they could have done a better job clearing snow from city streets.
But they also say city employees deserve plenty of praise for the work they performed during the Blizzard of '96.
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Joe Dashiell reports on today's meeting of city council.
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Jean, city officials have been stung by the criticism that the city's snow removal did not measure up.
While they've heard from citizens who weren't satisfied with their efforts, there were no complaints today from members of city council.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WE CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE. WE WILL TAKE THE TIME OVER THE BALANCE OF THIS WEEK TO BRING FOCUS GROUPS TOGETHER AND MANY OF THE GOOD IDEAS ON HOW WE CAN IMPROVE ARE GOING TO COME FROM OUR EMPLOYEES.))
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Bob Herbert says the city will learn from its experience with the Blizzard of 96... and take a hard look at its snow removal equipment and its procedures.
But if city officials were bracing for complaints from members of council, they shouldn't have worried.
Members were unanimous in their praise for the effort of city employees.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR:PERHAPS IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO SAY THERE WERE GREAT INCONVENIENCES FOR MANY OF OUR CITIZENS AND MANY VISITORS TO OUR CITY, BUT TO ALL I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS FOR THEIR PATIENCE. AND THE GOOD NEWS AGAIN IS THAT WE DID PULL TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
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As the city looks at the last week, one issue officials plan to study is neighborhood parking.
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Jean, the city manager says he hopes to discuss with neighborhood groups the possibility of limiting parking to one side of some narrow streets to give city snow plows better access.
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There's more NEWS-7 at Five heading your way--why Governor Allen is joining the movement for Parents Rights. We'll explain.
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And a frightening experience for workers in a Boston high rise as they're trapped during a morning fire.
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On Health Check-- the rise in deadly bacteria.
Government scientists are issuing a warning about infectious diseases-- now stronger than ever. 2 shot
ANCHOR=Jean


A little later in sports-- news of a personnel change in the N-B-A.
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The Phoenix Suns have fired their head coach--Mike will have the latest. cc sponsor

5-Garcia


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Illinois Murderer Guinevere Garcia is not going to the death chamber.
Governor Jim Edgar commuted the killer's controversial death sentence.
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The 37 year old was to die by lethal injection after midnight for murdering her second husband.
Today the governors lawyer read a statement-
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((BILL ROBERTS/GOVERNOR EDGAR'S ATTORNEY: AFTER MUCH THOUGHT I HAVE CONCLUDED THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF CASE I HAD IN MIND. WHEN I VOTED AS A LEGISLATOR TO RESTORE THE DEATH PENALTY AND ACTED AS GOVERNOR TO EXPAND IT.))
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In the statement Edgar also says he was not swayed by claims Garcia suffered as a battered wife.
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5-Boston-Fire


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Fire broke out in a Boston High Rise trapping workers inside.
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The seven alarm blaze started early this morning on the fifth floor-
Smoke spread quickly to the upper floors.
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((GORDON BARRETT/RESCUED: GOT SCARY AT THE END BECAUSE OUR OFFICE FILLED UP WITH SMOKE AND THE ONLY WAY TO BREATHE WAS TO KEEP OUR HEAD OUT THE WINDOW.))) 15:25:50 ((MARTIN PIERCE/FIRE COMMISSIONER: PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED ON THE TENTH FLOOR AND WERE HANGING OUT THE WINDOWS AND WE TRIED TO TELL THEM TO REMAIN CALM.))
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Six people were injured including a firefighter.
Three in all were sent to the hospital.
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5-Parents-Rights


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Some Virginia conservatives want to amend the state constitution to give parents the fundamental right to discipline, educate, and raise their children however they want.
That sounds simple enough.
But opponents say "read between the lines."
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Why is this now an issue?
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Governor George Allen makes it a larger blip on the General Assembly radar screen this year.
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He mentioned what's being called "the parent's rights amendment" in his State of the Commonwealth speech.
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(( In doing so, George Allen became the first Governor in the nation to publicly support the idea.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT MAY BE HIS NECESSARY DEFERENCE, HIS NOD OF THE HEAD, TO THE ULTRA- SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE FOLKS WHO HELPED HIM GET ELECTED.))
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It's a two year old idea being pushed in 28 legislatures like Virginia's this year.
Opponents fear it on many levels.
Is it a sort of end run to allow vouchers for private schools?
Does it give a minority of parents too much control over school curricula?
Could it protect child abusers?
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: WELL WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR THE BILL TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IN IT DOES NOT IN ANY WAY PROTECT A PARENT WHO'S A FELON OR IS APT TO ABUSE A CHILD. BUT WHEN YOU COME DOWN TO IT, PARENTS SHOULD RUN THE FAMILY AND NOT BUREAUCRATS. AND THAT'S SOMETHING I CAN BUY ON TO.))
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Parents rights amendment supporters say it will single- handedly parents a voice in areas like school guidance counseling.
A good number of Virginia conservatives have protested the influence they perceive counselors to have over their children.
And it's a political hot potato Virginia's school board has not resolved in three years of debate.

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(Jean)What shot does it have in Virginia's General Assembly?



5-Home-School


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A federal lawsuit will have an impact on the way cases of alleged child abuse are investigated in Pittsylvania County.
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Daniel and Laurie Cardwell filed suit against county officials. The couple claims the county used illegal subpoenas to try and force them to cooperate with an investigation of alleged child abuse.
No charges were filed against the Cardwells.
The couple has reached an out of court settlement for three thousand dollars.
The Cardwell's attorney says as part of the agreement the Department of Social Services must sign an agreement promising not to use unauthorized subpoenas.
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5-Mayhew


ANCHOR=Jean
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Former sheriff's deputy Doug Mayhew stands to collect 53-hundred dollars for the time he spent working with a tracking dog on the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
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Mayhew sued sheriff Carl Wells for unpaid overtime, demanding 35-thousand dollars for the care and feeding of Gypsy, the tracking dog.
Though Mayhew had never asked for compensation-- and Sheriff Wells never denied it, the judge ruled Mayhew was entitled to SOME O-T.
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Mayhew said today that he's glad he won the case, but may appeal the ruling on HOW MUCH he's supposed to get.

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Coming up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE, have your umbrella handy--Robin says rain is on the way later in the week.
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And the king of shock-jocks loses a round in court--the high court.
That story and much more still to come.
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5-Working-Women


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A new survey concludes that discrimination in the workplace remains a big factor when it comes to women's wages.
"Working Women" magazine reports the gender gap has become smaller when it comes to pay, but there still is a significant difference.
The magazine notes that these days for every dollar a man makes, a woman earns about 85-to-95 cents, on average.
The research says that last year the pay gap for women narrowed in some industries.
But in others it actually widened.

5-Stern


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The Supreme Court says federal fines for indecent broadcasts do not infringe on freedom of speech.
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The case started after the Federal Communications Commission fined Infinity Broadcasting one point seven million dollars for alleged violations by radio personality Howard Stern.
Today without comment the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling on the issue.
That ruling backed fines for broadcasters who air indecent programs during hours children might be watching or listening.
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Stick around---It was "the mother of all wars"--and today veterans of the

Persian Gulf Conflict are remembering, five years later.
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On Health Check-- in light of yesterday's death of a young area athlete,
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we'll hear some words of wisdom from a cardiologist-- on identifying the risks.
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((UNFORTUNATELY MANY CASES OF SUDDEN DEATH IN ATHLETES AREN'T PROCEEDED BY SYMPTOMS.THE BEST SCREENING TECHNIQUES THAT WE HAVE ARE SIMPLY A HISTORY AND PHYSICAL.))
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5-Cardiac


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A difficult day for students and teachers at Roanoke County's North Cross school.
Yesterday, 18-year-old Grayson Hooper, an accomplished athlete, died of an apparent heart attack.
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((HUGH MEAGHER/NORTH CROSS DEAN OF STUDENTS: GRAYSON WAS ATTENDING WRESTLING PRACTICE AND HE RAN ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE LAPS ON OUR INDOOR TRACK WHICH WOULD BE ABOUT A HALF MILE AT A JOG PACE AND TOLD THE WRESTLING COACH MR. DICKINSON HE WASN'T FEELING WELL. AND MR. DICKINSON TOLD HIM TO GO SIT DOWN AND REST.))
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About 45 minutes later, Hooper went into cardiac arrest-- a shock for those who knew him as a strong athlete-- and captain of the Football team.
He couldn't be revived, despite the efforts of the coach, a doctor and nurse on hand at the Carter Athletic Center, and the rescue squad.
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((THEY WERE NEVER ABLE TO GET HIS HEART BEATING AGAIN. HE HAD A CORONARY ARREST AND WHY HE HAD IT WE DON'T KNOW, AND WE MAY NEVER KNOW, AND OUR STUDENTS ARE JUST SHOCKED BY THIS.))
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It's a scenario that's unfortunately been seen before.
Just last month, two-time Olympic Gold medal ice skater Sergei Grinkov died of cardiac failure-- while practicing on the ice with his wife.
He was 28.
This weekend, in New York, University of Massachusetts star basketball player Marcus Camby collapsed and fell unconscious just before a game.
Camby is luckier-- he reportedly feels fine today-- though he's still undergoing testing.
In his case, heart problems have been ruled out.
For the parents of young athletes, the odds-- though slim, are striking a nerve.
Grayson Hooper's autopsy results aren't in yet, but the most common cause of sudden death among young athletes is a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-- involving an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.
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((DR. TERRANCE MAY/CARDIOLOGIST: THE THICKENING CAN LEAD TO OBSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN CONDUIT OF THE HEART AND LIMITATION OF CIRCULATION TO THE BODY. IT CAN ALSO LEAD TO SUDDEN, VERY FAST REVERSAL OF HEART RHYTHMS, THERE ARE OTHER CAUSES THOUGH. ))
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Causes like an abnormal origin of one of the coronary arteries that bring the heart muscle blood and oxygen.
Also, viral infections of the heart muscle can cause fast heart rhythms, leading to a drop in blood pressure.
Still though, instances like these are RARE-- with just two or three deaths per million among healthy, young athletes.
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((CERTAINLY IF YOUNGSTERS ARE FEELING ANY SYMPTOMS OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH, CHEST DISCOMFORT, PALPITATION, OR LIGHT HEADEDNESS THESE SYMPTOMS WOULD NEED TO BE EVALUATED AND NOT IGNORED. ))
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Dr. May says currently, the best screening techniques available to all young athletes simply involve a history and physical.

5-Infections


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Government scientists are warning the medical community about the growing threat of infectious diseases.
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The C-D-C says deaths from these cases rose 58-percent between 1980 and 1992.
AIDS, respiratory diseases and blood infections are the main culprits.
The numbers fly in the face of historical predictions that deadly bugs were headed for elimination.
Instead, new viruses have emerged-- with old germs developing resistance to antibiotics.
The report is published in a special issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association."
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2-SHOT-toss
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In sports an N-B-A head coach is out of a job.
ANCHOR=Connie


The annoucement came today in Phoenix--Mike Stevens has the story in tonight's two minute ticker.

S5-Hoops


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday night two minute sports ticker.
It unfortunately is not a good afternoon for Phoenix Suns head basketball coach Paul Westphal.
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The former NBA great was fired this afternoon after leading the Suns to a less than stellar 14-and-19 start this season.
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The Suns have been plagued by injuries to Charles Barkley and Danny Manning this season. And after losing of their last ten games, Colangelo made the call to rehire Cotton Fitzsimmons.
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((COTTON FITZSIMMONS/NEW SUNS HEAD COACH:))
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No need for the Virginia Tech Hokies to turn anything around.
Last night they celebrated their highest ranking ever by beating George Washington at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The 11th ranked Hokies stopped the Colonials 79-to-71.
Steve Mason will much more, including postgame comments coming up tonight at six.
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S5-Football


ANCHOR=Mike
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The Steelers are still huge underdogs for next week's Super Bowl matchup in Tempe, Arizona with the Dallas Cowboys.
And while the 12 and half point line may seem huge, don't overlook the Steelers too quickly.
They will not be intimidated.
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((BILL COWHER/STEELERS HEAD COACH:))
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The Steelers have never been to the Super Bowl under Cowher but they certainly have history on their side having beaten the Cowboys in their other two Super Bowl matchup in 1975 and 1978.
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((BILL COWHER:))
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The Express is back home in the Roundhouse tonight skating against the Charlotte Checkers.
We'll preview tonight's game coming up at six.
Have a nice evening folks. take a break

5-GULF-ANNIVERSARY


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Today marks the five year anniversary of the beginning of the Persian Gulf War.
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The war lasted six weeks--
Though time has past since 450-thousand Americans battled in Desert Storm--some who were there will never be able to put the experience behind them.
Many-HOWEVER-have been able to let years take away a lot of the memories.
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((SGT. SCOTT WILLIAMS: BECKLEY RECRUITING BATTALION, ROANOKE COMPANY: AFTER LEAVING THERE ABOUT THE FIRST YEAR, IT WAS DIFFICULT COMING BACK. YA' KNOW YOU DON'T SPEND A WHOLE YEAR SOMEWHERE AND IT NOT AFFECT YOU, BUT AS TIME'S GONE ON IT'S KIND OF WARPED IT.))
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Sargent Williams says his HAPPIEST memory of Desert Storm--is coming home.

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Coming up at Six, like the proverbial phoenix, a Lynchburg business is rising from the ashes of a devastating fire.
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Here's Keith Humphry with a preview...
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Jean, the Christmas Day fire that destroyed the old Lukens building in Lynchburg, also claimed one of the city's brightest revitalization projects.
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The owners of Blue Ridge Anesthesia and Clinical Care lost everything in that blaze, but their business is quickly rebounding.
They've set up temporary shop in a vacant office building downtown.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Now they have their sights set on renovating another downtown structure.
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We'll tell you more about their plans on News7 at Six. (ad lib bye) ANCHOR=Jean