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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE....
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The three men wanted in the murder of a Tech student are in court today.
Not exactly a picture-perfect landing in Houston...
And the year of the pig is over-- now it's the year of the rat.
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Wx-Heads
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Looks like very little sun this week. Clouds and showers are more like it. Forecast details straight ahead.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check--
a new resource for breast cancer patients, and their families in the region.
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Plus, February's frigid temperatures can't stop allergens from hitting their targets.
Coming up, a report on winter-time allergies.
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All these stories and the Two Minute Sports Ticker-- next--stay tuned.

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A judge found enough evidence against the three men accused of killing a Virginia Tech student to send their cases to a grand jury.
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Good Evening this is News-7 at Five, I'm Connie Stevens.
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After a preliminary hearing in Montgomery County, charges of capital murder, abduction, carjacking and robbery are certified against Gary Wayne Barker and brothers Mark and Benjamin Lilly.
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Tracy Altizer has followed the story since the night 22 year- old Alexander DeFillipis was shot to death.
Did we learn any new evidence today?
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As we reported at the time of the murder, Gary Barker and Mark Lilly have each identified Ben Lilly as the alleged killer.
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But today, Ben Lilly's attorneys unveiled their defense strategy to shift the blame.
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(( Even during their initial interrogations with a Giles County detective, Gary Barker and Mark Lilly said it was Ben Lilly who forced Alexander DeFilippis at gunpoint into his car, then shot and killed him in the Whitethorn area of Montgomery County.
But victims of two convenience store robberies in Giles County AFTER the murder say it was Gary Barker who threatened them with the gun.
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((CHRIS TUCK/BEN LILLY'S LAWYER: THESE EVENTS HAPPENED IN RAPID SUCCESSION. AND IT'S APPARENT THAT MR. BARKER HAD THE FIREARM THAT WAS USED IN THE MURDER IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. ))
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((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST. MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: THE FACT THAT SOMEBODY HAD A THE GUN IN GILES COUNTY SOME HALF AN HOUR OR MORE LATER AFTER THE APPARENT TIME OF THE KILLING DOES NOT MEAN OR INDICATE ANYTHING ABOUT WHO HAD THE GUN AT THE TIME OF THE KILLING. ))
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In his statement to police, Ben Lilly said his brother and Barker picked him up while he was hitchhiking.
That would have been AFTER the murder.
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He blames them for the robberies as well, and says he didn't want any part of them because he had already been in prison and didn't want to go back.

5-Bus-Bomb


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The Irish Republican Army has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of a bus in central London.
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One person was killed and eight others injured aboard a double-decker bus yesterday.
The bombing follows another deadly blast ten days ago in London's financial district--
Last Thursday an explosive was diffused near the theatre district.
This marks an end to the 17-month cease fire, as it appears the I-R-A is now targeting London instead of Northern Ireland.
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Police are now saying they found a weapon in the wreckage of the bus, but they're not giving details.
Also, Scotland Yard arrested two people today under anti-terrorism charges-- it is unknown if the arrests are connected to the bus bomb.

5-Train-AX


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The investigation into Friday's train wreck in Maryland is focusing on one of the engineers.
In Silver Spring, eleven people were killed when a commuter train collided with an Amtrak train.
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Eight job corps students and three crew members died in the crash.
Investigators believe the engineer of the commuter train was travelling more than 60 miles per hour-- double the speed he should have been doing under a yellow caution signal.
It's not clear whether he saw the signal.
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((JOHN GOGLIA/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A LONG STRETCH OF HIGH SPEED RAIL, WE COME AROUND THE CORNER THAT HAS LIMITED VISIBILITY, TRACK SPEED AT THIS POINT IS SEVENTY MILES PER HOUR. AND THE FIRST TIME YOU COULD SEE IS 1800 FEET, FIRST TIME YOU COULD SEE THAT SIGNAL, AND IF IT'S TELLING YOU TO STOP LIKE THIS ONE DID, THERE'S NO WAY THAT THE OPERATOR COULD STOP, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH PHYSICAL ROOM.))
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The engineer was one of those killed in the crash.
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5-Jet-Landing


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wipe wipe wipe
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In Houston, it was not a landing Continental Airlines hopes to repeat.
A D-C-nine had a close call, as the landing gear collapsed.
The jet ended up on it's belly in a grassy area off the runway.
One person was taken to the hospital with a back injury-- but none of the other 86 passengers and crew were seriously hurt.
The flight originated from National Airport, in Washington D.C.
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5-Halifax-Murder


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A lack of physical evidence is making it difficult to find a suspect in the robbery and murder of a Halifax County store owner.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with an update.
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Connie, investigators have been working around the clock, but leads in the case have been dwindling.
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That's why they're hoping a five-thousand dollar reward will lead them to Bill Maxey's killer.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: EVIDENCE GETS OLD, FINGERPRINTS DETERIORATE. ))
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That's why Sheriff Jeff Oakes says its crucial someone step forward.
It's been exactly three- weeks since 59- year old Bill Maxie was found shot to death outside his country store in the community of Alton.
The killer stole the cash register and apparently acted quickly-- which left investigators with little physical evidence.
Oakes does have a theory.
He believes the killer knew Maxie's daily routine and wasn't acting alone.
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is hoping someone comes forward- it donated 25-hundred dollars toward the reward.
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((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THEY WANT TO GET A MESSAGE OUT TO PEOPLE ON THE STREETS THAT WE'LL BE SUPPORTING THE SHERIFF AND OTHER CITIZENS TO STOP THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
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The other 25-hundred dollars was donated by the local Crime Stoppers Organization and community donations.
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(questions: Do you know how much money the suspect took in the robbery? )
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Straight ahead on News-7 at FIVE- the Virginia Tech board of visitors does the numbers crunch-- Ron Jones is on campus with a live report.
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And Happy New Year!! Today marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year-- the Year of the Rat.
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On Health Check-- reports on respiratory conditions-- from cold-induced asthma to winter-time allergies.
Plus Patrick is live at the ODAC tournament in Salem-- when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor

5-Tech-Visitors


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As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, Virginia Tech is considering its own fiscal options.
Today the Board of Visitors met to discuss the possible increase of tuition and other fees.
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Ron Jones is on the Virginia Tech campus with an update.
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(roll cue: "...next fiscal year.")
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: )) ((EVAN PANER/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: ))
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5-NAACP


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Governor George Allen's staff thought it would be a banner day.
The Governor announced he has exceeded a campaign promise to bring 125- thousand jobs to Virginia by 1998.
Allen's claiming almost 152- thousand new jobs in just two years.
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But a Virginia N-double-A-C-P news conference at the Capitol took some of the wind out of the Governor's sails.
The group says Allen's stances on such bills as whether Richmond should hold city-wide elections to pick a mayor have turned back the clock on civil rights.
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((PAUL GILLIS/VA. NAACP PRESIDENT: ANYTHING TO DRUM THIS BACK UP, ESPECIALLY FROM HOWDY DOODY OVER HERE THAT LIVES IN THE BACK OF US. WE CALL HIM BOY GEORGE I THINK. I'M SORRY LINDA, YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIT ME, I'M GONNA BE NICE TODAY. BUT HE IS HOWDY DOODY. A CLOWN. AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.))
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What does the Governor think of those words?
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((NOT MUCH. I THINK IT'S FAIRLY JUVENILE AND INFANTILE. WHAT IS HE CRITICIZING ME FOR?))
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Allen has tried to revive failed legislation on the Richmond mayor issue that the N-double-A-C-P opposes.
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5-Lottery


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It's hard enough getting the lucky number when it comes to playing the lottery...but lately, you'd have to be lucky to even get a ticket.
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Yesterday the state's lottery faithful couldn't buy any of the Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, or Cash 5 games.
It was all due to a computer glitch caused when the lottery tried to put a new game in its system.
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But a state lottery spokeswoman says the system was fixed around six this morning.

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Wall Street is closed in honor of President's Day-
Coming up next-- the Rotary Club and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference are teaming up at the Salem Civic Center.
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stocks bump next

5-ROTARY


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The ODAC Men's Basketball Championship is on the line tonight, but the coaches and tournament sponsors all agree: The Tourney isn't just about sports. DOUBLE BOX CONNIE/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us live from the Salem Civic Center to tell us more about how good sportsmanship and good deeds combine to make this a community-enriching experience.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--
The Maroons are hoping to bring home the ODAC championship tonight.
And on Health Check--
We'll tell you about the new organization "Tranquility"
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A Salem man wants to help breast cancer patients and survivors, and their families.
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health bump next

5-Carilion


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Topping tonight's Health Check report--
A big portion of the ongoing re-engineering program at Carilion Health System of Roanoke involves dividing it up based upon the type of medical service provided.
Today it named nine healthcare professionals to help run these new departments.
Carilion says this will ultimately benefit patients, because it gets physicians more involved with Carilion's administrative decisions.

5-Winter-Allergies


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If you've had a cold that you just can't seem to shake-- if it's gone on for more than two months, there's a good chance it's allergic disease you're dealing with.
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While spring and fall are often associated with allergies, there's plenty of cause for reaction in the winter.
For example, the house dust mite is still potent in colder weather.
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((DR. PAUL WHITE/ALLERGIST: INDOOR MOLD EXPOSURE, PET EXPOSURE, THINGS OF THIS KIND WHICH ARE YEAR-ROUND CAN CAUSE YEAR-ROUND PROBLEMS. BUT THEY MAY BE MORE PREVALENT DURING WINTER BECAUSE MORE TIME IS SPENT INDOORS. ))
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Dr. White says the study of allergic disease has grown tremendously in terms of our understanding the process involved.
It really wasn't understood what was happening with allergies at the cellular level, up until the late '60's.
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5-Asthma


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In related news, for thousands of people, these chilly temperatures make it much harder to breathe.
They may be suffering from cold-induced asthma.
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A sudden attack can be deadly-- and many people just aren't aware that when they're outside and feel tightness in the chest, it could pose a real danger.
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((ELIZABETH LUDAS/ASTHMA PATIENT: I FEEL A TIGHTNESS IN MY CHEST AND I HEAR A WHISTLING SOUND, SOMETIMES A WHEEZE, A LOUD WHEEZE. BUT THE FIRST TIME I NOTICED IT IT WAS A FAINT WHISTLE AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM.)) ((DR. ELLIOT ISRAEL/BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE HAVE ASTHMA IS THAT THEY HAVE TWITCHY AIRWAYS, THEIR AIRWAYS ARE SENSITIVE TO CERTAIN TYPES OF STIMULATION AND COLD DRY AIR IS ONE OF THOSE TYPES OF STIMULATION.))
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For those with cold-induced asthma, it's important to see a doctor about the medications that can prevent an attack.
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5-Tranquility


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A Salem man is on a mission of hope and perseverance.
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Two years ago James Graham learned his wife had breast cancer.
She has since recovered, but the experience changed her husband forever.
Graham has started the "Tranquility Foundation"-- a non- profit organization designed to lend support to cancer victims and their families.
He hopes to eventually set up support centers across the nation.
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((JAMES GRAHAM/TRANQUILITY FOUNDATION: THESE CENTERS WILL MAINLY FUNCTION AS PLACES FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS TO GO AND TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THEIR OPTIONS. AND GET THEM AWAY FROM A CLINICAL HOSPITAL- TYPE ENVIRONMENT. ))
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Lewis Gale Hospital has donated office space to the Tranquility Foundation, and eight doctors serve on its board.
Graham's initial goal is to raise 100- million dollars.
So far the foundation has only received a small portion of that amount-- mostly from the sale of prints at local Signet Bank branches.
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2-shot-toss
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It's crunch time for college basketball teams throughout the nation.
Mike Stevens is back from sunny Florida with more from the ODAC tournament in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

S5-ODAC


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker. The 20th annual ODAC championship tips off tonight at 7 over at the Salem Civic Center. The 21 and 4 Roanoke Maroons match up against the 18 and 8 Bridgewater Eagles.
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Bridgewater is playing in only it's second Old Dominion Athletic Conference title game ever! The eagles are led by a trio of perimeter players in Craig Tutt, Eddie Bentley, and Scott Powers,
while The Maroons rely heavily on guard Jason Bishop, who is an all conference second team selection.
Page' Moir's team is no stranger to the championship game. Roanoke is making it's 10th appearance and has already won 9 ODAC crowns. But Bridgewater has beaten the maroons once this season.
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One NBA game on this Presidents Day. Shawn Bradley scored 27 as the New Jersey Nets won their fourth straight 99-81 over the Bullets.

S5-Daytona


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Dale Jarrett captured yesterday's Daytona 500 by holding of Dale Earnhardt in the closing laps of the 500 mile event.
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For Jarrett it marked his second career win in the great American race, and the victory and his preparation leading up to it during Speedweeks was witnessed and reported by more media members than any 500 in history.
In fact, track officials issued more media credentials for Speedweeks than the NFL issued for this year's Super Bowl.
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Jarrett made sure of that by keeping Earnhardt's winless streak in the 500 in tact. Earnhardt is now 0-for-18 in racing's super bowl.
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Much more coming up at six including Steve Mason live from the ODAC title game with league commissioner Dan Wooldridge.
Have a good night everybody, Connie is coming back with more News 7 At Five right after this. take a break

5-Rat-Year


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Say goodbye to the Year of the Pig and hello to the Year of the Rat.
It's the Lunar New Year.
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Parks and temples throughout Beijing were filled with people today as families celebrated the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.
Traditionally family celebrations focus on giving thanks for a prosperous year of the Pig and hopes for continued good fortune during the Year of the Rat.
People touch this stone monkey and ring a brass bell in the temple courtyard for good luck.
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If you caught a whiff of marijuana smoke in Bedford County today, don't bother calling the police... they were the ones doing the burning.
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Keith Humphry is in our newsroom to explain...
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Connie, today was early spring cleaning for Sheriff Mike Brown and his staff.
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Marijuana, crack cocaine, moonshine... it all went up in smoke as authorities destroyed decades worth of old evidence.
It's all part of Mike Brown's efforts to modernize his department in the coming months.
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We'll tell you more about that in one half hour on news7 at 6.
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Thanks Keith.
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And that;s it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- goodnight.