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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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The President is taking steps against Cuba after Saturday's shooting of two civilian aircraft.
The medical examiner's report is out on the three people shot to death in Blacksburg Friday-
Plus Lesbian Sharon Bottoms goes back to court for custody of her son.
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Clouds and showers will be in the forecast through midweek with mild readings as well.

Medical-heads


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Today on Health Check-- just what is cancer?
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A report on how to prevent it, treat it and survive it.
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((SATURDAY'S ATTACK WAS AN APPALLING REMINDER OF THE NATURE OF THE CUBAN REGIME, REPRESSIVE, VIOLENT, SCORNFUL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.))
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President Clinton condemns Cuba- for its attack on two civilian planes.
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5-Cuba


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The President just moments ago announced several steps the United States will take in reaction to the shooting.
For starters he'll tighten trade sanctions on Cuba and suspend all charter air travel from the U-S to Cuba.
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The President also wants to ask Congress to pass a bill compensating the victims' relatives.
The money would come from Cuban Assets in the U-S.
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((THESE DELIBERATE ACTIONS ARE THE RIGHT ONES AT THIS TIME. THEY RESPOND TO HAVANA IN A WAY THAT SERVES OUR GOALS OF ACCELERATING THE ARRIVAL OF DEMOCRACY IN CUBA BUT I AM NOT RULING OUT ANY FURTHER STEPS IN THE FUTURE SHOULD THEY BE REQUIRED.))
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Meanwhile Cuba insists the planes were over Cuban waters.
While the U-S maintains they were SUPER=04-Amateur Video;

over international waters.
Four people died when the civilian planes were shot down Saturday.
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5-Israel


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Authorities now believe today's car crash in Israel was an accident.
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A Palestinian American smashed his car into Israeli's waiting at a bus stop.
One person was killed and more than a dozen others injured.
When the driver exited his car, he was shot and killed by onlookers.
Officials initially said the accident was intentional.
But later they recanted that statement noting the long skid marks on the road that indicate the driver tried to stop.
The accident comes just as Israelis are burying the dead from yesterday's suicide bombing that killed 25 people-- two of them Americans.
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5-B'burg-Shooting


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Blacksburg police still aren't saying who fired the fatal shots in a double murder- suicide, but the picture is becoming more clear.
Two men and a woman were found dead Friday in a townhouse at Fairfax Point.
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Tracy Altizer joins us with the latest from our New River Valley newsroom in Blacksburg.
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Jean, police says at least ten shots were fired from a .22- caliber and a .38- caliber pistol.
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Even though THEY aren't saying yet who shot whom, the medical examiner's report may paint the picture.
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(( The medical examiner says 44 year- old Susan Asbury was shot four times in the neck, chest and hand.
Donald Anderson, whose body was found in Asbury's garage, took four bullets to the head and chest.
Asbury's estranged husband, Robert L. Asbury of Christiansburg shot HIMSELF in the head.
The question is why.
Anderson was a senior employment services worker for Montgomery County.
Susan Asbury was a friend and former co- worker.
Today their colleagues at Montgomery County Social Services, where Anderson's wife is also employed, were meeting with counselors to cope with the tragedy.
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Susan Asbury resigned from Social Services a year ago.
Farris says Anderson is credited for helping get the employment services division off the ground, and many people back on their feet.

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Meanwhile, the medical examiner has also made his finding in the death of a Radford University student whose body was pulled from a house fire Saturday morning.
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Doctor David Oxley says 21 year- old Christopher Thomas Mirch died from inhaling smoke and carbon monoxide, and alcohol intoxication.
Mirch's blood alcohol level was point-two-five.
His body was found in an upstairs bedroom of his Delta Tau Chi fraternity house on Grove Avenue.
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Officials are awaiting lab analysis of materials from the scene to determine what started the fire.
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5-Bedford-Shootings


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Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a series of violent incidents in Bedford County last night.
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The Bedford County Sheriff's Department says two people were struck by pellets from a 12-gauge shotgun in Moneta around 8:30.
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The alleged gunman, 31-year-old George Arthur English of Moneta, surrendered to Franklin County authorities soon after.
But the excitement didn't end there.
A short while later, deputies were summoned to Bedford where a scuffle broke out among friends of the gunshot victims who were at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Both victims are recovering from their injuries.
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Straight ahead--
The lesbian who lost custody of her son, asks the judge to reconsider--
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And a multi-million dollar satellite is lost in space during space shuttle Columbia's mission.
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On Health Check, our topic today is cancer.
From electro-magnetic fields, to cigarettes, it's important to understand environmental risks. 2-SHOT
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Coming up- do you want to own fish but hate cleaning the aquarium?
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One Roanoke man wants to take the work out of it for you-- Patrick explains a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor

5-Bottoms


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Lesbian mother Sharon Bottoms says she planned to "just absolutely beg" a Henrico judge for custody of her four year old son.
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She's getting that chance this afternoon in the second phase of her three year custody battle, in the same court where it began.
The first round went all the way to Virginia's Supreme Court -- which upheld the decision to give custody to Bottoms' mother Kay.
Much of the morning was spent on testimony from and about Sharon's lesbian partner April Wade.
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((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: WELL AMONG OTHER THINGS SHE DON'T HAVE A JOB AND DON'T KNOW WHEN SHE'S GONNA GET ONE.))
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((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: YEAH SHE HAD AN INJURY. SHE WORKS IN THE KITCHEN AT A RESTAURANT. AND SHE WENT BACK A FEW WEEKS AGO HOPING SHE COULD GET BACK TO HER JOB AND FOUND OUT SHE COULDN'T DO IT. SO SHE'S GONNA HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER TYPE OF JOB THAT DOESN'T TAX HER BACK AS MUCH AS IT DOES.))
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Some financial help will come from A-B-C television.
The network will pay Bottoms 75- thousand dollars plus five percent of the profits from a movie of the week that's scheduled to begin filming next month.
The hearing is expected to last until tomorrow.
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5-Carter


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The man suspected of killing two people outside an abandoned store in Pittsylvania County was in court today.
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During his arraignment, Mark Anthony Carter told the judge he'll hire his own lawyer.
Carter was arrested Friday in Henry County-- one day after capital murder warrants were issued.
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He's accused of killing 19 year old Sydney (SHA-RELL) Sherell Hairston and 25 year old Darrell Womack.
Their bodies were discovered last Tuesday.
Authorities HAVE identified a second suspect, but are not releasing his name.
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5-NASA


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NASA's still trying to figure out why a tether cord broke in space on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission.
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The line was attached to an Italian satellite as an experiment to generate electricity.
But the cord snapped yesterday and the satellite was lost.
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((TOMMY HOLLOWAY/NASA: THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS OF ANY ANOMOLIES OR DISTRESS IN THE SYSTEM. IN FACT AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO INDICATION AS TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED THE PROBLEM.))
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At full length the cord was 13 miles long, but all that's left is 33 feet.
The crew is slowly winding that part in.
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If you own an aquarium or are thinking about buying one, you may already realize a lot of work is needed to keep the tank in tip-top shape, and your fish alive and swimming.
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5-AQUARIUM


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Cleaning your aquarium is a time consuming process that must be done correctly to keep your fish heathly. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today, Patrick Evans has the story of a man who makes house calls.
Patrick, do you own an aquarium?
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Stay with us-- Mike tells us who N-B-A Star Charles Barkley likes for President.
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Today on Health Check-- just what is cancer?
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It's not a single disease, as many people think.... but far more complicated.
We'll hear about some of the genetic alterations that trigger cancer.
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((IT'S THE COLLECTION OF MISTAKES AND CHANGES IN DNA CAUSED BY CHEMICAL, BY THINGS IN THE DIET, BY HORMONES, AND BY JUST THE NATURAL MISTAKES THAT ARE MADE. ))
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5-Cancer


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For 25 years now, the medical establishment has been waging a war on cancer.
When you consider that the human body is comprised of trillions of cells, continually reproducing and dying according to an elaborate schedule-- it's really amazing the system doesn't mess up more often.
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((WHEN I HEARD THAT WORD CANCER, I WAS FRIGHTENED. ))
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((AND ONCE HE GOT THE RESULTS OF THE BIOPSY BACK HE SAID WE HAVE A PROBLEM, IT IS CANCER OF THE BASE OF THE TONGUE. OCTOBER WAS MY ANNUAL CHECKUP FOR A PAP TEST AND I WENT TO MY GYNECOLOGIST. SHE WAS CHECKING MY BREAST AND SHE SAID, DID YOU EVER FEEL THIS LUMP? I SAID I DIDN'T FEEL IT.))
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Being diagnosed with cancer is often a terrible surprise.
It frightens us because we associate it with pain, suffering and death.
Cancer means some cells have lost their normal controls and will multiply, grow uncontrollably, invade healthy tissue, spread and if unchecked, eventually kill by overwhelming the body.
Cancer can basically occur in any cell or any kind of tissue in the body.
Some of these cancers are aggressive, while others are more benign.
Some respond to treatment, others don't.
What they all do have in common is that they probably get their start from an accumulation of genetic abnormalities.
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((DR. MICHAEL OSBORNE/STRANG CANCER PREVENTION CENTER: WE BELIEVE THERE'S A LARGE NUMBER OF SEQUENTIAL GENETIC MUTATIONS WHICH WOULD BE LIKE WINNING THE JACKPOT AT ATLANTIC CITY. WHEN ALL THE RIGHT COMBINATIONS AND PERMUTATIONS COME UP. THAT CELL WILL BECOME FULLY TRANSFORMED AND CAPABLE OF INVADING AND SPREADING.))
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Each cell contains vast amounts of DNA that instruct how a cell is supposed to behave. Now sophisticated lab techniques are making it possible to unravel the genetic alterations that lead to cancer.
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((DR. RICHARD KLAUSNER/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE:IT'S THE COLLECTION OF MISTAKES AND CHANGES IN DNA CAUSED BY CHEMICAL, BY THINGS IN THE DIET, BY HORMONES AND BY JUST THE NATURAL MISTAKES THAT ARE MADE.))
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Once given its genetic start, a growing cancer still has to avoid the body's immune system, make its own blood vessels to get nourishment, and create chemical changes to invade healthy tissues.
The complexity of it all can make treatment difficult.
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((DR.KLAUSNER: THERE'S MANY WAYS TO GET TO THAT ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN FIRST TO TRULY IDENTIFY WHAT EACH CANCER IS. AND WE'RE GETTING TO THAT POINT. AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DESIGN THERAPIES THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR EACH CANCER.))
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So cancers get their start from genetic errors that pile up.
Researchers think that 80-percent of these genetic abnormalities result from things in the environment or in our lifestyle.
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But it's important to understand these environmental factors and our risks-- beyond the headlines.
For example, many people are worried about living near power lines, and the effects of electromagnetic fields.
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((DR. HOWARD TORMAN/CBS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: IS IT THE POWER LINE ITSELF, IS IT THE PERSON, THE HOUSE, IS IT THE GROUND THE POWER LINE SITS ON, ANY NUMBER OF OTHER FACTORS. NOW THE STUDY SHOWS THAT EVEN IF THERE IS A RISK TO SOMETHING LIKE A POWER LINE IT'S PROBABLY VERY VERY SMALL. HOW SMALL? PROBABLY ABOUT THIS BIG IN COMPARISON TO ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD THAT WE KNOW A LOT ABOUT. SMOKING. THAT'S ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE ))
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Also, in terms of cancer prevention--
Studies clearly show a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber, regular exercise and simply using suntan lotion all help decrease the odds of getting cancer.
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THe latest top 25 college basketball poll is out--with a new number one--
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The "Refuse to Lose" Minutemen are no longer on top of the heap-- here's Mike with tonight's Ticker.

S5-Hoops


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another brand new work week.
And to go along with the new week, we have a brand new number one team.
The University of Kentucky Wildcats have supplanted U-Mass as the king of college roundball.
Although coach Rick Pitino isn't all that thrilled.
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In the NBA, the league has suspended JR Reid for two games without pay and fined him 10 thousand dollars for hitting AC Green in the mouth with a forearm in yesterday's Knicks-Suns game.
Green lost two teeth, JR gets the stiffest penalties in league history for throwing that forearm.
One other note from that game yesterday, in his postgame comments Charles Barkley said he plans to support Steve Forbes for president.
Barkley, who himself has eyes on the Governor's seat in Alabama, says Forbes has a lot of good ideas.
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The Junior Roanoke Express hockey team won 4 of 5 games and captured the bronze medal over the weekend after competing against some of the top teams in the country in the Can Am Invitational in Montreal.
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The hockey team returned to the Roanoke Valley last night.
Roanoke finished third overall and according to coach Pierre Paiement the performance should give the team confidence heading into the upcoming Mid Atlantic Tournament.. But for now the squad will celebrate it's strong showing.
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The only serious casualty of the trip was Roanoke Jeremy Blair, who injured his right shoulder and returned home with a medal around his neck and his arm in sling.
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Coming up at six, we'll get an early start on March Madness as two generations of Moirs - Page and Charlie join me live in the studio to talk about the upcoming NCAA DIvision three basketball championships.
See you a little bit folks. take a break

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They are supposed to be man's best friends-- so why not throw them birthday parties?
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In Charlotte, one woman is making a living as a canine caterer.
Barbara Burg only bakes healthy treats for the pooches--they are salt and preservative free.
She says many people think she's barking up the wrong tree.
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((BARBARA BURG/CANINE CATERER: DO YOU REALLY CATER TO DOGS? AND I SAY WHY NOT, YES.))
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Despite heading under the table- Kelsey the birthday girl, and party animal seemed to have a pretty good time...thanks to the freshly baked treats and decorations.
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Two sisters separated after birth were finally united today after a 56 year search.
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Keith Humphry joins us from our newsroom with this happy ending.
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Jean, the adoptions of 56-year-old Gloria Evers
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and 55-year-old Judy Patterson were family secrets for years.
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But with the help of a newspaper reporter and a family friend the two are catching up on lost time.
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We'll bring you their story and other news of the daydouble boxes

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