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Up next on News 7 at Five.
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Will Lesbian Mom Sharon Bottoms regain custody of her son?
Ellen Qualls has a live report from Richmond.
A five year old shoots his mother in Franklin County.
Plus the voters are out- Three presidential primaries are underway today.
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Looks like a bumpy evening for some, as a vigorous cold front moves into the region. Showers and more coming up.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check, a new study with the definitive word on the safety of breast implants--
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Plus, self esteem comes in all sizes--
A report on losing weight-- and accepting what you cannot change.
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Will a lesbian regain custody of her four year old son from her mother?
That's the question a judge is faced with today.
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5-Bottoms


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Sharon Bottoms is back in the court where she first lost her son. Double Boxes Jean/Ellen
Ellen Qualls has been following the proceedings and is there with the latest on this two day hearing.
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5-Cuba


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The U-S has released transcripts of communications between ground controllers and Cuban fighter pilots.
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They show the Cuban pilots knew they were shooting down light, unarmed planes over the weekend.
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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/U.S. AMBASSADOR TO U.N.: IN READING AGAIN THE TRANSCRIPT, I WAS STRUCK BY THE JOY OF THESE PILOTS IN COMMITING COLD BLOODED MURDER. ))
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Meanwhile several Congressmen are calling on the President to take more action against Cuba.
It was Saturday that Cuban fighters shot down the two civilian planes.
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5-Israel


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There's still some question over whether yesterday's car crash in Israel was an accident or an act of terrorism.
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Jerusalem police today tried to reconstruct the scene- to figure out how a car crashed into people waiting at a bus stop.
The driver was shot and killed by onlookers.
First there was a declaration the incident was a deliberate attack, then word that the driver had tried to stop.
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Now police are saying they haven't ruled anything out.
One person was killed and two dozen injured in the crash.
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5-Danville-Ax


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Two people were killed in Danville today when their car collided with a tractor trailer.
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It happened around 11:30 this morning on Route 58, near the Danville airport.
Witnesses say the car was headed west when the driver apparently lost control and spun across the median.
The car slammed into a truck from Alabama.
The driver of the rig walked away from the crash.
Rescue crews had to cut both victims from the car.
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((GEORGE MIMS/WITNESS:I CHECKED THE GUYS PULSE, HE HAD A SLOW PULSE, AND IT FADED AWAY AND I WALKED UP ON THE HILL AFTER THE LIFE SAVING CREW GOT HERE. IT WAS MORE OF A HOPELESS FEELING, YOU KNEW YOU COULDN'T HELP THESE PEOPLE, LIKE I SAY IT WAS BAD. ))
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Authorities have not released the victims' names.
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Straight ahead--a five year old accidentally shoots his mother in Franklin County-- that story coming up--
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And Republican presidential wanabees are on the ballot in the Dakotas and Arizona-- as voters go to the polls in the latest primaries.
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On Health Check--
A panel of scientists gives bad reviews for a device that would help diabetics painlessly measure their blood sugar. 2-SHOT
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It's the eve of the Grammys-- and some of the big names spent time today to rehearse.
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Plus Steve has a chock filled Two Minute Ticker-- as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues. cc sponsor

5-Franklin-Shooting


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A Franklin County woman is in the hospital tonight after her five year old son apparently shot her by accident last night.
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Authorities say it happened at this trailer on route 760 in the Henry community at about 8:15.
Investigators say the boy's parents were living together-- but had recently separated.
The boy's father, Lowell Rector, was talking with the mother, Belinda Sink outside a truck.
Authorities say their son was inside the truck with a loaded 22- caliber rifle, when it went off.
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A bullet struck Sink in the chest.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where her family has asked that her condition NOT be released.
Authorities are still investigating.
No charges have been filed.


5-Primary


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Voters are out in Arizona and the Dakotas.
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They're casting their ballots in the Republican Presidential primaries.
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((UNTIL I PUNCHED THAT CARD I REALLY WASN'T SURE WHO I WAS GONNA VOTE FOR.)) ((I ALREADY HAD MY MIND MADE UP BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF NAMES ON THE BALLOT I HAD NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE.)) 15:37:05 ((I HAD A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHO I WANTED. BOB DOLE'S BEEN AROUND AND HE KNOWS PRETTY MUCH WHAT HE WANTS TO GET DONE SO IT WAS PRETTY EASY CHOICE FOR ME.))
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That statement is probably music to the ears of Dole who's hoping to fare well in today's primaries.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. WE'RE VERY POSITIVE ABOUT IT. WE HOPE TO WIN TWO OUT OF THREE TODAY.))
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We'll have primary results tonight on News 7 at eleven.
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5-Vaughan


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Some good news for an area that's trying to create more jobs.
The Vaughan Furniture Company of Galax will put a multi-million dollar plant in Patrick County.
The company expects to have 300 employees within two and a half years.
The plant will go in the county's new industrial park.

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When Ronald McDonald decided to set up shop in one Roanoke County neighborhood, not everyone was pleased, but now the McDonalds says thank you to the residents.
Patrick has the story a little later-- don't go away. stocks bump next

5-Grammy-Preps


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They're working out all the kinks and preparing for tomorrow night's Grammy Awards--
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A few of the biggest names fine-tuned their acts today.
The R-and-B group T-L-C is up for best record of the year with "Waterfalls."
Best new artist nominee Joan Osborne rehearsed her song "One of Us."
The Grammys will be hosted by comedian Ellen Degeneres, she says it sure beats what she's done in the past on Grammy nights.
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((ELLEN DEGENERES/COMEDIAN: I MAKE MYSELF THINK THAT I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO THE GRAMMY'S AND THEN I SIT THERE AND I HOPE THAT MY NAME IS CALLED, THAT I WIN AND OF COURSE EVERY YEAR I DON'T WIN. THAT'S WHAT I DO EVERY YEAR DURING THE GRAMMY'S. SO THIS YEAR, TO BE HOST, TO BE HERE, I'M ABLE TO ACTUALLY STEAL GRAMMYS IF I WANT AND BRING SOME HOME.))
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You can watch the 38th annual Grammy Awards right here on Your Hometown Station tomorrow night at 8.
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5-cHELSEA


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(Chel-SEE) Chelsea Clinton is celebrating her Sweet 16 birthday--but just like most other kids, she spent the day at school.
A Clinton family spokesman says there may be a quiet family get-together tonight- There may not be a birthday party until later in the week.
President and Hillary Rodham Clinton have taken pains to give their daughter a normal upbringing and keep her away from the media, but that may soon become more difficult.
Chelsea will take her driver's test soon, and the First Lady recently revealed that her daughter is dating.
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Stick around-- Steve Mason is HOOPIN' it with the rundown of games at high schools throughout the state.
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On Health Check-- fighting fat in a thin world.
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Though a third of Americans are obese, the overweight still faces different pressures.
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((SHARI: IT'S HARD. THE CULTURE HATES OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE AN I AS AN OVERWEIGHT PERSON AM SUBJECTED TO A LOT OF NEGATIVITY AND RIDICULE.))
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5-Breast-Implants


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The most extensive study ever of women with breast implants makes a direct link between the implants and a higher risk for disease.
Some researchers say it shows once and for all that the implants DO pose a health risk for connective tissue diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Maker Dow Chemical, which is being sued by thousands of women with implants, downplays the findings.
The findings are reported in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

5-Obesity


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One third of Americans suffer from obesity-- meaning they are 30 percent over their ideal body weight.
As many have learned, societal pressures have made the battle of the bulge a heavy load.
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((PAT STORY: I'VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE I WAS FAT. IN TIMES LOOKING BACK IN PICTURES I WASN'T, BUT I'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT WAY, I WEIGH TOO MUCH. ))
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Shari Troy also got the message very early on.
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((SHARI TROY: I HAD A BALLET TEACHER WHO SAID TO ME, SHARI, YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD BALLERINA, BUT IN TUTU YOU DON'T LOOK GOOD, YOU MUST LOSE WEIGHT. ))
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Like many overweight people, Shari and Pat have become experts on the art of dieting.
While it can be a tremendous challenge, trying to live in a thin world is even tougher.
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(( SHARI: PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SAYING 'SHARI, YOU'RE WONDERFUL, YOU'RE GREAT, YOU'RE FANTASTIC, YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD TEACHER,' THERE'S ALWAYS THE 'IF YOU'D LOSE A LITTLE WEIGHT, YOU'D BE EVEN BETTER' WHICH ENDS UP MAKING ME FEEL LIKE 'OH, I'VE DONE ALL THIS BUT YOU'RE LETTING ME KNOW THAT I'M NOT OK.'))
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Dr. Lou Aronne works with hundreds of patients trying to lose weight.
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((DR. LOU ARONNE/INTERNIST: THE MESSAGE THAT HEAVY PEOPLE GET IS ONE OF LACK OF SELF-CONTROL, I CAN CONTROL IT, WHY CAN'T YOU, JUST PUSH YOURSELF AWAY FROM THE TABLE, THINGS LIKE 'JUST DO MORE EXERCISE,' AND WHAT I THINK IS HAPPENING IS THERE ARE OTHER POWERFUL SIGNALS THAT MAY NOT ALLOW THE OVERWEIGHT PERSON TO COMPLY.))
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Despite their ups and downs Shari and Pat continue to search for an answer. Most of all they want to be seen for who they are and not for what they weigh.
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((PAT: I THINK I'M ONTO SOMETHING NOW, SOMETHING COMFORTABLE. AND I'M LOSING WEIGHT. SO YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME, DAY BY DAY.)) ((SHARI: BUT I STILL CAN'T SUBSCRIBE TOTALLY TO THE IDEA THAT THIN WILL MAKE ME HAPPY.))
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While the ideal American woman wears a size 10 dress, the average woman in the United States is 5'4", weighs 142 pounds, and wears a size 14 dress.

5-Esteem


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There is a support group, called "Largely Positive"-- with the motto that large people can be happy and well-adjusted.
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Group founder Carol Johnson says she wants to put her health and self-esteem before her weight.
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((CAROL JOHNSON/"LARGELY POSITIVE" FOUNDER: SO MUCH OF WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT LARGER PEOPLE ARE SIMPLY MYTHS. WE'RE ALL OUT THERE EATING LIKE PIGS, WE'RE LAZY, WE DON'T EXERCISE, WE HAVE EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS AND YET IF YOU READ THE RESEARCH YOU'LL FIND THAT ALOT OF THIS IS JUST MYTH. AND WE'VE REALLY GOT TO START EDUCATING PEOPLE BECAUSE WHAT THE RESEARCH THINGS AND WHAT THE PUBLIC BELIEVES ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS. ))
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Carol Johnson is the author of "Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes."
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5-Diabetes


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An F-D-A panel has recommended AGAINST a device that can painlessly measure blood sugar.
The panel says so far it doesn't appear the device is accurate enough.
Insulin-dependent diabetics currently need to prick a finger to get blood to test.
They're supposed to do it several times a day, but 70 percent don't test themselves even once a day, putting them at risk for serious complications.
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It's not even March yet, but basketball action is on tap all around the area.
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Steve Mason has the schedule in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

S5-Hoops


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Good afternoon everyone. Where else COULD we start the Tuesday Ticker than on the hard wood where regional playoffs tip off all across the region tonight.
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In Region C, Glenvar plays host to Lebanon at Glenvar. The Highlanders are the Pioneer regular season champs. Game time is 7pm.
Grayson County entertains Giles in a 7 pm tilt that tips off on the Blue Devils home floor.
The Bath County Chargers are on the road tonight against George Wythe. Also a 7 pm start.
Three Rivers Power Floyd County is at home where the Buffaloes host Fort Chiswell.
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In Region IV action, the Blacksburg Indians are on the road against Grundy.
On to Region III where Altavista plays plays Fieldale Collinsville on the Cavaliers home court. That game also a 7 pm start.
On to the Northwest Region and the girls. Cave Spring is on the road tonight where the Lady Knights will play Albemarle.
The RVD champion Pulaski County girls are at home against E.C. Glass at 7pm.
The boys side of the Northwest region has William Fleming at home at 7 against halifax,
While the other local regional contest pits the retiring Woody Deans of Patrick Henry against the retiring Harry Johnson of G.W. Danville, whose Eagles are highly favored to capture the Group 3-A state title.
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We will have highlights from seven of those Regional games tonight at 11!

S5-Stuff


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On to college football. The Virginia Tech Hokies have replaced assistant coach Todd Grantham with Charley Wiles as the team's new defensive line coach. Wiles played and coached at Murray State; the same school that Beamer once coached at.
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On to the diamond where Cleveland Indian all star Albert Belle has reportedly been fined 50 thousand dollars for his tirade at NBC sportscaster Hana Storm prior to game 3 of the World Series last October.
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Coming up at six, Roy Stanley will take a close look at Coach Johnson; the retiring skipper for the G.W. Danville Eagles.

5-MCDONALD'S


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Billions have been served by McDonald's, but one of the newest McDonald's restaurants met some resistance.
Patrick Evans explains how the fast food giant is working hard to win over its new neighbors.
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One of the rituals that VMI freshman endure every year is called "breakout."
THIS year -for the first time- -we're able to show you what it is.
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Here's Keith Humphry.
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It's a private right of passage- -shrouded in secrecy and never before broadcast on television, as far as we know.
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It's the culmination of the rat line. Once these members of the class of '99 clear the muddy hilltop... they're accepted as equals in the corps of cadets.
But it's a grueling experience. We'll tell you more at six....
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and talk about the prospects of V-M-I becoming a private school- -all that in half an hour.
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