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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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Remember when divers searched for a teen who was never really missing?
Now the teens who made up the story are facing charges.
A verdict is in- in the case agasint Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
And have you watched Wall Street lately. The dow drops dramtically today.
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Wx-Heads
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What surpises does the weather hold for the weekend?...one thing is certain...temperatures will be fully 20 degrees below normal.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check--
The latest treatment for the millions of men suffering through prostate enlargement.
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Plus, airbags are supposed to save our lives, but one consumer group is worried they may in some instances be deadly.
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((THEY NEED TO SEE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND THE ERROR OF THEIR WAY. THEY NEED TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY'VE DONE. ))
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Two teenage girls who pulled a bridge- jumping hoax in Giles County WILL face charges for the scheme.

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Good afternoon, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Rescuers spent almost two days searching the icy waters of the New River for a 14 year- old girl who, according to her friend, jumped off Commissary Hill bridge.
The girl was found alive and well.
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Tracy Altizer is here to tell us about the charges both will face.
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Jean, Giles County authorities are seeking juvenile petitions charging the teens with making a false report to summon rescue personnel.
But their stories still don't match.
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(( The investigator who listened to the confession of the 14 year- old girl believes her story that she was so upset over her problems and her parents threat of reform school that she and a friend faked her suicide.
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((WILLIE LUCAS/GILES CO. INVESTIGATOR: THE STORY THAT SHE HAS TOLD AUTHORITIES ADDS UP, AND I HAVE SOME PHYSICAL EVIDENCE THAT WOULD SUBSTANTIATE HER STORY ALSO. ))
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Lucas says the girl hid at the home of her 16 year- old accomplice as rescuers scoured the river for her body.
Lucas AND the girl's mother believe the 16 year- old still maintains her friend really DID leap from the bridge to avoid being forced to pay the estimated 10 thousand dollar cost of the two- day rescue operation.))
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But THAT girl's mother says her daughter couldn't have faked her grief when she thought her friend had died.
She says she kept a constant vigil on her daughter, and there's no way the younger girl could've been holed up in their home.
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Jean QUESTION: What has happened to the girl's since the incident?

5-Parental-Notification


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Abortion bills in this General Assembly session are flying fast and furious.
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Almost as soon as we told you parental notification for minor abortions had cleared an historic hurdle in the Senate last night, the House pulled an unexpected reversal.
The Delegates decided the bill the Senate squeezed out was NOT germane to abortion.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-CARROLL CO.: WHAT WE'RE BASICALLY SAYING IS JUST PULL ONE OUT FOLKS AND ADD WHAT YOU WANT TO IT AND IT'S OKAY. ))
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NO problem.
Governor Allen sent down another bill from his third floor office.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: THEY SEEM TO HAVE SOME KIND OF REFLEX MOTION UP THERE. IT'S ALMOST LIKE PLAYING TENNIS OFF A BACKBOARD, JUST KIND OF BOUNCING THINGS OUT. IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'RE USED TO.))
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The Senate Education and Health Committee met again, and once again, killed parental notification.
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((OBVIOUSLY THE DEMOCRATS THAT ARE ON THIS COMMITTEE... LAST NIGHT.))
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Kincaid says another bill from the Governor's office will keep the issue alive for now.
And delayed budget negotiations will now keep lawmakers in Richmond until Sunday -- giving even more time to debate abortion.
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5-Kevorkian


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A verdict in the case of Dr. Jack Kevorkian- A jury acquits him on charges of assisted suicide.
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Kevorkian was charged with assisting in the deaths of two terminally ill people in 1993.
The trial focused on whether Kevorkian intended to kill the people or simply relieve their suffering.
The jury deliberated nine hours over two days before reaching the verdict.
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5-Snow-Surprise


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After the winter we've already experienced, another few inches of snow last night did not seem to cause much of a stir.
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Central Virginia saw anywhere from two to six inches of snow overnight but by midday the primary roads were clear and dry.
V-DOT officials say this morning's sudden drop in temperatures did leave them with a little bit of an ice problem.
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Residents are still urged to use caution when travelling tonight as drifting snow is causing problems in some areas.
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Straight ahead--a day of dramatic drops on Wall Street.
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What had the Dow reeling--would you believe a GOOD economic report out of Washington? We'll explain how it translated into negative news for the stock market.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- another update today on Carpal Tunnel Sydrome, and the debate over whether patients in the state should get workers compensation benefits. 2-SHOT
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Also--man's best friend is in the spotlight in Salem this weekend.
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Dog owners are getting ready to show off their prized pets. Ron Jones will bring us a live report. cc sponsor

5-Hijack


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A hijacking of a Turkish Cypriot airplane with more than 100 people on board.
An airline official says the Boeing 727 was on its way to Istanbul.
Officials say the plane landed in Bulgaria and has taken off again- but no word on where it's headed.
The passengers included Russians, Iranians, Bulgarians and Turks.
It's not immediately clear who the hijackers are.

5-Israel


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President Clinton is heading to the Middle East next week- to help save the Peace Process.
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He'll take part in a terrorism summit in Egypt.
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((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: THE FOCUS OF THE CAIRO CONFERENCE WILL BE ON RESTORING THE PEACE PROCESS, CONDEMNING THE TERRORISM AND ORGANIZING AN INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO DEAL WITH THE TERRORISM.))
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The President will join World leaders Wednesday. Russian President Boris Yeltsin will also attend.
After the Summit, Clinton will fly to Israel where terrorist attacks have killed 60 people in the past two weeks.

5-Thompson


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A Bedford County man who wants to run for Congress says big money Republicans are making it impossible for the average citizen to compete.
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Eric Thompson had planned to seek the GOP's 5th District nomination, but can't afford the party's two thousand dollar fee to be a candidate.
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Thompson says he'll still probably run as an independent for Democrat L.F. Payne's seat.
He's confident he can collect the necessary 1300 signatures by June to get his name on the ballot.
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5-Wall-Street


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What's good news to some may be bad news to others--and that was certainly evident on Wall Street today.
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At the start of trading today the stock market plunged more than 100 points.
The drop followed the government's announcement that the unemployment rate improved in February.
The lower jobless rate suggests there's no need to spur growth with lower interest rates.
Analysts had been expecting the Federal Reserve Board to lower rates later this month. Stocks stabilized somewhat at noontime but dropped sharply again this afternoon.
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Things are really going to the dogs in Salem this weekend--and Ron Jones will tell us all about it.
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stocks bump next

5-Dog-Show


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More than 120 dog owners and their favorite canines have converged on the Salem Civic Center.
They come from all around the country.
Their mission: to take home top prize at the Dog Show this weekend.
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Ron Jones is there and he joins us now with more.
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Stay with us--still to come on News 7 at Five---March Madness marches

on--and the Roanoke College Maroons are right in the thick of it all. Mike Stevens will have the latest.
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check--
We'll tell you about the latest new treatment for relieving the pain of prostate enlargement.
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It's a clinical trial for a new microwave device-- and Duke Medical Center is looking for patients to help try it out.
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((IT'S DONE ME A GREAT DEAL OF GOOD AND I FEEL THAT I'M IMPROVING ALL THE TIME.))
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5-Airbags


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Congress is taking a second look at airbags in cars.
Though they are supposed to provide a cushion of safety, a lawsuit says they can strike the fatal blow.
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The lawsuit comes after the death last October of five year old Jordan West.
The impact of a passenger bag on West's head snapped his neck and killed him-- after his grandmother ran into a parking lot planter going about 10 miles an hour.
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((MARK OLIVER/GRANDFATHER: I TRULY FEEL IF I HAD THIS INFORMATION PRIOR TO JORDAN'S ACCIDENT HE'D STILL BE ALIVE TODAY. ))
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General Motors and the airbag maker are not commenting on the suit-- but auto safety experts are.
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((CLARENCE DITLOW/CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY: AIRBAGS ARE A VERY GOOD LIFE SAVING TECHNOLOGY, BUT THEY SHOULD BE A PERFECT LIFE SAVING TECHNOLOGY. ))
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Ditlow's Consumer Group wants automakers to start installing so-called "Smart" airbags.
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((WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE IS AN AIRBAG THAT DOESN T DEPLOY IF THERE S AN OUT OF POSITION CHILD. ))
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Jordan is one of 30-people who've been killed in accidents involving airbags over the past five years...about half of them them children.
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5-Carpal-Tunnel


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An emergency effort to make carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive trauma injuries covered under workers compensation law in Virginia has died at the hands of a Senate committee.
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The emergency legislation followed last week's Supreme Court ruling against carpal tunnel sufferer Claudia Jemmotte and two other plaintiffs.
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((DANNY LEBLANC: WE'RE THE ONLY STATE IN THE NATION THAT AS A RESULT OF THIS...HEARING LOSS.))
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((CHUCK MIDKIFF: I THINK THERE'S A VICTORY ON EITHER SIDE...RUSHED THROUGH.))
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A number of workers comp related issues will now be studied for a year.
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5-Prostate


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Up to eleven million men in this country suffer the effects of prostate enlargement.
In its mild form the condition is annoying, but it can be debilitating for many.
Now, Duke Medical Center is looking for a few good men, to help test out a new treatment for prostate enlargement-- technically known as Benign Prostate
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((DR. GLENN PREMINGER/UROLOGIC SURGEON: IN THE PAST THE ONLY ALTERNATIVES THAT WE'VE HAD HAVE BEEN STANDARD SURGERY OF THE PROSTATE WHERE WE WOULD LOOK UP INSIDE THE PROSTATE AND TRIM OUT THE INSIDE OF THE GLAND AND THE OTHER OPTION IS MEDICAL THERAPY, WHICH IS NON INVASIVE, BUT HAS THE DISADVANTAGE OF ONLY AFFECTING ABOUT 30-40% OF THE INDIVIDUALS. ))
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But Duke is now a test site for an alternative therapy-- using a microwave device, known as the UROWAVE, to shrink the prostate.
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((DR. PREMINGER: THE IDEA OF MICROWAVE THERAPY OF THE PROSTATE IS WE'RE ABLE TO PASS A SMALL CATHETER UP INSIDE OF THE PROSTATE AND WE GENTLY WARM THE PROSTATE TO A HIGH ENOUGH TEMPERATURE WHERE IT ACTUALLY CAUSES SHRINKAGE OF THE PROSTATE GLAND ))
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The microwave therapy is a relatively painless treatment done right in the office.
Silas Singleton is one of about 75 men in the country who've had the procedure so far. He arrived at Duke in a state of desperation-- he was having to use the bathroom once every hour-- all day and all night.
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((SILAS SINGLETON/PATIENT: I FEEL GREAT. SINCE THEY DID THE UROWAVE AFTER THE FIRST WEEK I STARTED NOT HAVING TO GO TO THE BATHROOM SO FREQUENTLY.))
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And Duke is looking for men over age 60 with symptoms of prostate enlargement to participate in this clinical trial.
If selected, they'll receive evaluation, treatment and follow-up sessions at no charge.
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((DR. PREMINGER: THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD PREVIOUS SURGERY AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE ON ANY MEDICATIONS TO "MANAGE" THIS PROSTATIC ENLARGEMENT.))
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pinnacle
If you'd like information on the clinical trial, call 1-800-456-4009.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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This is a placebo controlled study, meaning not every man will actually receive the treatment-- they'll only think they're getting it.
Those men will eventually receive the treatment though.
Becoming a participant would involve making about half a dozen trips to Duke Medical Center. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


March Madness continues tonight locally as Roanoke College prepares for the Sweet 16 in the N-C-Double A Division Three tournament.
ANCHOR=Connie


And a surprise driver wins the pole during qualifying today at Atlanta. Here's Mike with the Friday Ticker.

S5-Roanoke


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Good afternoon everybody. Welcome to your weekend.
Many of you have been involved in March Madness all afternoon on your hometown station as Maryland knocked off Duke and Ga. Tech beat NC State in the quarterfinals.
Virginia plays wake tonight at seven, but closer to home, the NCAA Division III mens basketball sectional is underway at Roanoke College at the Bast Center.
Christopher Newport take on Washington University of Missouri at six.
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The Maroons play Illinois Wesleyan in the 8pm game. Roanoke reached the sweet 16 behind Junior guard Jason Bishop, who scored 59 points in Roanoke's two NCAA opening round wins.
He's proven himself to be a solid college player despite weighing only 160 pounds and coming from Rye Cove, a school with an enrollment of just 219 students.
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pinnacle board!!!
One other hoop note. The Liberty-Gate City boys state quarterfinal basketball game at Rustburg was postponed tonight because of the half a foot of snow Central Virginia received over night.
The game has been rescheduled for Monday night at 7.
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S5-Qualify


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First round Winston Cup qualifying is in the books in Hampton, Georgia and a Pontiac grabbed the pole.
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Rookie of the year candidate Johnny Benson shocked the field in a Pontiac by taking the pole with a speed of 185 point 434 miles an hour.
Here's a look at the top 25 and a few who'll have to try again tomorrow. go to chyron board
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Have a good weekend everybody, I'll see you at six. take a break

5-Uphill-Car


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Sightseers are flocking to the Romanian village of Majura to catch for themselves a curious local phenomenon.
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SUPER=03-Majura, Romania


Cars with their engines switched off and nobody at the wheel, roll uphill.
The Romanian media is full of speculation about the cause.
All sorts of experts and scientists are getting involved.
The favorite explanation thus far is a strong source of magnetism in the area.
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