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NEWS-7 AT FIVE is next...
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((IT WAS A BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE. ))
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That's what the man charged with his estranged wife's murder says in Christiansburg.
Plus the verdict is in for the RETRIAL of the Menendez brothers.
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Wx-Heads
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A strong storm system chills the spring party and will likely drop temperatures into the 20's by tomorrow night.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check-- life can get a little dreary when you're stuck in the hospital-- especially for kids.
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We'll tell you about pet therapy, designed to bring in a little sunshine.
125 POUNDS of sunshine, that is.
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The verdict is in for the Menendez Brothers- Guilty of first degree murder.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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A Los Angeles jury came back with its verdict this afternoon- convicting Lyle and Eric Menendez.
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The brothers were charged with killing their wealthy parents in 1989.
Observers said there was little emotion when the guilty verdict was read.
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((THERE REALLY WAS VERY LITTLE REACTION. EVERYONE IN COURT WAS NOTIFIED IF THERE WERE ANY EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS THEY WOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE COURTROOM. THERE WAS VERY LITTLE REACTION. THEY JUST LOOKED AT THE JURY AND LOOKED DOWN. I COULD NOT DETECT ANY EMOTION ON THEIR FACES.))
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Prosecutors argued the brothers killed their parents out of greed- They're seeking the death penalty.
The brothers said they killed their parents to end years of abuse.
The jury returns Monday to begin the sentencing phase.
Until then, everyone connected with the case has been ordered NOT to talk.
The first trial ended in a hung jury.
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A Christiansburg man is charged with murdering his estranged wife and shooting his daughter after breaking into their home this morning.
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Police say Michael Knowles forced his way in the back door.
During a struggle, his 18 year old daughter was shot in the finger, and her mother, Angie Knowles, was shot in the abdomen and died during surgery.
Police say Michael Knowles also fired at THEM when they tried to talk him into putting the shotgun down and surrendering.
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((INV. BARRY O'ROURKE/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: AT ONE POINT HE CAME OUT WITH IT AND THERE WERE SOME SHOTS EXCHANGED. THEN HE WENT BACK IN, THEN HE CAME BACK OUT, THEY KEPT TALKING TO HIM AND FINALLY HE CAME BACK OUT AND THEN THE OFFICERS SUBDUED HIM AND TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY. ))
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Angie Knowles and her children moved into the house at 109 Evans Street when she and her husband separated about a month ago.
After his arrest Michael Knowles told News-7 the shooting was a big mistake.
A fund has been established at First National Bank of Christiansburg for their four children.
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The young drunk driver who struck and killed a teacher last year in Roanoke County was locked up this afternoon.
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Though the 16-year-old pleaded for a chance to stay home and perform community service, Judge Phil Trompeter committed him to the department of youth and family services.
It is what is called an indeterminate committment, that is, the court did not order a set period of incarceration.
However, the prosecutor says typically such cases result in about a four-month stay.
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The Glenvar high school student had a blood alcohol level of point-2-1, the night he ran into teacher Bonnie Kitts, as she was walking with her husband.
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5-M'ville-Hospital


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A controversial "disaster drill" at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville may be dealt with in court.
Four nurses are seeking criminal charges against several people involved in the drill.
Attorney James Shortt of Floyd represents three of the women.
He says he advised the nurses to seek criminal charges after the Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney and Police Department refused to investigate what happened.
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Shortt believes the pretend gunmen and some hospital officials should be charged with assault, kidnapping reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
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Danville Attorney Bob Morrison represents nurse, Holly Posey (POE-ZEE).
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((BOB MORRISON/ATTORNEY:WHAT THEY DID IN THIS CASE WAS TAKE FIVE WOMEN, WHO AS FAR AS I KNOW HAVE NEVER BEEN EXPOSED TO THIS KIND OF THING, GET ALL THE MEN OUT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM, AND SEND THESE PEOPLE IN THERE WITH MASKS AND GUNS, THAT IS NOT A DRILL, THAT IS AN EXERCISE IN MASS TERROR AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
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Shortt says a civil suit will be filed if the hospital refuses to pay for damages.
He says the nurses are undergoing psychiatric counseling.
Hospital officials declined comment saying they weren't aware of the criminal charges.

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A Ferrum College running back is running into problems with the law.
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Lonnie David Anthony was charged over the weekend with two counts of assault and battery... and faces an additional charge of trespassing.
Anthony is accused of getting into a scuffle with a college security guard.
The next day he was arrested in connection with an on-campus fist fight.
Not only was he thrown off the team, he was thrown out of school.
Anthony is free on bond.
He'll stand trial next month.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE...President Clinton will NOT have to travel to Arkansas to testify in the Whitewater trial.
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Plus Steve Smallshaw has a live report on ways Lynchburg is trying to reduce runoff, and clean up the rivers and streams in the Hill City.
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On Health Check-- selecting the safest playground for your children.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has some ideas on what to avoid. 2-SHOT
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Also-- Today is National Agriculture Day.
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Patrick is down on the farm with a report, later on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor

5-Clinton


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President Clinton will testify in the Whitewater trial- but not in person.
He'll testify on tape.
The White House says it accepts an order requiring the President to testify on videotape.
In today's order the judge rejected Clinton's request to see the questions ahead of time.
His lawyer says the President is ready to cooperate.

5-Dole


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A clean sweep in Four Midwestern states helped Bob Dole clinch the GOP nomination.
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Now he's looking ahead to the West Coast.
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((AND CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME! CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME!))
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California is expected to be a major battle ground during the general election.
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((SENATOR BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE WE CAN DO BETTER IN AMERICA. I KNOW WE CAN DO BETTER IN AMERICA. I BELIEVE THE UNITED STATES IN ON THE VERGE OF GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER. WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE. WE CAN'T HAVE FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE WITHOUT REPLACING BILL CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE.))
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Last night's win pushed the delegate count four over the 996 needed for the GOP nomination.
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5-L'burg-Sewer


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Cleaning up Lynchburg's river and streams means overhauling the city's sewer system. It's a task that'll take 20-years and 200 million dollars to complete.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live to tell us more. Steve?
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Jean, eliminating Lynchburg's sewer overflow problem
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involves more than the average taxpayer's pocketbook... thousands of homes will be affected as well.
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(( Put simply, the problem is this: whenever it rains too hard, Lynchburg's sewer pipes overflow...dumping contaminated water into area streams.
The solution requires, among other things, limiting the amount of rainwater that goes into the sewer system.
That's where thousands of Hill City residents can help out.
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((TERRY REID/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: IT'S BEEN ESTIMATED BY ENGINEERS THAT DISCONNECTING OUR GOAL OF 75 PERCENT OF THE RAINLEADERS IN THE CITY WILL REDUCE THE VOLUME OF CSO BY 18 PERCENT.))
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In other words, any home where the rain gutter dumps its water directly into the city sewer system will have to be disconnected.
The solutions range from installing a simple splash plate to channelling the water away from the home in an underground pipe.
Starting this fall, the city will pay homeowners who voluntarily do the work.. 150 dollars for every downspout that's disconnected.
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((REID: AND WE FEEL THAT 150 DOLLARS IS AN AVERAGE COST OF WHAT IT WILL COST TO DISCONNECT ALL OF THE RAINLEADERS IN THE CITY. SO WE KNOW SOME OF THEM MAY BE CHEAPER BUT SOME OF THEM MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE.))
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So the financial incentive is there, but to get the most residents involved means having to explain a fairly complex problem.
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We'll tell you how the city is going about that task at 6. Jean?

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Without the farming industry most of us would not have the basic necessities of life.
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((PATRICK EVANS: COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE, WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT ONE VIRGINIA'S MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES, FARMING. AND THAT'S NO BULL.))
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5-FARMING


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Agriculture is still one of the most important aspects of Virginia's economy, and the Nation's as well.
Today Patrick Evans profiles Agriculture Week, as sponsored by members of the Franklin County Farm Bureau.
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An off-court controversy interrupts Georgetown's preparations for the round of Sweet 16. Mike has a report in tonight's Ticker.
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On Health Check-- Community Hospital in Roanoke has some new furry friends--
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These pets are certified therapists.
Their job-- to do what they do naturally-- spread good cheer and offer unconditional love.
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((THIS IS JUST REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE CHILDREN TO HAVE SOMETHING POSITIVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE HOSPITAL. ))
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5-Safety


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When it comes to playgrounds, a little padding may go a long way.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that's one reason indoor play areas at many malls and restaurants are actually safer for children.
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The group says padded floors and those large tubes kids can crawl through reduce the risk for injury.
But at the same time, the C-P-S-C says it's worried about slides emptying into pits of balls.
A 13-year-old boy who buried himself in a ball bin died last year after children using a slide landed on him.
The report also stresses the need for adult supervision at play areas.
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5-Pet-Pals


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Community Hospital of the Roanoke Valley has unleashed its new team of therapists.
They spent the day visiting kids in pediatrics-- offering some moral support and....licking a few hands.
It's the Pet Pals program, using trained dogs for psycho-social therapy.
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Meet Star, Emma, and Annie-- and of course, Boogie Bear and Goliath.
These are the newest therapists enlisted to make life a little more pleasant for the kids in pediatrics.
By all accounts, today's session-- the first of a now weekly schedule-- was a hit.
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((AMBER VIA/CHRV PATIENT: THEY'RE BIG AND THEY'RE TREATED NICE AND THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO. ))
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These dogs have been through extensive testing, to insure they can calmly withstand being poked, pulled, hugged and kissed.
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((JANICE WILMER/THERAPY DOG TRAINER: THEY HAVE TO BE FAIRLY GOOD TEMPERAMENT AND FAIRLY WELL TRAINED OF COURSE I'M NOT ALWAYS SURE ABOUT THESE GUYS-- AND THEY HAVE TO KNOW THEIR BASIC OBEDIENCE COMMANDS. AND GENERALLY THEY JUST NEED TO BE FAIRLY CALM. IF THEY'RE TOO EXCITABLE THEN IT GETS THE CHILDREN OR THE ELDERLY PERSON OR WHOEVER THEY'RE VISITING UPSET.))
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The hope is to give these kids just a positive experience, to prove that the hospital doesn't have to be all that bad.
Using simply the powers of touch, and love-- these dogs can quickly turn the course of a day spent in bed.
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((MICHELLE EDWARDS/CHRV PATIENT FAMILY SPECIALIST: ALOT OF THE TOUCH CAN BE NEGATIVE WHEN YOU'RE IN THE HOSPITAL. SO WE TRY TO STRIVE TO PROVIDE QUALITY CARE TO BE SENSITIVE ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN BUT HAVING PETS AND POSITIVE INTERACTIONS WITH PLAY OR OTHER ARTS AND CRAFTS TYPE ACTIVITIES ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP NORMALIZE THE CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITAL IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT. ))
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((JOAN ALLAN/CHRV OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: DOGS MAKE YOU FEEL WONDERFUL, THEY'VE GOT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT'S GOING ON MEDICALLY OR IF YOU'RE HAIR IS FALLING OUT OR IF YOU'VE GOT IV'S AND TUBES AND THE KIDS FEEL WONDERFUL ABOUT IT. THE OWNERS OF THE DOGS HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO DEAL WITH WHAT THEY MAY SEE HERE IN THE HOSPITAL AND THE OWNERS LOVE BEING ABLE TO TAKE THEIR DOGS AND BRING THEM OUT AND SHOW THEM TO PEOPLE WHO WILL LOVE THEIR DOGS JUST AS MUCH AS THEY DO.))
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)) two-shot Jean & Connie 2-SHOT-TOSS
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March Madness isn't just happening on the basketball court.
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Mike tells us what's going on with the Georgetown HOyas in tonight's Ticker.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker.
Let's begin with some March Madness involving the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team.
The Hoyas are in Atlanta preparing for the east regional semi-final matchup with Texas Tech.
But their preparations were interrupted today when news surfaced that head coach John Thompson had withdrew his application for a gaming license in Las Vegas.
Thompson had wanted to become a part owner of a casino that operates slot machines at the Vegas airport.
But the NCAA and University president the Reverend Leo O'Donovan asked him to reconsider.
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You can catch the Hoyas in action against Texas Tech tomorrow night at 7:30, that game will be followed by the Wake Forest-Louisville game at 10:30.
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Friday night you can catch MISSISSIPPI state and U-Conn, plus the Georgia Tech-Cincinnati game.
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The magic number for the Roanoke Express is now two...as in two points.
Frank Anzalone's team needs that many digits to finish the regular season in fourth place.
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Last night, the Express gained a point in a 4-3 shoot out loss to the South Carolina Stingrays.
Rays goalie Sean Gauthier turned away 39 shots to lead his third place team to victory.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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Of course Anzalone is talking about Dave Stewart and Ilya Dubkov. The Express's final two games of the regular season face off this Friday in Charlotte and then in Raleigh Saturday.
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Coming up at six, Roy Stanley checks in with the Virginia Lady Cavaliers as they prepare for the sweet 16.
Plus we'll take a look at a wild day at the microphone for the men's teams taking part in NCAA pregame newsconferences.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-KICKER


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Remember Rubik's Cube...the famous brain-teaser of the "Star Wars" generation?
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Well it's back, but with a difference...
Look closely.
This special edition, unveiled last night in Miami Beach, is made up of 185 diamonds...emeralds...and sapphires...
The price tag....one million dollars!!!
Guess you could say the biggest puzzle is how to pay for it!
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A reign of terror from the sky has Virginia agriculture officials fighting back.
Tonight on NEWS-7 at Six--Virginia livestock farmers are literally up in arms about black vultures killing their calves and lambs.
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So to facilitate shooting them, the state Agriculture Department is pushing for the black vulture to be stripped of its federal protection.
That would mean NO limit on the numbers that could be killed nationwide.
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That's all if Virginia is successful in its quest.
Join Keith Humphry for the story and more news in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.