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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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One day after Roanoke Police officers fatally shoot a man- Joe Dashiell has an update on the investigation.
A first in San Francisco- Gays and Lesbians exchange vows.
The real thing was all over the road today in Roanoke. Take a look at the mess.
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Wx-Heads
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Light showers earlier may be followed by another batch tonight. Then cool, windy weather through mid-week.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check-- one possible explanation as to how three University of Virginia students came down with meningitis.
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Plus, some sobering statistics on drunk driving.
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A man is dead- from a Roanoke police officers gunfire. Was it justified? That's the question being asked tonight.
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5-Police-SHooting


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The Roanoke woman who called police to report a domestic dispute and then watched as officers killed her fiancee says the shooting was NOT justified.
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Joe Dashiell reports- an investigation of last night's shooting is underway, to determine IF the officers used reasonable force.
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5-Beidler


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A federal judge in Roanoke sentenced a former Amherst mayor to more than one year in prison and a five-thousand dollar fine.
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Roger Beidler was tried and convicted of money laundering in connection with a drug and gambling ring in central Virginia.
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Prosecutors say Beidler took more than 100- thousand dollars from ringleader Wendell Wood, and invested it in a real estate development.
Beidler's attorney says his client still claims he's innocent.
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((JOHN PYLE/BEIDLER'S ATTORNEY: HIS FAITH IN THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A LITTLE SHAKEN NOW. HE STANDS BY THE FACT HE DIDN'T KNOWINGLY DO ANYTHING WRONG. AND THAT'S BEEN HIS POSITION, HIS CONSISTENT POSITION THROUGHOUT.))
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Beidler will serve 15 months in prison and two years probation.
He's scheduled to report to prison in a few weeks.
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5-John-Warner


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John Warner's fired off the latest shot in the battle for his political career --
He wants a lawsuit thrown out that may not allow DEMOCRATS to vote in the June REBPUBLICAN primary for his Senate seat.
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The lawsuit against Virginia's open primary law was filed earlier this month- GOP party chairman Pat McSweeney and conservative Manassas Delegate Bob Marshall filed it.
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Warner picked the open primary because he's more popular among the electorate at large than within his own party.
He says the lawsuit comes too close to the primary.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: IT WOULD REQUIRE AT A MINIMUM ALL THREE MILLION VIRGINIA VOTERS TO RE-REGISTER. CERTAINLY THE REPUBLICANS SEEKING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JUNE 11TH PRIMARY. YOU'RE CASTING ON STATE AUTHORITIES AN ONEROUS BURDEN. YOU'RE INJECTING TREMENDOUS CONFUSION.))
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Warner says he has the legal standing to join Virginia's Attorney General challenging the lawsuit because he's quote "a United States Senator, not just some stray dog."

5-Avalanche


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An avalanche in New Hampshire claimed the lives of two hikers.
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Searchers spent seven hours Sunday working in dangerous conditions to dig the two men out from up to eight feet of snow.
The victims were apparently swept 500 feet down the mountain by sliding snow.
Authorities say a third hiker escaped being swept into the avalanche by literally four or five steps.
None of the three signed in at base camp or checked avalanche conditions before heading out.
Hikers and skiers are advised to stop at the camp to check the day's conditions.
Sunday's were rated high for the chance of an avalanche.
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5-Plains-Storm


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It may be the fifth day of spring, but it sure doesn't look that way in parts of the Midwest.
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Take a look at the blowing snow making travel difficult in Minnestoa.
It wasn't much easier for air travel- the storm caused delays which meant long lines and stranded people.
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In Both North and South Dakota, a March blizzard is causing trouble- Up to ten inches of snow fell in some areas.
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Wind is leaving drifts up to six feet in some places and many stranded cars.
The storm forced some schools to close and even shut down part of Interstate 94 in North Dakota.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE, making money from Interstate 81.
That's a goal for some businessmen in the Commonwealth.
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Plus it was a little tricky and sticky for one Coca-Cola truck driver, as he experienced a soda plop. We'll explain.--
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On Health Check-- have a cup for your health.
Of tea that is. We'll have the latest connection between tea and stroke prevention. 2-SHOT
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ALso coming up-- a first In San Francisco-
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today a mass ceremony where gay and lesbian couples exchange vows-- The story after this break. cc sponsor

5-Carroll-Offices


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The federal government will loan Carroll County most of the money it needs for a new office and courthouse complex.
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Congressman Rick Boucher announced two loans totalling nearly 13 million dollars.
Half is from the Rural Housing Service Guaranteed Loan fund, which is making its largest loan ever in Virginia.
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((TRAVIS JACKSON/RURAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST: WITH THE SHRINKING FEDERAL DOLLARS, WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT PROJECTS WILL BENEFIT THE MOST PEOPLE. AND THIS FACILITY, OFFERING THE SERVICE AND THE TYPE OF SERVICES THAT IT WILL BE OFFERING, IT IS A WELL- DESERVED PROJECT. ))
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Site preparations are already under way.
When the complex opens in two years, it'll house all county offices and court services under one roof.
The Carroll County Industrial Development Authority has committed half a million dollars to the project.
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5-I-81


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In terms of economic development, one of the area's most marketable assets is a long strip of land already built on: It's Interstate 81.
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This morning experts from around the state talked about how western Virginia's main highway can further business growth in the area.
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But participants like J-M-U president Ron Carrier say before that can happen, the state needs to upgrade the road.
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((RON CARRIER/JAMES MADISON UNIV. PRESIDENT: YOU KNOW, WE'RE GONNA NEED A BILLION-AND-A-HALF-DOLLARS FROM WINCHESTER TO BRISTOL TO FINISH THAT HIGHWAY TO MAKE IT MORE EFFECTIVE AND MORE EFFICIENT.))
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Carrier notes the area will compete with places like northern Virginia for highway funding.
For example, he says a project in Fairfax County involving Dulles Airport will need somewhere between five and six billion dollars.
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5-Coke


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WIPE-WIPE-WIPE
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They needed BROOMS, not dollars on one of Roanoke's busier streets today.
At around noon, a Coca-Cola truck turning onto Colonial Avenue from Brandon dumped part of its cargo right in front of the WDBJ building.
The driver of the truck says one of the compartments wasn't properly closed.
35 cases of glass Coke bottles hit the road. That's more than 800 bottles.
Nobody was hurt, but the glass did puncture the tires of a pickup truck that came down Colonial Avenue right after the spill.
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5-SF-Wedding


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A day of exchanging vows for more than 200 gay and lesbian couples in San Francisco.
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They took part in a ceremony making them domestic partners.
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((TO BE MY LIFELONG PARTNER. TO BE MY LIFELONG PARTNER. TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH FOREVER. I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU DOMESTIC PARTNERS.)) 15:17:13 ((RANDY WENDELIN: FOR ME IT'S A SYMBOLIC STATEMENT THAT LOVES MAKES A FAMILY, NOTHING MORE. NOTHING LESS.))
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While the city recognizes the couples as domestic partners, same sex unions are not recognized under California law.
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State of the art teaching tools come to Forest, where Science Class is more than just beakers and books.
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stocks bump next

5-SCIENCE


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Science Education has taken a giant leap at one Middle School. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Forest as he gets a guided tour of the new facility.
Patrick, what kind of technology strikes you as the most impressive there?
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Don't go away, the Vatican addresses rumors that Pope John Paul the Second may have colon cancer.
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On Health Check-- in London, researchers say there's reason to
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believe many men may start becoming sterile by the middle of the next century.
We'll explain this research into declining sperm counts.
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health bump next

5-Meningitis


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At the University of Virginia three students have been infected with meningitis this school year.
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The school's director of student health believes the bacteria could have been spread while students were out for a drink.
Two of the three students infected consumed alcohol prior to becoming sick.
Meningitis is a rare but a SUPER=@File; :

potentially lethal disease that causes swelling in the brain and spinal cord.
While it's extremely dangerous, it's also treatable if it's caught in time.
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5-Sperm-Count


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A new study of men in the United Kingdom finds those born in the 1970's have sperm counts up to 25-percent lower than those born in the 1950's.
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British researchers-- offering the first evidence of a decline in semen quality-- say if the sperm count keeps falling at its present rate, men will start becoming sterile by the middle of the next century.
The new findings confirm international research suggesting sperm counts have fallen by almost half since the late 1930's. The report may fuel the controversy over claims that environmental chemicals are to blame.
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((DR. STEWART IRVINE/EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT RESEARCH IN THIS AREA DOES CONTINUE AND THAT THIS IS A POTENTIALLY VERY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE AND IN IT'S MOST DRAMATIC SENSE THE FERTILITY OF THE NEXT GENERATION IS AT STAKE. CLEARLY WE JUST CAN'T SAY THIS ISN'T A PROBLEM, LET'S NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. LET'S CARRY ON WORKING. ))
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American and British scientists have suggested that more than 30 man-made and environmental chemicals-- present in paints, plastics, D-D-T and exhaust fumes-- may be the culprit.
Some scientists believe the chemicals mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen, and could be the root cause of falling sperm counts, defects of the male genitals, and testicular cancer.
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The study is published in the British Medical Journal.
In the same issue, French scientists report no decline in semen quality from donors tested between 1977 and 1992.

5-Drunk-Driving


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If friends aren't supposed to let friends drive drunk, a new survey finds many young adults must have some enemies.
The American Medical Association surveyed about 800 people between the ages of 18 and 30.
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Seven percent of the men say they often drive after drinking-- as do two percent of the women.
40 percent of the respondents report drinking to levels that impair their judgment.
One in five turned out to be a binge drinker-- defined as five or more drinks in one sitting for a man, or four or more by a female.
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5-Tea


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If you're looking for a way to reduce your risk of stroke, start a kettle going.
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A new study suggests heavy tea drinkers-- have a sharply reduced risk of stroke.
The experts theorize flavonoids may be the key.
They're the vitamin-like compounds that occur naturally in tea, fruits and vegetables and make blood less prone to clotting.
The study is published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine."
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2-shot-toss
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The stage is set for the big dance-- with two Cindarella teams making it to the Final four--
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Steve Mason, has more on that and the play off scheduel for The Roanoke Express..

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to the Monday ticker. We start on the freezer floor where the Roanoke Express is preparing for the first round of the ECHL playoffs.
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The Express opens the post season against the team it wanted to play, the Charlotte Checkers. Roanoke is 3-4 and 3 against Charlotte this season.
Here's how the playoff schedule shapes up.
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Game one with Charlotte is at Wednesday night at 7 OH 5.
Game two gets under way Saturday, again in Charlotte at 7:35 in the evening.
The series returns to Roanoke for the third game next Tuesday, that's April 2nd, at the Round House. Game time is 7pm.
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Game four, if needed, will be in Roanoke next Thursday at 7pm. Game five would go back to Charlotte next friday.
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S5-Stuff


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Lots of hoops to talk about! Ladies first. The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia tipped off with Tennessee at 5 in the NCAA women's tournament East regional Championship. UVa lost to the lady Vols earlier this season.
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The stage for the men's final four is set. Mississippi State will play Syracuse in the first game. The Bulldogs arrived back in Starksville late last night to a warm greeting.
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Syracuse also arrived home last night. The Orangemen were welcomed by a huge cheering section as well.
In the other final four contest; Umass meets Kentucky. The Minutemen handed the Wildcats one of their two losses on the season this year.
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One diamond note. Pitcher Rob Dibble is giving up baseball. He made the announcement at the Chicago Cubs training camp in Arizona.
The 32 year old reliever was released this morning.
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Lots more sports coming up at 6 including late Model stock car driver and Lynchburg native Stacy Compton talks about going Winston Cup.
But don't go away; more news 7 at 5 to come.

5-Pope


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The Vatican is denying that Pope John Paul the Second has cancer.
This in response to a report in a Spanish newspaper.
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A Jesuit priest wrote that John Paul is "seriously ill" with cancer, possibly cancer of the colon.
The Vatican says the pontiff undergoes regular examinations and does not have cancer.
In 1992, the Pope had surgery to remove what the Vatican called a benign bowel tumor.
Concerns about the pope's health rose again recently when he had a fever that forced him to reduce his schedule.
He has since resumed his activities.
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six-preview


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ANCHOR=Jean


Tired of the same old rat race... weather not warming up fast enough for you?
How 'bout just picking up your job and taking it to Hawaii?
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Here's Keith Humphry- -on how it can be done.
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Well, Jean, I don't know that you and I could pull this off, but one local attorney did.
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Tropical trade winds help get Ken Sorenson to work every morning at the U-S Attorney's Office in Honolulu.
He arranged to trade places with a fellow prosecutor in Hawaii. She's now doing his job here in Roanoke.
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On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll meet them both, double Keith/Jean find out what it's been like "trading places." (ad lib bye) ANCHOR=Jean