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Coming up on News 7 at five-
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Workers say it sounded like a sonic boom- An explosion rips through a steel plant.
This woman set a fire that killed her daughter- prosecutors say all to get insurance money.
Plus a drunk college student falls overboard a cruise ship. We'll have the story.
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Wx-Heads
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For the next two days, cool air and light rain will top the weather story. Radar pictures coming up.

Medical-heads


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And on Health Check--more bad news for the British beef industry.
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The European Union slaps a ban on British beef exports in light of Mad Cow Disease.
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((ALL OF A SUDDEN A BIG EXPLOSION AND I TURNED AROUND AND THE WHOLE CEILING AND EVERYTHING WAS CAVING IN. IT JUST HAPPENED SO FAST.))
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A worker describes what happened when a explosion ripped through a steel plant today.
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5-Explosion


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
At least three people are dead and eight others are hurt.
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The early morning blast blew out a corner of a steel mill at Indiana's International Port.
A supervisor says a tank holding pressurized water or hydraulic fluid exploded.
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((SGT. JOHN ROGERS/PORTAGE POLICE DEPT.: IT LOOKS LIKE A DISASTER WHEN I PULLED UP THERE WAS FLAMES INSIDE, THEY WERE VERY SMALL FLAMES, BUT LOOKS LIKE A CITY OF RUINS INSIDE. THERE'S STEEL COILS LAY INSIDE THERE AND JUST A MASS OF DESTRUCTION INSIDE.))
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About 250 people work in the mill in Portage which is about 30- miles Southeast of Chicago.
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A mother is convicted of setting the fire that killed her 12 year old duaghter.
Prosecutors say she did it for the insurance money.
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SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;


Today 48 year (Sara-jeanie) Levine got her sentence- 40 years in prison.
Prosecutors say she set her condo on fire in 1991 to collect cash-
They say Levine renewed her daughters life insurance three weeks before the fire but not her own.
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((CHRIS DEMARTINO/DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE: SHE NEEDED SOME QUICK MONEY AND UM OUR VIEW OF THE EVIDENCE IS THAT THE FIRE AND THE INSURANCE PROCEEDS THAT CAN POTENTIALLY RESULT FROM THE FIREW WAS A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF INCOME FOR HER.))
SUPER=01-Chris DeMartino/District Attorney's Office;
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OUT Q=SOURCE OF INCOME FOR HER."
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Levine was originally supposed to be sentenced last October but she fled from authorities.
She was recaptured two weeks ago and Monday she fainted in court.
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5-Egypt-Hijack


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A hijacking that began in Egypt has ended peacefully in Libya.
The passengers are safe and three Saudi Arabian hijackers are now in custody.
The trio is accused of hijacking an Egyptian jet with 150 people aboard, mostly foreign tourists.
Authorities say the hijackers demanded to speak to the Presidents of Egypt and Libya and even to President Clinton.
They apparently said they had a message from God.

5-Korsh


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Virginia's spine center surgeon- Doctor Eric Korsh is in court this week--
It is day one of the first case to go to trial by a former patient.
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Connie Stevens joins us from Roanoke Circuit Court to explain the case.
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(roll Cue: "...there are least 49-complaints by former patients with back

problems filed against doctor korsh.")
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out= as he says it is.
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(ad lib)
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(questions: where are they now in the proceedings? )


5-Convention


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Three University of Virginia students who challenged the state Republican party's convention system will have another day in court.
A U-S Supreme Court ruling will allow them to pursue their claim.
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The students had challenged a 45 dollar fee the state G-O-P charged delegates to the 1994 state convention.
They argued the fee amounted to a poll tax, a violation of federal voting rights.
Today, the supreme court ruled the state political parties must get federal approval before charging a fee.
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The ruling did not address the merits of the law students' lawsuit, but it cleared the way for another hearing in a state court.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Senator Bob Dole could be taking a break from the campaign trail and making a stop at Liberty University.
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Plus Supercenters are offering super shopping in Christiansburg and Henry County-- as the latest Mega Walmarts open their doors today.
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And on Health Check--some of the nation's leading drug makers are under investigation for alleged price fixing. A full report and the Two Minute Sports Ticker-- all coming your way as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues. cc sponsor

5-Dole


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Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole may be coming to Lynchburg this spring.
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Liberty University says Dole has accepted an invitation to be the school's graduation speaker in May.
Reverend Jerry Falwell extended the invitation during a meeting with Dole last winter, and the Kansas senator apparently has accepted.
However, Dole's campaign staff says the candidate's schedule for that time period has NOT been set.
Other noted Republicans who have spoken at Liberty include Senator Phil Gramm and House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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5-Lottery


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Tonight's Lotto Jackpot has hit a year high of 20- million dollars.
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But in the quest for even bigger jackpots and more player interest-- the Virginia Lottery board is pushing ahead to join or start its own Powerball-like multi-state drawing.
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: WASHINGTON D.C., WEST VIRGINIA, AND KENTUCKY HAVE POWERBALL, AND THOSE ARE OUR SURROUNDING STATES. MAYBE WE'D BE BETTER OFF PICKING ANOTHER MULTI-STATE GAME THAT THOSE STATES DON'T HAVE AND COMPETE WITH POWERBALL AND PULL PLAY OUT OF THOSE THREE AREAS INTO VIRGINIA, INSTEAD OF JUST OFFERING THE SAME GAME THAT THREE OF OUR NEIGHBORING STATES ALREADY HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Va. Lottery Director;
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The General Assembly put off keno for a year, but is counting on revenues from some sort of multi-state game to begin by January.
The Lottery board met in private session to talk about a Powerball- like game today.
It also had a look at two kinds of bar code scanners that would scan instant scratch tickets.
Virginia is one of only three lottery states whose clerks still manually redeem tickets.
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: WE ARE ABSOLUTELY GOING TO DO THIS FOR OUR PLAYERS AND FOR THE RETAILERS. WHAT EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS WITH IS WHAT WE'VE GOT OUT ON THE STREET.))
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The Lottery has requested proposals to pick which kind of scanner to buy.
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5-Wal-mart


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It was a "super" day for WalMart in more ways than one.
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SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


That's because the discount giant opened two of its much-heralded SuperCenters in our area this morning.
Both its Christiansburg and Henry County stores sell general merchandise AND groceries...and most customers like what they see.
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((FRANCES KISSEE/WALMART CUSTOMER: MAGNIFICENT. I JUST HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AROUND LIKE I WANTED TO, BUT I'LL BE BACK.)) ((Was it everything you expected in there? ERLENE WHITE/WALMART CUSTOMER: NO I EXECTED TO SEE HORSES AND AUTOMOBILES. I DID REALLY. THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONE I'VE EVER BEEN IN.))
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SUPER=01-Erlene White/WalMart Customer; :05
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WalMart also has SuperCenters in Roanoke and Lewisburg, West Virginia.
In the next few years it will also open SuperCenters in Rocky Mount, Salem, and Bluefield, West Virginia.
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Many people say it is a part of the Grateful Dead Culture. But all kinds of folks wear and make tie-dye shirts in a vast array of colors and patterns.
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stocks bump next

5-TIE-DYE


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Tie Dye is a fashion statement that has never gone away. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
It is also a locally made and marketed product, as Patrick Evans tells us today.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-R.J. Morrison/Tie Dye Maker;
SUPER=01-Brandon Mitchell/"Tie Dye Guy";

DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

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health music under


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Still to come in the newscast-- the Express talks about tonight's game against the CHarlotte Checkers.
And on Health Check-- Is early detection and treatment
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the number one way to beat the odds in breast cancer or is it a mixed blessing?
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((DR. GORDON SCHWARTZ, THOMAS JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE: YOU'VE OPENED UP PANDORA'S BOX IN ONE SENSE, IN THAT YOU'VE CREATED A MONSTER FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM.))
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HEALTH BUMP

5-Mad-cow


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In tonight's Health Check Report--
The European Union has dealt another blow to British beef industry.
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The Union today approved a ban on British beef exports because of the scare over "mad cow disease."
The ban aims to contain the disease within Britain.
Meanwhile, England's health secretary says London will consider a proposal from cattle farmers to slaughter older herds.
They are considered most likely to be infected with the brain disease.
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5-Drug-Fixing


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Some leading drug makers say they're under investigation for alleged price-fixing. "The Wall Street Journal" reports the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether 22 big pharmaceutical companies illegally conspired to overcharge independent pharmacies.
The investigation targets some of the world's biggest firms, including Eli Lilly, Glax-o Wellcome, Johnson and Johnson and Merck.
This probe follows last month's 400 million-dollar settlement of a class-action suit by independent pharmacies.
The pharmacies say manufacturers have hurt them by offering big discounts to institutional buyers.
The Journal says the fallout from the investigation could jeopardize that agreement.

5-Breast-Cancer


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It's been said the best way to prevent breast cancer is early detection and treatment.
But a controversial new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it could be a mixed blessing.
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The latest study focuses on tiny early tumors in the milk ducts--called Ductal Carcinoma or DCI--
It's a condition that may or may not spread, but it's the most rapidly increasing kind of Breast cancer in America.
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((VIRGINIA ERNSTER, PHD, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN FRANCISCO: DURING THE 20 YEAR PERIOD BETWEEN 1973 AND 1992 THERE HAS BEEN ABOUT A 550% INCREASE IN DCIS INCIDENCE RATES.))
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That sharp rise is attributed to the widespread use of mammograms, and it's created a frightening and difficult dilemma for doctors and patients.
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(( WE'RE PROBABLY OVERTREATING BY MASTECTOMY, A SIZEABLE NUMBER OF WOMEN.)) ((DR. GORDON SCHWARTZ, THOMAS JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE: WE KNOW THAT IF WE TREAT WOMEN WHO HAVE THIS TYPE OF NON INVASIVE DUCTACL CELL CANCER BY LUMPECTOMY ALONE, THAT WE WILL HAVE THE MAJORITY OF THEM FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. ))
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They say not only can this prevent overtreatment but result in a cure in nearly all cases.
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2-shot-toss
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Tonight's a big night for the Roanoke Express-- on the road in Charlotte. Steve Mason has a preview of tonight's face off.

S5-Express


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Good Afternoon everyone. Lots of sports to get to in a hundred and 20 seconds so lets get to it. It's time to put up or shut up for the Express. Tonight the Express opens the ECHL playoffs with the Checkers in Charlotte.
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This series pits Roanoke's strict defense against Charlotte's wild offense.
Three of the Express' regulation losses to the Checkers have been by 3 or more goals.
So the pressure is on..you guessed it - Roanoke goalies Daniel Berthiaume and Matt DelGuidice.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS COACH:)) ((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS CAPTAIN:))
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Charlotte has brought in several players from the higher leagues to help the Checkers in the playoffs.
Roanoke's heart and desire is it's advantage.
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((JEFF JESTADT/EXPRESS LEFT WINGER:))
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The puck drops at 7:05 --and we'll have highlights at 11.


S5-Stuff


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The University of Florida has named Billy Donovan as it's new head basketball coach. The 30 year old leaves Marshall to take the Gator job. He replaces Lon Kruger. Donovan played for Rick Petino at Providence so expect Florida to run and gun under it's new coach.
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((BILLY DONOVAN/FLORIDA BASKETBALL COACH:))
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SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL;


From one court to another. Jim Courier played and lost in his Lipton quarterfinal match. today. Arnaud Boetsch, the 15th seed, disposed of Courier 7-6, 2-6 and 7-5 to advance to the semi finals.
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Coming up at 6, we will hear from Virginia tech head football coach frank Beamer as the Hokies hit the gridiron again for spring practice. See ya then.

5-swimmer


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An incredible story survival at sea.
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SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;


Carnival Cruise officials say an intoxicated passenger aboard their Celebration cruise ship fell overboard, plunging 75 feet into the sea.
The cruise ship and the Coast Guard launched a man overboard search but were unable to spot the man.
Somehow the American college student managed to swim to the shores of Puerto Rico in the middle of the night.
The nine mile swim took him 10 hours.
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six-preview


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A local car wash company wants to clean up it's act.
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with a look at Professional Car Care Services.
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Jean, the company is formerly known as V- I- P Customer Services.
That might ring some bells with a fair number of people.
In the past week, the Better Business Bureau has received numerous complaints about the business.
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The company has been selling certificates, redeemable for a home wash and wax on vehicles.
Everyone paid up front, but there are a number of people that never received a car wash.
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We'll tell you what's being done
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in about a half- hour on News- 7 at Six.
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