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Three thousand local Kroger workers could walk off their jobs in just a couple of hours.
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Business reporter Len Besthoff is standing by. He'll have a live report.
A jarring end to opening day in Cincinnati- when umpire John McSherry collapses.
Plus April Fools day brings many practical jokes- We'll explain.
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Wx-Heads
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Could nature play a quick April Fools's joke in the highlands tonight? A brief bout of snow is possible there. Forecast details coming up.

Medical-heads


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And on Health Check-- Carilion Health System is playing the name game-- we'll explain.
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Plus more about Planned Parenthood's plans to offer drug-induced abortions at New York clinics starting in June.
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SUPER=#D-0055; Coming up on NEWS-7 at Five
SUPER=21-Jean Jadhon;
SUPER=21-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=21-Robin Reed;
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=21-Mike Stevens;


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SOT 17:31:03 OFF CHANNEL 1 FROM "KROGER"
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((JANET HALE/KROGER UNION EMPLOYEE: YOU CAN'T EVEN PAY THE RENT WITH THE MONEY THEY'RE OFFERING.))
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More than three-thousand local Kroger workers could go on strike in a couple of hours.
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5-Kroger


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The most senior workers at the Kroger supermarket chain earn about 11 dollars an hour.
But union employees with less experience say they're not being paid enough.
Because of that, thousands of workers may walk off the job in just a few hours. Double Boxes Jean and Len
Len Besthoff says the bargaining unit's five-year contract expired over the weekend, and union members voted to reject Kroger's new offer and go on strike.
So Len, if union workers DO go on strike, will the stores stay open?
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Jean Kroger management says without a doubt, you'll still be able to go in and get your groceries...but don't expect a speedy checkout.
(Rollcue: speedy checkout )
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(( Kroger says it will do the very best it can under the circumstances.
But a last minute counteroffer could keep workers off the picket lines and on the checkout lines.
At this point though, union leaders don't seem optimistic that Kroger will up the ante.
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((TOM MCNUTT/UFCW LOCAL 400 PRESIDENT: IT'S A SIGNIFICANT OFFER IN AS MUCH AS THE COST OF MAINTAINING HEALTH AND WELFARE AMOUNTS TO ABOUT A DOLLAR-AND-18-CENTS-AN-HOUR. AND THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION IN COST TO THE WAGE PACKAGE.))
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Jean as far as wages go, Kroger is offering a dollar-ten increase over five years.
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(So what do the workers want, dollar-wise?)
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We'll know better if union workers will go on strike
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take ss
after they meet tonight at 7:00 at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Of course we'll have a full wrap up tonight on NEWS-7 after NCAA basketball.
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A young man with a history of setting fires as a child was sent to the penitentiary today for his latest arson attempt.
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Jermaine Anderson had been arguing with his grandmother the night of the incident- -just before Christmas of 1994.
When she told him he might have to go back to a special home for treatment, he went berserk.
One of the arresting officers made an emotional plea to the judge today, not to release the 20-year old firebug.
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((I DON'T KNOW WHO HE MAY TRY TO KILL AGAIN. MAYBE IT'LL BE A LITTLE CHILD LIKE THAT WAS IN THAT HOUSE, OR A GRANDMOTHER OR AN INFIRM PERSON, OR A BRAVE FIREMEN WHO RUSHED THROUGH THE FLAMES THO BRING THAT INVALID OUT. I DO NOT KNOW. BUT I'M TERRIFIED THAT HE WILL TRY TO KILL AGAIN.))
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Judge Diane Strickland sentenced Anderson to TWENTY years in the penitentiary.

5-Drug-Bust


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A South Carolina couple is in the Rockbridge County jail for allegedly transporting cocaine and possessing an exotic gun.
Jerry and Colleen Sexton of North Charleston are also wanted by the F-B-I for questioniong about several murders in Delaware.
The two were arrested at a Lexington restaurant yesterday morning.
A state trooper spotted their vehicle, and called for help.
Authorities confiscated about a kilo of cocaine, some meth-amphetamines, and a gun that looked like a pen.

5-Korsh


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Doctor Eric Korsh's medical malpractice lawsuit continued in Roanoke Circuit Court today.
For four days the jury has heard testimony from expert witnesses commenting on plaintiff Pat Brunson's back condition- and the surgical spinal fusion Doctor Korsh performed three years ago.
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Brunson is suing the doctor and Lewis-Gale Clinic for two million dollars, claiming Doctor Korsh was over-zealous in selling the bone-fusion surgery.
Korsh took the stand today saying the procedure was appropriate for Brunson's condition and that Brunson DID understand the risks of surgery.
The Plaintiff says he is even worse for the wear now-- following surgery using pedicel screws.
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Some 50 other complaints from patients have been issued about Korsh with 19 lawsuits filed.

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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mother Teresa is in the hospital.
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And check this out-- Doctor Kevorkian shows up to his latest trial in colonial garb-- we'll tell you why.
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Drug-induced abortions will soon be done at Planned Parenthoods in New York. That story coming up in Health Check.
Plus a look at April Fool's Day around the globe-- when News-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor

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Suicide Doctor, Jack Kevorkian, showed up for his third trial wearing quite a get up.
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He arrived in a colonial style costume and a white wig-
Kevorkian says the law against him is archaic- He says if he's a criminal so is Thomas Jefferson.
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((DR. JACK KEVORKIAN: SO THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THIS LETTER ADVOCATES THE USE OF POISON FOR SUICIDE FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM CANCER AND HE DIDN'T SAY TERMINAL. HE MEANT TO REDUCE SUFFERING. NOW IF I AM A CRIMINAL SO WAS THOMAS JEFFERSON.))
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Kevorkian is on trial for the 1991 deaths of two women.
The 67 year old has acknowledged attending 27 deaths since 1990.
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5-Parole-Board


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Virginia's parole board has a new first: 40 percent of its members, or two out of five, were victims of violent crime.
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Governor George Allen appointed two new members today.
Jacqueline Sharpe of Norfolk had a son who was murdered in 1990.
Existing board member Linda Pitman-- is a sexual assault victim. The the two women are the first ever violent crime victims on the board that decides how long criminals stay behind bars in Virginia.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HEAR THE ANGUISH, LISTEN TO THE VIEWS AND PERSPECTIVES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY CRIME. WHETHER THEY THEMSELVES PERSONALLY OR CLOSE LOVED ONES IN THEIR FAMILY. CLEARLY, THESE FOLKS VIEWS WILL BE HEARD.))
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Allen also appointed former federal prosecutor and Roanoke resident Monty Tucker as the board's new chairman.
Virginia abolished parole in 1994.
But the board expects to stay in business for another few decades, deciding the fates of those who committed crimes before January first, of 1995.
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5-Mother-Teresa


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Mother Teresa is hospitalized after falling and breaking her collar bone.
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The 85-year old Nobel Peace Prize honoree fell at her Missionaries of Charity headquarters in India.
A doctor at the hospital said Mother Teresa's overall health and injuries are not life-threatening.
The fall forced Mother Teresa to cancel a trip to the airport where she was to accept 12 million-dollars worth of donated medical supplies.
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The tales told by animals and rocks everyday are on display at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
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5-NAT-HISTORY


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In addition to all the unique exhibits regularly on display at the Natural History Museum in Martinsville, a brand-new traveling exhibit has arrived. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans reports, the traveling museum called "Stories of Nature" invites imagination and intellect to explore our world.
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SUPER=01-Sonya Wolen/Virginia Museum of Natural History;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

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Don't go away-- did the makers of the Mexi-melt run from the border and buy the Liberty Bell??
And on Health Check-- the creation of the Carilion Medical Center...
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plus a report from Danville on a program that provides relief for family members caring for older loved ones.
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((MARY LEWIS/CARE GIVER: IT GIVES ME A BREAK EIGHT HOURS IN THE WEEK, I CAN RUN ERRANDS OR DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS AND I FEEL SECURE MOM IS BEING TAKEN CARE OF.))
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5-Carilion


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The Star City's two largest hospitals have officially merged.
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Community Hospital of the Roanoke Valley and Roanoke Memorial are now a single organization- which will be called Carilion Medical Center.
The management of the two hospitals was consolidated in January, even though the medical staffs will remain separate.
The merger is part of Carilion's "system wide re-engineering initiative."
Vice President Shirley Holland says the merger will allow Carilion Health System to become more patient focused, while improving service and quality at both hospitals.
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5-Abortions


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Although the French drug, RU-486 is still not available in the U-S, Planned Parenthood plans to offer drug-induced abortions at its New York clinics starting in June.
The organization's president says the procedure will then be made available nationwide as an option to first-term surgical abortions.
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The two drugs, Metho-trexate and Meeso-prostol, are already approved by the F-D-A and are on the market for other uses.
But after extensive research and clinical trials, scientists now believe the drugs can be made available for ending early pregnancies.
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((DR. RICHARD HAUSKNECHT/RESEARCHER: THE SAFETY OF THE TWO DRUGS HAS BEEN VERY WELL ESTABLISHED. AT LEAST FROM MY OWN HANDS HERE IN THIS OFFICE HAS BEEN 96-PERCENT. ))
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The drugs are taken in sequence: one stops the embryo from growing-- the other induces uterine contractions to expel the embryo.
The procedure can be done in any trained doctor's office and would cost around 300- dollars.
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Planned Parenthood says any non-surgical option makes abortion safer.
Critics though, fear increased availability of a pill-- and an easier method-- would mean more abortions.

5-RESPITE-CARE


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Caring for an elderly parent or loved one who requires around the clock attention isn't easy.
It's often hard to find time to run errands or have a few moments to yourself. DOUBLE Jean/TERESA
Teresa Hamilton reports tonight on a Danville program lending a helping hand.
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Jean--It's called the Adult Respite Care Program and it is offered by the Danville Y-W-C-A.
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Coordinators say the best part is that the care giver isn't the only one who benefits.
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On Mondays and Fridays, the Danville Y-W-C-A is often filled with the sound of laughter and music.
It's one way the Y provides fun for adults with special needs.
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At the Y-- there's little chance of being bored.
There's always a game to play or puzzle to work.
For those who need time out-- the respite care program offers a safe place to leave their loved ones.
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((MARY LEWIS/CARE GIVER: THE CARE GIVERS, ESPECIALLY MYSELF, REALIZE THE BREAKS WE NEED, IT'S A 24- HOUR A DAY JOB FOR ME. ))
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Lewis only wishes the program was offered more often.
It's the only one of its kind in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
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((RONNIE MAND/YWCA EXECUTIVE DIR.:THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM, DEBORAH JONES DISCUSSES CURRENT EVENTS WITH THEM, THEY TALK ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS, SO IT KEEPS THEIR MINDS GOING ALSO, NOBODY WANTS TO STAGNATE. ))
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Adult Respite Care is offered Monday and Friday from 10 AM until two. It's 10- dollars a day, but the "Y" says there are scholarships available.
DOUBLE BOXES TERESA/Jean
(Question: What type of requirements are there for getting into the program?)

2-shot-toss
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The Orangemen and Wildcats tip off in about four hours for the championship.
Mike Stevens is rested and back from vacation... with tonight's Two Minute Ticker...welcome back Mike.

S5-NCAA


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Monday afternoon and today's two minute sports ticker.
Let's begin with the end of the college basketball season.
Tonight at nine, Syracuse and Kentucky battle for the national championship at the Meadowlands.
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The heat has been on Kentucky, and head coach Rick Pitino all season long to bring a national title back to the Bluegrass state.
Pitino acknowledges the stress, but says in many ways he welcomes it.
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((RICK PITINO/KENTUCKY HEAD COACH:)) ((JIM BOEHEIM/SYRACUSE HEAD COACH:))
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The coverage of the national final begins tonight at nine, and the only place you can watch it is right here on your hometown station.
Just a short time ago this afternoon, Cowboys all-pro Michael Irvin was indicted on two counts of drug possession.
One of the charges is a misdemeanor marijuana possession, the other is a felony cocaine possession charge.
No trial date has been set at this time.

S5-Baseball


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The official start of the 1996 major league baseball season has been marred by horrible weather and the unthinkable, the death of an umpire.
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This afternoon just two minutes into the Reds-Expos game, home plate umpire John McSherry collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack.
Medical Personnel administered CPR to the 53 year old New York native before taking him to University of Cincinnati hospital.
Doctors pronounced him dead 55 minutes after the collapse.
McSherry, who weighed 330 pounds has had medical problems for the past several years.
Doctors believe he died of a massive heart attack.
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Old man winter wiped out three other games. Snow was the culprit in Cleveland, while rain washed out openers in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
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They did manage to play in Atlanta today as the defending world series champion Braves opened up against the Giants.
Atlanta would outlast San Francisco to win the slugfest 10-to-8.
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Coming up at six, more on the NCAA, and the Express talks about battling back from the brink of elimination.
Have a nice evening everybody. take a break

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By now you must know today is the beginning of a new month-- and it is April Fool's Day.
Around the globe, pranksters tried their best to fool others.
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Full page ads in major newspapers throughout the country said that the
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Liberty Bell had been sold to Taco Bell.
The fast-food restaurant chain played its April Fools joke by saying it bought the Bell to help reduce the national debt.
Taco Bell officials said they would shuttle the bell back and forth between the City of Brotherly Love and the national headquarters.
But the National Park Service wasn't laughing.
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((ANNE MARIE DISERAFINO/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: THE LIBERTY BELL IS NOT FOR SALE, WILL NOT BE SOLD AND IS RIGHT HERE IN PHILADELPHIA AND IT WILL REMAIN HERE.))
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Across the ocean--London papers reported that a royal Internet war is in the offing, with both the Queen and Princess Diana setting up rival web pages.
Another carried an ad on a "new...left-handed" Mars chocolate bar.
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One reported that T-V newscasters were too tall for the job and all those over six feet would be fired.
It was a similar site if you picked up the Roanoke Times this morning, all the articles on the front of the Extra section were bogus.

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Supporters of Greenways say the city of Roanoke is passing up a golden opportunity.
The local greenway committee presented its plan for a network of more than 50 trails.
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But members of the group want more than city council's blessing.
Today, they urged the city to coordinate greenway construction with a new sewer line along the Roanoke River.
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Keith Humphry will be here in 30-minutes with more on the story on NEWS-7 (ad lib bye) at SIX.