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Up next on News 7 at five-
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A shooting at a local hospital- Two people are dead. Len Besthoff will have a live report with all the details.
Plus fire destroys a building in Central Virginia.
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Wx-Heads
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Some heavy duty snow showers create quite a stir, but provide no accumulation. By tomorrow, you'll have forgotten all about the snow.

Medical-heads


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Some emphysema patients are breathing easier--
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after undergoing lung volume reduction surgery.
We're reporting from the University of Virginia, on Health CHeck.
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((THE HOSPITAL IS SAFE AND SECURE.)) ((I WOULD SAY IT WAS A NON-PREVENTABLE INCIDENT.))
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A man shoots and kills his wife before committing suicide in room 4-0-2 at Lewis Gale Hospital.
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5-LGH-SHooting


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Gunfire erupted inside Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem late this morning killing a Rockbridge County woman and her husband.
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Len Besthoff has just returned from a news conference that wrapped up a few minutes ago, Len how were these two people shot?
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(questions: Was this a mercy killing?


Did the husband leave any clues to what the motive was?
How many shots were fired?)

5-Ok-bombings


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Almost one year after the Oklahoma City Bombing- the case is making it to court.
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The first of many pretrial hearings began today in Denver.
Defendants Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are demanding reams of government documents- claiming the evidence may help their case.
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: WE'LL WAIT AND SEE. THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. IF THE MATERIAL SAYS WHAT I THINK IT SAYS WE'LL DO SOMETHING WITH IT. IF IT DOESN'T IT CAN'T GO ANYWHERE AND WE'LL MOVE ON.))
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The defense wants a 50 page list of witnesses and material they allege the government has withheld from them. Legal wrangling will go on for about five months with the actual trial not expected to begin before the fall.
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5-Brown-Body


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Mourners are bidding farewell to Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
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Brown's closed coffin will lie in state for one day in the Commerce department lobby in Washington.
He will be laid to rest tomorrow at Arlington National Cemetery.
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5-Investigation


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wipe wipe wipe
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Meanwhile, helicopters are removing pieces of the plane.
Wreckage will be analyzed first at a Croatian airport, then at U-S facilities.
While investigators at the scene look for any clues they can find.
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((BRIG. GEN. ORIN GODSEY/PENTAGON CHIEF OF SAFETY: IT IS NOT ONLY AIRCRAFT MATERIAL THEY'RE COLLECTING...... THEY HELP THEM IN THE ANALYSIS OF THE MISHAP.))
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Brown and 34 others were killed in the crash.
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5-County-Supers


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The bond issue in Roanoke County is history but the controversy is not.
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Joe Dashiell is at the Roanoke County Administration Center where parents packed the Board of Supervisors meeting this afternoon.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the democratic Senate candidates hit the beach-- Ellen Qualls has a live report.
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And in Lynchburg, traffic was at a standstill as fire crews knock down and investigate a suspicious fire.
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It could be cheaper than you thought to prevent baldness-- as some generic versions hit the shelves...the story in Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up--a huge sexual harrassment suit is filed today....
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Against a major automotive manufacturer- that report-- right after this break. cc sponsor

5-L'burg-Fire


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A suspicious fire in Lynchburg destroyed a storage building and tied up lunch hour traffic this afternoon.
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Traffic along Wards Road was re-routed while firefighters contained the blaze.
It took just a few minutes for fire to demolish the structure.
Authorities say it may have been deliberately set.
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((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: AS EXTENSIVELY AS IT BURNED, I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER KNOW FOR SURE, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THE FIRE IS UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES.))
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Crews were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the nearby woods.
The building was a total loss.
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5-Mitsubishi-Suit


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Mitsubishi Motor may have violated the rights of hundreds of female employees at an Illinois plant.
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit toady- charging the company of sexual harrassment.
Mitsubishi says the claim is probably based on a 1994 harrassment claim it's denied all along.
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((GARY SHULTZ/MITSUBISHI VICE-PRESIDENT: WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY WORD OF ANY NEW ALLEGATIONS OR ANY NEW CLAIMS HAVE BEEN FILED WITH EEOC SO WE'RE QUITE SURE THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT IT IS. IT'S JUST A CONTINUATION OF THAT CHARGE.))
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The government claims women on the company's assembly line were fondled and submitted to humiliating comments by male employees.
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5-Senate-Debate


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Some Virginia Democrats are looking for a slam dunk to help decide who'll get their vote for the U.S. Senate. Today they got a little help from the players themselves.
The only public showdown among the three candidates was a pretty tame affair.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with the details.
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Jean, this debate was put on by the local Democrats down in Virginia Beach,
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so the questions were NOT cutthroat -- and the format did NOT allow for rebuttals or many sparks.
Which is a shame, because this party's delegate selection machine is in high gear, and the race for the nomination is turning into a feverish backroom struggle for delegates.
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But today, from Leslie Byrne, Nancy Spannaus and Mark Warner we got the argument against the Republicans... with a few punches for fellow Democrats landed by underdog Leslie Byrne.
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This debate was three way to include Nancy Spannaus, the LaRouche candidate whose views focus on the impending bankruptcy of the American economy.
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She has NO chance of winning the nomination.
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(question: So, no clear winner?)



5-Miller


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Republican Senate candidate Jim Miller addressed senior citizen concerns in Christiansburg today.
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The former Reagan budget director is challenging John Warner for the G-O-P Senate nomination. Today he met with A-A-R-P members.
When questioned about tax breaks, Miller seized the chance to promote his support for a flat tax.
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((JIM MILLER/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I WAS FOR THE FLAT TAX BEFORE STEVE FORBES MADE IT A HOUSEHOLD WORD. I GET VERY POSITIVE REACTIONS WHEN I TALK ABOUT REFORMING THE TAX CODE. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE INFERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND THE PRESENT CRAZY QUILT OF TAXES JUST DON'T MAKE SENSE. ))
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Yesterday former Attorney General Edwin Meese and Judge Robert Bork endorsed Miller.
Miller says Warner still must answer for voting against Bork's confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Yes that was snow you saw this afternoon--
Patrick will be along with the latest forecast.
And a little later-- thousands of runners will lace up their running shoes Monday in Massachusetts--
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The U-S Postal Service is helping to honor the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon...with a stamp. Don't go away.
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stocks bump next
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Don't go away-- Mike has highlights from the Avalanche home opener in tonight's Ticker.
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On Health Check-- new help for emphysema patients
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And it doesn't involve a lung transplant.
For many, it means finally breathing on their own.
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((IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GET AROUND TO SAY THE LEAST. I WAS VERY DEPENDENT ON OXYGEN AND ON INHALATION FOUR TIMES A DAY. PLUS MY LITTLE HAND-HELD INHALATION. ))
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5-Lungshaving


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Emphysema is a chronic disease of the lungs--
Patients often have to live on oxygen-- or undergo lung transplant surgery.
Until NOW-- say surgeons at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.
They're offering "Lung Volume Reduction Surgery"-- also known as "Lungshaving" to treat patients.
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((DR. JONATHON TRUWIT/UVA PULMONOLOGIST: EMPHYSEMA IS A DISEASE RELATED MOSTLY TO SMOKING. THE LUNG TISSUE BECOMES LARGER, AND STRETCHES. THE AIRWAYS BECOME FLOPPY SO PATIENTS HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING AIR OUT, SO IF YOU WOULD TAKE A DEEP BREATHE IN, AND THEN TRY TO BREATHE NORMALLY BUT AT THE VERY HIGH LUNG LEVEL. THAT'S HOW PATIENTS FEEL WHO HAVE EMPHYSEMA AND THEY DO THIS ALL THE TIME. ))
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((EVELYN CALDWELL/LUNGSHAVING PATIENT: I'VE BEEN ON CONSTANT USE OF OXYGEN WITH A GENERATOR. I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GO OUT IN THE CAR WITHOUT OXYGEN ATTACHED. I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING BUT JUST KIND OF BE HOMEBOUND. ))
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And that's what led Evelyn Caldwell to this program.
She just underwent "lungshaving" about a week earlier-- and now she's exercising for 20- minutes at a stretch-- without oxygen.
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((DR. JONATHON TRUWIT: THE LUNGSHAVING IS EFFORT TO TAKE OUT WORST PORTION OF LUNG, STILL LEAVE A DISEASED LUNG BEHIND, STILL EMPHASEMATIST BUT THE HOPE IS INSTEAD OF LOOKING LIKE THE MICHELIN MAN INSIDE BECAUSE THEY'LL BE LESS INFLATED SO THE DIAPHRAGM WILL WORK BETTER.... ))
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And that means patients will breathe easier, and be able to exercise more.
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((WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO DO IS THE STAPLER IS LITERALLY SHAVING THEM OFF.))
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Still, the surgery does come with risks-- out of 32 patients who've been operated on, there has been one death.
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((DR. TRUWIT: WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG OUR IMPROVEMENT WILL LAST AND PATIENTS MAY COME TO LUNG TRANSPLANTS THREE, FIVE, SEVEN YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, SO THIS WILL NOT REPLACE TRANSPLANTS. ))
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To determine if they are candidates for the procedure, patients also have to undergo six weeks of rehabilitation.
That's even BEFORE the surgery.
If they're selected, they can expect to get right to work, the day after their operation.
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((EVELYN CALDWELL: WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL A YEAR AGO I STAYED IN BED FOR NINE DAYS. WHEN I GOT OUT OF BED AND COULDN'T WALK. SO YOU SEE GETTING UP-- EARLY AMBULATION IS A REAL KEY IS A REAL KEY TO THIS SURGERY AND EACH DAY YOU GAIN A LITTLE MORE STRENGTH AND YOU'RE ABLE TO WALK AROUND THE ROOM AND DO ANYTHING FOR YOURSELF.))
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So problem with the lungshaving treatment is that even after the operation-- the patient still has emphysema.
Another drawback is that medicare is no longer covering patients who undergo lungshaving.
The procedure has become so popular around the country-- Medicare may decide to study the treatment further.
Dr. Truwit is hoping that if a study occurs, U-V-A can be one of those test sites.
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pinnacle
For information about who is a candidate for the procedure, call the University of Virginia at 1-804-924-2804.
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5-Bald-Drug


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It just got a little cheaper to try to get rid of that bald spot.
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The F-D-A is allowing two companies to sell generic, non-prescription versions of Rogaine, the hair re-growth medication.
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That means consumers will be able to buy generic Rogaine-- known as minoxidil -- for much less than the original brand's suggested retail price of 30 dollars a bottle.

5-Sleep


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If you ask a mattress company, it appears many Americans would really like more sleep.
The company says a third of all American hit the snooze button on their alarm clocks-- an average of three times every morning-- translating to about 30 extra minutes in bed. 2-shot-toss
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The Hornets stung the Bulls last night-- and end their winning streak.
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Mike Stevens has those stats as well as the home opening win for the Salem Avalanche.

S5-Hoops


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday two minute sports ticker.
The Charlotte Hornets have the night off after their stunning upset of the Chicago Bulls last night at the United Center.
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Remember, the Bulls beat the Hornets by 34 just last Friday night at the Hive.
It looked like another blowout last night when Michael Jordan went airborne in the first half with one of his patented baseline jams.
But the Hornets got a boost when former Bull Pete Myers hit the three at the halftime buzzer from beyond half court to cut the lead 10 at intermission.
Dell Curry and Matt Geiger off all people would then come out smoking from three point range in the second half.
But there's always Jordan. Who on this play turns the Hornets into bowling pins with the flying slam.
Charlotte led by one and the Bulls had the ball with time running out.
But the shot won;t fall and the Hornets end the Bulls streak at home at 37 games this season with the 98-to-97 win.
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The win helped Charlotte increase its lead over Miami for the final playoff spot in the east to one and a half games.
The Only problem is they'll likely face the Bulls in the first round if they make it.

S5-Avalanche


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The Salem Avalanche returns to the home diamond tonight for game two in it's 4 game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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The Avalanche improved to 2 and 2 on the season thanks to some tough defense and solid pitching. Brent Crowther fanned 8 in seven strong innings.
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Designated hitter Brian Culp provided the offense. His triple in the bottom of the third scored Elvis Pena. 2 runs were all the Avalanche needed as 19 year old closer Luis Colmenares ended the game with a KO.
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Coming up at six, the Mouth of the South, Express radio personality Tim Woodburn is leaving for the AHL. Steve Mason will have the story. See ya then.

5-Stamp


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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon... and the U-S Postal Service is joining in the celebration.
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The new Boston Marathon commemorative stamp goes on sale in Boston Thursday one day before the rest of the country can buy it.
The stamp features a contemporary design showing a fleet-footed character reminiscent of the Greek god (HER-mes.)
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An estimated 38-thousand runners have registered for this year's centennial race, and organizers expect one and a half million spectators on the sidelines.

six-preview


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At the top of the newscast we told you about the tragic shooting at Lewis Gale Hospital.
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX, we'll take a look at the current security measures at the Valley's hospitals...
Plus what steps may be taken in the future to prevent similar incidents from happening.
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ANCHOR=Jean


A full report and more news of the day in just 30-minutes on NEWS-7 Six. See you then. Goodnight.