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Up next on NEws 7-
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A seven year old pilot crashes while trying to set a record.
We'll have a live report.
A toxic situation forces hundreds to evacuate a Montana town.
And Pittsylvania County will have a spot at the Atlanta olympics.
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Wx-Heads
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Wow...from flurries to fun in the sun! Looks like we can enjoy another day or two just like it.

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On Health Check--
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that comes with using the substance "ephedrine"-- found in herbal stimulant recipes.
Plus, challenges to long-held theories about the causes of alcoholism.
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((IT'S LIKE FLOATING.)) ((IT'S SO GREAT TO BE UP IN THE AIR. ))
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A seven year old pilot took off yesterday with a dream-
Today that cross country flight is cut short when the plane crashes in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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The plane went down early this morning- killing 7 year old Jessica Dubroff, her father and instructor.
The Cessna had just taken off but witnesses say it never gained much altitude.
It was apparently bad weather at the time- reports of hail and thunderstorms.
Byron Harlan is at the scene with the latest. CUT TO BYRON
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(( Jessica Dubroff had all the confidence of a 7-year old with a mission, as she strolled onto the tarmac yesterday in Half Moon Bay, California to begin her trip.
As her friends and family gave her goodbye hugs, no one expected it would be the last time they'd see her alive. Jessica, her father Lloyd and flight instructor Joe Reid were all killed when the single engine Cessna Cardinal crashed just after take off this morning in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The weather may have been a contributing factor.
JOHN POWERS, CHEYENNE POLICE CHIEF: WINDY, HAIL, RAINING, PRETTY NASTY CONDITIONS.

The plane barely missed hitting homes in the residential neighborhood where it went down nose first.
NO NAME, PLANE WAS CLEARLY IN TROUBLE, COULDN'T GET ALTITUDE

At 4-feet, 2-inches tall, Jessica had to sit on cushions to see out the plane's window, and have extenders to reach the pedals. early yesterday, as she prepped her plane for the cross-country trip, she spoke of the joy of flying.
JESSICA DUBROFF: IT'S LIKE FLOATING... UP IN THE AIR.

Jessica hoped to become the youngest pilot every to fly cross-country. but the Guiness Book of World Records had stopped recognizing that catagory for fear of encouraging unsafe flights. Indeed, many are asking today what a 7-year old child was doing behind the controls of an airplane. On the CBS broadcast Up To the Minute yesterday, this was her father's answer to that.
LLOYD DUBROFF/FATHER: MY VIEW.. EACH AND EVERY FAMILY HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE HOW TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN... PARTICIPATE IN.

But whether that includes allowing a 7-year old child to pilot a plane in rain, wind and hail will be something for investigators to determine. Because for this child and her family, the adventure of a lifetime has turned into a horrible tragedy.))
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Workers are tearing down the site of a School massacre in Scotland.
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Crews demolished the gym at Dunblane primary school.
It was last month that a gunman opened fire there killing 16 students and a teacher.
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A flower garden will replace the gym until the townspeople decide if anything should be built on the site.
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A hazardous situation in Western Montana-
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A freight train jumped the tracks this morning- one of the tank cars is leaking chlorine-- 170 pounds of chlorine has seeped out so far.
Crews evacuated one thousand people in a four mile area around the crash.
15 people were taken to the hospital complaining of breathing problems.
Police also closed off Interstate 90, which runs next to the derailment site.
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A Boones Mill man is dead after a head-on collision in Botetourt County.
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The accident happened around seven last night on Carvins Cove Road.
38 year old Kenneth Wayne (VAY-den) Vaden died this morning from injuries suffered during the wreck.
Police believe he was speeding on the wrong side of the road when he hit another vehicle head on.
Five other people were sent to the hospital.
Police say alcohol may have been involved.
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Straight ahead--lawmakers and health officials bandage the budget of Radford University's nursing program--
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And a Pittsylvania High School is preparing for some world class performances including the summer Olympics.
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Plus-- it appears some men are losing their brains-- and getting pretty crabby in the process.
We'll explain this latest study of the amazing human brain, coming up on Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Throughout the country this weekend, organists will strike a chord in unison.
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Patrick Evans tunes us into this event, when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor
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The plane went down early this morning- killing 7 year old Jessica Dubroff, her father and instructor.
The Cessna had just taken off but witnesses say it never gained much altitude.
Here's byron harlan
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After budget cuts forced Radford University to scrap its College of Global Studies last year- officials are breathing a sigh of relief that a new nursing school building escaped the ax.
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Radford is planning a seven million dollar facility to house the Waldron College of Nursing and Health Services.
Governor Allen considered scrapping THAT proposal- so area legislators and health officials joined the university in an intense lobbying effort.
Last night, Allen spoke to Radford University president Douglas Covington and agreed to approve the project.
Covington says the building is critical to the nursing school, but there was even more at stake.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: BUT OUR CONCERN WAS THAT WE DIDN'T WANT TO CONTINUE TO RAISE EXPECTATIONS AMONG FACULTY, AMONG THE COMMUNITY, AMONG PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND THEN NOT DELIVER. I THINK THAT AFFECTS MORALE, IT AFFECTS CREDIBILITY. ))
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Radford plans to hire an architect this summer, and open the new school in three years.
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Anti-tobacco forces saw their hopes for a veto go up in smoke today.
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Governor Allen signed a bill.
The Virginia Group to Alleviate Smoking in Public says that bill limits the state's power to sue tobacco companies.
Six other states are suing to recover Medicaid costs of smoking- related illnesses.
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((ANNE DONLEY/VA. GASP: TAXPAYERS ARE SPENDING MORE THAN 200- MILLION DOLLARS EVERY YEAR FUNDING ...IT'S OKAY IF YOU DO A HIT AND RUN IN VIRGINIA.))23
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((ANTHONY TROY/TOBACCO INSTITUTE ATTORNEY: OUR APPLE INDUSTRY COULD BE AFFECTED WITH THE CONCEPTS ...HAPPENS TO BE TOBACCO ON THE HOOK OR ON THE FRONT FIRING LINE TODAY. ))
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The tobacco industry says the law simply protects the philosophy of "buyer beware."

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Democrat Mark Warner says he needs 17 hundred 51 party delegates across the state to win the U-S Senate nomination.
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Today, Warner says he's got almost twice that committed to him, and a three-to-one advantage over former Congresswoman Leslie Byrne.
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((THAT'S THE RESULT OF LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE STATE, GETTING THEM ORGANIZED, GETTING THEM TO FILE FORMS. I MEAN IT IS AN ARCANE PROCESS.))
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The Byrne campaign says she'll fight on despite the long odds.
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Local caucuses around Virginia Saturday and Monday will determine which delegates go the June convention in Hampton.
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The world's Largest Organ Recital will take place this week, with Roanoke serving as just one venue...
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At 6-PM sharp Sunday, the entire nation will play host to an Organ Recital like the world has never seen.
Roanoke is just one city that will hearthe sounds of Bach, DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK and Patrick Evans can tell us more.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Winston Cup drivers return to the track tomorrow for the First Union 400.
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And on Health Check--
The F-D-A warns there have been
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hundreds of complaints about herbal stimulants that use the substance ephedrine.
Although 15 people have died, one manufacturer calls the F-D-A's study-- quote-- pretty silly.
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The Food and Drug Administration is taking aim at an herb that one spokesman says is marketed directly towards young people for-- quote-- "the express purpose of catching a buzz."
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Sold also as dietary supplements, the products-- like Herbal Ecstasy-- contain the stimulant ephedrine-- also called mah-wuang.
Dozens of products contain the herbal stimulant-- and it's easy to buy.
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((JEFF SALT/RETAILER: WE GET A MIXED RESULT ACTUALLY. WE GET PEOPLE WHO SAY NOTHING REALLY HAPPENS WITH THEM. AND SOME PEOPLE THAT FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE AN EXPERIENCE WITH IT AND THEY ENJOYED IT. ))
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Federal regulators are warning that at least 15 people have died after taking ephedrine.
There are almost 400 reports of side effects-- ranging from heart attacks and seizures to psychosis.
But a government warning doesn't mean ephedrine will become any harder to buy.
Under a new law, the F-D-A must prove each version of the product is dangerous, before taking it off the market.
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((DR. DOUG ROLLINS/POISON CONTROL EXPERT: I THINK THIS IS A WARNING. IT'S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. UNFORTUNATELY IT'S ONLY A WARNING, THE WAY I UNDERSTAND THIS THERE'S SIMPLY NO TEETH BEHIND IT. AND PEOPLE SIMPLY WON'T HEED THAT WARNING. THEY WON'T STOP USING THOSE DRUGS. )) ((JEFF SALT: WHENEVER THERE'S A WARNING THEN THAT USUALLY CREATES AN OPPOSITE EFFECT. AND IT WILL DRAW A LOT MORE PEOPLE INTO IT. IT WILL DRAW MORE ATTENTION, CONTROVERSY USUALLY SEEMS TO BRING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WOODWORK, SO I IMAGINE WE'LL SEE AN INCREASE IN SALES NOW.))
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Promoters say the supplements bring euphoria, heightened sexual awareness, and enhanced athletic performance.
Herbal Ecstasy's manufacturer denies the herbal versions of ephedrine are harmful.

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Challenges to the long-held theory that alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases.
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Some attendees at a Harvard Medical School conference say biology is part of an addict's problem, but so are social and environmental factors.
They also say an addict's beliefs about alcohol or other drugs are crucial to treatment.
Researchers suggests therapists look into why people like to drink, and seek a process of gradual change requiring addicts to take responsibility for their behavior.
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Giving new legitimacy to "Grumpy Old Men."
A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania says men's brains shrink as much as 15-percent as they age-- making them downright crabby in the process.
It also effects memory and concentration.
The study found that women's brains shrink very little -- but they are smaller to begin with. 2-SHOT toss 2-shot-toss
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The 60th Masters Golf Tournament teed off today--
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Who's in the running to win the Green blazer? Mike Stevens can shed some light in tonight's Ticker.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday two minute sports ticker and the opening day of the 60th Masters gold championship.
As is tradition at the Augusta National Golf course,
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former champs Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead began the tournament around eight this morning.
The three golfers account for six Masters championship dating back to 1935.
Today's stars were right behind that threesome out of the tee box, and it didn't take long for left handed Phil Mickelson to move to the top of the leader board.
Mickelson shot an amazing 6 under 30 on the backside and finished the first round with a 7 under par 65.
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Bob Tway and Scott Hoch are two shots back in second place with five under par totals.

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After a week off, the Winston Cup stars will be back on the track tomorrow when the circuit wheels into North Wilkesboro for the First Union 400.
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A number of race fans believe this will be the final Winston Cup event at the half mile oval, despite recent reports to the contrary.
One driver who would hate to see the bull ring taken off the circuit is John Andretti, who made his NASCAR debut at the track in 1993.
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The track will also hold a special place in Terry Labonte's memory after this weekend.
If the Iceman makes the race, he will tie Richard Petty's record for consecutive Winston Cup starts with 513 straight races.
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Coming up at six, Roy Stanley checks in with a profile of the Ferrum College baseball team, that is ranked 10th in the nation this week.
Have a nice evening everybody, I'll see you later. take a break

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Pittsylvania County will share the spotlight when the masses descend on Atlanta for the Summer Olympics.
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The Tunstall High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble has been selected to perform for three days in Atlanta's parks and public plazas.
Last night, the award winning ensemble performed for family and friends.
But before the students can even begin preparing for the Olympics, they have to get through the next few days.
The 29- students left this morning to compete in the Winter Guard International World Finals in Dayton, Ohio.
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((ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS THAT ARE COMING UP? JAMIE WALLACE/EIGHTH GRADE: NOT AFTER TONIGHT, I WAS BEFORE TONIGHT BECAUSE PRACTICE HAS BEEN REALLY HARD LATELY AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD, BUT AFTER TONIGHT I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT AT ALL. JASON VOIGT/SENIOR: RIGHT NOW, AFTER THE PERFORMANCE WE HAD TONIGHT, I'M NOT WORRIED, I'M READY TO GO KICK. ))
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Taking part in the Summer Olympics will be a costly venture.
The Tunstall High School Music Booster Club is hoping to get donations from the community.
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His work is well-known in his native country... and now it is reaching a new audience here in the United States.
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Tonight at six we'll introduce you to (cor-NELL-yoo bru-DOSH-koo) Corneliu Brudascu, a Romanian artist with ties to the Roanoke Valley.
Join us for a look at his latest paintings, as he prepares for a new show at a Roanoke Gallery.
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That story and all of the news weather and sports in one half hour on NEWS-7 at SIX.
But before we leave tonight--let's head back out for a preview of the "World's Largest Organ Recital"
Thanks for watching, Goodnight.
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