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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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A high speed police chase ends in three deaths- Tonight Roanoke County police tell what they think-
Plus the suspect is charged. We'll have a live report.
Also eleven years after the Achille Lauro hijacking, an apology from a terrorist leader.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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Strong southwest winds this afternoon lift temperatures into the mid-80s. Up next a good chance of showers by early Tuesday. Medical-heads
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check--
A look at the Council of Community Services new report on the Roanoke Valley.
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Apparently, many people are still in desperate need of affordable medical and dental care.
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Roanoke County Police defend their decision to pursue a high speed chase, in the wake of a tragic accident that killed a couple and their baby.
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5-Police-Chase


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#596-06
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


A Vinton family was killed in Roanoke County yesterday after a suspect fleeing from police smashed into the family's car.
Police have now charged the man with 3 counts of manslaughter and various other traffic charges.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ron/Microwave


Today Roanoke County's police chief spoke out about the incident. Ron Jones is at the scene of yesterday's accident with details on that.
Live=Ron Full/Microwave
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This was the police chief's response to a pursuit that ended in tragedy. GRAPHIC MAP
The 12 mile chase would span from the 5000 block of Franklin Road on route 220 to the corner of Williamson and Plantation Roads.
Police say it all started around 1:40 Sunday afternoon.
An officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with tinted windows parked in a parking lot for a long period of time.
When the officer approached the car the chase was on.
They traveled on 220 to 581 North at speeds sometimes reaching as high as 90 miles per hour.
The suspect's vehicle took the Hershberger exit travelling and continued toward Plantation.
The vehicle struck another car --no one was hurt in that collision.
The chase continued west on Plantation Road.
Moments before the fatal collision police say the officer called off the pursuit but the suspect continued at a high rate of speed. GRAPHIC OF MOVING CARS
Police say the suspect vehicle went through the intersection at Williamson road at the same speed and plowed into a black Monte Carlo ejecting 36-year-old Lori Mason from the passenger side of the car into the street.
The driver of the Monte Carlo, 34-year-old Thomas Faucher-- both victims died at the scene.
Six- week- old Joleen Faucher was thrown from her car seat onto the side of road.
She later died at the hospital. TODAY'S COURT STUFF
The suspect that led police on the chase, 21-year-old Scott Carlton Allman, was uninjured.
Allman's wife was also in the car with him. She had to be cut out of the wreck and airlifted to a local hospital.
Live=Ron Full/Microwave
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5-Allman


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-08
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Scott Carlton Allman was arraigned this morning on three traffic charges- the latest in a series of petty offenses facing the 21-year old suspect.
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Allman asked the judge to appoint a lawyer to represent him... clearly stating that he knew FULL WELL that the latest charges carry jail time.
Allman said he has no job, no assets.
He said his wife doesn't have a job, either.
He doesn't even have a CAR, now, he said.
The manslaughter charges were added later in the day.
Before yesterday's crash he had been scheduled to appear in court this morning in Roanoke to answer charges of driving on a suspended operator's license.
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5-Arkansas-Tornado


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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Tornadoes ripped through Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight.
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Four people are dead in Arkansas- 50 others are hurt and hundreds of homes damaged.
A five and two year old were killed in Fort Smith along with a father and son in St. Paul, Arkansas.
The twister tore through Fort Smith's historical district- the force so powerful it threw bricks into the street.
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((VERNON ATTERBERRY/STUDIO DESTROYED: I DROPPED ON THE FLOOR AND WHEN I DID I BEGAN TO HEAR GLASS SHATTER AND BREAK AND THINGS BEGAN TO START MOVING AROUND.))
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In Oklahoma this tornado was captured on videotape.
It damaged homes, snapped trees and downed several power lines.
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Straight ahead-- a popular author and columnist dies after receiving a kidney transplant.
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and are you wondering what can be done about that unsightly junk car in your neighbor's yard? If you live in Roanoke, there's a new cleanup underway. We'll have details.
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ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check--
What's wrong with Roanoke?
We'll hear a few ideas, with a new needs assessment report out.
Most of the problems are rooted in health care, and substance abuse. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
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And today is Earth Day-- a day set aside to remember the precious--and limited-- resources we have in Mother Earth.
ANCHOR=Connie


Patrick Evans is visiting Alleghany County, where some youngsters are getting a first hand lesson. cc sponsor

5-Achille-Lauro


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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The leader of the terrorists who hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro apologized today.
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He says the hijacking in 19-85 was a mistake.
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((ABUL ABBAS/P.L.O. GUERILLA: AND THIS MISTAKE FOLLOWED OTHER MISTAKES FROM US AND FROM THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION.))
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Abul Abbas says his people were on the ship for the ride to Israel-
He says the hijacking only happened after a steward discovered weapons they were trying to smuggle.
He also apologized for the death of American Leon Kinghoffer.
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5-Mitsubishi


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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Some Mitsubishi workers say they're sexually harrassed on the job, but today thousands of other Mitsubishi workers stood up for the COMPANY.
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((YEA! YEA! E.E.O.C. DON'T SLANDER ME!!))
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About three thousand workers demonstrated at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
It's filed a sexual harrassment lawsuit against the company.
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((SOME OF THEM COULD BE LEGITIMATE. I DON'T KNOW. BUT NOT ALL OF THEM.)) 14:09:22 ((I THINK EVERYBODY AT THE WHOLE PLANT IS JUST GETTING BLANKETED WITH THIS STUFF AND IT'S NOT RIGHT TO TAKE A WHOLE GROUP OF PEOPLE AND SAY THE WHOLE GROUP IS WRONG.))
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The EEOC says it interviewed hundreds of workers and stands by it's lawsuit.
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5-Bombeck


ANCHOR=Jean
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Erma Bombeck has died-- from complications following a kidney transplant.
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The humor columnist had to wait three years for the surgery-- she had also battled breast cancer in 1992.
Bombeck's syndicated newspaper column appeared in more than 900 publications-- she also wrote 12 books.
Her works, such as "The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank" gained her fame for poking fun at life. Erma Bombeck was 69.
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5-Towing


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
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The city of Roanoke is serving notice on the owners of junk cars.
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Beginning next week, officials will begin enforcing a new ordinance that allows the city to tow inoperable vehicles from private property.
Representatives of the city's neighborhoods have high hopes for the new law.
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((SILVERINE JAMES/MELROSE RUGBY NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM: IT LOWERS THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY. IT LOWERS THE LOOKS OF YOUR PROPERTY AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS ARE BEHIND THIS 100 PERCENT? 100 PERCENT, 100 PERCENT!)) ((AL ARGABRIGHT/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM: A JUNK CAR IS JUST THE BEGINNING AS SOON AS THE CAR SITS THERE, GARBAGE STARTS PILING AROUND IT. IT'S A GOOD START TO GET RID OF THE JUNK CARS.))
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Under the new law, owners of junk vehicles will be notified of a violation. Then they will have fifteen days to correct the problem.

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Today is the 26nd annual Earth Day, a time when we're reminded how crucial it is to care for the earth that takes care of us.
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5-Earth-Day


ANCHOR=Jean
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Earth Day 1996 found students at Boiling Springs Elementary School in Alleghany County giving something back to Mother Earth.
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/StarLink

Weeks of preparation culminated in a day of planting and celebration. Patrick Evans joins us from Boiling Springs with more on the Earth Day events.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Stick around for more News 7 at 5-- Governor Allen in the role of T-V pitchman? He was today, promoting products made right here in Virginia. We'll have the story.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the medical community is taking interest in the
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power of prayer.
Some doctors believe religion is being overlooked as a clinical tool.
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((PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE. THAT'S THE TYPE OF PRAYER. WHEN YOU PRAY FOR HEALING BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY YOU PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL BE DONE ))
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5-Comm-Services


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
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Every five years the Council of Community Services sends out questionnaires to the CLIENTS of human service agencies-- and the people who run those organizations.
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The '95 assessment, much like the 1990 report, finds that many clients in the Roanoke Valley don't have access to basic medical and dental care.
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((KAREN MCCLELLAN/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: HEALTH CARE WAS STILL SEEN AS THE PRIMARY CONCERN BY THE CLIENTS AND TEEN PREGNANCY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN WERE SEEN AS MAJOR ISSUES BY THE PROVIDERS. ))
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The report also illustrates the need for more affordable child care, as well as financial assistance to the elderly, for buying medications.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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McClellan also notes that about one in four clients say they have experienced a high degree of anxiety, stress or depression in the last year-- illustrating the need for affordable counseling services.
McClellan says the report is user friendly-- it's available at Roanoke Valley libraries.

5-Thalidomide


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WRITER=cst
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A morning sickness drug that once caused thousands of birth defects is being tested again -- this time, against cancer.
Scientists say a form of Thalidomide is being used in small clinical trials on prostate patients and those with Kaposi's sarcoma--a cancer affecting many AIDS victims.
Separate trials will soon start on breast cancer patients and those with certain types of brain tumors.
Thalidomide was a tranquilizer and morning-sickness remedy in the 1950's, when it caused birth defects in 12-thousand babies around the world.

5-Healing


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NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
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Religion has long been a source of spiritual health-- but new evidence suggests it may also be good for your physical health.
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Some doctors are beginning to consider whether prayer has a place in medicine.
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It was the topic for a national conference this weekend, as some believe spirituality has long been overlooked as a clinical tool.
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((WILLIAM BISHOP:THERE ARE THREE PARTS TO EVERY PERSON...BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT. THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY HAS IGNORED THE MIND AND SPIRIT FOR TOO MANY YEARS.))
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Along with medicine, Dr. Dale Mathews prescribes specific prayers and scriptures for his patients.
He's leading the charge to incorporate religion in health care, provided the patient is willing.
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((DR. DALE MATTHEWS: I BELIEVE IN WHAT I CALL PRAYER AND PROZAC. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT PRAYER ALONE OR PROZAC ALONE IS ENOUGH))
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Carol Frazer agrees-- she has multiple sclerosis, her husband Bruce has Bell's Palsy.
While prayer hasn't healed them, it's provided peace of mind.
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(( BRUCE FRAZER: IT'S THE COMBINATION OF SPIRITUALITY AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE THAT IS SO MEANINGFUL TO ME.))
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Still, there's a great deal of skepticism in the medical community-- arguing there's no room for prayer in private practice.
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5-Steak


ANCHOR=Connie
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WRITER=cst
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GRAPHIC=Food & Safety


Lastly, here's the latest from the National Cancer Institute, settling the argument over how to cook a steak.
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The latest study indicates people who like their steak well-done have a much higher risk of stomach cancer than those who prefer it rare.
That's apparently because cancer-causing agents are formed when steak is heated to high temperatures-- and the longer it cooks, the worse the problem.
About 23-thousand Americans will be diagnosed with stomach cancer this year.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Time for Sports--a look back at a real GOODY'S yesterday in Martinsville.
ANCHOR=Connie

Mike Stevens has that plus news of a couple of N-B-A coaches who have lost their jobs.

S5-NBA


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NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
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Good afternoon everybody. The NBA regular season ended yesterday, and today two coaches were rewarded for their efforts by getting fired.
The Toronto Raptors fired Brendan Malone and replaced him Darrell Walker, who has just one year's experience as a coach in the league.
Malone by the way, turned 54 yesterday.
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The New Jersey Nets also cleaned house today firing Butch Beard. The Nets were just 30-and-52 this season.
But Beard probably trimmed his own job when he criticized his bosses and called his team a bunch of second line players a couple of weeks ago.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The Salem Avalanche is back in town tonight.
The team opens a seven day home stand this evening at 7 against Kinston. Winston-Salem will be in town later in the week.

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WRITER=Mike
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Yesterday's Goody's 500 turned out to another another great afternoon for Rusty Wallace.
The Martinsville dominator won a fourth straight Spring race at the track, and his first in 1996.
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Rusty led four different times in the race and ran up front for a total of 164 laps.
But a botched pit stop just past the halfway point dropped him back as far as seventh.
Jeff Gordon, meanwhile, had checked out on the field and appeared to be headed for his first win ever at Martinsville.
Gordon led a race high 210 circuits, but Rusty caught him with 11 to go, and passed him for the lead and the win.
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Dale Earnhardt finished fifth and took over the points lead from Dale Jarrett, who had brake problems, finished 29th and dropped to third in the points race.
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((DALE JARRETT/DROPS TO THIRD IN POINTS RACE:)) ((DALE EARNHARDT/NEW POINTS LEADER:))
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Gordon who has now posted six straight top three finishes, has moved from 43rd to 2nd in the points in the last six weeks.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Much more coming up at six including a look back at Stacy Compton's whirlwind weekend at the Speedway.
Have a pleasant night everybody. take a break

5-Allen-QVC


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-14
GRAPHIC=George Allen


54- million American households could have tuned in to Governor George Allen this morning -- and picked up an affordable Pocahontas throw rug to boot.
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The Governor was live on the QVC shopping network from Jamestown.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WELCOME QVC HERE AND YOUR VIEWERS. IN FACT, WE'LL HAVE A TOLL FREE NUMBER FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME AND VISIT AND SEE VIRGINIA THEMSELVES.))
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It's all part of QVC's weeklong tour of the Commonwealth.
The Governor-turned-spokesmodel says the state will spend about 40 -thousand dollars to reap at least 100- thousand dollars worth of advertising.
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((THAT'S JUST THE TOURISM ASPECT OF IT. WHEN YOU THINK OF THE LITERALLY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PRODUCTS THAT WILL BE SOLD. AND WHATEVER THAT DOES FOR WHATEVER THAT COMPANY IS, OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A GREAT VALUE FOR THAT I SUPPOSE.))
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The QVC mobile studio will be at the Roanoke Farmer's Market on Saturday.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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ANCHOR=Jean


Should the city of Roanoke adopt a modified ward system for electing its city council representatives?
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Residents will get to air their views at a public hearing tonight, but one central Virginia locality has operated under the ward system for two decades.
Keith Humphry is here to tell us more..
ANCHOR=Keith


Jean, Lynchburg has been electing its city council members under a modified ward system since 1976.
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Its council is made up of four ward representatives and three at- large members, with staggered elections every two years.
Members say representing a specific ward makes them more accountable to their constituents.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll hear more about Lynchburg's system in a half hour on News 7 at Six.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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