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Up next on News 7-
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Two Halifax County school employees were arrested for drugs-
Today find out what the school system does to check employees for drugs.
A little boy who disappeared survived with the help of two dogs- Now police say a crime was committed.
Plus these kids are learning about law at a young age.
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Wx-Heads
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After a very chilly morning, temperatures are ready to soar. The warm weather details coming up.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check-- sexual abstinence and teenagers.
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Some say it's the best campaign to curb the teen pregnancy rate.
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A Halifax Elementary school gets some unwelcome attention after a teacher and custodian are arrested for cocaine possession.
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5-Halifax-Drugs


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Good Evening, this is News 7 at five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The two were charged Monday night after a deputy spotted the couple and another woman sitting in a car with crack cocaine and pipes used to smoke it.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the latest.
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Jean, news of the arrest has raised a lot of questions in the community
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In particular, what exactly is Halifax County's policy toward random drug testing of teachers?
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((KENNETH WALKER/HALIFAX SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED AND CONCERNED, WE VIEW ANY KIND OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE BY EMPLOYEES AS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER. ))
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Halifax County's Superintendent of schools was as surprised as anyone by news of the arrest.
37- year old Dorothy Ferrell taught second grade at Halifax Elementary for several years.
40- year old Jerry Ragsdale was a custodian there.
Dr. Walker says the school system is allowed to conduct random searches of some employees, such as bus drivers.
But teachers are exempt.
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((WE FOLLOW THE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND PROVIDE RANDOM TESTING OF PEOPLE IN SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITIONS, BUT WE'RE NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO DO RANDOM SEARCHES OF OTHER EMPLOYEES. ))
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This isn't the first teacher this year in Halifax County to be suspended without pay for criminal charges.
Elizabeth Brade--a teacher at Halifax County High school was charged earlier this year with 68- counts of writing back checks.
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Prosecutors say she was supporting a substance abuse problem.
(question: Were the second grade students told what happened?)


5-OK-Hearing


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The suspects in the Oklahoma Bombing case are in court today-
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Their attorneys are arguing against the death penalty.
Lawyers claim the 1994 federal death penalty in question is unconstitutional.
At a hearing, they said Attorney General Janet Reno violated federal guidelines by announcing her intention to seek the death penalty- even before arrests were made.
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5-Arafat


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Talk focused on peace at the White House today-
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Palestinian President Yassar Arafat and President Clinton met in the Oval office.
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((I WANT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE A SECURITY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE REGION.))
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This is the first time Arafat has been welcomed to the White House as a national leader.
Arafat's visits have been for ceremonial reasons like the signing of peace accords with Israel in 1993.
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5-Boy-Hoax


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It seemed like a miracle- A boy who disappeared with Down's Syndrome was kept alive with the help of stray dogs.
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But now prosecutors say the boy's disappearance was a crime.
The boys parents are now suspects.
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((DAVID COLE/PROSECUTOR: THE INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED THAT HAS GIVEN US REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THIS BOY DID NOT WALK AWAY FROM HIM HOME.))
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The mother and stepfather have not been charged- and there are other suspects as well.
It was March sixth, when ten-year-old Josh Carlisle vanished.
He survived three days in the cold with the help of two stray dogs.
The man who found him is not a suspect.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Will Jeffrey Dahmer's belongings go on the auction block to compensate his victims' families.
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And the future is cloudy when it comes to the historic Lukens building in Lynchburg-- Steve Smallshaw has a live report.
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Roanoke City has twice the state rate for teen pregnancy,
We'll hear what the Virginia Department of Health is recommending on Health Check.
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Patrick is at Claytor Lake with the Tech crew team--
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He'll fill us in on the sport--when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor

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Some questions have been answered. Others still remain in the wake of the arson investigation of the Lukens building in Lynchburg.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live from Lynchburg... Steve, authorities know someone deliberately set this fire, but do they know why?
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If they do, Jean, they're not saying... when fire marshal John Jennings
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released his report yesterday on the Lukens fire he said the investigation continues, but would not talk about possible suspects or motives.
Still more questions remain unanswered as to the future of the property.
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(( It took just a few hours for the Lukens building to burn Christmas Day... figuring out how and why it burned may take a few more months.
Fire investigators say an arsonist using techniques they'd never seen before set the blaze that gutted the historic structure.
While their investigation continues, the site remains filled with blackened rubble.
Owner Larry Halstead has been given a May 8th deadline to come up with a plan for cleaning it up... so far nothing's been done, and city crews are preparing to do the job themselves, then send the bill to Halstead.
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((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: WE HAVE PLACED THE INSURANCE COMPANY ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE CLAIMING A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS AND ASKING THE COMPANY NOT TO DISPERSE PROCEEDS WITHOUT TAKING OUR LIEN INTO CONSIDERATION.))
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But whether Halstead's insurance company pays off on his policy is another unanswered question.
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A lot of that will depend on whether authorities can ever determine who burned down the building. Jean?

5-DeBusk


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The vice-chairman of the Montgomery County republican party wants a shot
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at unseating ninth district congressman Rick Boucher.
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31 year old Thomas DeBusk announced his candidacy for the G-O-P nomination this morning.
He was campaign manager two years ago for Steve Fast. That's who Boucher defeated for re-election.
This is DeBusk's first time out as a candidate, but he says he's already been working to gather support.
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((TOM DEBUSK/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: I'VE ALREADY GOT A NETWORK OF PEOPLE AND I'VE ALREADY BEEN TRAVELING THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TO REACH PEOPLE WHO ARE GONNA SUPPORT ME IN MY CAMPAIGN. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I'M OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THIS RACE, I'VE MET A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE READY FOR A CHANGE. ))
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DeBusk is running against Patrick Muldoon of Giles County and former Tazewell delegate Barnes Kidd for the G-O-P nomination.

5-Dahmer


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Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer's belongings could go up for auction- but talk of an auction is causing a stir in Milwaukee.
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Lawyers for the victim's families say there may not be an auction at all.
Among the items possibly going up for bids- knives along with the refrigerator used to store the victims' heads.
Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys, some he mutilated and cannibalized.
Dahmer was beaten to death by a prison inmate in 1994.
A judge ordered his belongings sold last week to compensate the victims' families- The auction was organized after that.
The price of the items: one million dollars even though the items are valued at only about 100 thousand.
The attorney notes the recent Jackie Kennedy auction in New York.
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The long boats are in the water as Virginia Tech's crew team prepares for spring competition around the region...
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Rowing is a time honored tradition in collegiate competition from Oxford, England to Oxford, Mississippi, and even right here in Southwest Virginia.
Today, Patrick Evans finds out more about Virginia Tech's crew team from the shores of Claytor Lake.
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A former High School player of the year from Virginia is going pro early--Mike will tell us who it is in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
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And on Health Check--
Today is National Anxiety DIsorders Screening Day-- we'll have that, plus some of the other events planned for Mental Health Month.
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This is May Day-- a celebration of fertility since ancient times.
But the State Health Department wants to turn the tables-- by commemorating it as a day of sexual abstinence for Virginia's teens.
Around the state, educators met for a teleconference on teen pregnancy and abstinence.
First of all, according to the experts-- teen pregnancy may be the result of several factors.
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((KATHY LAMOTTE/TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION COORDINATOR: IT'S PART OF WHY WE AS A COMMUNITY NEED TO HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT APPROACHES BECAUSE THERE IS NO SINGLE, MAGIC BULLET THAT WILL WORK WITH EVERY KID, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TARGET DIFFERENT FOLKS WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONS FOR THINGS.))
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The Health Department's teleconference on sexual abstinence was beamed to more than three dozen sites across Virginia.
Here's an excerpt:
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((MAUREEN DURAN/"TEEN CHOICE":I KNOW MANY OF YOU HAVEN'T HEART-- WHAT THE HECK IS CHARACTER-BASED SEXUALITY? IN A NUTSHELL, IT'S PROVIDING A FOUNDATION FIRST AND PROVIDING KIDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT RESPECT IS, WITH THEMSELVES, WHAT RESPONSIBILITY IS. WHAT COURAGE AND FAIRNESS AND INTEGRITY IS, WHAT SELF-CONTROL IS ))
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State health officials say 80-percent of live births to Virginia's teens during 1993 were out of wedlock.
In fact, Roanoke City alone has twice the state rate for teen pregnancies.
On the other hand, Craig County has the lowest teen pregnancy rate in the state-- according to the most recent data.
Other studies find two-thirds of all cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur in people under age 25.
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((KATHY LAMOTTE: ADOLESCENTS ARE MODELLING ADULT BEHAVIOUR. WE HAVE A TENDANCY TO THINK, OH THEY'RE REJECTING OUR VALUES AND THAT KIND OF THING, WELL LOOK AROUND, THE RATES, EVEN NATIONALLY OF TEEN PREGNANCY AND OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHS REALLY MIRROR THE ADULT BEHAVIOR AND CHANGES.))
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Lamotte encourages all adults to act as role models to at least one young person-- as you may be the only adult reaching them.

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Meanwhile, at least one group wasn't wholly satisfied with today's teleconference.
In Richmond, Karen Raschke, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, said the seminar wasn't based on reality.
Rashcke says her organization would endorse an abstinence-BASED program, but she says an abstinence-ONLY program is out of touch-- since it doesn't educate teens about contraceptives.
Planned Parenthood says kids need to be taught the skills to say no-- but adults have a responsibility to provide accurate information-- that may save their lives.

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Across the country today, people turned out at 1500 mental health centers, for Anxiety Disorders Screening Day.
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((DIANE KELLY/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: IT'S NOT A DIAGNOSTIC SESSION, WE WON'T MAKE A DIAGNOSIS. BUT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THROUGH THE SCREENING THAT YES THIS IS A CONDITION YOU NEED TO HAVE CHECK OUT WITH ANOTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSION OR YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR. ))
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May is Mental Health Month.
Tomorrow, we'll be hearing more from Diane Kelly, as we interview her live from Hollins College. pinnacle
That's the site of a play dealing with mental illness, called "My Sister's Sister"
It will be held tomorrow, again at the Hollins College Theater, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are five dollars each.
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The play deals with a family's struggle with schizophrenia-- and tomorrow, we'll show you a few clips from it. 2-shot-toss
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One of college basketball's biggest names is dribbling his way into the
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Mike Stevens reveals who it is in tonight's Ticker.

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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the midweek two minute sports ticker.
Another college all-american has opted to leave school early for the NBA.
This afternoon, Allen Iverson the former Group Three-A state football and basketball player of the year in Virginia from Hampton's Bethel high school threw his hat in the draft.
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Iverson made the announcement at a newsconference at Georgetown this afternoon along with his coach and Mom.
He's says he plans to eventually get his college degree, but the opportunity to help his family financially was too great to pass up.
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Iverson is the first player in Thompson's 24 years at Georgetown to leave school early. That includes the likes of Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo.
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And speaking of those guys the NBA playoffs continue tonight with four teams on the verge of elimination.
One of those close to a sumer vacation is Phoenix, and Suns forward Charles Barkley knows it.
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((CHARLES BARKLEY/"THE CLICHE KING":))
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The ECHL Riley Cup finals continue tonight as the championship best of seven venue shifts from Charlotte to Jacksonville.
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Last night the Checkers beat the Lizard Kings 5-to-3 as Dennis Maxwell got Charlotte out of the blocks early giving the team a 1-to-nothing lead.
The Checkers also got great goal tending from Ken Shepherd, who makes not one but two saves to stop the Lizard Kings attack.
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Kimbe Daniels would get the game winner for the Checkers as he breaks the 3-all tie and Charlotte wins game two 5-to-3.
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Charlotte leads the series 2 games to none.
Much more coming up at six including Ralph Sampson, who was in Lynchburg earlier today.
Have a good night folks. take a break

5-Youth-Law


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As people across the commonwealth celebrate "Law Day" there is a new program in Roanoke County Schools dealing with the law and children.
This one is taught by police.
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The program is called "Youth for Justice".
Sixth graders at Northside Middle School are given an opportunity to evaluate current laws to see if they're necessary.
Officer Tom Kincaid says they do it in a way that's fun-- through skits and games.
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The young people say it's not a boring class.
They say the course is taught on their level.
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((TERRENCE BROWN/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: HE'S KIND OF ACTING LIKE WE ARE, BUT TEACHING US THE WAY OF LAW IN A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW.)) BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
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((ASHLEY KESSLER/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: THE WAY HE TEACHES IT HE MAKES IT REALLY INTERESTING. IT'S FUN.))
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This elective is taught throughout the school year.
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About a month ago, a News-7 investigation turned up a number of complaints against a local car-washing company.
But the new owner said she was going to wipe the slate clean... and make every customer a satisfied one.
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more on Professional Car Care Services... formerly know as V-I-P Customer Service.
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Jean, in the past few weeks,SUPER=@Keith1;

it seems the only thing cleaned was the company's headquarters.
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The office has been cleared out, the phone's been disconnected, and there's no forwarding address.
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Scott Prince has the latest on this story coming up
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in a half hour on News- 7 at 6.
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