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News-7 at Five is coming up next:
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This stretch of highway is the site of another hazardous spill, forcing evacuations and causing traffic tie-ups.
A Marine from Vinton killed in a helicopter crash is buried today.
And why is the plug being pulled on probably the most famous television screen?
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Wx-Heads
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Ready for a really hot weekend? Hazy sunshine and 90's are a good bet.

Medical-heads


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Plus on Health Check, we'll have all the latest medical news of the day--
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from a new multiple sclerosis treatment, to ideas about the origins of schizophrenia.
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It's all coming up, on News 7 at FIVE.

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A tanker truck full of highly flammable liquid overturns in the median on route 220 in Franklin County.
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5-Franklin-wreck


ANCHOR=Connie
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Good Evening. This is NEWS 7 at FIVE, Connie Stevens reporting.
SS=Tanker spill


Traffic on 220 re-opened about an hour ago, but there's still concern over the chemical spill.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Nichols Transport rig wrecked shortly after 9-A-M.
The tanker was carrying Ethyl Methyl Ketone, what one emergency services official referred to as a highly- refined "paint thinner."
Several thousand gallons of E-M-K flowed from the truck.
In addition to the environmental hazard, there are safety concerns.
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((BENNY RUSSELL/FRANKLIN CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES: ))
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5-Wreck-Folo


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This morning's accident happened in nearly the same spot where another tanker wrecked last year.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./October 14, 1995; hold super


That rig exploded after it overturned--it spilled thousands of gallons of toluene (Tall-U-EEN).
The fire burned for about three hours as nearby residents had to be evacuated.
No one was hurt.
The driver, from North Carolina was convicted of improper driving and fined 50 dollars.
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5-Tech-Spill


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A chemical spill at Virginia Tech forced 75-people to evacuate a building today.
Hazardous materials workers were dispatched to the Forestry and Wildlife building where a canister containing a foaming agent ruptured.
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((DAVID NUTTER/VIRIGNIA TECH PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THEY SAW THAT WET AREA AROUND THOSE CANS AND THEREFORE THOUGHT THOSE CANS WERE LEAKING-THEY WERE NOT; THERE WAS NO SPILLAGE OF THE METHAL BROMIDE AND SO OUTSIDE OF INITAL IRRITIANT TO THAT FOAM AREA THERE WAS NO REAL SPILL AT ALL.))
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The foaming agent is used in cleaning tree roots out of sewers and can cause skin irritation.
No one was hurt.
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5-ValuJet


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The search in the Florida Everglades for remnants of the ValuJet plane crash is nearly a week old--
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but it will be two to three months before the government releases even a preliminary report.
Today, divers are waiting for biohazard suits to help them search the muck for bodies, and the fuselage.
An experimental radar that can locate items in the mud will be brought in on Monday.
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Meantime, the airline is delaying or canceling flights again today, as ValuJet planes are under the microscope.
Some travellers say at this point, they're more worried about being inconvenienced than crashing.

5-Boorda


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The question in Washington today--what made Admiral Mike Boorda take his own life?
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The Chief of Naval Operations apparently left two notes--
A government source says in one, Boorda expressed fear of a possible scandal over whether he'd worn Vietnam combat decorations he didn't earn.
The combat "V" recognizes exposure to personal hazard in hostile actions.
The Chief's citation doesn't list him receiving the decoration he'd worn.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a Marine from Vinton killed in a helicopter crash is remembered.
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And Megan's law is signed, alerting residents if a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
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On Health Check-- the latest medical news-- with reports on what's called stress incontinence, plus the latest on multiple sclerosis.
Later, Patrick Evans reports from Danville for the annual Festival in the Park, don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Stacey


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Marine Corporal Britt Todd Stacey was buried today with full military honors.
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The Vinton native died a week ago when two helicopters collided during a military exercise at Camp Lejeune.
This afternoon, fellow marines carried his casket to the gravesite in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
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A 1989 graduate of Wiliam Byrd High School, Stacey was remembered as a serious soldier who loved his family and looked out for the troops with whom he served.
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((MASTER SGT. HARRY BLAINE/U.S. MARINE CORPS: HE TOOK HIS JOB SERIOUSLY. HE DID THE BEST HE COULD AT ALL TIMES. HE CARED ABOUT HIS PEOPLE. WHEN HE PICKED UP CORPORAL, I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD LEADER, BECAUSE HE DID CARE ABOUT HIS PEOPLE.))
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Britt Stacey leaves his wife, parents and two brothers.
He was 26- years -old.

5-Megan's-Law


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From now on, Americans will know when a convicted sex offender moves into their neighnorhood.
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President Clinton today signed Megan's Law,-- named after a seven-year-old girl allegedly killed by a sex offender in New Jersey.
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((WE RESPECT PEOPLE'S RIGHTS BUT TODAY AMERICA CLAIMS THERE IS NO GREATER RIGHT THAN A PARENT'S RIGHT TO RAISE A CHILD IN SAFETY AND LOVE. ))
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Megan's parents, and the parents of several murdered children attended the signing.
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((MAUREEN KANKA/MEGAN'S MOTHER: IT'S A MEMORY THAT WE WANT OTHER PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO CARRY IN THEIR HEARTS AND TO REMEMBER SO THEY CAN PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN.))
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5-Smart-Highway


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A group of environmentalists has released a 22- page response to the state highway department's application to build the smart highway.
In its effort to to condemn land for the project in a conservation district, V-DOT recently answered a list of 92 questions compiled by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.
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But members of the environmental group say V-DOT hasn't proven the benefits will outweigh the costs to the environment.
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((SHIREEN PARSONS/SIERRA CLUB: THE SMART HIGHWAY IS NOT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, IT'S NEVER BEEN JUSTIFIED BY TRANSPORTATION OR TRAFFIC PROJECTIONS. IT'S NOT ABOUT RESEARCH, THE RESEARCH CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE. ))
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((IT'S PURE PORK, IT'S A BOONDOGGLE, IT'S GOING TO MAKE SOME PEOPLE SOME SHORT-TERM PROFIT.))
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The highway is intended to link Blacksburg to Interstate 81 and serve as a test-bed for intelligent vehicle research.
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22 years and they're still having fun, as Patrick Evans can attest to...
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((PATRICK EVANS: DANVILLE'S ENJOYING FESTIVAL IN THE PARK, WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT IT COMING UP RIGHT HERE ON YOUR HOMETOWN STATION, AFTER THIS BREAK.))
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5-D'VILLE-FESTIVAL


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From crafts to concerts, the Festival is on in Danville's Ballou (BAH-LOO) Park, and our own Patrick Evans is in the heart of the festivitiy.
He files this report from Southside.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE, "Upset" was the word of the day in Salem at the N-C-Double A softball tournament.
Next on Health Check-- it's a problem for millions of women, known as stress incontinence.
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For those who have mustered up the courage to talk to their doctors, there is treatment.
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5-Urinary


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Promising news for the more than six-million American women who suffer from what is known as "stress" urinary incontinence.
Researchers say a new procedure is showing a high success rate in correcting the problem.
Dr. Emily Senay has the details.
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At 54 Linda had classic symptoms of stress urinary incontinence...and it was starting to interfere with her life. LINDA KLEINER/PATIENT: WHEN I WOULD COUGH WHEN I WOULD LAUGH I WOULD LOSE URINE. IF I WOULD BEND DOWN TO PICK SOMETHING UP I FOUND MYSELF LOSING URINE. I ALSO FOUND IT WAS HARDER TO KEEP MY URINE I NEEDED MORE AND MORE TRIPS TO THE BATHROOM AND IT BECAME VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AND EMBARRASSING.
Unlike Linda, doctors estimate that about half of all women are too embarrassed to seek help. The problem occurs when the pelvic floor becomes weak usually from childbirth. Treatments have been available for quite some time...including exercises, medication and surgery done either through the abdomen or through the vagina. DR. ROBERT SALANT/UROLOGIST: THE SURGERIES HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY SUCCESSFUL IN THE SHORT RUN,
BUT THE LONG TERM SUCCESS HAS BEEN QUITE POOR---30-45%.
One of the reasons is---doctors used the abdominal wall to secure

sutures. A new procedure uses a different approach to treating the problem which occurs when the bladder falls through the pelvic floor. called the Vesica Procedure--doctors insert two small titanium screws into --the pelvic bone--, and using sutures--pull the urethra and the bladder up, so pressure from a cough or sneeze won't cause urine to leak. DR. SALANT: THIS YIELDS A MUCH STRONGER SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR STABILIZING THE URINARY BLADDER.
This technique has a couple advantages over older treatments for stress incontinence. First of all no major surgery is required just too small incisions.
Patients can usually go home the same, and the recovery is speedy with very minimal pain. DR. SALANT: IT IS SURPRISING HOW WELL THESE PATIENTS HAVE DONE WITH THIS PROCEDURE. I HAVE DONE SEVERAL HUNDRED OF THE OLDER TYPE OF ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES AND IN GENERAL PATIENTS TEND TO COMPLAIN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS OF LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN AND PULLING.
Though the procedure is relatively new, recent studies have shown it corrects the problem 94-percent of the time. And researchers believe that it is a permanent solution to stress incontinence and so far Linda couldn't be happier with the result. LINDA KLEINER:I NO LONGER LOSE MY URINE WHEN I'M LAUGHING WHEN I SNEEZE AND CAN BEND DOWN AND PICK THINGS UP. I'M NOT RUNNING TO THE BATHROOMS I WAS BEFORE AND I FEEL VERY FREE.
With such a high success rate in the latest studies, the vesica procedure is likely to become the most common way this problem is treated.
Doctor Emily Senay for CBS News, New York.))

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A new drug has been approved to help multiple sclerosis sufferers.
Avonex is said to help slow the progression of the disease, and decrease the number of flareups.
It's injectable, and administered once a week.
The price-tag-- about seven-hundred dollars a month.
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M-S is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system which slowly disrupts nerve impulses.
It causes vision and speech problems and loss of coordination, and in severe cases, paralysis.
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5-Schizophrenia


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A new study into the causes of schizophrenia.
Researchers have found misplaced nerve cells in the brains of some patients--
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it's just more evidence suggesting the affliction may be tied to early development of the brain during pregnancy.
The University of California Researchers study appears in the "Archives of General Psychiatry."
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5-Man-Care


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An obese New York man finally broke out of his Brooklyn home today.
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Michael Hebranko weighs nearly one-thousand pounds, and is a virtual prisoner in his own home.
He hasn't been able to walk for ten weeks,
He was confined to a loveseat and couldn't fit through his front door.
Today an ambulance crew freed him by knocking out a bay window.
A forklift truck helped him get into an ambulance for a trip to the hospital.
Hebranko suffers from gangrene and heart disease.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The 43-year-old was once was a spokesman for diet guru Richard Simmons' Deal-A-Meal program.
He lost 700 pounds, but started putting them back on a couple of years ago.
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Time now for sports-- where there was tragedy today on the track in Indianapolis.
Mike Stevens has the latest-- in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

S5-Stuff


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Godd afternoon everybody, we begin tonight on a horrible note, with news out of Indianapolis that the pole winner for this year's Indianapolis 500 has been killed during a crash in practice this afternoon.
37 year old Scott Brayton
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lost control of his car and hit the wall extremely hard flush on the left hand side.
He was knocked unconscious in the wreck and speculation now is that his helmet likely hit the wall.
Medical officials rushed Brayton to Methodist hospital, but he was pronounced dead a few minutes ago by a hospital spokesman.
Track officials say he driving a backup Lola-Menard and not the car in which he won the pole last Saturday.
Let's take a look at it one more time. The car traveled 420 feet from the time of the spin before it hit the wall.
it then went another 360 feet along the wall, before making a quarter spin and rolling another 600 feet and eventually coming to a stop.
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S5-Softball


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The rain stayed away from the Moyer complex in Salem this afternoon, but the upset bug made a surprise appearance as the defending national champions from California's Chapman College opened play.
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Chapman took a one to nothing lead on Iowa's Simpson College heading into the final inning.
But in the top of the seventh, the Strom's Chrissy Matthews hit this two run homer off first team all-american pitcher Christy Guidorizzi.
The homer proved to be the difference as the Storm advances to the finals of the winner's bracket with a 2-to-1 win.
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In the other game this afternoon, New Jersey's Trenton State _____ Allegheny of Pennsylvania ___ to ___.
Two game sin the loser's bracket continue tonight at 5 and 7.
Also, over in Salem - the Avalanche is back home at Memorial Stadium for a three game set with the Southern Division leading Durham Bulls.
Game time tonight is set for seven and it is Kroger umbrella night, with the first 250 fans in the door getting a free umbrella.
Coming up at 6. a preview of the first ever IROC race at Charlotte, and we'll hear from Avalanche manager Bill McGuire and take a look at the Red Wings dramatic win in game seven last night.
Have a a nice weekend everybody take a break

5-Kicker


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It is probably the most famous television set ever.
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And now the plug is about to be pulled on Time Square's 42-by-23 foot Sony Jumbotron.
Sony's six-year lease on the wall space above One Times Square expires June first.
Sony decided NOT to renew the lease in an effort to cut costs.
The Jumbotron has been in use since 1990, in advertisements, news, and even on the Late Show with David Letterman. The search is already on to find another tenant for the prime real estate.
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This region has seen its share of high speed chases recently.
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But as Keith Humprhy can tell us-- there's a new device that might just cut OUT the chase altogether.
ANCHOR=Keith
That's right Connie, SUPER=@Keith1;

it is called the stop stick...
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and it is being tested by the State Police right here in Salem.
The device can be deployed in about 30-seconds--- puncturing the tires

alowing them to slowly deflate.
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That story along with an update
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on the Tanker spill on Route 220 in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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And that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, have a good weekend. Goodnight.