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ANCHOR=Jean

Up next on News 7 at Five-
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The heat is on- unusually hot weather across the region.
It's also affecting some schools tomorrow.
Plus a standoff at sea in California.
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Wx-Heads
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More record highs around Virginia again today...tomorrow will almost be as hot then it all breaks by Wednesday. Medical-heads
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Plus, a health lesson into meningitis--
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As Floyd County High School deals with a case.
We'll have the causes, and the likelihood of infection.
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5-HEAT


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#596-10
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Good evening I'm Jean Jadhon and this is News 7 at 5.
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While some Roanokers tried to beat the heat most braved today's high temperatures by working early and working smart.
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((BILL BLACK - VALLEY RESIDENT I'VE BEEN RESTING AND DRINKING PLENTY OF LIQUIDS AND I'M QUITTING NOW AND IT'S JUST ABOUT TWELVE O'CLOCK. IT'S TIME TO QUIT; HIGH NOON.))
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Today's temperatures soared again into the low to mid 90s forcing some schools to send students home early.
Classroom temperatures at Cave Spring Junior High School topped 85 degrees before students left for the day.
For now the school is without air conditioning.
But that should change by next year.
The County board of supervisors recently gave its approval for air conditioning and other renovations to the school.
Doctors warn the elderly and children to stay indoors on days like today.
They also say if you have to work outside, drink plenty of fluids and wear light-weight, light-colored clothing.
Remember too, the warning signs for heat stroke- headaches, dizziness, and weakness.
If you have these symptoms it's best to see a doctor.
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5-Schoolwatch


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The extreme heat has caused some schools to change their schedules for tomorrow, Tuesday. TAKE BOARDS-SCHOOLWATCH
In Henry County, middle schools will dismiss students at 11-30.
High school students will go home at 11-45 and elementary students at 12-30.
In Martinsville, grades Kindergarten through three will dismiss at 11-30 tomorrow morning, grades four through six at noon, and grades seven and eight at 12-30.
Also Patrick County schools will close at 1:30 on Tuesday.

5-Thorpe


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V-M-I's rifle instructor will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of a young boy.
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Last month 10-year-old John Pickral died after an accidental shooting at the school's rifle range.
The youngster was hit when Jim Thorpe's gun accidentally fired.
Thorpe told authorities he thought his 3-80 caliber pistol was empty when he pulled the trigger.
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In a prepared statement, Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Saunders said the incident did not warrant charges because it was not a willful act and that Thorp had no intention of endangering the boy.
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5-Supreme Court


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The U-S Supreme Court sent down two long awaited rulings today.
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Justices warned lower courts- to be more careful about approving large jury awards.
They threw out a 2-million-dollar payment to an Alabama man who wasn't told that his new car had been repainted to hide acid rain marks.
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The second decision threw out a voter-approved amendment to the Colorado constitution.
The amendment would have banned laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- An explosion in Lardeo Texas near the offices of the F-B-I. But was the government agency a target?
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And new clues into the cause of the devastating crash of Valujet Flight 592. We'll have the latest on the search in the Florida Everglades.
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On Health Check-- treating kids with speech and hearing problems.
The success rate is actually very high-- we'll show a few tools of the trade 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
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Patrick Evans discovers that your Hometown Station is "The Cat's Meow", literally.
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He'll have more for us from Troutville, as he visits the Apple Barn this evening. cc sponsor

5-Laredo-Expl


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An explosion in Laredo, Texas today- not far from an F-B-I office.
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Authorities are now trying to figure out if it had any connection to the federal office.
The blast took place outside the building that houses the F-B-I in Laredo.
Officials say they're skeptical of phoned in claims of responsibility because they came after the blast.
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5-Sea-Standoff


ANCHOR=Jean
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A standoff at Sea.
The fisherman who's holding the coast guard at bay- today yelled Anti-Government comments over his two way radio.
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The standoff began yesterday when the Coast Guard asked permission to board the fishing boat-
The fisherman demanded a search warrant but the Coast Guard said it doesn't need one.
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((JIM BLIES/FISHING BOAT CAPTAIN: ROGER THAT. ROGER THAT. YOU KNOW YOUR GOVERNMENT DOESN'T HAVE TOO GOOD A TRACK RECORD LATELY ABOUT KILLING PEOPLE. I'M NOT GONNA TAKE THAT CHANCE. YOU PEOPLE RUN AROUND LIKE COWBOYS. I'M JUST NOT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE.))
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(Blayz) Blaes says he'll permit one official on his boat, only if they're unarmed.
The Coast Guard says it is prepared to wait it out, until the man runs out of fuel or comes into port.
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5-Valujet


ANCHOR=Jean
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Rain is interfering with the search for more wreckage from a ValuJet plane today.
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SUPER=03-Dade Co, FL;


Meanwhile more evidence that an explosion may have taken place before the crash.
Those oxygen canisters in question were reportedly loosely packed in cardboard boxes and placed on top of loose tires.
Now investigators say a piece of one canister was found inside one of the tires.
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((INSIDE THE TIRE THEY DID FIND TWO PIECES OF METAL THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY ARE N-CAPS TO THESE OXYGEN GENERATORS.))
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Meanwhile crews are testing out new Bio-hazard diving suits that they'll use in the search.
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5-Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Jean
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The Southern Virginia College in Buena Vista has new owners and a new agenda.
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This morning school officials announced they're planning to convert the 130-year-old school into a 4 year co-ed college-- complete with new dorms.
A group of educators and businessmen with ties to the Mormon Church bought the school last month.
The college had been struggling financially and was scheduled to close its doors.
The NEW school officials anticipate opening this fall with full accred-itation and a student body of 250.
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5-Va-Downsize


ANCHOR=Jean
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The jury is still out on turning government services over to private contractors.
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That's the latest word from Virginia's House Appropriations Committee.
The Democratic-controlled committee is trying to measure the cost savings of last year's buyout of 59-hundred state worker contracts.
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Lawmakers cite a private contract for medical care at one maximum security prison as an example of "outsourcing" gone bad.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WHAT WE HAVE IS A PRETTY BAD SITUATION IN GREENSVILLE, IN THE MEDICAL ATTENTION TO INMATES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. I MEAN IT JUST SEEMS TO ME IT'S UNUSUAL IF NOT ALARMING THAT SOMEONE WITH DIABETES DIES OF GANGRENE. THAT'S NOT DONE IN 20TH CENTURY MEDICINE AS I UNDERSTAND IT.))
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Governor Allen -- still on his Asian trade mission -- is a major advocate of the so- called privatization movement.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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From crafts to cobbler, the Apple Barn has a little something for everybody, and Patrick Evans is doing some investigating...
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5-APPLE-BARN


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While it may not be "Apple Blossom Time" just yet, the Apple Barn in Troutville is chocked full of interesting things. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans takes a look inside the Apple Barn, where there's even something for the die-hard Channel 7 fan.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE, He isn't exactly what you'd expect in a college commencement speaker--after all he's green and likes to sing. But he made quite a hit when he picked up his honorary degree.
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus, health experts are working together,
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monitoring a case of meningitis at Floyd County High School-- a teacher is being treated for the disease.
We'll talk with the Director of the New River Valley Health District.
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((WE SEE A LOT OF CASES IN THE EARLY SPRING OR WINTER AND WE DON'T KNOW WHY BUT THEY TEND TO BE CYCLICAL. ))
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5-Meningitis


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
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In Floyd County, health experts are warning against panic, as a Floyd County High School teacher has been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis.
The teacher is being treated at North Carolina Baptist hospital in Winston Salem, and has been moved out of intensive care.
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The teacher's family has received antibiotics against meningitis, so have a few of the teacher's students at Floyd County High-- but just as a precaution.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: WE AREN'T TALKING ABOUT CASUAL, SOCIAL OR PERSONAL CONTACTS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOUSEHOLD OR PERSONAL SOCIAL CONTACTS WHERE YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO THEM WHERE YOU WOULD SHARE EATING UTENSILS, THAT YOU WOULD SHARE DRINKING GLASSES, THAT YOU WOULD KISS, THAT YOU WOULD SHARE A TOOTHBRUSH. ))
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In fact, the risk of acquiring meningitis is very low-- there are about 70 meningococcal infections reported each year in Virginia.
There are two major forms of the disease-- bacterial and viral-- the Floyd teacher has bacterial.
Currently, the North Carolina hospital is trying to develop a sub-type of the teacher's case-- to better track the course of the disease
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((STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT 5-10% OF THE NORMAL POPULATION, THOSE OF US CARRY THOSE OF US THAT CARRY THE BACTERIA IN OUR THROATS AND NEVER GET SICK WE'RE SORT OF ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS. ))
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Symptoms of meningitis may include:
--Fever,
--Headache
--Stiff neck & back
--Nausea
--Skin rash
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The patient may also be sleepy or confused, with muscle ache and chills-- a rash may also be present.
Symptoms usually appear anywhere from two to ten days after exposure.

5-Infectious


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The world as we know it may be on the brink of a global crisis in infectious diseases.
That's the warning from the World Health Organization, which says overuse
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areas, international travel and poverty are threatening health.
The U-N agency is concerned about the spread of untreatable forms of malaria and tuberculosis, and the emergence of the deadly AIDS and Ebola viruses.
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5-Ryan-White


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Another five more years of federal assistance for people with AIDS-- as President Clinton today signed the Ryan White CARE Act.
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The bill has awarded some 350-million dollars in funds for AIDS treatment and patient services.
President Clinton today also announced an additional 52-million dollars in funding to help AIDS patients get the drugs they need.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Ryan White died of AIDS in 1990, at the age of 18.
He had become a national symbol of the struggle of children with the fatal disease.

5-Speech-Hearing


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Sta
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May is national speech and hearing month.
And, today intern reporter Stacey Martin tells us how to detect early signs of speech and hearing problems in children.
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When Nicholas Carr was two years old his parents began to worry.
He couldn't speak like other children.
He couldn't even say the word "daddy."
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((LINDA CARR/NICHOLAS' MOTHER: IT WAS A LITTLE SCARY BECAUSE MY CHILD WAS NOT PERFECT AND I WAS A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE. ))
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Nicholas was diagnosed with an articulation disorder.
He was sent to Valley Elementary School in Roanoke County for help.
Here, he works with Karen Black, a speech pathologist trained in helping children overcome problems like stuttering, voice sounds, and a weak vocabulary.
She uses cartoon board games and coloring books to make sessions fun for kids-- and a mirror to teach basic speech skills.
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((KAREN BLACK/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: HE NEEDS TO ACTUALLY SEE IT IN THE MIRROR SO HE KNOWS WHAT HIS MOUTH IS DOING. IF I HOLD THE MIRROR UP AND TOLD HIM TO STICK HIS TONGUE OUT, HE COULD SEE IF IT WAS OUT OR NOT.))
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The success rate for treating children with speech and hearing problems is high.
Of those cases detected early, about 75 percent have no noticeable symptoms by the time they're in the fifth grade. standup tag
Karen Black says that by age two children should be able to say a minimum of 10 words and should be making simple sentences.
If they can't do this and if they can't speak at all then parents need to seek help
Reporting for News 7, I'm Stacey Martin...Roanoke County. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


In sports Michael Jordan is named the NBA's Most Valuable Player this afternoon--
ANCHOR=Connie


and despite the heat the Blue Ridge high school baseball tournament is taking center stage today in Salem. Mike Stevens has our Monday Two Minute Ticker.

S5-Baseball


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Good afternoon everyone. We start our Monday ticker on the diamond where the Blue Ridge District tournament is in full swing over in Salem. The district coach and player of the year selections were made this afternoon.
Alleghany skipper Gary Rice has been selected Blue Ridge coach of the year.
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Rockbridge County pitcher Greg Stubble was named the Blue Ridge District player of the year award. In addition to his pitching duties, Stubblefield batted .519 this season and was tied for the district homerun lead with 4 dingers.
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((GREG STUBBLEFIELD/DISTRICT PLAYER OF THE YEAR:))
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Salem topped Stubblefield and his Cats 5-1 in the tourney semifinals today at Municipal Field.
The Spartans scored 3 runs on four hits in the bottom of the first. The Spartans Jeff Akers singles to right that plates Greg Harrison and Seth Moore, 2-1 Spartans. They go on to win 5-1.
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Over at Salem Municipal Field, William Byrd beat Lord Botetourt 3-nothing. Tim Sink's one bagger in the bottom of the fifth gave Byrd a 2-nothing cushion.
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to set up the championship match up with Salem. That game began at 4:30 and is in the middle innings at this time. We will have a complete report of the Blue Ridge District title game between Salem and William Byrd.
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S5-Jordan


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For the fourth time in his career Michael Jordan is the recipient of the NBA's most valuable player award.
Surprisingly, Jordan received a staggering 96 percent of the votes cast, the highest percentage ever received by any player since the media began voting in 1981.
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Jordan led the Bulls to a league record 7 _ wins this season by averaging 30 points a game.
He also pulled down 543 rebounds and recorded 352 assists.
The award is apparently just the ammunition Jordan needs in his quest to become a very rich free agent at the end of the year.
Earlier today Jordan told the "Chicago Tribune" that he plans to play two more years in Chicago and his bottom line asking price in 36 million for the two years.
That is probably a bargain when you consider Patrick Ewing made 18 point 7 million this past season.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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In one other NBA note, Jordan's former teammate Horace Grant will not be in uniform tomorrow night when the Bulls host the Magic in game two of their best of seven eastern conference final.
Grant twisted his left elbow yesterday, and his status for the rest of the series is up in the air.

5-Kermit


ANCHOR=Jean
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We know him as the reluctant object of Miss Piggy's affections--but from now on you can call him "Doctor" Kermit.
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SUPER=03-Southampton, NY;


The Muppet character received his "Doctorate of Amphibious Letters" degree yesterday from Long Island University's Southampton College. Kermit also gave a five minute commencement address, telling graduates it was time for them to leave the swamp.
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((KERMIT THE FROG: AS WE SAY IN THE WETLAND, RIBBITT, RIBBITT, KNEE DEEP, RIBBITT, WHICH OF COURSE MEANS MAY SUCCESS AND A SMILE ALWAYS BE YOURS EVEN WHEN YOU'RE KNEE DEEP IN THE STICKY MUCK OF LIFE. ))
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Southampton College is know for its Marine and Environmental Sciences programs.

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ANCHOR=Jean


He dropped out of Virginia Tech three years ago, but it wasn't until last week that his parents found out about it.
Brad Wagner is now home with his family in Bristol, Tennessee.
But his story has many parents asking-- How could his family be so naive?
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more.
ANCHOR=Keith
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Jean, officials at Virginia Tech believe Wagner's parents weren't naive at all.
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Even if a parent or guardian is paying their child's tuition, school records can only be released to the student.
ANCHOR=Keith


That's the law.....
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ANCHOR=Jean And we'll tell you a little more about it on News- 7 at six.