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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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Many americans may be in for a raise- as the house gets ready to vote on the minimum wage.
Is Toys R- US illegally beating out the competition?
Plus flowers everywhere. We'll show you this huge flower extravaganza.
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Wx-Heads
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Another sunny and pleasant forecast for Thursday. We expect highs again in the mid 80's.

Medical-heads


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Plus the world's top microbiologists have a serious warning--
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concerning the quality of water.
There's fear outbreaks of dangerous organisms may become more frequent.
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((MIKE STEVENS: IT'S POLE NIGHT AT CHARLOTTE AND THAT MEANS THE TWO MINUTE TICKER IS ON THE ROAD. I'LL JOIN YOU LATER IN THE NEWSCAST WITH A PREVIEW OF TONIGHT'S WINSTON CUP QUALIFYING FOR SUNDAY'S COCA COLA 600.))
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If you make the minimum wage or pay employees who do, you'll want to keep an eye on Congress.
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5-Nat'l-Wage


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The House is expected to vote at any moment- on raising the minimum wage.
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House democrats want to hike the minimum wage by 90 cents.
A Republican provision would exempt some small businesses.
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((REP. BRUCE VENTO/D- MINNESOTA: WORKING FAMILIES DON'T NEED POLITICAL GAMES.

THEY NEED A RAISE. THEY NEED EMPOWERMENT.)) 14:06:23 ((REP. JACK KINGSTON/R- GEORGIA: IT'S AN ENTRY LEVEL WAGE. I STARTED AT THE MINIMUM WAGE WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD. I WORKED THE MINIMUM WAGE IN THE RESTAURANT AND CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. I LEARNED SKILLS AND AS I LEARNED THEM I WAS PAID MORE. THAT'S HOW THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE CAPITALISTIC, FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM WORKS.))
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Kingston points out that 66 percent of minimum wage workers are part time, 39 percent are teenagers, and only TWO percent are over age 30.

5-Min-Wage


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How much would a minimum wage increase effect the Roanoke Valley?
According to the Virginia Employment Commission... very little, at least right now.
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Because of a competitive job market, most employers are forced to pay well ABOVE the minimum wage.
But down the road, a TOTAL wage increase could surface... possibly boosting inflation.
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((VIRGIL THOMPSON/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: IF AN EMPLOYER IS PAYING FIFTY CENTS ABOVE THE MINIMUM WAGE NOW. LATER ON HIS WORKERS ARE GOING TO PUT THE PRESSURE TO PAY 50- CENTS MORE. ))
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Thompson says only a handful of workers in the Roanoke Valley actually make minimum wage.
He says the majority of THOSE workers are day care employees.
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5-Allman


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The man accused of fleeing from Roanoke County police and causing a fatal traffic accident last month had a history of bad driving.
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In court this morning, a judge pointed out Scott Allman's 49 demerits for poor driving.
The 21-year old faced two traffic violations before the fatal accident.
One for failure to appear in court and the other for driving on a suspended license.
Allman was ordered to pay a 100- dollar fine and was placed on 12 months probation.
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Allman is accused of leading police on a high speed chase which resulted in the deaths of a Vinton couple and their infant.
Allman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month.
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5-Richmond-Murders


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Richmond police think they've solved one in a string of murders of older women over the last six years.
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Richmond's Golden Years Task Force today announced the arrest of an 18- year old woman for a 1993 murder.
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But five other Golden Years murders have occurred since the woman was incarcerated for other crimes last fall.
That leads Richmond police to Texas-- where a former Richmond resident told police he strangled his mother to death to rid her of demons.
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((JERRY OLIVER/RICHMOND POLICE CHIEF: WELL THIS YOUNG MAN THAT HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT IN THE PRESS ALREADY FROM OUT IN TEXAS, THE SIMILARITIES ARE SUCH THAT WE WILL SEND SOME OF OUR PEOPLE OUT TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE THIS.))
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The Richmond woman arrested yesterday allegedly beat her victim to death in the course of a robbery.
Other recent Golden Years slayings have been strangulations.


5-Ferry


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A ferry that sank in Africa yesterday- may have been overloaded.
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Officials say the boat was meant to carry only about 440 people.
But survivors say there were about 600 on board.
Searchers are combing the area but they doubt any more passengers will be found alive.
120 people survived in all- But its' feared at least 500 people drowned- so far only 29 bodies have been recovered.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- One county is going to the dogs-- and checking out their tags-- we'll explain.
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And it may be billed as the "world's biggest toystore" but now the federal government is taking on Toys R Us.
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On Health Check-- one osteoporosis drug may work even better than it's makers claim.
Plus, health care-- in the air.
We'll tell you about a new venture in global medicine. 2-SHOT
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Patrick Evans is on a coffee break--
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He has a live report from H and C coffee-- as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues. cc sponsor

5-Freemen


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Talks have broken off at the Freeman compound in Montana-
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Colorado State senator Charles Duke was serving as a mediator- He left the compound today.
Duke says the Freemen are unwilling to negotiate- they did not hold up their sides of agreements and he says they're using their children as shields.
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((CHARLES DUKE/MEDIATOR: RIGHT NOW THEY'VE GOT IT PRETTY GOOD. THEY'VE GOT CABLE TV. THEY'VE GOT A TELEPHONE. THEY'VE GOT RADIOS TO COMMUNICATE. THEY'VE GOT ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME AND REALLY NO MOTIVATION TO NEGOTIATE.))
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The stand off is in its 59th day.
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5-Toys-R-Us


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Toys "R" Us will face anti-trust charges.
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Federal trade regulators voted today to start legal action against the nation's largest toy retailer.
At issue are charges that Toys R Us pressured manufacturers not to sell some toys to rival retailers.
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((WILLIAM BAER/FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: MANY TOY MANUFACTURERS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO GO ALONG. TOYS R US HAS THAT MUCH CLOUT IN THE MARKETPLACE.))
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Toys R Us accounts for more than 20 percent of the 19 billion dollar-a-year retail toy business.
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5-Dog-Licenses


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If an animal control officer in Montgomery County shows up on your doorstep, you'd better have your dog tags ready.
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Animal wardens are going door to door in some neighborhoods checking for tags.
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((CHECKING DOG TAGS IN THE AREA TODAY, DO YOU OWN A DOG? NO WE DON'T OWN A DOG. NO DOG. ))
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It's an effort to prevent the spread of rabies.
You can't license your dog unless its had its shot.
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((AL VADEN/DEPUTY ANIMAL WARDEN: ANY DOG FOUR MONTHS OR OLDER, OR BECOMES FOUR MONTHS WITHIN IN THE YEAR PRIOR TO OCTOBER 31ST, YOU NEED TO HAVE A CURRENT RABIES INOCULATION FOR THAT DOG. ))
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The rabies shots are state- mandated.
Most COUNTIES require the purchase of tags to support animal control operations.
Some also require cat licensing, though Montgomery County does not.
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H-and-C Coffee has roots in the Star City-- and it's latest project is growing with the latest in roasted produts.
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stocks bump next

5-H&C


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The sign has been a landscape hallmark for decades, and the coffee itself starts the day for many people across the Roanoke Valley.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/PATRICK


Of course we're talking about H & C Coffee, and Patrick Evans is on the scene to see what's perking.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Two Minute Ticker is live in Charlotte North Carolina....Mike Stevens will check in with us.
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And on Health Check-- the surprising results of research into salt consumption.
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The findings-- if you're healthy, salt may not increase your blood pressure.
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((THE MAJORITY OF US DON'T NEED TO WORRY. ))
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health bump next

5-Rocky-Mountain


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A case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever has been identified in the New River Valley.
The regional health office says a 10-year-old child from Pulaski developed the disease, carried by dog ticks.
The child was hospitalized, but has been released and is doing fine.
Virginia usually has about 20 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever each year.
Health officials have been concerned there might be more cases of tick-borne diseases this year, because the tick population has been growing.

5-Water-Safety


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A serious warning about the safety of America's drinking water....
A new report says disease outbreaks are becoming increasingly likely, even in developed countries.
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To blame-- growing populations and decaying infrastructure.
Meeting before the American Society for Microbiology, the 65-member team of scientists, say unless something is done, the U.S. will see more incidents like the one in Milwaukee in 1993.
25-percent of that city's population was debilitated, and 100 died when the city's water supply was contaminated with the organism, cryptosporidium.
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5-Lymphoma


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Good news, in the study of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Researchers at the University of Michigan may have discovered a way to target and destroy cancer cells, and shrink tumors in patients.
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In nearly three-quarters of the patients tested, researchers say tumors shrank or disappeared with little or no side effects.
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((DR. MARK KAMINSKI/UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN:I THINK THE KEY HERE IS QUALITY OF LIFE. THERE ARE SOME PATIENTS WITH SOME FORMS OF LYMPHOMA THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY CURABLE WITH ANY FORM OF TREATMENT. AND FINDING NEWER APPROACHES THAT ARE NOVEL AND BASED UPON VERY DIFFERENT PRINCIPALS MAY OFFER THAT HOPE.))
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Trials are continuing, and researchers are now working with the F-D-A to get the therapy to market.

5-Hip-Fractures


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A drug to help women fight osteoporosis may do a better job than is actually advertised.
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So says a new study, which finds the drug-- Fosamax by brand name-- can cut the risk of a broken hip in half.
Osteoporosis is a weakening of bone that strikes about 25-million Americans, mostly aging women.
The study will be presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, in the Netherlands.
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5-Salt


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Traditional thinking about salt has been, if you cut the salt in your diet, you cut your risk of high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease.
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But now, Canadian researchers are offering a new twist to the conventional wisdom.
They believe that in healthy people, salt does not raise blood pressure.
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((DR. ALEXANDER LOGAN/UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: HEALTHY PEOPLE CAN STOP WORRYING ABOUT CURRENT CONSUMPTION OF SALT. ))
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But not for people who have certain health problems-- they may want to reach for low-or-no-salt foods.
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((DR. ELLEN BURGESS/HYPERTENSION SPECIALIST: THOSE KINDS OF PRODUCTS MAY BE OF VALUE IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE HEART FAILURE OR OTHER EXTREME DISEASES. ))
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Before you stock up on chips and other high-salt snacks, some critics say it's important to know that the company that makes Campbell's Soup paid for the study-- its soup is often high in sodium.
The study's authors say the soup-maker did not control the report.
It's published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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5-Flying-Hospital


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The first international flying hospital is now in service-- eventually providing medical care in developing nations and disaster areas.
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The plane is sponsored by Operation Blessing International-- funded by Pat Robertson.
Former President George Bush was on hand, to commission the aircraft.
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((ANY DEFINITION OF A SUCCESSFUL LIFE MUST INCLUDE SERVICE TO OTHERS, AND IT WAS BASED ON A VISION I HAD OF CARING CITIZENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES, PULLING TOGETHER AND CLAIMING SOCIETY'S PROBLEMS AS THEIR OWN. ))
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The plane will be staffed by volunteer medical personnel.
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S5-CHARLOTTE


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Close to a hundred thousand fans are expected in Charlotte tonight as the Winston Cup cars take part in time trials for Sunday's Coca Cola 600.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/MIKE


Mike Stevens is on the fast track with the Two Minute Ticker and a preview..
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It is considered the best garden show in the entire world.
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The annual Chelsea Flower Show in London, England.
Nearly every single bloom has been forced to flower ahead of its time.
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((I THINK THAT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS ACCELERATE NATURE TO ACHIEVE AN EFFECT THAT SUITS THE DATE OF THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW. ))
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The growers fool the flowers into believing summer has come, using artificial sunlight to bloom, or chilling them to prevent premature blossoms.
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((ANDREA PARSONS/GARDEN DESIGNER: IN A GARDEN THIS WOULD TAKE FIVE OR TEN YEARS TO ACHIEVE. WE HAVE 18 DAYS OR SO. WE HAVE TO USE A LOT OF TRICKERY. ))
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It takes 30-thousand plants and a 200-thousand dollar budget for the show--
The displays are designed to look as though they've been there forever and at their peak the entire week.
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An alarming number of juveniles are finding themselves on the wrong side of the law-- even right here in Virginia.
Jean/Keith double boxes


Keith Humphry is in our newsroom with details on a three part series begining tonight.
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Teresa Hamilton examines crime committed by young people and the impact it's having on Southside.
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Drug busts are routine in Halifax County, but the problem continues to grow.
Authorities there say juveniles are arming themselves and selling drugs... in record numbers.
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Police admit it's hard to get young dealers off the street--especially because they can earn nearly a thousand dollars a night.
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We'll have more on the problem tonight at six in part one of "At Risk: Kids and Crime".
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