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Up next on News 7-
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The minimum wage goes up for vote. We'll tell you what lawmakers decided.
The U-S government is bringing in more equipment as the Freemen standoff enters Day 60.
Plus one local company's stock goes from ten dollars to 100...
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Wx-Heads
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Looks like the sun will go away as we head into the holiday weekend. The complete forecast straight ahead.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check-- is it the fountain of youth, or a dangerous compound?
We'll have a report on D-H-E-A.
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Plus, ticks are everywhere this year, not just in the woods.
And the diseases these parasites carry can be deadly.
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Video-Open


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A raise may be on the way for many of America's workers.
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5-Min-Wage


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The bill raising the minimum wage 90 cents cleared the House this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


That came after lawmakers refused to exempt many small businesses from having to pay the wage.
Republicans wanted that exemption, while Democrats opposed it.
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((REP. CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD BY RAISING THE MINIMUM FOR SOME PEOPLE. TAKE TWO GIANT STEPS BACK BY EXEMPTING MILLIONS FROM OVERTIME AND THE MINIMUM WAGE ALTOGETHER.)) 14:02:00 ((REP. PAT SCHROEDER/D- COLORADO: I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS IS ABOUT POLITICS. IT'S NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT'S ABOUT PAYCHECKS.))
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The bill raises the minimum wage from 4.25 to 5.15 an hour.
The overall legislation still must pass a final vote.
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5-Gun-Smuggle


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Federal agents crack down on the smuggling of automatic weapons from China into the United States.
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((GUN GOING OFF ))
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Federal agents arrested seven people in San Francisco and confiscated about two thousand assault rifles.
It's described as the largest seizure of smuggled automatic weapons in U-S history.
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wipe wipe wipe

5-Freemen


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wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


Trucks carrying portable power generators are roaring toward the Freemen compound.
The F-B-I may use them so it can cut off electricity to the compound without affecting other people nearby.
But the Deputy Attorney General says a decision has not been made yet to turn off the power.
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((JAMIE GORELICK/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE HAVE BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO ACHIEVE A PEACEFUL NEGOTIATION HOPING THAT WILL BE THE RESULT, BUT WE PRESERVING ALL OF OUR OPTIONS.))
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The Freemen are flying a U-S flag upside down to mark the departure of a government mediator.
They say they don't recognize the authority of federal agents.
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5-Limbaugh-Suit


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The Rush Limbaugh book-banning case will be decided in federal court.
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It was last Thursday that a teacher took a Rush Limbaugh book from a boy at Montvale Elementary School.
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Today lawyers for the boy's father filed a lawsuit claiming the school violated the constitution.
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((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/LAWYER; WE HAVE ASKED A FEDERAL JUDGE TO ASSESS THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS AND ASPECTS OF THE CASE AND TO ENTER AN INJUNCTION RULING WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE BOOK TO BE RETURNED TO JASON.))
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The boy is a fourth grader.
He was reading Limbaugh's book, "THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE" in class when his teacher snatched it from him.
School officials said the book was not appropriate reading for students, because it had the word condom in it.
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The incident made national headlines when Limbaugh defended the boy during his nationally syndicated talk show Tuesday.
Limbaugh said the incident was politically motivated.

5-Leftwich


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HE says Roanoke police used brutal force... but apparently the COURT sees things differently.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 10;


30-year old Steven Leftwich was convicted on four counts of assault.
He was fined four-thousand dollars and sentenced to four years in prison, but his jail time will be suspended after two years.
Back in February, he and a friend were pulled over by police.
Authorities say Leftwich resisted arrest, and then provoked a fight with police... landing himself, two officers and a state trooper in the hospital.
Leftwich maintains it was police who instigated the whole incident... by choking and beating him.
He remains free on bond pending an appeal.
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5-Knowles


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Eighteen year old Vanessa Knowles says she did everything she could to protect her mom from her dad, but she could not save her life.
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Michael Knowles is charged with breaking into the house in Christiansburg where Angie Knowles had moved with the couple's children.
Vanessa testified she heard her parents arguing and saw her father pointing a shotgun at her mother's stomach.
Vanessa says she wasn't able to move the gun and finally stuck her finger in the barrel in a desperate attempt to stop the bullet.
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((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: I DIDN'T KNOW AT FIRST BECAUSE I WAS IN SHOCK, AND LATER ON I LOOKED DOWN AT MY FINGER AND THE TIP OF IT WAS GONE. ))
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Judge Patrick Gray-beal certified six charges against Michael Knowles, including murder, malicious wounding, burglary and firearms violations.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- check your wallets-- are your 100-dollar bills legit?
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And Optical Cable is making its mark on Wall Street-- as the local company enjoys soaring stocks.
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It's TICK-Check today, on Health Check.
We'll tell you about some dangerous tick-bourne diseases, and what you can do to avoid them. 2-SHOT
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Patrick is checking out the Roanoke City Market for this week's Growin' It.
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He's spotlighting the plants and flowers there, a full report when NEWS-7 at Five returns. cc sponsor

5-Derailment


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A C-S-X train ran off the tracks in Botetourt County this morning.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The train was hauling grain from Indiana to North Carolina, when nine cars derailed in the Oxbow section of the county.
C-S-X officials don't know yet what caused the accident.
They hope to have the track cleared later tonight, and repaired by tomorrow.
No one was hurt.
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5-Optical-Cable


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A little more than a decade ago, Optical Cable was just a small startup company in Roanoke County.
Now it's the talk of Wall Street.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The share price of the fiber optic cable company has surged since it began selling its shares to the public last month.
Optical Cable stock started out at 10- dollars- a- share.
Earlier today it broke the 100- dollar barrier.
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((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES & COMPANY: THE STOCK'S RECEIVED HUGE PUBLICITY ACROSS THE U-S. INVESTORS' BUSINESS DAILY, CNBC, WALL STREET JOURNAL, QUITE A FEW DIFFERENT MEDIA TYPES HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTING THIS STOCK AND ITS DONE EXTREMELY WELL SINCE ITS IPO CAME OUT IN APRIL.))
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Hartman is a stockbroker with Edward Jones and Company. He says buying a single stock like Optical Cable is an aggressive investment.
He suggests consulting with a financial advisor before making such a purchase.

5-Goals-2000


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A new development in Virginia's political sideshow over Goals 2000 federal education money.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


The state Board of Education -- appointed mostly by Governor George Allen-- says it MAY finally accept the money.
That's only if it can get a guarantee the state can use it all for computers and new technology.
Joe (Gwa-REE-noh) Guarino is with Virginia Citizens for Excellence in Education -- a new conservative Christian group.
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((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: THEY COULDN'T NECESSARILY SAY NO WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN FACT MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE FEDERAL LEGISLATION. ON THE OTHER SIDE, THEY COULDN'T JUST SAY "WELL YOU'VE MADE THE CHANGES. WE'LL ACCEPT IT NOW."))
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((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: WELL IT DOES SEEM THAT THERE'S AN IRONY WHEN YOU SAY THAT WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE MONEY BECAUSE THERE'S STRINGS, AND THEN YOU PASS A RESOLUTION TELLING THE LOCALITIES THAT IF YOU TAKE THE MONEY, YOU MUST USE IT FOR COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE. I GUESS WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER. AND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION'S ACTIONS ARE EXTREMELY INTRUSIVE ON THE LOCAL DECISION-MAKING.))
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Most of Virginia's local school boards have asked the Governor to drop his opposition to Goals 2000.
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If you're looking for flowers and plants there's one obvious place you may have forgotten.
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((PATRICK EVANS: PLENTY OF GORGEOUS FLOWERS ARE YOURS FOR THE PICKING DOWN ON THE ROANOKE CITY MARKET. WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE VARIETIES YOU CAN FIND, THAT COMING UP NEXT HERE ON NEWS-7 AT FIVE. ))
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stocks bump next

5-growin-it


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What can you find on the Roanoke City Market this time of year?
Besides lots of restaurants, the Historic Farmer's Market is blooming with flowers and plants.
That's the topic of tonight's Growin It, here's Patrick Evans with a report.
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Don't go away, job interviews are underway for head coach of the Charlotte Hornets-- Steve Mason has the story.
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check--
The controversy over what could be the pharmaceutical equivalent of the
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Fountain of Youth.
We'll hear what believers-- and skeptics are saying about D-H-E-A.
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((AT THE VERY LEAST I WOULD THINK THAT SOMEBODY TAKING DHEA SHOULD BE SEEING A PHYSICIAN WHO COULD LOOK AT LIVER CHEMISTRY, TO CHECK FOR HEPATITIS, TO MEASURE MALE AND FEMALE SEX STEROID LEVELS AND TO MONITOR THE PATIENTS FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS. ))
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health bump next

5-Rocky-Mountain


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As we told you yesterday, a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever was identified this week in Pulaski.
The diagnosis of a ten-year-old girl marked the first confirmed case in the state this year.
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((JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: HISTORY WAS ABOUT TWO WEEKS PRIOR THEY HAD A TICK THAT WAS IMBEDDED ON THE PATIENT AND HAD BEEN PULLED OFF SO IT'S ALMOST CLASSIC FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER.))
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The patient had a fever and muscle aches for several days before seeing her doctor.
She then developed a rash on her wrist and palms.
After a few days in the hospital, she's now doing well and recovering at home.

5-Ticks


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As some say, there's a bumper crop of ticks out there-- particularly thriving this year.
These parasites can carry dangerous diseases-- not just Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but also Lyme Disease and Earlichiosis, just to name a few.
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One way to prevent yourself from getting sick, is to keep your pets safe, as well.
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Consider using a tick repellant on your animals, one with a pyretherine-base that's safe to use everyday.
A tick collar can also help-- as can a spot check, to de-tick your animal every night.
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((DR. MARK FINKLER/VETERINARIAN: LOOK UP AROUND AROUND THE EARS, CHECK AROUND THE NECK RUN YOUR HAND OVER THEM, FEELING FOR ANY BUMP THAT MIGHT BE A TICK IF YOU SHOULD FIND ONE. I LIKE TO USE A PAIR OF TWEEZERS OR FORCEPS, AND ACE HERE DOES NOT HAVE ANY TICKS ON HIM FORTUNATELY BUT I WOULD PART THE FUR, GRASP THE TICK DOWN NEAR IT'S MOUTHPARTS WHERE IT'S ATTACHED TO THE SKIN, STAND THE TICK UP ON IT'S HEAD AND PULL STRAIGHT OUT. I WOULD NOT TWIST OR ROTATE, JUST PULL STRAIGHT OUT.))
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It's also important to avoid getting any part of the tick on yourself, to prevent the spread of toxins.
Also, you don't have to be in the woods to meet up with ticks, this year, they are everywhere.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Worldwide, there are more than 800 tick species-- 100 of which can carry diseases.
Just as with humans, tick-bourne diseases can be deadly in pets if they're not treated in time.

5-Estrogen


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A 16-million dollar nationwide research project aims to find out if estrogen can help prevent Alzheimer's disease in women.
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Some eight-thousand women will be studied for nearly a decade, to see if the hormone makes any difference.
The Alzheimer's Association supports the study-- but is urging women who want to participate to discuss it with their doctors first.
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5-Aging


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A controversial over-the counter anti-aging product is now being stocked in pharmacies and health stores.
It's called D-H-E-A-- for De-Hydro-Epi-Androsterone.
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((
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((IT'S THE WONDER DRUG OF THE CENTURY.))
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Studies are just now getting underway-- and there are some who believe D-H-E-A is the next wonder hormone.
It's made by the adrenal gland, sometimes referred to as the mother hormone because it is transformed in the body into a whole host other very important hormones, including cortisone and the sex hormones: testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen.
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(( DR. JOHN NESTLER, ENDOCRINOLOGIST, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY: IN ANIMAL STUDIES THE ADMINISTRATION OF DHEA HAS BEEN SHOWN TO DECREASE OBESITY, PREVENT DIABETES, DECREASE CANCER RATES, PREVENT ATHEROSCLEROSIS, IMPROVE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND EVEN PROLONG LIFESPAN. SHEILA LEVY/PATIENT: MY MEMORY JUST CAME BACK TOTALLY, THE WAY IT HAD BEEN YEARS AGO, AND I REQUIRED LESS SLEEP, IT WAS JUST LIKE TURNING THE CLOCK BACK.))
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When we're young, our bodies produce DHEA in large quantities, but starting in our 20's the amount decreases as we age.
DHEA was discovered in 1934, but just last summer researchers announced findings suggesting that restoring DHEA levels in older people may have a significant effect on aging.
But there's concern that not enough study has been given to DHEA's safety.
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((DR. MORTON TEICH/ALLERGIST: POTENTIALLY IT CAN CONVERT INTO TESTOSTERONE AND ESTROGEN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BREAST CANCER, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER AND SO ON.))
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((DR. JOHN NESTLER: I DON'T THINK DHEA SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR COMMON CONSUMPTION. I THINK DHEA HOLDS A LOT OF PROMISE. BUT WE NEED TO DO MORE STUDIES IN MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE IT'S RELEASED IN THE MARKETPLACE. ))
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((SHEILA LEVY, PATIENT: I JUST FELT WONDERFUL AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I SAID LAUGHINGLY I WOULD HUNT AND KILL FOR.))
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Connie VO-NAT


The reason DHEA is back on the shelves is because it is being marketed as a dietary supplement.
Under a new law, dietary supplements are much harder for the FDA to regulate, because they are no longer considered drugs or medicine.
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2-shot-toss
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More qualifying in about 30-minutes at the Charlotte Motor Speedway tonight.
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Here's Steve Mason with the latest from the oval.

S5-Charlotte


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Good afternoon folks and welcome to a busy Thursday afternoon with the bulk of the regional sports news taking place in the Queen City of Charlotte.
First Mike Stevens reports on tonight's second round of Coke 600 qualifying, that gets underway at six.
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S5-Stuff


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In other news from Charlotte, the Hornets just might have a new head basketball coach.
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San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Dave Cowens left Charlotte Douglas International Airport today after spending all of yesterday with team officials. Even though the job is not his yet, he's already talking about the Hornet's future.
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((DAVE COWENS/SPURS ASSISTANT COACH:))
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SUPER=03-Denver;


From the hard wood to the freezer, game three of the NHL Western Conference finals is on tap tonight in Denver as the Avalanche will try and take a commanding 3 games to none lead.
The Detroit Red Wings have played without captain Steve Yzerman. That should change tonight.
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((STEVE YZERMAN/RED WINGS CAPTAIN:))
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More sports coming up at six, see ya then.

5-bills


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They were re-designed and supposed to be counterfeit-proof.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


But at least 14 fake hundred dollar bills have already surfaced in Virginia.
To those who know their money -- the bogus bills are easy to spot.
But the fakes were passed at four locations in Hopewell, five in Petersburg and four in Chesterfield County.
A Secret Service agent says the counterfeits don't have Benjamin Franklin's watermark portrait.
They also lack a special polyester thread and color shifting ink.
The new 100 dollar bills were introduced in March.
It was the first recognizable change in U-S currency since 1928.
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six-preview


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Keith Humphry will be along with more news including the series "At Risk: That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, goodnight. Kids and Crime" tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.