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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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The Air Force is reassigning three officers- after the investigation of the crash that killed Ron Brown.
Who wins in Israel. We'll have the latest.
Plus the work of these elementary students is saving eight- hundred trees.
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Wx-Heads
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Looks really chilly for this time of year. Sheltered valleys in the highlands may drop into the 30s.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check--
Deciphering what's really in your medical bills.
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Plus, we'll have advice on strengthening your back, after an injury.
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The Air Force re-assigns three officers after investigating the plane crash that killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The three commanded an airlift wing based in Germany.
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While the action comes as a result of the crash investigation, top brass
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say that investigation is not complete-the crash is still under review.
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((COLONEL DOUG KENNETT/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: THE ACTION TAKEN BY GENERAL HEFFELBAUER DOES NOT INFER ANY JUDGMENT REGARDING THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT OR THE INVOLVEMENT OF THESE THREE INDIVIDUALS. IT INDICATES SIMPLY HE'S LOST CONFIDENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES.))
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Kennett says the three will be re-assigned.
They have not been forced out of the service.

5-Israel-Elections


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It's too close to call in Israel.
No official winner in the race for Prime Minister.
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As of right now Opposition Leader Benjamin (Net-an-YAH-hoo) Netanyahu holds a paper thin lead.
Incumbent Shimon Peres could still hang onto his spot. He trails Netanyahu by less than one percent.
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5-Local-Israel


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A Virginia Tech professor fears for the future of the Middle East if
(Net-an-YAH-hoo) Netanyahu wins.
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William (Ox-enwald) Ochsenwald has lived in Israel and studied the Middle East extensively.
He predicts much more suspicion between a (Lee-KOOD) Likud- led Israeli government and the Palestinians.
And he says peace agreements with Syria and Lebanon are now highly in doubt.
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((WILLIAM OCHSENWALD/VA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: THE CHANCES FOR PEACE WILL BE LESS, PARTICULARLY WITH SYRIA. I'D SAY THEY'VE GONE TO ABOUT ZERO NOW, AT LEAST FOR THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO. AND OF COURSE IF THERE'S NO PEACE WITH SYRIA THERE'S NO PEACE WITH LEBANON. ))
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(Ox-enwald) Ochsenwald says the Palestinian peace agreement was President Clinton's greatest foreign policy achievement, but now it could lose some significance.
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Virginia is now alone in its battle with the federal government over Goals 2000.
New Hampshire filed its paperwork by today's deadline to allow local school divisions to apply for the education funds if they chose.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Where does that leave Virginia?
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In a political mudfight, with one more month to change some minds
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or lose almost seven million dollars.
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Governor George Allen chose deadline day to blast Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer for opposing him.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HERE THEY ARE TELLING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION TO DENY OUR WAIVERS. AND I JUST, YOU KNOW THAT'S I THINK UNFORTUNATELY DISLOYAL TO VIRGINIA AND OUR POSITION.))
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The Governor went further in a letter to Beyer, saying the Democrat's position that Goals 2000 didn't come with strings attached was "strikingly hypocritical."
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That's after Allen's appointees to the State Board of Education requested a "no strings" agreement and got a public "no way" from the U.S. Department of Education yesterday.
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Lieutenant Governor Beyer says, as for the charge of disloyalty, he'll stand with Allen when he thinks he's right -- and has done so on issues like the Governor's new school testing program.
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Well in a letter from U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley to the Allen Administration, those minimum requirements to accept the funds include:
-- the state must have a comprehensive plan focused on helping all students meet certain academic standards
-- local school agencies must be allowed to compete for the funds -- and some money would be used for teacher training
-- and the state must report how it uses the funds and how many children benefit.
Virginia now has 30 days left to think about that before the money's divided up between other states.)
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Straight ahead--the National Spelling Bee is wrapping up, contestants from throughout the country have already been stung.
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Conservative care for spine problems-- we'll hear about some of the ways to heal after a back injury.
The story, plus, deciphering your hospital bills...advice from the experts, on Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Patrick is checking out the Farmer's Market in Salem--
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That's the topic of tonight's Growin It-- when NEWS-7 returns. cc sponsor

5-Curfew


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Kids may not like curfews, but President Clinton says they're needed.
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He's urging communities to use curfews to cut down on youth crime.
The President told a church audience, young people need more order and structure in their lives.
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((IT BASICALLY SAYS IF YOU'RE YOUNG, AFTER A CERTAIN TIME YOU OUGHT TO BE HOME, NOT ON THE STREET WHERE YOU CAN GET SHOT OR FALL IN WITH A BAD CROWD.))
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Clinton says kids under 17 would have to be in by eight on school nights, eleven on weekends.
He says the curfew already in place in New Orleans has cut down on youth crime.

5-Diversity


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Scholars from across the country converged on the area this afternoon, focusing on serious issues in America.
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It is called a "diversity dialogue,"--with topics including racism and sexism.
Organizers hope discussions like these will help combat multicultural problems in the 21st century.
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((PAT HARBOUR/DIVERSITY DIALOGUE: THIS IS SORT OF THE RESEARCH STAGE AND WHAT I CALL IT IS ORGANIC RESEARCH IN THAT WE BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER SO THAT IT'S DYNAMIC. AND SO EACH ONE OF THESE DIALOGUE SESSIONS THIS YEAR AND THEN NEXT YEAR IS REALLY ABOUT GETTING DATA. ))
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Harbour says it's important NOT to offer a quick fix for social issues.
She says it will likely take years before any real solutions are offered.
Diversity Dialogues like these have already taken place in Washington D- C, and San Francisco.
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5-Phone-Book


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Some Roanoke Valley elementary school students were rewarded this afternoon for recycling.
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Students and Kroger stores teamed up to collect more than 47 tons of phone books.
This first grader from Herman L-Horne Elementary school picked up more the 38-hundred books.
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((LAURA KEITH/COLLECTED 3,879 BOOKS: MY DAD. HE HELP ME GET EM.))
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The first-runner up attends Fishburne Park.
The second-grader collected about 27-hundred directories.
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((HALIE DAVIS/COLLECTED 2,717 BOOKS: WE COLLECTED THEM AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE WENT TO BUILDINGS AND OFFICES.))
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Students from Penn Forest also too part.
Bell Atlantic officials say the recycling saves about 800 trees.

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What's down at the Salem's farmers Market this time of year? We sent Patrick Evans out to check for this week's Growin It.
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(Patrick ad lib)

stocks bump next

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The Salem Farmer's Market offers local farmers and growers a place to share their goods with the public in an open setting. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us to let us know when the peak season for the market will arrive.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE...Mike Stevens tells us about some minor penalties facing the Virginia Tech basketball program.
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And on Health Check--
Chiropractor and Physical Therapist
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Rick Sidor (CIDER) explains his plan of action for healing back pain.
It's often patients who bear a good bit of responsibility.
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((I'M GOING TO SEE THEM ABOUT A HALF HOUR TO 45 MINUTES DURING THOSE THREE TIMES A WEEK THAT LEAVES AN AWFUL LOT OF HOURS DURING THEM REST OF THE WEEK FOR THEM TO UNDO WHAT WE'VE DONE. ))
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5-Spine-Doctor


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The region has another spine specialist-- this one focuses on conservative care.
Dr. Rick Sidor (CIDER) with the Spine Rehab Center is a trained chiropractor AND physical therapist.
He's got a host of treatments, to improve back trouble.
The goal-- to increase strength, flexibility and endurance.
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((DR. RICK SIDOR/SPINE REHAB CENTER: WE DO SOME OF THE MORE TYPICAL TRADITIONAL THINGS INVOLVED WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY AND CHIROPRACTIC. WE HAVE MODALITIES USING ULTRASOUND AND MUSCLE STIMULATION TO HELP RELAX MUSCLES AND MUSCLE SPASMS. DO A LOT OF HANDS ON WORK, ALMOST LIKE A MASSAGE BUT IT'S NOT A FEEL GOOD MASSAGE. IT'S A MASSAGE THAT GETS INTO WORK OUT MUSCLE SPASMS. I USE MANIPULATION WHEN IT'S CALLED FOR TO FREE UP SPINAL JOINTS THAT BECOME RESTRICTED. ))
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And then there's exercise-- and lots of it.
Robin Short demonstrates some of the techniques she does at home, and in her sessions-- to help her back heal.
She was in a car accident last August-- she's endured intense pain, and at one point lost the use of her right arm.
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((ROBIN SHORT/PATIENT: HE'S HELPED ME BUILD UP AND AS MUCH AS I DIDN'T WANT TO ADMIT IT THE EXERCISES HAVE HELP MORE THAN ANYTHING THE THERAPY AND MASSAGE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AND EVERYTHING BUT THE DAY TO DAY STRENGTHENING WITH THE EXERCISES, THAT'S WHAT HAS HELPED KEEP IS STRONG IN THE LONG RUN.))
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Studies have found the best predictor of long-term disability from back pain is a person's general fitness level.
This is why Sidor focuses on body alignment and TOTAL fitness- as aches and pains often hide their true sources.
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((A LOT OF TIMES WHAT WE FIND IS SOMEBODY WHO HAS CHRONIC NECK PROBLEMS WILL ALSO HAVE SOME WEAKNESS IN THE SHOULDERS AND SOME OF THE NECK MUSCLES ARE TRYING TO DO WHAT THE SHOULDER MUSCLES ARE NO LONGER DOING. BECAUSE THEY ARE WEAK SO THEY GET CALLED UP ON DO ACTIVITIES THAT THEY MAY NOT BE MADE TO DO AND THAT'S WHERE THE SYMPTOMS MAY ARISE. ))
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Personal responsibility is also a significant part of Sidor's rehab program.
What a patient learns here must be practiced at home, too.
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Sidor points out that humans lose about five percent of their strength and cardiovascular function each decade.
For Americans though, that loss is more like 13-percent each decade.

5-Hospital-Bills


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Yesterday on Health Check, we talked about some of the technical wrangles patients face, sorting out their medicare or private insurance.
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More on the topic today, as 60-to-90 percent of hospital bills contain some sort of error-- and it's usually in favor of the hospital.
One source of confusion for patients may be that after a hospital stay, you might receive two sets of statements:
One from the hospital, and another from the professionals-- the physicians who were involved in treatment, but who don't work for the hospital itself.
So first you'll get a statement, but it's important to request an itemized listing.
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((JAN SEDORIS/R.N., AUTHOR: IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THIS BECAUSE THE CONSUMER SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE ASSURANCE THAT THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY IS GOING TO AUTOMATICALLY CHECK FOR ERRORS AND AUDIT ALL HOSPITAL BILLS.))
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Nancy Collins and Jan Sedoris have been conducting audits for hospitals for more than 15- years.
Now they've written a consumer guide to understanding hospital bills--- the

book details the most common errors.
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((WE JUST RECENTLY DID ONE WHERE THERE WERE DUPLICATING CHARGES FOR OPERATING ROOM TIME, RECOVER ROOM TIME, ANESTHESIA, AND AFTER WE LOOKED AT IT, THE BILL WAS HALVED BECAUSE OF THIS. NANCY COLLINS/R.N., AUTHOR: SOME OF THEM ARE COMPUTER ERRORS. THE PULMONARY SCREEN EXAM WHICH USUALLY RUNS AROUND A HUNDRED DOLLARS SHOWED UP ON THIS BILL AT 37-THOUSAND 148 DOLLARS. A KEY COULD HAVE BEEN HELD DOWN TOO LONG OR TOO MANY TIMES BUT WHEN WE SAW THIS BILL IT WAS DEFINITELY A RED FLAG. THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH A SIMPLE PULMONARY SCREEN.))
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While odds are you WON'T find a 37-thousand dollar error, experts say it's worth taking a look, and checking for duplicate charges.
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In sports, just one matinee game to report from the diamond today--
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But first-- what did the Virginia Tech basketball program do to get slapped with some minor penalties?? Mike Stevens has details in tonight's Ticker.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute sports ticker.
Yesterday, the folks at Virginia tech were breaking ground on a 1 point 8 million dollar sports complex, today they were busy breaking the news that the NCAA had decided to punish the school's basketball program.
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Last season the Hokies internal tracking system found out that student athletes had improperly reimbursed the University for some travel expenses, thus breaking an NCAA rule.
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Tech imposed two in-house sanctions on the hoop program allowing only two coaches to recruit off campus and cutting the days coaches could evaluate talent by 20 percent.
But the NCAA decided that even though the infractions were secondary in nature, Tech would lose one recruiting visit next year and lose one scholarship.
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No coaches were part of the infractions, a travel coordinator misinterpreted a rule that led to the infraction.

S5-Stuff


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One game is in the books already today in the major leagues.
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The New York Mets beat the Giants 1-to-nothing as Mets starter John Wilson pitched eight strong innings, giving up just three hits and striking out eight.
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The game's only run came in the bottom of the 8th, when Jose Vizcaiano singled got this RBI single to left.
Mets 1 and Giants nothing.
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And the Glenvar Tennis team won its fifth straight state tennis title today beating George Mason 5-to-4.
Congrats to the Highlanders.
I'll see you again at six. Have a super night. take a break

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The field of contestants is getting smaller at the 69th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, DCTERMS.
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((EMETIC: E-M-E-T-I-C. ))
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Those eliminated today included the first profoundly deaf student to compete.
The final session of the bee began at four today.
The winner takes home five-thousand dollars in cash, a one thousand dollar savings bond and several other prizes.
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As Virginia Republicans struggle to reach consensus on Senate and Presidential candidates, they will oversee the end of an era this weekend.
Tomorrow, Virginia Republicans gather in Salem for their convention.
By John Warner's choice, they won't name a Senate candidate, but they will name a new party chairman.
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That means the end of the controversial Pat McSweeney era.
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at Six, we'll look back on the McSweeney years and glance That's it for NEWS-7 at Five, goodnight. ahead at the near future of the GOP.