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News-7 at Five is straight ahead--
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Governor Allen is one of seven governors meeting with the President about recent church fires.
An international kidnapping case unfolds in Wythe County...
And you'll hear some familiar tunes from Broadway as Crazy For You prepares for opening night.
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Wx-Heads
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Flash Flood Watches and Warnings are posted across Central and Southwest Virginia this evening as heavy downpours plague the region, and Tropical Storm Arthur is NOT being chivalrous to the Carolina Coast.


Medical-heads


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On Health Check, Dr. Jack Kevorkian's latest patient was a Virginia woman.
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We'll hear how the debate over assisted suicide has touched this state.
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President Clinton bands together with Southern Governors to try and extinguish the rash of church fires.
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Good Evening this NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
That story in a moment but first-- GRAPHIC=military crash


An F-18 military jet has crashed in a residential area in Illinois.
Word of the crash comes from police in Bethalto, a small city just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
The mayor says the refurbished plane was being tested when it went down.
The F-18 is the Navy's premier strike fighter.
The single-seater is made by St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas.
It happened just about an hour ago-- so far there's no word on injuries or casualties.


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Governor George Allen is at the White House- One of Seven Governors meeting with the President.
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The group is focusing on prosecuting arsonists, rebuilding churches and preventing more fires.
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((WHETHER THEY'RE BLACK CHURCHES OR WHITE CHURCHES OR SYNAGOGUES OR THE MOSQUE BURNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA WE CAN NOT TOLERATE ANY OF IT, I THANK ALL THESE PEOPLE FOR COMING TOGETHER PARTICULARLY THE GOVERNORS TO WORK WITH US.))
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Clinton says this is one issue all Americans agree on-
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News 7's Ellen Qualls is at the conference.
She'll have a complete report with comments from Allen coming up on News 7 at Six.

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The latest black church gutted by a blaze was apparently not ARSON.
Authorities say an electrical problem caused the fire overnight in Berlin Maryland.
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Meanwhile in Robeson County, North Carolina a 17 year old volunteer firefighter admitted to setting a church fire there last month-
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((REPORTER: WAS RACE A FACTOR? NO. REPORTER: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH? REPORTER: I'M SORRY IF THERE'S ANYTHING I CAN DO, LET ME KNOW AND I'LL HELP PAY FOR THE DAMAGES.))
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More than 30 black churches have burned in the south since the beginning of last year.
Investigators are also looking into a number of fires at mostly white churches.
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5-Lindsey


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One of President Clinton's senior advisors is named as a co-conspirator in the latest Whitewater trial- but he won't be indicted.
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Clinton says he believes Bruce Lindsey did not do anything wrong.
Lindsey claims he's being named as as a co-conspirator so the prosecution can get testimony admitted as evidence.
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((BRUCE LINDSEY/CLINTON SENOR AIDE: THE PROSECUTOR WHO WOULD NAME ME AN UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ALLOWING NEIL LANLEY WHO IS ONE OF THEIR WITNESSES TO TESTIFY ABOUT ALLEGED CONVERSATIONS WE HAD.))
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The trial involves contributions to a Clinton campaign for Governor.
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5-Danville-Lawsuit


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More problems for the Danville police department.
A former officer is suing Chief Neal Morris and his Assistant B-C. Elliott alleging gender discrimination.
Cheryl Bartee (Bar-TEE) was fired last year for allegedly giving false information to a grand jury.
According to Bartee's lawsuit, she was later reinstated but was fired once again for taping a conversation with another employee.
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Bartee used the tape as evidence at the hearing in which she was reinstated.
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Bartee's lawsuit and three others against the department has led the former Vice President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to form an organization.
Reverend Thomas Motley hopes his group can investigate allegations of misconduct against the police department.
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The alleged leader of a central Virginia mail theft ring has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
19-year old Jeffrey Scott Wright of Lynchburg faces a single count of possession of stolen mail.
Authorities say Wright and several juveniles stole hundreds of pieces of mail, then forged and cashed the checks they found.
The juveniles have already been prosecuted on the state level.
Wright will be arraigned in federal court within the next week.

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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- after years of service to the valley the Roanoke Chapter of the League of Women Voters is disbanding.
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And Ron Jones has the story of a Wythe County man who's wife has been charged with international parental kidnapping.
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On Health Check, Dr. Jack Kevorkian helps another patient die...this time, a woman from Virginia.
The story, plus, the latest in genetic research, and how it might impact your insurance. 2-SHOT
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An award winning musical is taking center stage at the Mill Mountain Theater.
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The curtain raises on Crazy for You later this week-- we'll meet the stars when NEWS-7 at Five continues. cc sponsor

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A Max Meadows man hopes an F-B-I warrant will help him track down his wife who is wanted for international parental kidnapping.
The only problem is-- his wife may be as far away as Japan.
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Ron Jones is in our newsroom with the latest.
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Jean, this is the story of a man's family that vanished without a trace.
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Walter Benda met his Japanese bride while attending Washington and Lee University in 19-79.
They dated for a few years and then married.
After having two girls and a marriage of 14 years Benda's world fell apart.
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They married in Japan in 19-82.
Yoko Mizuno and Walter Benda became one.
Several years later Yoko gave birth to two children in the U-S-- Mari
(MAH-ree) and Ema.


Walter Benda says things were fine until his wife got involved with a cult in Japan-- an Indian Guru.
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((WALTER BENDA: THIS GURU SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS REINCARNATION OF A HINDU GOD AND HAS ALL KIND OF POWER. CAN MATERIAL GOLD COINS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I JUST WASN'T VERY IMPRESSED BY HIM.))
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Over the years he says Yoko became more involved in the cult and then one day in July of 1995, after he hugged his two daughters and kissed his wife and went off to work-- they disappeared.
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((SHE GAVE THE REASON THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT LED TO HER HAVING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRESS AND SHE DECIDED THAT WAS THE BEST THING FOR HER TO DO.))
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Walter left Japan and returned to his parents' house in Wythe County last year and has been working to make contact with his wife and children with no luck.
He says neither the Japanese police nor his in-laws have cooperated with him.
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He's hoping this F-B-I warrant for International Parental Kidnapping will give him a little more leverage with the Japanese government.

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The Roanoke Area League of Women Voters is calling it quits.
Facing a lack of new leadership, the board has voted to disband the group at the end of this month.
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((PHYLLIS BAILEY/LEAGUE CHAIRMAN: THERE ARE SOME MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE WHO'VE BEEN IN IT SINCE THE 50'S AND IT'S A CRUSHING BLOW TO THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW OF AN AGE AND AN ENERGY WHERE THEY CAN'T TAKE A HEAVY LEADERSHIP ROLE.))
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The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan group that informs voters and encourages them to take part in the political process.
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The local group has produced pamphlets and organized candidate forums over 40 years, and registrars say the group will be missed.
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((GEORGIA FIREBAUGH/SALEM REGISTRAR: THEY HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL GROUP AND I HAVE WORKED WITH THEM FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND THEY'VE BEEN VERY RECEPTIVE TO ANY SUGGESTIONS WE MAY HAVE MADE AND WE JUST FEEL LIKE THERE'S A VOID THERE, OR WILL BE NEXT YEAR.))
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League Chairman Phyllis Bailey says she hopes someone will be able to revive the group in the future.

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There's still much more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- it is a record setting day for the Atlanta Braves-- Mike will explain in tonight's Ticker.
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And the arrival of Tropical Storm Arthur is anticipated in North Carolina.... details when we come back.
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stocks bump next

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Tropical Storm Arthur, the first of the Atlantic hurricane season, is hovering off the coast of North Carolina.
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Heavy rains from Arthur are beginning to pound the coastal areas of North Carolina.
Some flooding is expected in low-lying streets along the coast.
The Wilmington area is expecting some of the heavy rain... but the storm isn't packing high winds so little beach erosion is expected.
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Stay tuned for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Mill Mountain Theater is preparing for its biggest show ever-- the Tony award winning Crazy for You....we'll take you to rehearsal.
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And on Health Check--
A new stroke drug could offer hope for some patients.
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For others, though, it could spell disaster.
We'll tell you about the F-D-A's latest recommendation.
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The latest attended suicide by Doctor Jack Kevorkian could have an impact on the Commonwealth.
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Last night, in his presence, 58- year old (LOH-nah) Lona Jones inhaled deadly levels of carbon monoxide.
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It happened in Pontiac, Michigan, but Jones was from Chester, Virginia... right outside of Richmond.
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She suffered from a malignant brain tumor... and had apparently been consulting with Kevorkian for some time.
That's opening the eyes of many Virginians.
But one ethics consultant says it shouldn't be TOO surprising.
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((JANET MCDOWELL/ETHICS CONSULTANT: A SIGNIFICANT MINORITY OF PHYSICIANS THAT I WORK WITH WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THEY PROBABLY HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO THE LINE IN ASSISTING A PATIENT TO END HIS OR HER LIFE. ))
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This is the second assisted suicide Kevorkian has attended in the past two weeks.
In all he's been present at 30- suicides.
He's been tried three times on charges relating to his activities-- and acquitted each time.
No word yet as to whether charges will be filed in the Jones death.
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A drug that's been saving heart attack victims for years... has now received F-D-A approval to treat stroke patients.
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T-P-A, sold under the brand name Activase, could protect patients from suffering permanent brain injury.
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((DR. JAMES GROTTA/NEUROLOGIST: YOU CAN THINK OF IT AS SORT OF DRANO FOR BLOOD CLOTS. ))
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The catch, though, is that the drug must be used within three hours of the onset of a stroke-- or it can trigger serious bleeding in the brain.
Since some strokes are CAUSED by such bleeding, Activase is not for all patients.
Symptoms of stroke include sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, loss of speech or vision, severe headache and imbalance.
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Your genetic makeup influences the development and functioning of all organs and systems in your body.
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As researchers continue the daunting Human Genome Project-- mapping every gene in the human body-- they've already made some dramatic progress.
Still, though, effective gene therapy remains elusive, and there's growing concern over gene testing leading to discrimination in health insurance.
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((DR. EDWARD MCCABE/U.C.L.A. GENETICIST: WE'RE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE GENETIC CAUSE OF THOUSANDS OF DISEASES NOW. IT'S ESTIMATED THAT IN OUR CHROMOSOMES THERE ARE 50-100 THOUSAND DIFFERENT GENES AND WE DON'T HAVE A MAJORITY OF THEM YET, BUT WE'RE INTO MANY THOUSANDS OF GENES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. ))
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It may turn out that most diseases have at least some genetic component to them.
Some people may even be genetically predisposed to infectious diseases.
Genetics experts says what's still lacking though, in most instances, is a way to correct genetic defects, by replacing abnormal genes with normal ones.
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A private watchdog group wants to make choosing a health-care plan a little easier.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance accredits health-maintenance organizations--
The group has released detailed evaluations of 48 health plans nationwide, designed to help consumers make informed choices.
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The report includes grades on quality of care, relationship with members, physician qualifications and other information. pinnacle
The reports are available for three dollars each by calling 1-800-839-6487.
Or you can get a free copy on the Internet, through the World Wide Web.
That address is:
W-W-W-dot-N-C-Q-A-dot-ORG.
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We found the report on the Internet today.
The H-M-Ms it studied are all based in Northern or Central Virginia and Tidewater.
2-shot-toss
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TIme now for sports--a record setting day on the mound for the Atlanta Braves--
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Plus the Roanoke Valley Horse show trots along-- Here's Mike with all the details.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midpoint of the work week.
And speaking of being on the J-O-B, Braves star pitcher John Smoltz was just that today.
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Smoltz came into the game looking to set a Braves record for consecutive wins with his 14th in a row.
He was on from the start as he returned the first 19 batters he faced and carried a perfect game into the seventh when CHris Gomez broke it up with a one out double to left field.
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Smoltz finished with a two hitter as he struck out eight and ran his record to 14-and-1.
He also aided his cause by driving in two runs on the day.
Former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye continued his hot play as well, with an RBI double as the Braves beat the Padres 5-to-1.
By the way Smoltz hasn't lost since April 4th, his first start of the season.
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Another big event taking place this afternoon in St. Louis where 14 time all-star Ozzie Smith announced he is retiring at the end of the season.
Ozzie, was known for his patented flipping entrance onto the field and his acrobatics at shortstop.
He has played 19 years with the Cardinals.
The team says it plans to retire his jersey at the end of the year.
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The Cards beat the Phils this afternoon 3-to-2. and the Reds beat the Astros 10-to-7.

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The Roanoke Valley Horse show continues tonight with two big attractions.
For starters the always adorable stick horse races for the kids are on tap, along with
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a prelude, or warm-up if you will, for Saturday night's big $50 thousand dollar Grand Prix.
Tonight, $5000 dollars is up for grabs in the Welcome Jumper Stake.
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More on the horse show tonight at six, as we'll introduce you to a two time world champion rider, who is just 17 years old.
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That story plus details of the US Olympic team's scheduled visit to Busch Gardens in August, coming up tonight at six.
Have a pleasant evening everybody. take a break

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Mill Mountain Theater's biggest show ever is just days away from its debut.
"Crazy for You" opens Friday night, and as Patrick Evans reports, this Gershwin Brothers' Musical has all the laughs and great tunes to make it a hit.
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Coming up in just about 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX-- do you know how much money the average farmer makes from the food you buy at the grocery store?
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Today the Virginia Farm bureau Women's Committee sponsored The Farmers' Share.
A program held at several grocery stores throughout the state.
Random shoppers were paid the same amount farmers receive for their goods.
So how much money did they make?
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Join me for that answer and more news of the day just around the corner on Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE. Goodnight. NEWS-7 at SIX.