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Up next on News 7-
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New clues to why a Delta engine blew into pieces on takeoff.
Plus another contender joins the Presidential Race.
And Hurricane Bertha could head toward the Carolina coast. We'll have the latest.
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Lower humidity and fairly pleasant weather for now...those heading for the coast this week may see rough seas. Medical-heads
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, a report on Joint Replacement Therapy.
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Plus, we'll check in at the World AIDS Conference-- where a celebrity of the cause has a few criticisms of current AIDS strategies.
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East Coasters are stocking up-
and boarding up- just in case Hurricane Bertha hits.
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Hurricane Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic.
She is now moving toward the Bahamas- and could possibly hit the East coast of the United States.
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Forecasters say a slight northward turn likely means Florida will be spared.
But there's still a threat to the Carolinas.
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((JAMES LEE WITT/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY: THE TRACK THAT RUNS TOWARD THE OUTER BANKS SO THAT CONCERNS US GREATLY.))
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Hurricane Bertha swept across St. Thomas and nicked Puerto Rico.
Damage was relatively light, but there were human casualties- Two surfers drowned and two people died in a car wreck blamed on Bertha's heavy rains and high winds.
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5-Minimum-Wage


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The Senate today passed a bill that includes a 90 cent increase in the minimum wage.
The lawmakers rejected Republican efforts which would've exempted new workers and employees of many small businesses from the increase.
Democrats had wanted just the opposite, trying to push an amendment that would have meant an increase for even more workers, but that effort also failed.

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Another Candidate is throwing his hat in the Presidential race- but he's not a Democrat or a Republican.
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Richard Lamm wants the nomination of Ross Perot's reform party.
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((RICHARD LAMM/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM IS BROKEN AND IF WE DON'T FIX IT WE CAN NOT BEGIN TO ADDRESS THE OTHER CHALLENGES FACING AMERICA.))
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Lamm says he'll restore fiscal sanity to Washington.
The former Colorado Governor says spending on programs like Medicare and Social Security must be controlled.
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5-Saudi-Bombing


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Defense chiefs admit officials did not plan for a bomb as big as the one that killed 19 people last month in Saudi Arabia.
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Top military commanders say the threat of attacks has increased.
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((GENERAL JOHN SHALIKASHVILI/CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: IN THE PAST EIGHTEEN MONTHS THE TERRORIST THREAT IN THE PERSIAN GULF REGION HAS GONE FROM A RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL TO A VERY HIGH LEVEL TODAY.))
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Defense Secretary William Perry says U-S forces need better protection.
He says he's considering moving American troops out of (Ree-YAHD) Riyadh the Saudi capital, because of security concerns.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Friends remember the young victims of a fatal fire in Lynchburg.
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Plus new cops will soon be on the beat in Danville. We'll tell you why the force is growing.
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On Health Check one of the world's most obese men goes on a heavy-duty diet.
In just six weeks he's lost about 250 pounds.
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Plus--Red, white or blush? How do you choose the right wine for your guests?
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Patrick Evans is going straight to the source to find out--he'll join us from a wineshop in downtown Roanoke. cc sponsor

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Investigators find a critical clue that may help explain why a Delta engine malfunctioned Saturday.
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Metal experts discovered a pre-existing crack in the hub connecting the fan blades.
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((GEORGE BLACK/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: THE CRACK STARTED IN A HALF INCH BOLT HOLE AND MIGRATED ABOUT AN INCH OUT FROM THROUGH THE TITANIUM ABOUT AN INCH OUT FROM THAT BOLT HOLE.))
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The fractured engine blasted shrapnel into the cabin killing Anita Saxton and her son Nolan.
The crack went undetected by routine maintenance and apparently reached the breaking point as the plane rolled on takeoff.
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Scotty Wayne Overby has been spared the death penalty.
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Overby pled guilty to raping and murdering his estranged wife Sheila Stafford last August, and defiling her body.
Montgomery County circuit judge Ray Grubbs sentenced Overby to life in prison without parole today.
He cited the compassion and forgiveness of some of Stafford's family as a major deciding factor.
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((ALL OF OUR PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE 12:52:11TEMPERED WITH MERCY AND COMPASSION AS DICTATED BY THE FACTS DISCLOSED DURING THIS TRIAL DEMAND THAT YOU BE MEANINGFULLY PUNISHED FOR YOUR CRIME, BUT THAT YOUR LIFE BE SPARED. ))
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Sheila Stafford was strangled to death and stabbed, and sexually assaulted with various objects.
Overby testified that in the weeks prior to the killing he sought treatment for alcoholism AND the threatening feelings he says he had for her.
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Danville police are adding to their ranks, and department leaders hope the measure will make city streets safer.
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Danville was recently awarded a one million dollar grant from the Department of Justice.
The money will allow the city to hire 19 new police officers.
The recruits will patrol as community police officers-- a philosophy which encourages the officers to get to know residents.
The grant requires matching funds from the city and that means a one cent hike in Danville's property tax rate.
Police Chief Neal Morris believes it's a small price to pay for added police protection.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE HERE IN DANVILLE WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY COUNCIL. I THINK THEY ARE DEDICATED TO DING WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO MAKE THE CITY SAFE. THAT IS VERY REWARDING TO ME, THAT YOU CAN PRESENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND THEY SUPPORT IT WAS THEY HAVE AND I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE OF DANVILLE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE YOU CAN WORK FOR ANYWHERE. ))
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The federal grant will expire in three years.
At that point, city council must decide how it plans to continue to pay for the additional officers.
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5-Fire-Cuts


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The Roanoke City Fire Chief and some firefighters are at odds over the department's future.
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The chief wants to lose twenty plus positions through attrition.
He'd fill the vacancies by retraining EMS personnel as firefighters.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE CITY FIRE CHIEF: WHATEVER WE COME UP WITH SHOULD BE AT LEAST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO CITIZENS. THAT IN OUR BUSINESS RESPONSE TIMES MEAN A WHOLE LOT. SO THAT WE WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE OR REDUCE TIMES TO THE CITIZENS BOTH FIRE AND EMS SERVICE DELIVERY.))
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Union members disagree.
They contend converting E-M-S personnel into firefighters could jeopardize public safety.
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((RICHARD SARVER/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. PRESIDENT: WE FEEL LIKE THE EMS HAS THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN JOB TO DO. AND THEY'LL BE OUT DOING THEIR THING AND THEY JUST WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BACK US UP IN FIRE PROTECTION.))
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The chief denies the union's charges. He says he'll present a draft proposal to city council members some time in the near future.
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Friends and neighbors of a Lynchburg family that perished in a house fire are trying to cope with the tragedy today.
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Two of (Oh-SAHM-a Ah-boo-zade's) Osama Abouzeid's daughters attended Sheffield Elementary School just down the street from their home.
Their deaths prompted the school to offer counseling for any student or adult who might need it.
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((SANDY WALKER/SCHOOL COUNSELOR: IT WAS A VERY LIKEABLE FAMILY, AND IT'S A REAL TRAGEDY, AND I THINK THE ADULTS MORE SO THAN A LOT OF CHILDREN REALIZE THE FINALITY OF ALL OF THIS. ))
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Walker says about 20 children and adults sought counseling at the school today.
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The list of places to find great wine in the Roanoke Valley continues to grow, Patrick Evans checks out the wine list in downtown Roanoke today...
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5-WINE


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From expensive rarities to affordable favorites, there's a wine to fit every palette and price range. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans explores the possibilities in a place you might not expect to find vintage wines: Downtown on the City Market.
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Stay with us--still to come on News 7 at 5--it's All Star Night for Major League Baseball. Steve Mason will have a preview.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, some doctors are complaining about what they call gag orders, keeping them mum about HMO's.
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Plus, we'll check in at the World AIDS Conference, continuing in Canada.
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More encouraging news, as researchers from around the globe continue meeting in Canada at the 11th Annual Conference on AIDS.
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New statistics show fewer than two of every one-thousand young women in the U-S are infected with H-I-V, the virus that causes AIDS.
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((SCOTT HAMMER:WE HAVE SEEN A GROWING LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHICH HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A RENEWED SENSE OF OPTIMISM AND HOPE. ))
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**Connie on cart**
The latest figures provide more evidence that the AIDS epidemic has stabilized in the U-S.
But 90-percent of AIDS patients are found in the developing world-- where most patients can't afford even a single day's drug therapy.
With such limited budgets, the only real hope for ending the worldwide epidemic of AIDS is a vaccine.
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((SUSAN ZOLLA-PAZNER/NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: WE'RE PRESENTING RESULTS TODAY THAT SUGGEST THAT SOME OF THE HIV VACCINES THAT WE HAVE IN HAND NOW ARE GIVING US BETTER RESULTS THAN WE HAD EXPECTED. ))
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The National Institutes of Health believes it will soon find vaccines that can be used for large-scale human trials.

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A long-time celebrity champion of AIDS research made an appearance at the conference today.
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Liz Taylor criticized the U-S- ban on clean needle exchanges-- calling it a measured act of premeditated murder.
She drew both kudos and criticism, for denouncing Canada's National AIDS Strategy.
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((LIZ TAYLOR: IN A COUNTRY AS WEALTHY AND APPARENTLY PROGRESSIVE AS CANADA, FRANKLY I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED SOMETHING BETTER. ))
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Taylor also criticized what she considers scattered research efforts in this country-- she blames Congress, for not giving more power to the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health.

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Some doctors say they're being prevented from telling their managed care patients about the cost of expensive tests and treatments.
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The American Medical Association wants clear, concise disclosure of so-called "gag" clauses in contracts.
The insurance and H-M-O industry maintain doctors are never discouraged from providing clinical information-- only such things as criticism of the companies.
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5-Joint-Therapy


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For thousands of people who live with chronic joint pain, joint replacement surgery can keep them on their feet.
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Though the surgery is a last resort, replacements for the hip, knee and other joints have enabled patients to continue working-- or to just enjoy retirement.
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((SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOOD CANDIDATES ARE THE ELDERLY OR THE OLDER PATIENTS THAT HAVE A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE. YOUNGER PATIENTS ARE HARDER ON THE JOINTS AND CAN CAUSE PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE PROSTHESIS. ))
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As with many other surgical fields, new advances and better technology have made joint replacements stronger, and built to last longer-- 15 years on the average.

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A few months ago on Health Check, we told you about 43-year-old Micheal Hebranko of New York.
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He weighed in as one of the world's heaviest people-- at nearly a thousand pounds.
In May, he had to be removed from his house through a bay window, using a forklift truck.
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Now though, with the help of Richard Simmons and a nurse at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, he has lost 250 pounds-- enough to get him released from the hospital today.
He told an entourage of reporters he's feeling great.
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((I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING HOME. I JUST STARTED WALKING LAST TUESDAY SO I CAN'T WALK THAT WELL...BUT IT IS A START. BY THE END OF THE SUMMER I WILL BE WALKING AROUND MY BLOCK. ))
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The excess weight has caused Hebranko severe health problems.
He worked with Simmons before-- he once lost 700 pounds on the Dial A Meal program-- but gained it all back.
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5-NYC-Heartburn


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Maybe you need an occasional reminder about why you live where you do--
A new study finds the Big Apple can make you sick.
That's right-- there's a link between the New York City lifestyle and heartburn.
There are several possible reasons for the finding-- including eating out too often, eating too fast, drinking too much caffeine and working long hours.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports--the fan favorites will take to the diamond tonight for baseball's All Star Game.
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Steve Mason has that plus high school all stars--standouts in boys and girls basketball.

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The 1996 Major League Baseball game hits the diamond tonight at 8:30 in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.
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While the game is all about fun, it's been anything but for a few all stars. Ken Griffey Jr. has already been scrapped from his second straight all star game. Frank Thomas, Roberto Alomar and Matt Williams are also doubtful.
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((CHIPPER JONES/NL THIRD BASE STARTER:))
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The healthy group of players are excited about tonight's game.
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One racing note to get to. The company that owns the Charlotte Motor Speedway says it's buying a drag strip next to NASCAR's track in Bristol, Tennessee.
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Speedway Motorsports Incorporated, which already owns the Bristol track, is buying Bristol International Drag way.
The quarter mile dragstrip hosts the spring and and fall nationals for the IHRA.
Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith made the announcement today.
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In other sports, The East beat the West 101-93 last night in the Virginia High School Coaches Association all star game.
William Fleming's James Stokes played for the west and scored 13 on the night.
The West beat the East in the girls all star game. Watch William Byrd's Cathy Smith dive for the loose ball. She puts it into the hands of Tammy Cox of Galax, who starts the break. Smith then gets the assists at the other end.
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Coming up at 6, more from the all star game, plus Roy Stanley checks in with a Roanoke husband and wife combo head to the Olympics as a referee and a score keeper.
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Coming up at Six, Bob Dole turns down the N-Double-A-C-P for a visit to Virginia.
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Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
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It is the Republican candidate's fourth campaign visit to Virginia in the last few months.
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Dole used the instant background check system Virginia pioneered to promote a new stance on law and order.
And while the candidate posed at State Police headquarters, questions were raised about turning down an invitation to speak to the nation's largest African-American group.
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We'll have the whole story on his Richmond visit.
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That's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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That's it for NEWS 7 at FIVE... SS=NONE