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News-7 at FIVE is straight ahead...
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Murder suspect Earl Bramblett is on his way to Vinton tonight.
The FBI says there was no foreign involvement in the bombing in Olympic Park.
And it's time to shear the tree.
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The rain has moved out for the moment but may return later tomorrow and Saturday. It gets warmer in the extended forecast as well.

Medical-Heads


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Safety and airbags. The government wants to reduce the number of children killed from the device.
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Plus Group B Strep. It's an infection babies can catch from their mothers during delivery. Now prevention is in the works.
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((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: WE HAVE NOT FOUND ANY EVIDENCE FOR INSTANCE OF ANY INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST GROUP OR A SOPHISTICATED GROUP TARGETING THE OLYMPICS IN GENERAL.))
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FBI Director Louis Freeh says there is no sign of a foreign hand in the Olympic Park Bombing.
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5-Olympic


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Freeh told a Senate committee- there are hundreds of investigators working on the case.
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Meanwhile the FBI is searching a cabin where security guard Richard Jewell lived before moving to Atlanta.
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Yesterday agents spent hours combing through Jewell's apartment-
But the FBI says he is one of several possible suspects.
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((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GOOD LEADS THAT THEY HAVE. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SUSPECTS THEY'RE LOOKING AT. ))
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Freeh says sometimes suspects are brought forward and let go-
He says it's all part of the investigative process.
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5-TWA


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High seas off New York
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are again keeping divers from searching for the remains of T-W-A Flight 800.
Investigators are also frustrated in the lab-
A source close to the probe says testing has turned up no evidence of bomb residue on any wreckage so far.
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5-Bramblett


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Earl Bramblett is on his way back to Virginia tonight.
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The 54-year old capital murder suspect was apprehended in South Carolina just two days ago.
At first he indicated he intended to fight extradition to Virginia for the murder of the Hodges family in Vinton two years ago.
Extradition proceedings could have lasted a couple of months.
This afternoon, however, Bramblett decided to go quietly, and he's expected back in the Roanoke Valley sometime this evening.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Bramblett faces the death penalty if convicted as charged.

5-Tobacco


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Opening day for the Old Belt tobacco market got off to a bittersweet start in Danville this morning.
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Teresa Hamilton was there and joins us now from our Danville newsroom.
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Jean, Southside tobacco farmers have been expecting news like this for months.
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Congressman L- F Payne told farmers this morning he expects the Food and Drug Administration to make a move between now and the end of the year aimed at regulating tobacco.
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Farmers appeared pleased with the price paid for the golden leaf but the threat posed by the Food and Drug Administration placed a damper on spirits.
In an attempt to cut down on underage smoking, the FDA has indicated it plans to impose restrictions on cigarette advertising.
The agency may also try to prohibit the sale of cigarettes in vending machines.
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((CLARENCE BRYANT/"CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO":I CAN ACCEPT IF SMOKERS OR PEOPLE WHO USE TOBACCO SAY OK THIS IS A PRODUCT WE'RE NOT GOING TO USE ANYMORE, IF THAT'S THE REASON I GO OUT OF BUSINESS, I CAN ACCEPT IT, BUT I CAN'T ACCEPT THE GOVERNMENT TRYING TO REGULATE ME AND TO PUT ME OUT OF BUSINESS. ))
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If the FDA's regulations do make it through, don't expect any changes in the near future.
Sources predict the FDA and tobacco companies will be battling it out in court for some time.
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(So what was the price on tobacco today?)

5-Yokohama


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Yokohama Tire has followed through with last week's announcement about cutbacks at its Salem plant.
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Today the company said it will lay off 44 people over the next few weeks to adjust inventory and production levels.
The plant also began a one-week shutdown today.
This marks the first cuts at Yokohama since it acquired the Salem facility in 1989.
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Straight ahead-- As the 1997 political season takes shape, Virginia politicians are stumbling over each other to promote the environment.
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And this may not be the Dream Team, but Mark Warner is having a ball trying to make his quest for Senate in November a reality.
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Plus airbags may soon have warning labels to help reduce child deaths and injuries. The story tonight on Health Check. We'll be right back. cc sponsor

5-Welfare


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The Senate is expected to give the final Ok to welfare reform sometime today- then it's on to President Clinton who says he will sign the bill.
But several dozen people protested the bill outside the White House.
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The National Organization for Women put on the rally-
Protestors say the bill is not welfare reform.
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((WE'RE GONNA SPEND OUR TIME HERE BETWEEN NOW AND THE TIME HE ACTS ON THE BILL TO TRY TO SPREAD THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH IS THIS IS A BUDGET CUTTING BILL, NOT A WELFARE REFORM BILL, CHEERS.))
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Some protestors plan to fast outside the White House gates tonight to fight the measure.
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5-Environment


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Virginia politicians are going green.
Two major commissions on Virginia's environment have kicked off their work in the last two days.
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The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship convened Tuesday, less than a week after George Allen led a river clean-up effort down the James.
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Today, the broad-ranging Commission on the Future of Virginia's Environment began its work.
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((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: I THINK SOMETIMES WE'VE CREATED TOO MANY OF THEM. THEY'RE HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF. I DON'T THINK CITIZENS HAVE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW WHAT THEIR STATE GOVERNMENT'S DOING AFTER THE LEGISLATURE LEAVES TOWN IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH.)) ((PATTI JACKSON/JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION: I HOPE THAT WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH SOMETHING VERY POSITIVE ABOUT THIS AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE JUST A LOT OF POLITICAL RHETORIC. BUT THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. ))
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The Governor's Commission is chaired by the likely GOP candidate for Governor next year, Jim Gilmore.
The legislative commission is led by Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Moss.
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5-Mark-Warner


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Mark Warner says despite his low numbers in a recent poll he won't resort to negative ads to win more votes.
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He was visiting teens and seniors at the Brambleton Center in Roanoke County today.
Earlier this week in a News-7 Mason Dixon poll less than 30 percent of Virginians responded they would vote for the OTHER Warner.
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Earlier in the day Warner made an appearance in Radford and got the endorsement of the National Education Association.
While campaigning in the area, Warner showed that he isn't just politics.
He took a time-out from touring the center for a quick game of basketball.
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Today is only the first day of August, so who wants to think about a Christmas tree?
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Up next, Patrick Evans takes us to a tree farm, where tree shearing is big business. Stay tuned for Growin It.
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5-GROWIN-IT


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You're probably not thinking about Christmas Trees right now, but the people who grow them are, and that's today's topic on Growin' It.
Patrick Evans has the story of "tree-shearing", which takes place during the hottest months of the year.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--qualifying speeds and a Roanoke Rush Preview-- that's coming up in tonight's ticker.
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And on Health Check-- the threat of group "B" strep. It's a bacterial infection babies can catch from their mothers during delivery.
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5-Air-bags


ANCHOR=Jean
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Topping tonight's Health Check-- the government wants to make air bags safer for kids.
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It wants car makers to post new warning labels inside vehicles and to have the option of installing on-off switches for passenger side air bags.
The safety devices are blamed for the deaths of 22 children who've been caught in the bag's p[ath while it snaps into place at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour.
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5-Recall


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Playskool is recalling thousands of infant carriers because children may fall out of them.
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Pinnacle
The product is called the Fold N' Travel Carrier.
Playskool says it's received reports of infants tumbling out of the carriers, including seven cases of babies who suffered serious head injuries.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The Fold 'N' Travel carriers can be adjusted for use as a rocker, feeder or sleeper, and they fold up for storage.
If you have one, return it to Playskool or the store for a refund.

5-B-Strep


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It's a common and serious infection that babies can catch from their mothers during delivery.
It's called group B strep and it can cause mental retardation and even death in babies.
Preventing babies from catching the disease in the first place is the goal of new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Emily Senay Reports.
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It would be a new mother's worst nightmare...having a perfectly healthy baby that catches a disease during delivery and becomes sick. Not many parents are aware of the threat of group b strep, a bacterial infection that produces no symptoms in the mother but can be passed to the baby during delivery with sometimes devastating consequences. DR. IAN HOLZMAN/ NEWBORN SPECIALIST: MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, NEW YORK CITY: THIS IS AN INFECTION THAT BABIES CAN DIE FROM, UNFORTUNATELY. IF NOT THEY CAN GET MENINGITIS AND GET BETTER AND THEY ARE AT RISK FOR LONG TERM NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, HEARING DAMAGE AND MENTAL RETARDATION.
Close to 8 thousand newborns will get sick with group b strep and over 300 will die.
Between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women carry the bacteria which poses no threat to her health. DR. JOANNE STONE, HIGH RISK OBSTETRICIAN: MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, NEW YORK CITY: IT'S AN ORGANISM THAT IS COMMONLY FOUND IN THE GI TRACT AND CAN COLONIZE THE VAGINA AND STAY IN THE RECTUM.
Mother's with preterm labor, fever during labor or membranes that are ruptured for longer than 18 hours are at higher risk of passing the infection along. That risk can be greatly reduced if mother's are treated during labor. But treating all pregnant women would mean 4 million mothers getting antibiotics...most unnecessarily and this has been controversial. DR. JOANNE STONE, HIGH RISK OBSTETRICIAN: MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER: THERE ARE TWO DOWNSIDES TO TREATING EVERYBODY ARE IS THAT RESISTANT BACTERIA CAN GROW AND SO THAT THE TREATMENT WON'T BE EFFECTIVE ANYMORE. THE OTHER DOWNSIDE IS THAT WHILE IT'S UNCOMMON, WOMEN CAN HAVE A BAD ALLERGIC REACTION TO THE TREATMENT.
The Center's for Disease Control and the American College of Gynecology hope new guidelines will clarify which mother's should get treated. And that this in turn will reduce the number of infants getting the disease. standup
There are two options under the guidelines. The first is to treat all high risk mother's. the second is to test all mother's late in pregnancy and treat only those who actually have the bacteria. DR. JOANNE STONE, HIGH RISK OBSTETRICIAN, MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER: SOME WOMEN MAY ASK TO HAVE A CULTURE TAKEN EARLY IN PREGNANCY TO SEE IF THEIR POSITIVE FOR THE BACTERIA AND ASK TO BE TREATED TO PREVENT THE INFECTION. THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT IF YOU TREAT EARLY IN THE PREGNANCY IT CAN COME BACK LATER ON.
Under the guidelines either option for preventing the infection is acceptable so women can discuss with their doctors which option they are comfortable with.
In the future doctors hope a vaccine may be developed which would prevent the disease entirely.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))

5-Diapers


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The diaper giant is changing its own product.
"The Wall Street Journal" reports Procter-and-Gamble plans to overhaul its diaper lineup.
With a "breathable'' version of its Pampers, and an upgrade in its Luvs line.
They apparantly allow more air to get into the diaper without leaking and reduce diaper rash.
Gone from the shelves will be the gender-specific versions.
P-and-G's diapers own 40 percent of the domestic market, while rival Kimberly-Clark commands about a third of the market with its Huggies brand alone.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Now it's time for sports-- The Roanoke Riverdawgs are in the playoffs--plus qualifying results...let's check in with Mike Stevens for a full report.

S5-Qualify


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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Thursday ticker. This week's Winston Cup race at Indy in on Saturday and not Sunday so, therefore qualifying took place today at the Brickyard.
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And despite all of his injuries, Dale Earnhardt strapped himself inside the Goodwrench Chevy and went out and did a great job qualifying the Goodwrench Chevy 13th.
Rick Mast, the 1994 pole winner at Indy was fast again qualifying 8th.
Mark Martin had the pole for much of the day as the Valvoline Ford turned a lap at 175 point 9 miles an hour.
But with just six cars to go Jeff Gordon came out onto the track and blew everybody away with a track record lap at 176 point 419 miles an hour.
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Dale Jarrett qualified 24th despite hitting the wall in turn four. Now let's check the entire top 25. wipe to boards
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Labonte//10. Greg Sacks;
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Benson//15. Ernie Irvan;
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SUPER=0107-16. Hut Stricklin//17. Rusty Wallace//18. Wally Dallenbach//19.

Jeremy Mayfield//20. Jimmy Spencer;
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Jarrett//25. Dick Trickle;
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Stacy Compton was 44th fastest over five miles an hour off the pace at 171 miles an hour.

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The Roanoke Rush opens the regular season this Saturday at Victory Stadium against the Carolina Bobcats at 7pm.
Tomorrow night at 8, the Roanoke Riverdawgs open the first round of the Premiere League playoffs at Victory Stadium, in their first appearance at the City facility.
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Roanoke will play the Nashville Metros, a team the Riverdawgs have already beaten twice this season.
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That's it for sports, see ya at 6.

5-Duck


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The winner of one Olympic race may never make it onto the Wheaties box, but he may make it into a bath tub.
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VO-NAT 10:40:31
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These athletes are rubber ducks.
Wausau, Wisconsin residents flocked to the river's edge as three-thousand duck-athletes took to the water.
The ducks fought their way through the rapids, trying to win for their sponsor.
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((DAVID MILLER/PROFESSIONAL DUCK HANDLER:YOU HAVE TO HOLLER HARD FOR YOUR DUCK AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DUCK CALL TO CALL THEM IN. ))
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Some ducks were not as motivated as others, while some took the time to get to know one an other.
But only one duck could bring home the gold.
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What do Virginians think about the issues in the national spotlight?
The economy and financial future seem to be on the minds of citizens in the Commonwealth these days.
And just what do we think about Medicare?
The latest numbers from our NEWS-7 Mason Dixon Poll plus more news of the day, just 30-minutes away at 6. Thanks for watching good night.