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ANCHOR=Jean

Up next on News 7 at Five-
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Life on Mars?- NASA makes an announcement calling this an UNBELIEVABLE day.
The man who interrupted air traffic control in Roanoke talks from prison.
Plus many refugees come to Southwest Virginia- but are they getting a bad rap?
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We stay in the soup for another day with fog early and scattered storms late. Medical-Heads
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- a link between infidelity and cervical cancer.
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Plus, another way to screen for the H-I-V virus, without using a blood test.
And, government efforts to improve the safety of our drinking water.
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NASA scientists call it an unbelievable find.
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Good afternoon This is News 7 at 5, I'm Jean Jadhon.
NASA says it's found reasonable evidence of ancient life on Mars.
But they're not claiming conclusive proof.
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Scientists have been working on a rock they believe came from the Martian surface.
They think it contains organic compounds deposited by primitive life forms.
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NASA says there is no consensus the rock proves life existed. Scientists say it demands more scientific review.
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Bob Dole is getting close to picking a running mate and a source says it may be a surprise.
An announcement is expected Saturday.
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Meanwhile there are signs that a public fight over abortion could take place at next week's convention.
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The threat comes after conservatives removed Dole's language of tolerance from the party platform.
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A brain-damaged Ohio man faces up to 25 years in prison for his alleged role in a fatal July third fire at a fireworks store.
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The fire in Scottown, Ohio killed nine people.
A grand jury today indicted 24 year old Todd Hall on nine counts of involuntary manslaughter and four counts of arson.
Lawyers say Hall, who has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old, is incapable of understanding his actions. Hall underwent a lobotomy in 1987 after a skateboarding accident.
Prosecutors say Hall started the deadly fire when he held a cigarette to a box of firecrackers in the store.
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About this time three years ago, local pilots and air traffic controllers were plagued by a "phantom" on the airwaves.
Rodney (BOW-cook) Bocook interrupted transmissions between aircraft and the Roanoke tower for a couple of months before his arrest in late September 1993.
He's now serving an eight-year prison sentence.
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Keith Humphry went to West Virginia this week to talk with him.
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Bocook is now 30 years old. And I think he's still stunned that his little escapade will cost him eight years of his life.
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He'd started out cussing and clowning around on the air, gradually working up to the point where he ordered pilots to change altitude, abort landings, "hold short" on the runway.
He even broadcast a bogus "mayday" signal, pretending to be flying an ultralight aircraft, later masquerading as Lifeguard, the medivac helicopter.
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He's the one who contacted us three years after all this happened.
He says he watches us on cable at the Federal Prison in Beckley, Jean.
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Why now?- -why does he want to tell his story?
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Well, he is asking the judge to reconsider his sentence.
As it is now, Bocook wouldn't get out until the end of the year 2000.
He also wants the world to know he's not "some kind of terrorist," as he said in his letter last month.
He's concerned about the crash of T-W-A Flight 800.
We'll get into that in our interview on NEWS 7 at SIX.

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A gold medal group visited the White House today-
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Five hundred U-S Olympic team members made it to the White House- where President Clinton thanked them.
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After his address, Clinton posed for a picture with the group.
One gold medal olympian who stood out- Injured gymnast Keri Strugg being carried by an Olympic wrestler.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--a federal report supporting the A-E-P power line project is called into question.
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And they're looking for a fresh start in the Roanoke Valley.
Refugee families adjust to their new home.
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ANCHOR=Connie


For many people-- especially women, urinary incontinence is an embarrassing fact of life.....but it doesn't have to be.
The story, on Health Check.
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Plus there's a great way to cool off and see Fairy Stone Lake in Henry County.
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Patrick Evans takes us paddleboating a little later on. cc sponsor

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Opponents of American Electric Power's proposed transmission line are taking issue with a recent federal report on the project.
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A briefing in an Energy Department study says delays in the approval of the line stretching from West Virginia to Botetourt County threaten the reliability of the mid-Atlantic electric system.
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Opponents note that the section on the AEP line was prepared by members of the ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY.
Even so, A-E-P doesn't believe this gives the findings any kind of bias.
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A-E-P first proposed building the line in 1990.
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A 59-year old Cincinnati woman is the latest patient of Dr. Jack Kevorkian,
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who wheeled the body of the woman into a hospital last night, telling officials that she was a Lou Gehrig's disease victim who died in his presence.
Kevorkian identified the woman as Elizabeth Mertz of Cincinnati.
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Meanwhile the prosecutor who tried twice to convict Kevorkian of assisted suicide has lost his job.
Oakland County Prosecutor Richard Thompson got only 44 percent of the votes in yesterday's Michigan Republican primary.

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From Iraqis to Cubans, many refugee families are starting over in the Roanoke Valley.
But many experts are concerned that they may be get a bad wrap.
Some Americans view refugees as foreigners who drain the economy, live on welfare and don't pay taxes.
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Ron Jones joins us from our newsroom and says some local officials maintain it's an unfair myth.
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Jean, according to the Refugee and Immigration Service at least 98 percent of refugee adults living in Virginia are employed and contribute to the local economy.
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Thousands of refugees flooded the shores of America at the turn of the century.
Many are still coming to the valley.
Some local services are trying to dispel the stereotype--that refugees are looking for free ride.
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((THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY PAYING THE SAME TAXES THAT YOU AND I ARE PAYING. IF THEY DIDN'T THEY'D GO TO JAIL. THE SAME AS YOU AND I WOULD GO TO JAIL. THEY'RE ALSO ARE IMMEDIATELY ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAFT. THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY.))
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Do Virginians give refugees the cold shoulder?
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Over the years a sizeable group of volunteers have helped refugees settle in our area.
Smith also says most refugees are willing to take jobs that most
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Americans shy away from... such as farm work and other manual labor... a work ethic local employers welcome.

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Looking for a quick day trip? Patrick Evans takes us to a nearby park where paddling isn't such a bad thing.
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Fairy Stone Park in Henry County has been a popular place for summer fun, and now they offer paddleboat tours of their scenic lake.
Patrick Evans took a tour earlier this afternoon, and has the highlights for us.
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Still to come on News 7 at 5--
Which Olympic heroes from Atlanta will have their image on grocery store shelves? Mike Stevens will have the story and more in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, more than ten-million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence....now there are some new non-surgical treatments.
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Plus a little meditation.... not only is it good for the soul, it apparently may offer big benefits in reducing blood pressure.
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The top medical news of the day includes one possible cause of cervical cancer, a new way to test for AIDS-- efforts at insuring safe drinking water-- and the benefits of meditation.
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U-S- researchers are warning of a potentially deadly link between infidelity and cervical cancer.
They say the risk of getting the cancer is five to 11 times greater for women with husbands who have many sexual partners.
The reason-- the men are more likely to carry the human papilloma virus or H-P-V....which helps cause the disease.
Women can also put themselves at increased risk by having many sexual partners-- and lower that risk, by using condoms.
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There will soon be another way to detect the AIDS virus.,
The most common test is of course a blood sample, but there's also a saliva test-- and now, there's a urine test, just approved by the F-D-A.
It works by pinpointing H-I-V fighting antibodies-- instead of the virus itself....and it's expected to be especially helpful in developing nations, where blood testing is often inconvenient.
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President Clinton has put a new law on the books, for drinking water safety.
The measure requires that utility water bills include information about the safety of the water supply.
The new law strengthens standards against contaminants that pose the greatest health risks.
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And meditating may be the key to lowering your blood pressure-- at least that's according to researchers at Maharishi University-- A Center for the Study of Transcendental Meditation.
They say African Americans who practiced meditating for 20 minutes, two times a day saw a noticeable decrease in their pressure...and those who simply tried to change their diet and exercise habits did not.
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It's not always easy to talk about-- but ten million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence-- the inability to control their bladders.
Most sufferers are women, mainly those who've had a baby-- particularly a LARGE baby.
Many have trouble controlling their bladder, especially when they cough or sneeze-- it's called stress incontinence.
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Ann's son weighed 10-pounds, 10-ounces at birth. And when the problem started, it wasn't just having to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes.
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((ANN HACKETT: YOU CONSTANTLY HAD TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU ATE AND DRANK. AND WHAT I FOUND MYSELF DOING WAS INSTEAD OF DRINKING I WOULD EAT MORE SO I WAS HAVING WEIGHT GAIN ALONG WITH IT. I HAD TO STOP GOING TO AEROBICS CLASS, I STOPPED WHEN WE WENT OUT TO DINNER, I WOULDN'T DANCE ANYMORE, IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS DEVELOPING URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND I WAS AFRAID TO GO INTO SWIMMING POOLS. ))
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Ann's problem was eventually cured with surgery.
Dr. Howard Torman explains though that there are two new breakthroughs that could offer a NON-surgical alternative for those with stress incontinence.
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((DR. HOWARD TORMAN: THE FIRST ONE THAT WAS APPROVED IS CALLED THE MINI-GUARD, THIS THING IS ESSENTIALLY A PATCH YOU JUST TAKE THE ADHESIVE OFF AND PUT IT OVER THE OPENING OF THE URETHRA AND IT BLOCKS THE FLOW OF URINE. MOST WOMEN FIND IT REALLY CUTS DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF INCONTINENT EPISODES THAT THEY HAVE. THIS ONE HAS BEEN APPROVED, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET IT IN STORES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THE OTHER DEVICE IS THIS GUY HERE, A URINARY CONTROL INSERT, YOU PUT IT INSIDE THE URETHRA, IT'S NOT NEARLY AS DIFFICULT AS IT SOUNDS AND A LITTLE BALLOON IS BLOWN UP AND IT BASICALLY BLOCKS THE URETHRA SO THAT URINE CAN'T GET BY IT. HOW WELL DOES IT WORK? IN THE CLINICAL TRIALS THEY DID WITH THESE THINGS, 80% OF WOMEN WERE COMPLETELY DRY AND 95-% OF THE WOMEN FOUND THAT THEIR INCONTINENCE EPISODES WERE SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASED OR THEY HAD VERY LITTLE LEAKAGE AT ALL. ))
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About 15-percent of women between 30 and 55 suffer urinary incontinence, along with about 30-percent of women over age 60.
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ANCHOR=Jean


In sports it was a big night for Darryl Strawberry.
Anchor=Connie


Plus Olympic heroes will soon be coming to a grocery store near you.
Mike Stevens explains in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

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Good afternoon everybody welcome to the middle of the work week sports ticker.
Let's get started this afternoon by getting you ready for Breakfast tomorrow.
As you may know there was a lot of concern over just which olympic athlete would represent the U.S. on the traditional Wheaties box.
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Well, rest easy, because the General Mills folks are coming out with five different boxes to commemorate the 100th Olympiad.
Swimmers Tom Dolan and Amy Van Dyken are featured along with Michael Johnson, Dan O'Brien and the entire US gymnastics team known as the Magnificent seven.
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This morning about 500 members of the United States team were guests President Bill Clinton, HIlliary and Chelsea.
The President posed with the athletes in a group picture and they presented him with a commemorative set of Olympic pins.
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In baseball action this afternoon, the Cubs are battling the Mets at Wrigley field.
And already today Sammy Sosa has rocked his 39th homer of the year.
Right now the Cubs and Mets are tied at 6-all in the top of the 8th.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The Salem Avalanche will indeed have former major league all-star Larry Walker in the lineup tonight.
Walkers is taking batting practice in Salem at this hour and we'll hear form him tonight at six.
The Warthogs and Avalanche get underway tonight at 7.

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Last night in the major leagues, the Yankees Daryl Strawberry got the second hat trick of his career as he ripped 3 homers in the same game.
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The Yanks were hosting the Whitesox at Yankee stadium and in his first at bat, Daryl hit this solo homer into the seats in right field.
Then in his second at bat off Kevin Tapani, Strawberry hit a monster drive way up into the upper deck for his second in a row.
Then in his third at bat he hit a line drive homer to right. It's the second time in his career he's hit three homers in one game.
And the first time this year he's really felt comfortable at the plate.
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Coming up at six, we'll have more baseball from Salem as the Avalanche again looks for Larry Walker to be in the lineup tonight.
Plus, we'll have some highlights from this afternoon's Dixie Pre-Majors semi-final matchup between Salem and Vinton.
See you at six everybody. Have a good night. take a break

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Lynchburg high school students who want to compete in team sports will once again have to pass a drug test to play.
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Keith Humphry is in our newsroom with more on that..
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Jean, Lynchburg's drug testing program has been in place for six years, and it is producing results.
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Twelve student athletes tested positive for drugs in the 95-96 school year...up from just one the year before.
Officials say the rise reflects an increase in drug use in the community.
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They also say that increase illustrates the need for the drug testing program.
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We'll tell you more about it at 6.
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