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News 7 at Five is next-
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Where we'll go live to San Diego as the Republicans gear up to nominate Bob Dole.
A school bus crashes on the first day back to school in Arizona.
Plus crews are back out at a plane crash site in Roanoke County.
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Wx-Heads
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Much more like summer weather today, and for the rest of the week. Scattered storms are forecasted, so stay tuned for all the details.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- maybe you're one of the nearly one million people trying melatonin to help you sleep.
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Scientists are worried about the popularity of the so-called natural sleep aid, saying they still aren't sure of the side effects.
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It's the night Bob Dole's been waiting for- the night he'll be nominated as the Republican's choice for President.
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5-GOP


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Tonight the states take roll call- where they're expected to nominate Bob Dole and Jack Kemp to the GOP ticket.
Elizabeth Dole is among the speakers tonight along with Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp.
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Today Bob Dole spoke at a Veterans memorial- saying military service made him appreciate liberty and freedom.
Elizabeth Kaledin is in San Diego where the nomination takes place tonight. cut to liz
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((Bob Dole spent the day giving little previews of his acceptance speech, and he did so among his most solid supporters-- veterans and farmers. BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THOUSANDS OF FARM FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET... $500 TAX CREDITS FOR KIDS, ETC.
He also echoed his promise to balance the budget and reduce taxes, the hallmark of an economic plan he says he'll highlight in his Thursday night speech.
Later he laid a wreath at a veterans memorial to commemorate VJ day and talked tough about Clinton policy on defense spending. DOLE: IF I MAKE A MISTAKE ON DEFENSE SPENDING, I'D RATHER SPEND TOO MUCH THAN TOO LITTLE. PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS GONE TOO FAR, CUT TOO MUCH. I'LL CHANGE THAT IN 1997.
Dole has yet to reveal specifics about how he's going to increase defense spending and cut taxes, an oversight democrats are sure to go after when they gather for their convention in Chicago.
As Elizabeth Dole checked out the convention floor, there were reports circulating that her husband was having trouble finishing up his speech. ))
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The Virginian with the highest profile in the Republican national convention takes center stage tonight.
But former Virginia Health and Human Resources Secretary Kay Coles James has already had her credentials questioned by a fellow delegate.
Idaho national committee member Cindy Moyle told reporters SHE'D been promised the role of convention secretary James will assume tonight.
Moyle suggested James was picked by Bob Dole because of her race.
James is black.
Moyle is white.
James says she's offended by the implication she's NOT qualified.

5-Bus-Accident


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A first day of school bus accident injures dozens of students in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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The school bus overturned and rolled four times on an interstate- as it was taking high school students to class.
Rescuers had to free one student and the bus driver from the wreckage.
In all 32 people were hurt- four seriously.
No word on what caused the school bus to careen out of control.
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5-Plane-Crash


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Wreckage from yesterday's plane crash in Roanoke County is being cleared out.
The plane went down near McAfee's Knob early yesterday morning, killing the pilot 28- year- old Praveen (busk-AIR-in) Bhaskaran of Vinton.
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Scott Prince was back out at the crash site this afternoon...
Scott were they able to remove the entire plane from the scene.
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No Jean.
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In fact, the fuselage, or the body of the aircraft remains in the area.
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Now a wrecker crew was able to hoist- out the engine of the single engine Beach Bonanza.
Those folks anticipate that the rest of the plane will be removed sometime tomorrow.
As far as the investigation goes... the only new information being released is that (bus-kair-in) Bhaskaran reported some sort of problem right before the crash.
Despite that, investigators say it will be a while before the cause of the crash is determined.
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((RANDI-JEAN KUKLA/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: PROBABLE CAUSE CAN TAKE UP TO SIX MONTHS TO BE DETERMINED, BUT WE'RE STILL IN THE FACT GATHERING PROCESS... WHERE WE'RE GATHERING MAINTENANCE RECORDS, THE PILOT'S RECORDS.))
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Kukla will be heading to the Roanoke Regional Airport in the next few hours.
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She'll listen to the recorded conversation between (bus-KAIR-in) and the air traffic controllers. double box/Scott/Jean
So, Jean... investigators are hopeful that recording will give them more insight as to what went wrong.
(QUESTION: Scott, how long will officials from the NTSB and FAA remain in the

area.
Jean, we have been told that they'll likely be here for one more day.
The NTSB has told me that it hopes to have a preliminary report by Friday.)

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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a possible breakthrough in connection with the bombing in Saudi Arabia.
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In Franklin County, The American Red Cross is aiding some residents at one apartment complex after the recent rain forced them out.
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On Health Check a report for working parents trying to care for sick kids--for some many are struggling to keep their jobs. 2-SHOT
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A little later, an update on Mel Torme.
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The singer had a stroke and is now recuperating in a California hospital-- don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Saudi-Arrest


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Possible arrests in the June truck bombing in Saudi Arabia- that killed 19 U-S Airmen.
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A opposition group is reporting that six Muslim militants have been arrested and confessed to the bombing.
But neither Saudi nor U-S officials would comment.
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((GLYN DAVIES/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: THIS IS A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO A TERRIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK AND THE SAUDI'S AND THE U.S. ARE WORKING CLOSELY ON IT. WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER CLOSELY AND IF AND WHEN WE DECIDE THERE'S SOMETHING MAKES SENSE TO PUT OUT PUBLICLY AND WE'LL DO SO.))
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A Clinton Administration official speaking anonymously says an unknown number of people have been detained- but he says it's not known if any formal arrests have been made.

5-Trigon


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The Virginia Citizens Consumer Council is hammering Trigon on its record.
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The state's largest health insurer must get State Corporation Commission approval next month to become a private, for- profit company.
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((JEAN ANN FOX/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: THIS IS THE BIGGEST INSURANCE CASE VIRGINIA HAS HEARD AND WILL HEAR FOR QUITE SOME TIME.))
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The Consumer Council says Trigon's record is relevant because state law requires the S-C-C to find the company has behaved fair and equitably toward policyholders.
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((THEY ALSO HAVE TO FIND THAT THE CREATION OF A NEW HOLDING COMPANY, WHICH IS PART OF TRIGON'S PROPOSAL, IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THAT THE MANAGEMENT IS APPROPRIATE TO LEAD A NEW HOLDING COMPANY.))
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Fox points to Trigon's four state citations in six years for unfair billing practices and misleading advertising.
The company has paid NO dividends to policyholders in five years, while building a 700- million dollar cash reserve.

5-Green-Meadow


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The American Red Cross is lending a hand to Franklin County families left homeless by heavy rains on Monday.
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About eight families lived in this apartment complex on Green Meadow Road in Rocky Mount.
Officials condemned the building and evacuated residents after water and mud began seeping into the building.
Residents were told to contact the local Red Cross for food, shelter and clothing.
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((JANICE WALKE/AMERICAN RED CROSS; THEY CAN CONTACT US HERE AT THE RED CROSS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. OUR PHONE NUMBER IS 483-5621 AND WE'LL BE GLAD TO SEE THEM AND ASSESS HOW WE CAN HELP.))
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Bill Bratton of A-and-B Properties in Roanoke, owns the building.
Officials in Franklin County said Bratton will soon submit temporary plans to secure the building.
If those plans are approved residents can return to their apartments and collect their belongings as early as Saturday.
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Franklin County's Public Safety Director believes the building will eventually be demolished due to severe structural damage.
Bad weather caused the complex to slide up to eight inches off its foundation.

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Everything is just peachy in Patrick County today, but Joe Dashiell has a report that it's also the pits.
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5-Peach-Festival


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Summer isn't complete without a harvest of ripe, southwest Virginia peaches. DOUBLE BOX JoeD/Jean
And this afternoon, Joe Dashiell is sampling the sweet fruit at the ninth annual Virginia Peach Festival in Patrick County.
Joe, how does crop measure up this year?
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Forecasts
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Stick around--the Virginia Tech Football team says "cheese" at its annual media day. The report is coming up in tonight's Ticker.
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On Health Check, a baby in New York is growing at un-heard of proportions.
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18-month old Zachary here already weighs 65 pounds-- though doctors don't know why.
His parents don't have insurance-- they're looking for help from the medical community.
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5-Melatonin


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Many people are relying on melatonin as a sleeping aid.
But scientists warn, nobody's really sure what it does-- or if it has any serious side effects.
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Melatonin isn't regulated under federal law, because it's a natural ingredient in some foods.
It's also a natural hormone produced by the brain-- and the natural levels of melatonin increase just before and during sleep.
One researcher says consumers and scientists have been taking a backward approach, by taking the supplement first, and then figuring out what it does.
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5-Sick-Kids


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One in four working parents with school-age children aren't getting sick-leave for themselves...or their kids.
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A study says as a result, parents have to decide to send their children to school sick, or risk getting fired.
Not surprisingly, the situation is worse among the working pool and those with children who have chronic illnesses.
The researchers say the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, is NO help to most parents.
That's because it involves unpaid time off and covers only major illnesses that typically require a hospital stay.
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5-Big-Baby


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For new parents, it's sometimes tough lugging around a baby all the time...try carrying 18-month-old Zachery Strenkert of New York around.
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At birth he weighed ten pounds, six ounces.
Already though, not even two, he weighs 68 pounds.
It's more than a matter of not being able to find baby shoes-- there is no car seat that will hold him.
He has to wear adult sized diapers.
His parents are reaching out to medical experts for answers-- but so far, there's no explanation for his extraordinary growth.
They say he really doesn't even eat much.
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((LAURIE STRENKERT/MOTHER: BECAUSE IF HE'S NOT EATING A LOT. WHERE IS IT COMING FROM? WE'VE HAD ALL THE THYROID AND HORMONE STUFF. AND THAT'S ALL NORMAL. SO NEXT IS DNA. CHRIS STRENKERT/FATHER: WE THINK WE NEED A GENETICIST. SOMEONE WHO CAN TAKE A LOOK AT HIS CHROMOSOMES AND TELL US IF THERE IS ANYTHING ALTERED OR IF THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG. ))
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Doctors told the Strenkerts their baby is simply morbidly obese.
They say while they don't want the child exploited, they don't have insurance, and need help from the public.
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5-Elderly-Drivers


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A new test may help determine which elderly drivers are likely to get into a car accident.
The test measures how quickly and accurately a person comprehends a scene when it's flashed onto a computer screen.
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Three-quarters of elderly people who scored poorly also became involved in an automobile accident within three years of taking the computer test.
Researchers at the University of Alabama say the test is a better accident predictor than a person's age, vision or overall health.
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Turning to sports-- a Virginia Tech football player is making headlines the wrong way.
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Mike Stevens has that report but first some highlights from the diamond.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek sports ticker.
Let's get started on the base paths in Chicago where the East leading Yankees hooked up with the White Sox this afternoon.
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This was a pitcher's duel until the sixth inning when the Big Hurt, Frank Thomas hit this solo homer to deep center field off the Yankees Andy Pettite to make it 1-to-nothing.
But the Yankees would come back in the 7th, with Tino Martinez hitting a solo homer off James Baldwin to tie the game at 1-all.
Still in the 7th, Darryl Strawberry rips a double down the right field line and drives in Bernie Williams with the go ahead run as the Yankees ____ it ___ to ____.
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On to football where former Friday Football Extra player of the week Marcus Parker has been suspended indefinitely for violating team policy.
Parker pleaded no contest to shoplifting on July 25th.
Police say two employees of the Blacksburg Kroger saw Parker attempt to steal a jar of garlic salt and a pack of condoms.
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News of the Parker situation came on the eve of the Hokies media day.
Head Coach Frank beamer made it clear to reporters today that the situation would not be discussed during the picture taking session.
Instead the Hokies were eager to talk about moving into college football's elite.
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((A Big East title, 10 straight wins including the Sugar Bowl has the Hokies being mentioned among the elite in the country and the Big East.
Frank Beamer and his staff now has to work even harder to achieve the consistency that leads to national recognition.)) ((KEN OXENDINE/TECH RUNNING BACK: )) ((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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More sports coming tour way at six.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-Torme


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Finally tonight-- Even a stroke can't keep jazz singer Mel Torme away from the stage.
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Torme, otherwise known as the "Velvet Fog" for his smooth, silky voice, suffered a mild stroke last week--
Doctors say his speech has been affected.
The 70-year old singer, who was also recovering from pneumonia, is in stable condition in intensive care at a Los Angeles hospital.
Torme's scheduled to help celebrate the Hollywood Bowl's 75th summer session in mid September.
Meantime his publicist says he's in good spirits and has been watching the Republican convention.
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It's one of the most difficult jobs in the court system, but those who do it say it's also one of the most rewarding.
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Steve Smallshaw is here to tell us about Lynchburg's victim-witness assistance program, and some of the changes it's undergoing.
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Jean, for ten years,SUPER=@ssm1;
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ONE person has been helping victims and witnesses of violent crime here in the Hill City.
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But Susan Clark says the demands on her time have become overwhelming.
The city received grant money to add another much-needed full- time coordinator to that office.
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Commonwealth's attorney Bill Petty says even that may not be enough.
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We'll tell you more about it at 6. Thanks Steve-- that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE. Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean