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News 7 at Five is next-
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where we'll go live to San Diego as Bob Dole gets ready for tonight's acceptance speech-
Plus Sharon Bottoms gives up the fight for custody of her son.
Plus a piece of a plane falls from the sky.
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MEDICAL-HEADS


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Researchers have uncovered still another key in understanding obesity.
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Plus, hormone replacement therapy-- and the latest ideas on combination treatments.
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((ELIZABETH DOLE: YOU ARE THE FUTURE AND THAT'S WHAT THIS CAMPAIGN IS ALL ABOUT, THE FUTURE, APPLAUSE.))
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Republicans reach out for the young vote-
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5-GOP


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A busy day for Republicans- just a few hours before Bob Dole takes to the podium.
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Dole will give his acceptance speech tonight in San Diego.
That's where Elizabeth Kaledin is standing by with a preview of what's to come. cut to liz
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((The republican nominee checked out the convention center this morning, just hours before making the speech of his life. The hall was still reverberating with the celebration of Dole's nomination, the much anticipated, highly orchestrated climax of the convention so far.
Elizabeth Dole returned to the hall, speaking to the national youth convention on the same floor she did her talkshow-style tribute to her husband last night. ELIZABETH DOLE: WATCH THE SPEECH ON TV OR BE HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE IT'LL BE A GREAT ONE. She told the young people they'll be hearing a lot about the Dole economic plan, especially his proposed 15-percent federal income tax cut. ELIZABETH DOLE: Meanwhile, running mate Jack Kemp got some advice from a man who might know a few things about being a vice president, Dan Quayle. DAN QUAYLE/ FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, I THINK JACK KEMP IS GOING TO LOVE BEING NUMBER TWO!))
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The Henrico County woman who lost custody of her son to her own mother partly because of her sexual orientation has given up the fight.
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Sharon Bottoms and her lesbian partner April Wade gave up the fight for custody of Bottoms' five year old son Tyler today.
Now, they're fighting for visitation rights that would allow the boy to see both Bottoms and Wade.
In 1993, a Henrico judge ruled Tyler could only see his mother if Wade was NOT around.
Sharon Bottoms' mother Kay says she's "happy" custody is NO longer an issue.
Bottoms and Wade say they'll speak to reporters about WHY they've given up the fight when Judge Buford Parsons rules on visitation.
That could happen later this evening.
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5-Motley


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A federal judge dismissed a multi- million dollar lawsuit filed by a former Danville school teacher against two city prosecutors.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the story.
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Jean, the judge's decision is the latest chapter in a legal battle waged by the Reverend Thomas Motley against Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller and his assistant.
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(( It all began two years ago, when Motley was acquitted in Circuit Court of slapping a student with a yardstick.
A short time later, Fuller and his assistant James Martin paid for an advertisement in the Danville Register and Bee.
Fuller says he wanted to address erroneous information that had appeared in the newspaper about the case.
The ad outlined Motley's prior criminal record which was not admissible during the trial.
Not long after, Motley was fired as a Danville school teacher and filed a civil suit.))
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In dismissing the case, Judge Jackson Kiser said Fuller did not violate Motley's constitutional rights. Double boxes Teresa/Jean
The judge went on to write, that Fuller and Martin were quote "defending the public image of the commonwealth attorneys office."
(QUESTION: I understand Motley's case against the Danville Register and Bee,

for publishing the ad, was also dismissed?)

5-Delta


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A chunk of metal from a Delta plane fell from the sky- landing in a driveway below.
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It happened just after the plane took off from Laguardia airport in New York.
The turbine on one of the plane's three engines failed- a piece was blown out of the engines tailpipe-
The part hit a home, then a car and landed in a driveway.
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((RAY CAMMISULI/NEW YORK RESIDENT: WE WERE HERE LOOKING AT IT IN SHOCK, SAYING I DON'T BELIEVE THIS. IT COULD'VE HIT ME IN THE HEAD. I'D BE DEAD AND I WOULDN'T BE TALKING TO YOU NOW.))
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The piece of metal is about one foot long- by half a foot wide and four inches thick.
It was sizzling hot when it hit the ground.
The plane made an emergency landing at Kennedy airport-
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A freak fireworks accident electrocutes 35-people in Peru.
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Plus the small Botetourt County community of Eagle Rock may soon be left without a structure to bridge the gap over the James River. We'll explain.
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Plus, on Health Check, giving up cigarettes-- researchers offer what they think is the best combination to kick the tobacco habit. 2-SHOT
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This week's Growin It is checking out annuals.
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Plus a preview of UVA's football season in tonight's two minute ticker. Stay tuned. cc sponsor

5-Peru-Fireworks


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A fireworks celebration turned to horror in Peru- killing dozens.
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A rocket struck a high tension power cable knocking it to the ground.
Electricity surged through the spectators who'd gathered on a bridge.
Several bodies caught fire- In all 35 people died- 41 spectators were also injured.
Among the dead is a police officer who tried to pull someone away from the electric current.
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5-Smart-Road


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The Smart Road is a smart design.
That's the word from the Commonwealth Transportation Board today in the final approval after seven years of controversy.
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The Blacksburg to Interstate 81 connector road would also be the transportation lab of the future.
Self- driving cars, with safer features are the research goal.
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But board members say don't forget it's just a road.
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((LORINDA LIONBERGER/SALEM DISTRICT MEMBER: THIS IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A TRANSPORTATION FACILITY. AND THEN THE RESEARCH IS A VERY WONDERFUL ADDED ATTRACTION AND ADDED USE OF THE ROAD THAT I THINK WILL BE EXTREMELY EXCITING FOR THE AREA. BUT WE'RE BUILDING A ROAD.))
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Smart road advocates have used delays in the project to innovate.
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((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: WE HAVE A SECTION NOW WE'RE DEVELOPING FOR ALL WEATHER TESTING. AND THAT WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF GENERATING RAIN AND SNOW AND MIST AND FOG.))
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Three environmental groups have their day in federal court tomorrow to oppose the road.

5-Eagle-Rock


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Residents of Eagle Rock refuse to give up hope.
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Earlier this week, they found out the bridge connecting the town to U-S Route 220 will be torn down.
The structure has stood for more than 60 years and V-DOT officials say upkeep on the bridge would be too expensive.
But residents are trying to get an historical designation for the town.
They hope that would be enough to save the bridge.
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((DEE DEE BRUCE/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: THERE WAS A RECOGNIZANCE SURVEY DONE IN 1988 AND IT LISTED THAT THE BRIDGE WAS A VITAL STRUCTURE TO THE DESIGNATION OF THE TOWN AS AN HISTORICAL DISTRICT. ))
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But Bruce and her backers will have to move fast.
State officials say the bridge will come down in six to 12-months.
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Are you tired of planting the same old kinds of flowers? Well then this week's Growin It is for you.
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5-GROWIN-IT


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Are you looking for something new and different for your garden or landscape?
I know someone who always has a good suggestion or two. growin it DOUBLE BOXes PATRICK/BOB LYONS
Bob Lyons joins us from the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens, and has some brand new plans to introduce us to.
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(Bob, what are you featuring for us today?

Bob, you say most of these plants should be treated as ANNUALS, why is that? What kind of care do these plants need? How available are they in our area? Where can you get more information? You'll be giving these plants away in about 6 weeks, right?)
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My thanks to Bob Lyons and photographer Scott Ayres for that segment today on Growin' It, in just a moment, a look at the complete forecast. SPONSOR BOARD WX STATS FULL/PATRICK WALKS IN Forecasts
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Don't go away, we'll show you one of the more unusual items delegates can take home from the GOP convention.
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On Health Check, we'll go over a few of the treatments for varicose veins.
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Varicose veins in some are simply a nuisance, in others though, they can result in serious complications.
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5-Obesity


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An enzyme found in mice may be the key for a drug to treat obesity in humans.
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Mice without the enzyme did not become obese even when fed a high fat diet.
The mice also had a higher meta-bolic rate and slightly higher body temperatures according to researchers at the University of Washington.
The study was published in the journal "Nature."
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5-Hormone-Replacement


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Some news about hormone replacement therapy.
There are several reasons women take estrogen after menopause.
Primarily, it cuts the risk of heart disease, but it also brings a risk of cancer of the uterus.
So what can you do?
Here's the latest form Dr. Howard Torman--
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One way for women to decrease the adverse effects of taking estrogen is to combine it with the hormone progestin.
But will adding progestin to the mix cut the protections estrogens alone provide against coronary disease?
A new study in this morning's New England Journal of Medicine says NO.
A Harvard study of almost 60-thousand relatively young, post-menopausal women finds the risk of major coronary disease was substantially decreased among current users of estrogen and progestin as well as current users of estrogen alone.
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((FRANCINE GRODSTEIN/BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL: WOMEN TAKING ESTROGEN PLUS PROGESTIN HAD A 60% DECREASE IN THEIR RISK OF HEART DISEASE COMPARED TO WOMEN WHO DIDN'T TAKE ANY HORMONES. IT'S IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER NOT JUST HEART DISEASE WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO TAKE HORMONES. THERE ARE OTHER RISKS AND OTHER BENEFITS, AND IN PARTICULAR THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER. ))
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The study also found there was no overall increased risk of stroke when taking the combined hormone therapy versus estrogen alone.
That was also a concern raised in the past.


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Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins.
Often it's not just the appearance that's troubling, varicose veins CAN lead to serious complications.
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There are a variety of options to treat varicose veins-- including laser treatment, with a new technology called sclero-lase, which obliterates deeper varicose veins.
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((DR. NEIL SADICK/DERMATOLOGIC SURGEON: IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT TO TRY AND DEVELOP A TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL ALLOW LIGHT TO PENETRATE DEEP ENOUGH TO AFFECT THE BLOOD VESSELS ON THE LEGS ))
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In an out-patient procedure done without anesthesia, a laser is aimed at the vein and destroys it, with minimal discomfort for the patient.
Another variation on the theme is called photoderm.
Similar in concept to the laser, the light creates heat.
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((DR. HARVEY JAY/DERMATOLOGIST: SO THE VESSEL IS DAMAGED, AND THEN GRADUALLY, GRADUALLY CLOSES UP AND THE BODY ABSORBS THE BLOOD VESSEL AND IT DISAPPEARS. ))
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An older method that still works well is called sclerotherapy.
It can be used on veins of all sizes-- a solution injected into the blood vessel irritates it, causing it's inner lining to be destroyed.
Sufferers of varicose veins range from children to senior citizens, the majority of them women.
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5-Quit-Smoking


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A one, two punch of chemicals may help smokers kick the habit.
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Scientists at Duke University Medical Center say that a nicotine patch used in combination with the drug (MECA-la-MEAN) Mecalamine works better than the patch alone.
The drug robs tobacco of its taste and pleasure inducing effects.
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The Virginia Cavaliers hold their football media day in Charlotesville--
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Plus Braves baseball from this afternoon...here's Mike Stevens.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the two minute sports ticker on this Thursday afternoon.
Let's begin today with new about one of baseball's all-time greats, Nolan Ryan.
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The Houston Astros announced this afternoon that they are planning to retire Nolan's number 34 jersey in the team's season finale at the Astrodome on September 29th.
This will make Ryan the first player in the baseball history to have his number retired by three different teams.
The Angels and Rangers already honored him in this manner.
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On the field this afternoon, the Atlanta Braves beat the Phillies 8-to-5 as redhot Marquis Grissom led the way.
Grissom had a single, a double and a homer today.
He has now hit safely in his last 20 games and he has 19 homers on the year.
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On the local football scene, the Roanoke Rush has been sold today as Nick Rush gives up primary ownership in the club to Larry Linkous the former chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.
No big changes are expected as a result of the sale. The Rush plays its third straight home game at Victory stadium this Saturday night at 7.
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The Virginia Cavaliers football press day kicked off today in charlottesville and the mood was quite relaxed for the top 25 ranked Wahoos. Steve Mason has the details.
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Golf news from the Hunting Hills Country Club and the Scott Robertson coming up at six.

5-KICKER


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It's obvious Republicans are in San Diego--
As some businessmen try to make money the conventional way.
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Former candidate buttons are for sale, lots of Bob Dole paraphernalia including t-shirts...and of course elephants...trunk up.
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Or what about these pieces of molton glass, called the Clinton Rock. The creator says he named it after the president because it's transparent, sharp and useless.
The businessman admits he hasn't sold any rocks.
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX-- What do you do when you see a cockroach? That's an easy one, KILL it.
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But at Virginia Tech, the cockroach genetics lab is actually BREEDING them.
En-tomology Professor Mary Ross has devoted the last 30 years to studying these bugs, and turning the lab into a one-of-a-kind facility.
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at SIX. See you then. Goodnight. Tracy Altizer will introduce us to Ross and her roaches coming up on NEWS 7