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Up next of News 7 at Five-
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The president inks a sweeping welfare reform bill-
Plus we'll hear from Sharon Bottoms and her female lover.
What they think about the judge's decision about visitation and custody of Bottom's son.
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Our weather story may get a little bumpy toward the weekend but for now, we are watching for isolated showers only.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check,
We'll hear the government's latest position on chemical dangers from the Gulf War.
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Plus there's still no cure, but we'll have the latest treatments available to the millions of asthma sufferers.
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((TODAY WE ARE TAKING AN HISTORIC CHANCE TO MAKE WELFARE WHAT IT WAS MEANT TO BE- A SECOND CHANCE, NOT A WAY OF LIFE.))
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Dramatic changes are on the way for welfare.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The President signed a welfare reform bill today.
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It's a bill that makes big changes in public assistance to the poor.
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((FROM NOW ON OUR NATIONS ANSWER TO THIS GREAT SOCIAL CHALLENGE WILL NO LONGER BE A NEVER ENDING CYCLE OF WELFARE. IT WILL BE THE DIGNITY, THE POWER AND THE ETHIC OF WORK.))
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The bill imposes a five year lifetime limit on welfare benefits-- and reduces spending by about 55 billion dollars over six years.
It's a plan Bob Dole pushed in the Senate-
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((TODAY PRESIDENT CLINTON IS SIGNING THE DOLE WELFARE BILL. I'M GLAD HE FINALLY GOT AROUND TO IT. HE VETOED IT TWICE.)) 14:05:29 BUTT TO ((HE'LL PROBABLY ADOPT THE DOLE ECONOMIC PLAN NEXT WEEK IN CHICAGO. HE'S DONE EVERYTHING BUT CHANGE PARTY IN THE LAST THIRTY DAYS.))
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Dole also told the New Jersey crowd his 15 percent tax cut proposal will help all Americans.
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Regulations could soon be on the way for tobacco.
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President Clinton's expected to accept a Food and Drug Administration request to regulate tobacco- perhaps as early as tomorrow.
Anti-smoking groups called the announcement a first step.
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((JOHN BANZHAF/ACTION ON SMOKING & HEALTH: THIS IS NOT AN IMMEDIATE DEATH BLOW TO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. WHAT IT WILL DO IS MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO RECRUIT NEW SMOKERS AND THIS WILL HIT THEM 10-15 YEARS FROM NOW. ))
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The government's expected to regulate nicotine as a delivery system for nicotine and NOT as a drug- One reason for that, is it'll be easier to defend in court.
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5-Tobacco


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The F-D-A regulations aren't drawing applause from everyone-- especially on the Southside.
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More than five- thousand Southside farmers earn a living from the golden leaf.
Many view F-D-A intervention as a threat to their livelihood.
Clarence Bryant is Chairman of the group-- Concerned Friends for Tobacco.
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((CLARENCE BRYANT: WHAT THE FDA AND CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS PROPOSING IS NOT EXACTLY WHAT IT SEEMS. THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY WANT TO REGULATE TOBACCO TO CURB TEEN SMOKING, BUT IN ESSENCE, WHAT THEY REALLY WANT TO DO, IS TO REGULATE US OUT OF BUSINESS, THAT'S PROHIBITION. ))
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Tobacco accounts for about 21- percent of Virginia's crop income and eight- percent of the state's total agricultural income.
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5-Chemical-Weapons


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Deadly nerve gas rockets are burning in Utah-
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It's a way to eliminate the entire U-S chemical weapons arsenal by the year 2004.
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((WE BELIEVE THE PROCESS WE'RE EMBARKING ON IS THE SAFEST, MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DEAL WITH THE TASK OF ELIMINATED THE STOCKPILE OF OBSOLETE AND UNUSABLE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.))
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More than three and half million weapons in all will be destroyed.
The army says the rockets are forty years old and were never designed to be in storage for that long.
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Two separate military crashes today in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Search crews found pilot of an A-Ten Air National Guard plane that went down in a marshy area on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
A spokesman says the pilot ejected from the plane and has been taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown.
In an unrelated accident, a Marine Corp F-A-18 Hornet crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Maryland-Delaware coast this morning.
So far the search has failed to find the pilot.

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They're calling it cruel and unusual punishment.
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Sharon Bottoms and April Wade spoke with reporters today about the judge's decision that bans Wade from contact with Bottoms' five year old son Tyler.
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((SHARON BOTTOMS: I JUST THINK IT'S UNFAIR. I MEAN, WHAT'S SO WRONG WITH TYLER KNOWING MY LIFE KNOWING MY LIFE AND HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PERSON THAT I LOVE.))
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((APRIL WADE: YOU KNOW, IT TAKES A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSON, EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THEIR LIFE, TO GET UP AND FACE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HEARD FROM A JUDGE THAT YOU PRETTY MUCH DON'T DESERVE TO WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH. AND I THINK WE JUST UNFORTUNATELY GOT TWO JUDGES THAT ARE HOMOPHOBIC.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union says the Virginia Supreme Court, in an apparent effort to keep the case from advancing to the U.S. Supreme Court, actually changed the language requiring judges to use sexual orientation as a way to determine parental fitness.
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: WHAT WE'RE LEFT WITH IS A SITUATION WHERE JUDGES UNFORTUNATELY ARE ABLE TO ACT OUT THEIR OWN PREFERENCES. SO JUDGES WHO ARE HOMOPHOBIC ARE GOING TO RULE AGAINST SHARON AND APRIL AND OTHERS LIKE HER. BUT MORE PROGRESSIVE JUDGES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE ARE NOW AT LEAST FREE NOT TO DO SO.))
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Bottoms says she may take her custody fight back up if she feels Tyler's suffering under his grandmother's care.

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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Mother Teresa is hospitalized--we'll have an update on her condition.
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And we'll tag along with one Roanoke woman who's hoping her peddle power will help build homes in the valley.
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And we'll have the latest treatment for enlarged prostate-- coming up on Health Check. 2-SHOT
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If you are finding it hard to buy honey tonight's Growin It has some answers.
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Patrick Evans has that report--when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor

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They cannot tell a lie.
Wal-Mart and the Historic Kenmore Foundation in Stafford County just aren't saying what dollar figure they agreed to.
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But they did agree to preserve George Washington's boyhood farm site-- symbolic cherry tree and all.
Wal-Mart will build its store a half mile away.
The Kenmore Foundation will start improving the site for tourists later this year, or early 1997.
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5-Habitat


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Dozens of volunteers will soon be pushing the peddle... trying to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.
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Starting tomorrow dozens of cyclists will ride from Lynchburg to Atlanta.
The event is part of Habitat's 20th anniversary celebration.
Barbara Duerk is representing the Roanoke Valley chapter.
The money she collects will help build new homes for needy area families.
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((BARBARA DUERK/ROANOKE VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: NOT ONLY CAN YOU DONATE MONEY TO HABITAT, BUT YOU CAN DONATE YOUR TIME AND TALENTS. THEY NEED PEOPLE TO BUILD THE WALLS AND PUT IN THE ELECTRICITY. THEY'RE OPEN FOR ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS. RIGHT NOW I'M VOLUNTEERING MY SWEAT EQUITY. ))
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The cyclists are from all across the country.
The ride to Atlanta spans five-hundred miles and will take eight days.
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5-MOTHER-TERESA


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The Roman Catholic Church's most revered nun, Mother Teresa, is being treated for heart problems.
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The 85-year-old was admitted to the Woodlands Nursing Home in Calcutta earlier this week, suffering a fever.
She developed cardiac problems and was put on a respirator.
Doctors say Mother Teresa remains in intensive care in stable condition.
She has suffered two heart attacks in 1983 and 1989.
Earlier this year, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was hospitalized with a broken collar bone.
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Summertime is usually when you see lots of insects, but one isn't buzzing around as much as last year.
Patrick will fill us in on Growin It-- next. stocks bump next

5-GROWIN-IT


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You may have noticed there are fewer bees this year, and if you haven't yet you will when you try to buy honey.
Some mites have devastated the bee population, which may have a stinging impact on more than just the insects themselves.
Here's Patrick Evans with this week's Growin It.
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Stick around for more News-7 at Five--another NBA all-star changes teams. Mike has details in tonight's Ticker.
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On Health CHeck, we'll tell you about the latest theory for treating enlarged prostates.
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Plus, if it's chocolate that puts you in a pretty special mood....researchers now think they know why.
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5-Gulf-War


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The Pentagon is now acknowledging seven reports of chemicals weapons detected during the first week of the Gulf War.
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But the government continues to maintain that there's no evidence linking Iraqi chemical weapons to post-war illnesses among American veterans.
Meantime, the wives of three Gulf War vets are blaming the government for their children's birth defects.
In a lawsuit filed in Baltimore, they're suing for 60 million dollars-- claiming the Pentagon was negligent in allowing their husbands to be exposed to pesticides and petro-chemicals.
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5-Asthma


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Millions suffer from asthma, and while there's no cure, the news about treatment is getting better.
Asthma is a disease which causes reversible changes in the airwaves-- making breathing difficult.
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((HEIDI LARSON/MOTHER OF ASTHMA PATIENT: HERE'S A TWO YEAR OLD INSTEAD OF LEAPING OFF THE FURNITURE HE WAS PLAYING QUIETLY WITH BLOCKS AND READING BOOKS AND PLAYING WITH TRAINS AND WE THOUGHT, "WHAT A GREAT KID." AND WE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS BECAUSE HE COULD NOT BREATHE. ))
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That's before Christopher was diagnosed with asthma at age 22-months.
Now, he takes medication, and uses a peak flow monitor, to track his breathing.
Another device available to help asthmatics is Air-Watch.
Patients can keep tabs on their own conditions by sending a report over the telephone to a fax machine in their doctor's office.
The theory is that patient involvement is critical.
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((DR. HOMER BOUSHEY/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA: THE KEY IS THAT THE PATIENT HAS TO BE ENROLLED AS A PARTICIPANT IN CARE, HAS TO UNDERSTAND THE DISEASE, BE ABLE TO INTERPRET THE MEASUREMENT, BE ABLE TO PERFORM THEM AND KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE INFORMATION. THE PHYSICIAN AND NURSE IS A KIND OF COACH, A PARTNER, TO HELP THE PATIENT LEARN HOW TO MANAGE THE DISEASE.))
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There's also excitement over the F-D-A approval of a new cortico-steroid inhalant Fluticasone-- the new medicine is more effective than previously-available drugs.
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Also, many patients have learned that it's crucial to keep their home free of dust and mold.
Another note, there is a new class of medication being tested, Lucatrine-Pathway Interupters.
They come in tablet form so the patient doesn't have to inhale the drug.
Clinical trials have produced good results so far.

5-Prostate


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When it comes to treating an enlarged prostate gland, one drug seems to work better than the others.
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In a new study comparing Proscar and Hytrin, two of the most commonly used drugs, Hytrin came out ahead.
Hytrin relieved symptoms about one-third of the time while Proscar did no better than dummy sugar pills.
But, in another soon to be published study, Proscar worked effectively on prostate glands that were significantly enlarged.
Millions of older American men suffer from prostate enlargement.
In other medical advancements...the F-D-A today approved a new device to treat urinary incontinence in women.
The Reliance urinary control insert is a tampon-like device that forms a plug to block urine leakage.
It works about 80 percent of the time, but the F-D-A warns that 44 percent of women will develop bladder infections during the first year of use.
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5-Chocolate


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If eating chocolate gives you a good feeling, scientists think they know why.
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There is a substance in chocolate that might mimic the effects of marijuana.
It's called A-nanda-mide-- and it activates the same target site as marijuana does.
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Turning now to Sports--the football shuffle is in full swing in the N-F-L.
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Mike Stevens has the story with some local connections in tonight's Ticker.

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Good afternoon folks and welcome to red hot Thursday afternoon, and let's get right to today's two minute sports ticker.
More cold cuts in the league this afternoon as the Philadelphia Eagles released former Virginia Tech running back Vaughn Hebron.
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Hopefully, he wil land with another team like former Redskins running back Reggie Brooks was able to do today.
Brooks was waived earlier in the week, but was picked up by Tampa Bay today.
Brooks ran for more than one thousand yards in his rookie season in 19-93, but injuries and fumbles have kept him out of a starter's role during the past two seasons.
The Bucs need Brooks because Errict Rhett is still holding out.
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In other football news of the European variety some great action last night in the MLS as DC United fell behind the Metro stars one to nothing on this goal, but then rallied to outscore the Metrostars 3-to-1 the rest of the way as little Richie Williams beats Tony Meola with the wicked shot.
But after the goal one of his teammates head butted him and cut open his eye.
Williams was OK and so was DC, as Raul Diaz Arce gets the game winner at
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the 77th minute of play again beating Meola to make it a 3-to-2 game.
DC stays in second in the East.
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Switching gears to basketball, the Miami Heat and Thunder Dan Marjerle have finally come to terms and agreed to play for each other.
Marjerle was headed to Miami last week, but changed his mind halfway there and returned home.
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This afternoon he arrived in town and agreed to a three year 8 million dollar deal. And there appear to be no hard feeling for his cold feet last week.
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And tonight former Bullets star Wes Unseld will be in Radford to serve as guest speaker for the University's second Hall of Fame athletic association banquet.
Roy Stanley will have comments from the Hall's class of 96 tonight at 11.
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Coming up at six, we'll head up to UVa and see how the state player of the year from last season, Thomas Jones is making out in summer practice.
Have a good night. take a break

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It wasn't express mail, but a message in a bottle still made its destination.
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A South African boy is now writing a letter to an American girl in response to her message in a bottle.
Eleven-year old Carlo Hoffman found the bottle on the shore of South Africa's Robben Island in May.
The bottled message was sent by ten-year old Danielle Murray from Sandusky, Ohio.
Danielle dropped it off the side of a ship sometime last Spring when she was on a cruise with her family six miles off the South African coast.
Robben Island houses the prison where President Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were jailed during Apartheid.
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As many Virginia Tech and Radford University students get set to enjoy newfound independence in their own apartments, they should remember it's not all fun and games.
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Tracy Altizer joins us to tell us about a number of students reporting some real eye-opening experiences.
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Eye-opening, frustrating, and often costly.
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As students pay their security deposits when they move in, they usually expect to get at least part of it back when they move out.
But even for the good, conscientious tenants who don't inflict damages, that's often not the case.
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Sometimes the check just doesn't come, sometimes there are unexpected cleaning and repair costs.
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We'll find out more about that on News-7 at Six.
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