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News 7 at five is next-
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President Clinton's top advisor is resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
And an extended summer vacation for some students in Roanoke.
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Looks fairly quiet today...just a few showers in south central Virginia. Hazy sunshine on tap for tomorrow.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check, we'll head to the Salem V-A-, where a new drug to treat viral meningitis is being tested.
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Plus, you may know first hand the effects of poison ivy, oak or sumac.... a new lotion though, could take the itch out of the great outdoors.
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President Clinton's top political adviser is resigning after a tabloid reported he had a relationship with a prostitute.
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The report says Dick Morris allowed the prostitute to eavesdrop on phone calls to Clinton.
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The resignation comes on the day President Clinton is to speak to the Democratic national convention.
That's where we find Byron Harlan with the latest. cut to byron
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Hours before the president arrived in Chicago last night, word got out in the Clinton camp that the supermarket tabloid "The Star" was publishing an article about Dick Morris, seen here August 16th. The article, reported in Today's New York Post, claims Morris had a year-long affair with a prostitute, meeting her on a weekly basis in this Washington hotel. the story alleges Morris let the woman listen in on a phone conversation he had with the president, and let her read the First Lady's speech beforehand. Today in Chicago, Clinton Spokesman Mike McCurry said the president didn't know about the resignation until he got up this morning. MIKE McCURRY/ WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: WHEN HE WOKE UP THIS MORNING, WAS BRIEFED BY PANETTA, TOLD THAT MR. MORRIS HAD SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION. In his letter of resignation, Morris doesn't confirm or deny the Star's allegations, saying only he's always avoided the limelight. quote, "Now, i resign so i wll not become the issue. I will not subject my wife, family or friends to the sadistic control of yellow journalism." Press Secretary McCurry also said, consider the source. MCCURRY: STORY IN A TABLOID LIKE THIS ISN'T SOMETHING WE NORMALLY WORRY ABOUT... SAME CATAGORY AS SPACE ALIENS.") Morris, who the president still calls a friend, was disliked by many in the Clinton inner circle because he has worked for Republicans. But even his loudest critics give him credit for bringing the Clinton political agenda more to the center, a strategy that many believe breathed new life into Bill Clinton's campaign. ))
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5-Holdren's


ANCHOR=Jean
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The decision by Holdren's appliance stores NOT to honor as many as 30-thousand extended service contracts customers paid for was actually made less than a week ago.
That's according to a high ranking insider at Holdren's.
double boxes Len/Jean


That insider spoke with Len Besthoff this afternoon.
So is this person still with the company?
ANCHOR=len
No Jean. Steve Terry resigned as general managerSUPER=@Len1;
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of Holdren's of Virginia two days ago.
Here's why.
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((WITH THE DECISION THAT HAD BEEN MADE TO NOT HONOR THE SERVICE CONTRACTS, I FELT IT WAS I MY BEST INTEREST ETHICALLY, SINCE I HAD BEEN A FORMER HOLDREN'S EMPLOYEE, SOLD THE CONTRACTS AND JUST COULD NOT STAND ON FRONT OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND TELL THEM THEY WOULD NOT BE HONORED ))
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As G-M of Holdren's of Virginia, Steve Terry supervised its five stores in the Commonwealth.
He learned last Friday that after nearly two months of honoring the extended service contracts sold by Holdren's previous owner, its new owner said it would end that practice.
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((THE THERE WAS A DECISION MADE NOT TO HONOR THOSE GOING FORWARD. Reporter- And the reason was? IT WAS A MUCH LARGER LIABILITY THAN ANYONE HAD EXPECTED ))
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What's interesting here is that the vice president of Holdren's new owner told one publication that some workers MISTAKENLY honored the service contracts right after the sale, but that wasn't standard practice.
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(IS THE NEW OWNER LEGALLY BOUND TO HONOR THE CONTRACTS SOLD BY THE PREVIOUS

OWNER?)



5-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Jean
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The Montgomery County drug task force believes it's knocked out a major crack cocaine source in the New River Valley.
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Last night they obtained a search warrant and raided this residence at 625-B Lyle Lane in Christiansburg.
Authorities seized ten grams of crack, nearly eight thousand dollars in cash, three guns and two vehicles.
They arrested the residents, 74 year-old William Bernice Smith and his wife, 59 year-old Josephine Smith.
Both are charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana and two related firearms charges.
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((LT. GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.: THEY WERE FAIRLY WELL-KNOWN IN THE AREA. WE BELIEVE THAT THEY DISTRIBUTED CRACK TO STREET-LEVEL DEALERS THAT DEALT IN VARIOUS AREAS OF THE TOWN AND THE COUNTY. ))
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Police began investigating, after residents complained about traffic to and from the residence.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Valujet will soon take to the skies again.
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And students at one Roanoke City school won't return to their classes with the rest of the school system.
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On Health Check, A new theory on treating lung cancer.
Plus... a common virus may be interfering with success of angioplasty procedures. 2-SHOT
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The Virginia Western Community arboretum branches out to include another segment of the community.
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That's tonight's topic on Growin It. Don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Valujet


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Valujet will take off again-
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Federal Regulators have agreed to let the airline fly.
There's a seven-day waiting period before the Atlanta based company can actually begin flying again.
Valujet was grounded over safety concerns after one of its planes crashed in the Florida Everglades in May.
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5-Simpson


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Meantime, OJ Simpson told the media today that he's broke.
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((OJ SIMPSON: I'M BROKE AND EVERYONE SEEMS TO THINK THAT'S SOME REVELATION AND I'M CRYING THE BLUES. I'M NOT CRYING THE BLUES. I DON'T THINK WHO I AM AND HOW I FEEL ABOUT MYSELF IS RELATED TO WHAT MONEY I HAVE.))
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Simpson says he's unable to discuss the upcoming wrongful death civil trial- which is scheduled to begin next month.
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5-Blue-Bird


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The Blue Bird Corporation apparently is not willing to sell its Buena Vista location, even though it's been empty for more than four years.
That according to government officials.
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(DAY-shomps) Des Champs Labs in Natural Bridge has made four offers but Blue Bird has not responded.
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The latest was a price of more than two million dollars.
Government officials do not understand why Blue Bird will not counter offer.
Rockbridge County's economic developer, David Kleppinger says the property is assessed at around two-million dollars but needs repairs.
More than 200 bus manufacturing jobs were lost when the plant closed.
No one from Blue Bird would comment.
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5-School-Delay


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It's back to school next week for Roanoke City students that is EXCEPT for kids at Jackson Middle School.
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They'll get an extra week of summer vacation, because the school isn't quite ready yet.
Jackson is the latest school to get a facelift, and city officials say they need just a few more days to finish the job.
Sixth-graders report for orientation Friday, September 6th.
All other students will go back Monday, September 9th.
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Kids will soon have a place they can call their own at Virginia Western's Community Arboretum.
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5-GROWIN-IT


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The Virginia Western Community Arboretum continues to grow as an eductional resource for students at the College, as well as the general public. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans outlines what's new and what's to come at the Arboretum today on Growin' It.
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Still to come, whatever happened to the snowball hurler at a Giants game who was seen in newspapers all over the country?
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, There's a nationwide trial into a drug to treat viral meningitis.
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The Salem V-A- is working with area hospitals-- and looking for patients.
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((IT IS THE FIRST DRUG THAT SEEMS TO COVER THE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT VIRUSES THAT CAUSE MENINGITIS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. ))
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5-Meningitis


ANCHOR=Connie
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Meningitis is an inflammation or irritation of the covering around the brain and spinal cord.
There are two major kinds of meningitis, bacterial and viral.
Bacterial can be deadly-- we've heard about such cases in recent years around the region... though there are treatments.
VIRAL meningitis is not quite so dangerous....but it presents the same symptoms, there is no remedy...other than bed rest and aspirin.
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Now though, a nationwide trial is underway-- testing a drug to treat viral meningitis.
Among the participants in the study-- The Salem V-A.
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((THE KIND OF VIRAL MENINGITIS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, EARLY FALL TO LATE SUMMER IS DUE TO A VIRUS THAT IS USUALLY PASSED IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACK IN THE INTESTINES AND PATIENTS ACQUIRE PERHAPS AROUND THE SAME TIME, MAYBE A BIT OF A NAUSEA SYNDROME WITH DIARRHEA, THEY MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE THAT. BUT THEN THEY COME DOWN WITH FEVER, HEADACHE, AND HEADACHE THAT MAY BE VERY ATYPICAL IN THAT IT'S ALL OVER THEIR HEAD, HARD FOR THEM TO GET RELIEF. ))
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The first priority with these patients is to distinguish bacterial meningitis from viral meningitis...that's done with what's called a spinal tap, or lumbar drain.
Once it's established the patient has VIRAL meningitis, the Salem V-A-- with their permission, will prescribe either a new drug, so new it's only known as a number....or a placebo.
All the Roanoke Valley hospitals will be assisting the Salem V-A in identifying possible candidates for the trials.
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((IF WE DON'T SEE A BIG EPIDEMIC THIS YEAR, WE'LL BE DISAPPOINTED AND HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR IN ORDER TO TRY THIS DRUG AND MAKE SURE THIS DRUG DOES WORK. NOW IF WE SEE EFFICACY, THE FDA WOULD PROBABLY LICENSE IT PRETTY QUICKLY IF WE CAN SHOW THAT IT WORKS AND THAT IT'S SAFE AND IT SHOULD BE SAFE BECAUSE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF REAL TOXICITY WITH THE DRUG. ))
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Usually viral meningitis patients are sent home, and prescribed bed rest, fluids, and tylenol..... after a few days, they're back on their feet.
So in this trial, patients and doctors don't have much to lose.... except possibly a fever and a severe headache.

5-Heart-Virus


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A common virus may make angioplasty less effective.
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In a recent study, the procedure, in which a small balloon is used to unclog heart arteries, was five times more likely to fail when used on people carrying Cyto-megalo-virus or C-M-V.
Doctors suspect the virus may cause arteries to re-clog after angioplasty.
By the age of 60, almost three-quarters of Americans carry the virus, although it usually produces no symptoms.
The study appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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5-Lung-Cancer


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Injecting a gene into lung tumors may help shrink them, according to a new study in the journal Nature Medicine.
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The gene appears to act like a brake on the cancer. In one patient the tumor disappeared, and in five others, tumors shrank or stopped growing.
Researchers say more study is needed but early indications are that the gene treatment can kill cancer cells and that it's safe.
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5-Poison-Ivy


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If you've ever been exposed to poison ivy, oak or sumac, you may know just how irritating the effects can be.
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Once you touch it, the plant's oil can seep into your skin, causing a nasty, itchy rash.
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((DR. RACHEL SCOTT/DERMATOLOGIST: MOST PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME ALLERGIC UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES. THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS BEING IMMUNE TO POISON IVY.))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
A new lotion soon to hit the stores, may take the itch out of the great outdoors.
It's called IvyBlock, a clay-like substance that when applied ahead of time, reduces or prevents the rash caused by the bothersome plants.
While most people associate poison ivy with hiking or camping, in many regions, it's a real hazard for outdoor workers.
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((DR. RACHEL SCOTT: EVERYTIME ONE IS EXPOSED THEIR SENSITIVITY BECOMES MORE AND MORE HEIGHTENED. AND THOSE PATIENTS ARE THE ONES THAT ARE THE MOST PRONE TO DEVELOP BLISTERS, AND THE MORE SEVERE REACTIONS, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT I SEE BEING HOSPITALIZED.))
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If you come in contact with poison oak or ivy, it's recommended you wash with soap and water or rubbing alcohol within ten minutes of exposure.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


TIme now for sports-- and several boys of summer are on the diamond this afternoon.
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has some highlights as well as a preview from Darlington. Hi Mike.

S5-Baseball


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Good afternoon folks let's get right to today's two minute sports ticker and slide into the major leagues for some matinee action.
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The Braves are closing out their series with the Pirates this afternoon.
New Brave Denny Neagle was in the dugout today, and he saw Terry Pendleton get the Braves on the board with this RBI single in the top of the third scoring Mark Lemke.
The Braves win it 5-to-1.
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The Padres have already beaten the Mets this afternoon.
RBI singles by Tony Gwynn, Ken Caminiti and Steve Finley helped propel the Padres to the 3-to-2 win.
New mets manager Bobby Valentine is now 0-and-3.
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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Mike
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The Winston Cup cars roll into Darlington, South Carolina tomorrow morning for the the Labor day weekend bash known as the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
But this time around the race added meaning.
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If Dale Jarrett can win the race he'll pocket a one million dollar bonus from RJ Reynolds for winning the Daytona 500, the Coke 600, and the Southern 500 in the same season.
Jarrett knows because of that a lot of folks will be watching, and he just wants to make sure they don't get bored.
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Jeff Gordon might end up playing the role of the spoiler on Sunday. He comes into the race as the defending champ.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The girls basketball season is cranking up tonight. At six, I'll tell you about tip-off tourneys at Byrd, Botetourt at Floyd taking place this evening.
Plus, we'll see what kind of condition Rodney Peete is in as he and the Eagles roll into Washington for the NFL opener on Sunday.
Have a pleasant evening folks. take a break

5-Giants-Snowball


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Remember the man who was singled out in a newspaper picture for hurling a snowball at a New York Giants game in December?
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Well for Jeffrey Lange, a picture isn't worth a thousand words, instead 650-dollars.
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That's the fine Lange must pay.
Yesterday a New Jersey judge denied his appeal.
Lange was named by several reward-seekers as the man shown tossing a snowball in a widely published Associated Press photo.
He confessed to New Jersey state troopers when they came looking for him.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Coming up at SIX, Virginia is on the verge of something big.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith


Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
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The something big is the Big Game.
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Tickets go on sale Saturday.
The first drawing is the following Friday.
It is Virginia and five other states' answer to the whopping jackpots of Powerball.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll tell you a little about how big a job it is for the Lottery.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN


That's coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX in just one half hour.
ANCHOR=Jean

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