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Up next on News 7-
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Hurricane Fran is racing toward land. We'll have a report from Myrtle Beach.
Plus people prepare for flooding here in Southwest Virginia-
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After Fran makes landfall tonight, she heads straight to southwest Virginia and rainfall is expected to cause flooding of all major rivers.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check, the latest on efforts to develop an AIDS
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vaccine.
Now researchers hope to test a new one in humans, within the year.
Plus it's last call for women making claims against Dow Corning over breast implants.
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People are boarding up-
And heading out- as Hurricane Fran approaches land.
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5-fRAN


ANCHOR=Jean
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The storm is now heading directly toward the South Carolina- North Carolina border.
It is is expected to hit landfall after ten tonight.
Dave Fehling is in Myrtle Beach where the rain and wind are already picking up this afternoon. cut to davey
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((Hurricane Fran picked up speed as it headed for shore. Gale force winds and pounding rains beat the Carolina coast and people did their best to prepare for what could be a very bumpy ride. We hope it won't be bad, but doing best to be ready. Fran, a category three hurricane, has the potential to be deadly. Forecasters warned residents and tourists staying on the barrier islands, beach front properties and low-lying coastal areas to finish storm preparations and get out. READY FOR IT. About a half million people were instructed to move inland. THE MAJORITY HAVE BEEN PRETTY COOPERATIVE , SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN A LITTLE IRATE. GOT TO GET 'EM OUT OF HERE BEFORE THE STORM COMES. The elderly and their medical records were evacuated from nursing homes and schools became shelters. IT'S BETTER THAN BEING OUT ON BOAT AND NOT HAVING ANYPLACE TO GET Emergency management personnel tracked the storm and the national guard has been called out. WE'RE GONNA STAY AS LONG AS IT TAKES.))
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Governor Allen has declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm, and in the Roanoke Valley emergency officials are calling for evacuations from homes and businesses in the flood plain.
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Joe Dashiell reports from the banks of the Roanoke River.
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5-State-Flooding


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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's going on statewide?
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Virginia is under a state of emergency.
The Governor declared it midday to allow preparations.
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The Virginia National Guard is on alert.
At the state's emergency operations center in Chesterfield County, I listened in to a conference call with local emergency coordinators in western and southside Virginia.
The top concerns are:
-- can the state provide vehicles that can get through high water?
The answer is not until we see who's in the most trouble.
Resources will be spread very thin because about three- fourths of the state is expected to see some effects from Fran.
-- are residents near dams being warned to be prepared for their failure?
-- and will this storm stall and become a disaster of the proportions of Hurricane Camille?
The answer is no, but it's a slow moving, very wet storm, so they're comparing it back before Hugo in 1989, which was a drier storm, to Hurricane Juan that flooded Virginia in 1985.
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Midnight to Friday evening -- about a 15 hour high alert time.
And of course, Jean, the concern for emergency officials in central and eastern Virginia becomes tornados that might spin off that side of this hurricane.

5-Southside-Flooding


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The Southside is bracing for the worst.
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In Halifax County, Route 501 in Riverdale is already closed.
The high water is a result of heavy rain earlier this week that's caused the Dan River to swell.
More rain could cause serious problems for Halifax County-- because of its downstream location from several bodies of water.
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((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: ALL THE WASH COMING OFF OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS FROM THE DAN RIVER, THE BANISTER RIVER, THE STAUNTON RIVER, AND IT ALL HITS THROUGH US, AND BY THE TIME IT GETS DOWN HERE IT JUST CONTINUES TO RISE, IT'S NO WHERE TO GO SO IT SPREADS OUT AND THAT'S WHEN WE RECEIVE OUR MOST DAMAGE. ))
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Flooding is no stranger in Riverdale, but it is fairly uncommon throughout the rest of the County.
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5-Iraq


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Kurds are battling it out in the city of (ur-BEEL) Irbil in Northern Iraq.
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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein backs one of the factions-
But U-S officials say there's no indication the Iraqis are involved in the fighting.
C-I-A Director John Doych says he believes Saddam's forces are withdrawing.
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In Baghdad, Iraqi's burned an effigy of President Clinton and shouted anti-American slogans.

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Straight ahead-- come rain or shine the first Italian Festival in Central Virginia gets underway.
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And Russian President Boris Yeltsin admits to health problems after months of questions.
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On Health Check-- the latest word on c-sections-- the SECOND time around.
Plus, does your baby grimace when you sing lullabyes?
Infants may actually have a pretty good ear for music. 2-SHOT
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Tonight's Growin' It teaches us how to get the lawn ready for next Spring.
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Patrick has that report-- don't go away. cc sponsor

5-FCC


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The National Rainbow Coalition has filed a petition to deny W-D-B-J a new license.
The organization in Washington says it studied minority hiring practices at television stations in D-C, Maryland, Virginia and WEST Virginia.
It found only two stations failed to operate meaningful equal employment opportunity programs.
Both of them are here in Roanoke: THIS station AND W-B-R-A, the PUBLIC T-V Station.
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W-D-B-J issued a statement this evening saying it is "saddened and disappointed" by the petition.
Station manager Bob Lee predicts W-D-B-J "will demonstrate that the station's minority employment profile is well within the guidelines set by the F-C-C, and our affirmative action hiring program works well."
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5-Italian-Festival


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The wet forecast has NOT dampened the spirits in Central Virginia.
The Organizers of Central Virginia's first Italian Festival of the Seven Hills are prepared.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg. Steve, hurricane or not, you found out they're ready to go in Forest.
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That's right Jean, this event's been in the planning stages for two years
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and they're not about to let a little thing like a hurricane stop it.
The phrase organizers want people to remember is "rain or shine".
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And so is central Virginia's first Italian Festival of the Seven Hills.
The four- day extravaganza gets underway tonight and wraps up Sunday, offering food, music, rides and entertainment in between.
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But the ominous gray skies could put a major damper on the festivities.
Crews were working today to improve what is an already soggy field... but another day of heavy rain could drastically reduce the kind of crowds organizers are hoping for.
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((EVELYN LOWE/CENTURY 21: I THINK IT WILL BE LIGHTER, I THINK LESS PEOPLE WILL SHOW UP AT THE BEGINNING, BUT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IT TO CLEAR OFF AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS.))
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So no matter what the forecast, the festival is a definite go.
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Whether anyone can get out to enjoy it is another question.. Jean?

5-New-Chef


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The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center has a new chef.
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Gary Needham comes from Doubletree Hotels in Atlanta and has ten years experience as an Executive Chef in several four star restaurants.
Needham has high hopes for the hotel's dining experience.
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((GARY NEEDHAM/HOTEL ROANOKE EXECUTIVE CHEF: IT'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. I'M INSPIRED BY IT ALL. BOTH PLACES I WAS AT BEFORE WENT TO FOUR STAR. I PLAN TO DO THAT HERE.))
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Needham says he will use his knowledge of ethnic foods and apply it to this region to build a special cuisine for the Hotel.
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You may be done mowing your lawn, but you can't ignore it with fall right around the corner.
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5-GROWIN-IT


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Fall lawn care is limited, but necessary, and the good news it that it doesn't involve much mowing! DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
In tonight's Growin It, Patrick Evans reports NOW is the time to help your lawn look good next spring.
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Stick around for more News-7 at FIve.
It's official-- Virginia Tech basketball coach Bill Foster is stepping down after the upcoming season.
Anchor=Connie


And, women who've given birth through a C-section CAN safely have another baby vaginally.
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But it wouldn't be quite as safe as having another Caesarean.
We'll explain, on Health Check.
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5-Cesareans


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In an effort to lower the rate of unnecessary cesarean sections, doctors are encouraging women who've undergone C-sections before to deliver vaginally the next time they're pregnant.
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But, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that women who try to deliver vaginally after a previous birth by Cesarean section nearly double their risk of rare medical complications.
Still, specialists advise a trial of labor is reasonable.
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((DR. RICHARD PAUL/USC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: I WOULD SAY THE OVERALL MESSAGE IS THAT IT IS A SAFE PROCEDURE TO UNDERTAKE. IT'S A RISK-BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND THE BENEFITS IN MY MIND OUTWEIGH THE RISK ))
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Once a woman has had a cesarean, the main risk is that the incision in the womb leaves a scar that may be weak, possibly letting the uterus rupture in future labor and delivery
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((ONCE THAT SCAR IS THERE, THE WOMAN CARRIES THAT FOR THE REST OF HER REPRODUCTIVE LIFE, SO 5-10-15 YEARS LATER, IF SHE'S HAVING ANOTHER CHILD, THE RESIDUAL RISK IS CARRIED BECAUSE OF THAT INITIAL DECISION ))
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The good news from the study is that women who've had a previous c-section, in general can safely have their subsequent babies using vaginal delivery.
But as the study points out, when things go wrong they can go very wrong-- so for that reason, if you've had a prior c-section, you should discuss the issue carefully with your doctor.
There were no fatalities in the study, involving more than six-thousand women in Canada.
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5-AIDS-Vaccine


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Development of an AIDS vaccine has so far stymied scientists, but, in a promising development, the Cleveland Clinic says it hopes to test a new type of vaccine in humans within the year.
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The vaccine contains live H-I-V, but it also includes a gene that allows the virus to be easily killed with medicine.
Researchers say the vaccine may eventually be used for both AIDS prevention and AIDS treatment.
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5-Musical-Babies


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Babies may not be able to walk or talk, but apparently they can tell if someone can carry a tune.
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Harvard psychologists say infants as young as four months old pay close attention to music when it's in tune... but when music's out of tune, they become restless or even cry.
The researchers say it could mean musical taste is hard-wired in the human brain.
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Time now for sports, Virginia Tech formally announced a head coach is stepping down.
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And a replacement was found not too far away. Here's Mike Stevens.

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Good afternoon everybody welcome to the Thursday ticker.
The first phase of the changing of the guard at the top of the Virginia Tech basketball program took place today as Bill Foster announced his retirement and Bobby Hussey accepted his promotion.
Steve Mason has more on the changes that will take place at the end of the upcoming season.
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Foster wasn't the only sports figure making such an announcement today.
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Boston Bruins forward Cam Neely stepped down today after 13 years in the NHL.
Neely has a degenerative hip condition that forced him to miss 25 games last season.
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Emmitt Smith has had enough injury problems in the last month to consider retirement, but instead he's back on the field, thankful to be on the mend and looking to play on Sunday.
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Much more coming up at six.
Have a safe night everybody. take a break

5-Yeltsin


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Russian President Boris Yeltsin ended months of rumors about his health
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announcing he's suffering from heart disease.
Yeltsin said the doctor recommended a passive workload or heart surgery.
He's opting for surgery.
Yeltsin says he hopes to have the operation and get back to normal.
The 65 year old had two heart attacks last year and has been virtually out of sight for weeks.
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