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News 7 at Five is next
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With the latest on Iraq- The U-S sends more fighter jets that way.
A 12 year old says he's so addicted to cigarettes. He can't quit. Now he's telling his story in Washington.
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Wx-Heads
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Locally heavy rains again this morning as a front moves through. The details in the weather just ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check, a drug used to treat high blood pressure is supposed to prevent heart disease and stroke.
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But now scientists are worried the calcium channel blocker may actually increase the risk.
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((WE WERE FIRED AT THIS MORNING.)) 14:16:06 ((WE MEAN WHAT WE SAY. WE DID HIT HIM ONCE LAST WEEK. WE ARE QUITE ABLE TO DO THAT AGAIN.))
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Tensions are heating up once again over Iraq.
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5-Iraq


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The U-S confirms Iraqi forces fired a missile at U-S warplanes today-
The planes were missed, but now the U-S is building its air forces in the Persian Gulf region.
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Defense Secretary William Perry confirms F-117 stealth fighters and B-52 bombers are being deployed.
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((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: IRAQ AIR DEFENSE CREWS ARE PLAYING SOME KIND OF GAME. THEY WILL VERY SOON LEARN THAT WE ARE NOT PLAYING GAMES. ))
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Perry says the United States has both the ability and the resolve to protect U-S interests in Iraq.
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5-Cig-Hearing


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A 12 year old told federal lawmakers he's addicted to smoking.
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Justin Hoover told the Senate panel he started smoking when he was six years old and now he can't stop.
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((JUSTIN HOOVER/12 YEAR OLD SMOKER: I WOULD ALWAYS SEE TOBACCO ADVERTISING ESPECIALLY JOE COOL FOR CAMEL CIGARETTES AND REALLY THOUGHT IT LOOKED KIND OF COOL.))
SUPER=01-Justin Hoover/12 year old Smoker;
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OUT Q= looked kind of cool."
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A woman who lost her voice box to throat cancer also spoke out as best she could.
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((JANET SACKMAN/THROAT CANCER VICTIM: IT'S SO SAD. WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING SERIOUSLY DO SOMETHING TO STOP KIDS FROM SMOKING. I STARTED SMOKING AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Janet Sackman/Throat Cancer Victim;
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Sackman used to pose in Lucky Strike Ads.
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5-Shalala


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President Clinton's top health official was in the heart of Virginia tobacco country this week with message that's NOT very popular.
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Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala says the new FDA regulations will only have a marginal impact on Virginia farmers.
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((DONNA SHALALA: WE ARE TOTALLY FIXATED ON CHILDREN. OUR ONLY INTEREST IS IN REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN...NOT HAVE A SERIOUS IMPACT ON THE TOBACCO FARMERS OF VIRGINIA FOR EXAMPLE.))
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Shalala is suggesting that tobacco farmers learn to grow alternatives to the lucrative leaf.
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((ANNICE PELL/CHESTERFIELD CO. FARMER: I'M WILLING TO TRY IF YOU'LL TELL ME SOMETHING THAT WILL BEAT TOBACCO....WASN'T FOR THE TOBACCO.))
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The FDA regulations still face legal challenges.
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5-Pulaski-Drugs


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Police fanned out in Pulaski County this morning arresting 31 people on drug charges.
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The suspects face a total of 55 charges, including distribution of crack, marijuana, meth-amphetamine and various prescription drugs.
The undercover operation began in January and targeted street dealers, as well as mid-level suppliers-
Police say most of the suspects bring drugs into the county from other areas.
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((RALPH DOBBINS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: WHAT WE'RE UNDERSTANDING RIGHT NOW IS THAT THE RUNGS OF THE LADDER ARE OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY, THEY'RE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS, D.C., NEW YORK. AND WE'VE MADE SOME CONNECTIONS, MADE SOME CASES. WE'VE FURNISHED SOME INFORMATION TO THOSE JURISDICTIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Ralph Dobbins/Pulaski Co. Sheriff;
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The Pulaski County Drug Task Force conducted the county wide investigation.
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5-Hortense


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Hurricane Hortense is gaining strength after leaving death and destruction in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
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The storm dumped heavy rain in the Dominican Republic- leaving streets and towns flooded.
High winds also toppled trees and knocked out power.
Two people were killed in the Dominican Republican- ten in Puerto Rico.
Hortense is now moving Northwest packing 105 mile an hour winds.
It's expected to strike the Bahamas later today.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- The latest on FEMA's plans for the Southside--
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And the Menendez brothers will be separated serving life prison terms hundreds of miles apart.
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On Health Check, American teens may not be in the best of shape.
A new study finds many are already at risk for heart disease and cancer. 2-SHOT
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Later on... Patrick is sampling Sushi in Salem...
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He'll fill us in on some of the delicacies from the sea. Stick around. cc sponsor

5-Flood-Briefing


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Starting tomorrow, flood victims in Southside will finally have someone they can talk to face to face about their losses.
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At 1 tomorrow disaster recovery centers will open in South Boston and Danville, and will remain open as long as necessary.
Even as residents recover from Hurricane Fran, many are wondering whether Hortense will hit the area as well.
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((DOUG YOUNG/DANVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES: WE'RE STILL WATCHING IT. SOME OF THESE AREAS THAT WERE HARD HIT IN DANVILLE, I'M SURE THE PEOPLE ARE VERY WORRIED ABOUT IT, BUT WE ARE WATCHING IT, HOWEVER WE'VE BEEN TOLD IT SHOULDN'T BE THE INTENSITY OF THE OTHER NIGHT.))
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Authorities remind residents to call 1-800-462-9029 to register for financial assistance.
Fourteen jurisdictions in Virginia are eligible for federal aid.
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5-Grey


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Sixth District Congressional candidate Jeff Grey is trying to BRIDGE the gap in the polls, between himself
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and incumbent Bob Goodlatte.
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The Democratic challenger hit the campaign trail this afternoon meeting with workers at Lewis Gale Medical Center.
Grey talked about health- care related issues specifically the need for more hospitals in the region.
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((JEFF GREY/D- SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: HERE IN THE SIXTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, THE LAST THING WE NEED TO DO IS CLOSE DOWN MEDICAL FACILITIES. THINGS ARE PRETTY WELL TAKEN CARE OF IN SALEM AND ROANOKE, BUT YOU GO TO SOME OF THE MORE RURAL AREAS IN THE SIXTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, WE NEED MORE MEDICAL FACILITIES, NOT LESS. ))
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Grey is also battling Libertarian candidate Jay Rutledge for the sixth district seat.

5-Menendez


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Erik and Lyle Menendez have parted ways.
Despite their wishes, the brothers are being transferred to separate prisons hundreds of miles away from each other.
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Erik and Lyle are serving life sentences for killing their parents in 1989.
They have been in the same facility since July, while officials decided where they will be placed permanently. The brothers had hoped to stay together, but some law enforcement officials argued they might plot to escape.
Both will be in "security risk" cells and will probably share their respective rooms with another inmate.
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Many people are squeamish at the thought of eating raw fish, but sushi is very popular in and around the Star City.
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5-SUSHI


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Sushi is not just food, it's a culinary art form. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans learns the right way to prepare AND eat sushi.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Stick around Steve Mason has the latest edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly...
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, about 20-percent of reproductive age women suffer PMS-- in varying degrees.
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Now, doctors at M-I-T have invented a dietary supplement-- a natural alternative, to help women with the symptoms.
We'll tell you about P-M-S Escape.
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((I WAS JUST ON AN EMOTIONAL SEE-SAW. I COULD GO FROM BEING CALM AND RELAXED TO JUST FLYING OFF THE HANDLE IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.))
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5-Stroke


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More information about calcium channel blockers.
Researchers believe one high blood pressure drug-- supposed to prevent heart disease and stroke, may actually increase the risk.
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((DR. VARDAMAN BUCKALEW: BOWMAN GRAY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: THE GROUP OF VASCULAR EVENTS INCLUDED HEART ATTACK, STROKE, ANGINA PECTORIS REQUIRING HOSPITAL ADMISSION, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND SUDDEN DEATH. ))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
Nearly 900 patients with high blood pressure were divided in half.
Only 14 patients taking a standard drug called a diuretic suffered adverse events compared to 25 patients taking isradipine, a calcium channel blocker.
The manufacturer says the drug is safe and effective with an extremely small risk of causing only chest pain.
The National Institutes of Health disagrees.
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((DR. MICHAEL HORAN/ NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: THESE DRUGS HAVE A POTENTIAL, IF NOT A REAL SAFETY HAZARD AND IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE HAVE SO MANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE DRUGS TO USE, WE WOULD STILL STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST THEIR USE.))
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The study's authors are cautioning that patients using Isradipine to control high blood pressure should not stop taking it-- as further study is needed.
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5-Teen-Health


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Another study in the Journal of the A-M-A finds that more than half of U.S. teens are at risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
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The survey indicates that, among adolescents, 20 percent smoke, 35 percent are sedentary, and 85 percent eat too few fruits and vegetables.
Teens from families with higher incomes are less likely to have poor health habits than teens from families who are poor and less educated.
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5-PMS


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One in five women of reproductive age suffer in varying degrees from Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.
The exact cause of PMS is still unknown.
Initially it was thought to be due to the direct effect of the varying levels of estrogen and progesterone during the course of a woman's monthly cycle.
But subsequent research showed that didn't seem to be the case.
More recent research suggests seratonin, and treatments based on the seratonin concept do seem to be bringing relief to many women.
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((DR. ELLEN FREEMAN: IN TRYING TO DIAGNOSE PMS, THERE'S NO LABORATORY TEST. ))
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So to make a diagnosis, women are asked to keep track of their emotional, as well as physical symptoms.
For instance: do you have fatigue, feel out of control, have mood swings?
Do you have headaches, bloating, breast tenderness or food cravings?
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((DR. FREEMAN: THE DAILY SYMPTOMS REPORT CAN DOCUMENT WHETHER THE SYMPTOMS ARE EVEN RELATED TO THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE IN THE WAY THAT PMS SYMPTOMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE))
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The latest research suggests varying levels of seratonin during the course of a woman's monthly cycle may be to blame...seratonin is a chemical in the brain that regulates things like mood and appetite.
Medications can modify seratonin levels.
This patient was given Zoloft.
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((ALL OF A SUDDEN THINGS THAT USED TO, SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN, AND LIKE, OH, HERE I GO, THIS IS GOING TO DO IT, AND IT WOULDN'T. I'D BE FINE. ))
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Doctors are also hopeful about the benefits of a new dietary supplement called PMS ESCAPE-- a blend of carbohydrates and nutrients designed to boost seratonin levels naturally.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Clinical trials have shown the drink significantly lowers tension levels, mood change, anger, confusion and food cravings.
PMS Escape will be on store shelves across the country by May of 1997.
2-SHOT-TOSS
ANCHOR=Jean


TIme now for sports....and since today is Wednesday it's time for Hometown Hoops Weekly.
ANCHOR=Connie


For that report on girls basketball-- here's Mike Stevens.

S5-Hoops


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Welcome to the midweek ticker everybody.
So far the Girls high school basketball season has been characterized by some intense non-district play.
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Steve Mason now checks in with our Wednesday night special, Hometown Hoops Weekly, with a look at what's been happening around the region.
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SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Northside Girls Basketball Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Wendell Terry/Patrick Co. Girls Basketball Coach; :48
SUPER=01-Marcia Mincer/Fieldale-Coll. Girls Coach; 1:05
SUPER=01-Brenda King/Radford Girls Basketball Coach; 1:33
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Marilyn Bussey's golf game has slipped just a little. She hasn't had as much time lately. ((MARILYN BUSSEY/NORTHSIDE GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:)) No question the sacrifice is worth it. her lady Vikings are off to a 5 and 1 start. She has depth, often using 10 players,
is Northside's first district title since 1986 in the cards...wait and see.
Over in the Piedmont, Patrick County is 5 and 1 and has 4 starters back from last year. ((WENDELL TERRY/PATRICK CO. GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
The lady Cougars have beaten 4 Piedmont teams already, including the Fieldale Collinsville lady Cavaliers. The 1995 regional contenders lost their 2 top scorers to graduation. ((MARCIA MINCER/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE GIRLS COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
The Lady highlanders are 4 and 3. Radford probably has the tallest front 3 in the district, all around 6 feet tall. ((BRENDA KING:))
King still has to get by Floyd Co. Lady Buffalo Julie Sowers knocked down 6 three pointers in Floyd's loss to Northside last night.
Games to watch for Thursday... Jefferson Forest is at Byrd and Christiansburg plays Auburn. Don't miss undefeated Lord Botetourt at James River or Blacksburg at Floyd. ((STEVE MASON:))
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S5-Mast


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The rain gave the folks up in Lexington a break today so they could play golf for a good cause.
Roy Stanley has a little preview of what's coming up at six.
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That story, plus Terry Holland talks about the problems of keeping athletes in check.
Have a good night folks. take a break

5-Bridge


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As Hurricane Fran inflicted major damage on Virginia, it also washed away a piece of Campbell County history.
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The old covered bridge near Marysville had withstood wind and rain for almost 120 years, it was the second oldest such bridge in the state.
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Ben & Juanita Miller; :09


But these pictures taken by local residents show the bridge just moments before it was washed downstream by the floodwaters.
All that's left now are some stone abutments and memories.
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((JANSON HARRILL/ARTIST: I FEEL REAL FORTUNATE THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT THERE AND TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE BRIDGE BEFORE IT WAS WASHED AWAY, AND TO CAPTURE IT IN A MORE GLORIOUS FORM.))
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Local artist Janson Harrill painted the bridge as it might have looked in its heyday at the turn of the century.
The painting is available in a limited edition print.
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ANCHOR=Jean


The Miss America Pageant is just around the corner, and contestants are preparing to display their grace, beauty and talent.
In Covington, there's one toddler who's getting ready for her pageant.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith


Here's Keith Humphry to fill us in.
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Jean, she's only 18-months-old but she's already won nearly a dozen beauty pageants.
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Meet Angelica Sylvester--
She's a shining star in the Alleghany Highlands and her parents say there is more to come.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Her next stop is Atlanta.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN


Ron Jones tells us her Angelica's story plus more news in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIx.
ANCHOR=Jean

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