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News 7 at five is next-
Convicted killer Randall Lee Smith is freed from Prison.
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This man is charged with trying to hijack a U-S air jet headed for Charlotte.
Plus employees of a local company tell federal investigators the company's been fradulently billing.
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Wx-Heads
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Clouds and showers on the weather horizon. Looks rather breezy as well. Details just ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check, the F-D-A says "no way" to a new drug to treat obesity.
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Plus, kids and pain....many aren't being treated, despite a host of options now available.
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After 15-years behind bars for the murder of two hikers, Randall Lee Smith leaves prison--heading home to Pearisburg.
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5-Smith


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#596-26
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Good Evening I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Randall Lee Smith is back in the New River Valley.
The convicted killer arrived at the Dublin Correctional Center this afternoon, where he's being fitted with an electronic monitoring device.
He was released from there just moments ago to begin several years of supervised probation.
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Smith has been in prison for 15 years for killing two hikers from Maine on the Appalachian Trail.
A plea bargain made him eligible for parole in 1986.
But he didn't get out until his mandatory release date came up this week.
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5-Prison-Riot


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The rioting is over, and a lockdown is in force at California State Prison- Sacramento.
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The trouble broke out this morning in an exercise yard- involving more than 100 prisoners.
One inmate was killed, eight were injured from stab wounds.
Six others were wounded from gunfire when guards tried to break up the fight.
Guards seized several homemade knives in the fight-
They say the dispute appeared to be between black and hispanic inmates.
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5-Pulaski-Body


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Authorities have recovered the body of a Pulaski County man from the New River, and a search is underway for two alleged killers.
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The body of 43 year- old Elmer Eugene Fisher was pulled from the river in the Parrott area this morning.
Officials say there appeared to be numerous stab wounds on his upper body, neck and head.
Sheriff's investigators have secured warrants for the arrest of 22 year- old Darick Dewayne Wetzel and 27 year- old Joseph Ray Graham, Junior.
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((RALPH DOBBINS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: RIGHT NOW THEY'RE CONSIDERED FUGITIVES BECAUSE WE HAVE INFORMATION THAT THEY REALIZE THEY'RE BEING LOOKED FOR AND THEY'RE ON THE RUN TO AVOID APPREHENSION. ))
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Dobbins says according to an eyewitness, Wetzel and Graham were mad at Fisher for a fight the trio had had the week before.
Dobbins says Wetzel and Graham allegedly chased Fisher into the river, stabbed him repeatedly, then held him under water until he was dead.
Fisher's family reported him missing yesterday. He hadn't been since Sunday.
Wetzel and Graham are both charged with murder.
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5-ARCOVA


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#596-28
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Employees of ARCOVA- the American Research Corporation of Virginia- tell federal investigators the company has been fraudulently billing the government on defense contracts.
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Federal agents seized hundreds of documents and computer records from the research firm yesterday.
According to the search warrant affidavit filed today, company President Russell Churchill charged hundreds of hours of research time for work on government contracts he never performed.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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According to the government agent: whenever one contract was running out of funds- but wasn't finished yet- ARCOVA employees were told to mark their time sheets to show they were working on a contract that still had money.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the latest developments in Israel as fighting there continued today.
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And was it just a rowdy passenger or a possible hijacking that lead to the arrest of a 25-year old man in Nashville.
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ANCHOR=Connie


The government is trying to get pro-active, when it comes to the overuse of antibiotics.
How we got to this point-- and what to do about it, on Health Check. 2-SHOT
Anchor=Jean


In Blacksburg, plant lovers are taking their claim on the Virginia Horticulture Gardens.
ANCHOR=Connie


Patrick has a live report, when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Israel


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Six people are dead in fighting today between Israelis and Palestinians.
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including a senior Israeli official.
The battles began when Palestinians protested over the opening of a tunnel next to a Muslim holy place.
But Israel's prime minister says the tunnel does not infringe on the holy place and he claims the Palestinian leaders know that.
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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTE: THAT WAS A DELIBERATE ACT OF INCITING THE RIOTS THAT WERE NOT SPONTANIOUS AT FIRST, BUT ORGANIZED BY THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY.))
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Sources close to PLO leader Yasser Arafat says he has issued fresh orders to stop any attacks on Isrealis.
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5-US-Air


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Some tense moments aboard a U-S Air plane- when a man apparently attempted to hijack the jet.
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The plane with 119 people aboard was on it's way from Las Vegas to Charlotte- when the pilot radioed the Nashville control tower that a hijacking was taking place.
The pilot was able to land in Nashville at about five this morning.
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((KEN WALSH/FBI: THE PILOT TAXIED THE AIRCRAFT TO A CONCOURSE AREA. THREE NASHVILLE AIRPORT POLICE OFFICERS BOARDED THE PLANE AT THE CAPTAIN'S REQUST. THE SUSPECT WAS IDENTIFIED TO THEM AND SUBDUED, PLACED UNDER ARREST AND REMOVED FROM THE PLANE.))
SUPER=01-Ken Walsh/FBI;
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Police arrested 25 year old Danny Walters of Clarkton, North Carolina.
The FBI would not comment on reports that Walters had a weapon or that he assaulted an air crew member.
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5-TWA


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About a dozen American families of victims from TWA Flight 800 headed to Paris last night.
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They left Kennedy airport on a TWA plane to meet families of European victims.
The airline provided free tickets for the trip.
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((JOHN SEAMAN/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: EVERYBODY;S WORKING ON RECOVERING THE PLANE, BUT NOBODY'S WORKING ON RECOVERING THE WRECKED PEOPLE...OF THE CRASH. ))
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Flight 800 was bound for Paris when it exploded minutes after takeoff July 17th.
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Some of the extraordinary plants you've seen this season on Growin It would be nice to own.
So imagine getting them for free? Patrick Evans is in the thick of things at the annual plant give-away.
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stocks bump next

5-PLANT-GIVE


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Once a year, the Horticulture Gardens at Virginia Tech open up the the gates an invite the public to come and dig up what they can. growin it DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Blacksburg with a live report on the pandemonium about to erupt on the Tech Campus.
Patrick, has the weather effected the crowds?
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Still to come--Mike has qualifying from the very last Winston Cup race in North Wilkesboro.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check--
It may not be as cool as a cowboy hat,
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but the government wants bull riders to wear helmets.
There's concern many are wiping out-- and winding up with serious injuries.
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health bump next

5-Obesity-Drug


ANCHOR=Connie
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Government scientists have given the thumbs down to a new drug to treat obesity.
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The F-D-A says Sibutramine, the first in a new class of obesity drugs works-- but there's concern about its propensity to raise patients' blood pressure.
The action leaves thousands of patients disappointed-- who had hoped for an alternative to another drug now available.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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That drug, called Redux, can produce a rare but potentially fatal illness-- pulmonary hypertension.

5-Antibiotics


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The Centers for Disease Control wants people to get the message about the dangers of overusing antibiotics.
It's launching a series of commercials to air on radio and televsision.
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It's aimed at getting overanxious parents and doctors to realize that using antibiotics unnecessarily leads to resistence.
The C-D-C says resistant strains of bacteria have increased over 20 percent since 1981-- during the same period prescriptions for antibiotics increased 40 percent.
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5-Kids-Pain


ANCHOR=Connie
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When a child is in pain, parents suffer too.
And there are all kinds of new treatments to help ease a youngster's pain following surgery or injury.
But they're not often used.
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When an adult is in pain, most doctors don't think twice about administering medication to ease the discomfort.
But the same cannot be said when it comes to children.
Research shows when it comes to pain relief, 80-percent of children who need it are either UN-medicated or UNDER-medicated.
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((DR. PATRICK DEMARS/ANESTHESIOLOGIST: CHILDREN FEEL PAIN JUST AS MUCH AS ADULTS DO. WE TEND TO BE RELUCTANT IN HOW WE RECOGNIZE THEIR PAIN AND TREAT THEIR PAIN.))
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For serious procedures some children have to undergo, many parent's aren't even told that an epiderual catheter can be used to deliver pain medication in children.
But studies show more than one-third of chldren who have major surgery receive no pain medication other than standard acetamenofen.
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((PATTY RYAN/R.N.: IT'S SAD FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THAT HAVE TO BE WITH CHILDREN WHILE THEY EXPERIENCE PAIN.))
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Experts say significant pain that's left untreated can harm children...especially premature babies.
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((PATTY RYAN: THEIR HEART RATES GO UP, BLOOD PRESSURE GOES UP, RESPIRATORY RATES GO UP, CAN EVEN HAVE BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN.))
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There are several medications available to treat pain in children.
Everything from simple Tyleonol to Motrin to the standard Morphine.
Topical anesthestics can be used before immunizations and blood-draws.
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5-Alive-Again


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This one may sound like the stuff of science fiction--
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But South African scientists say they've successfully revived a frozen rat's heart.
This raises hopes that human organs could be frozen while they wait to be transplanted.
Using a special chemical that protects the heart, the researchers froze the heart to minus 250 degrees and slowly brought it back from room temperature when it started beating again.
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5-Rodeo-Riders


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Even if you're a rodeo fan, you may still wonder why anyone would climb on the back of an angry bull and try to ride it.
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New research on bull-riding injuries says, Why Indeed?
Federal officials are suggesting it's time to look at prevention strategies.
The C-D-C says bull riders bite the dust hard and wind up with 37 percent of all rodeo injuries.
The report documents severe brain and spinal cord injuries and permanent disability-- especially among young, inexperienced riders.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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So the C-D-C- says instead of that cool cowboy hat, what's really needed is a nice hard helmet. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports, and a damp night ahead for Friday FOotball Extra--
ANCHOR=Connie


The man behind it all has the rundown of tonight's games as well as some qualifying...here's mIke Stevens.

S5-Qualify


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Welcome to your weekend everybody although it appears like it will be a bit wet.
The precipitation is also affected qualifying today at North Wilkesboro, where the Winston Cup drivers are getting set for their final race ever at the 50 year old half mile track.
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All but 15 cars made it through first round time trials at three o'clock before the skies opened.
Bobby Hamilton, who won the pole last week at Martinsville, is on the pole right now at Wilkesboro with a speed of 117 point 894 miles an hour.
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Mark Martin is currently second in the Valvoline Ford, while Dale Earnhardt is back up front qualifying in the sixth spot today.
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Off the track today it was announced that Steve Grissom will take over the KOdiak Chevy next season. Ricky Craven is a likely replacement for Ken Schrader in the Bud Chevy.
Now let's check out the current top 25 with 15 to go.
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SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Hamilton/117.894/2. Mark Martin/117.721/3. Johnny

Benson//4. Derrike Cope//5. Michael Waltrip;
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SUPER=0107-6. Dale Earnhardt//7. Bill Elliott//8. Jeff Burton//9. Jeremy

Mayfield//10. Terry Labonte;
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SUPER=0107-11. Wally Dallenbach//12. Bobby Labonte//13. Morgan Shepherd//14.

Ricky Craven//15. John Andretti;
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Mast//20. Jimmy Spencer;
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Pressley//25. Dale Jarrett;
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S5-FFE


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The pesky rain has not had an adverse effect on the schedule of games for week five of Friday Football Extra.
Here's where you'll catch out camera crews tonight.
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S5-WDBJ


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There is also some great college football action on Your Hometown Station coming up tomorrow.
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PINNACLE PAGE 18075
The day gets started at high noon with Wake Forest rolling into Death Valley to battle Clemson at Noon.
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pinnacle page 18074 And right after that, Virginia Tech takes on Syracuse in the Carrier Dome in a 3:30 Big East showdown right here on WDBJ.
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5-Danville-Fire


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Retirement is inching closer and closer for Danville's Fire Chief.
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David Lampley is calling it quits after 33- years with the department.
44- year old B-G Lewis, a career fireman, will take over.
The two men have worked together for years.
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((DAVID LAMPLEY/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: I'VE NOT MISSED A DAYS WORK SINCE I WAS TWELVE, I JUST THINK I'M GOING TO DECIDE WHAT I'M GOING TO DO AFTER I GET UP IN THE MORNING, JUST ONE DAY AT A TIME, WHATEVER COMES TO MIND THAT DAY, I'M GOING TO DO. CAPT. B. G. LEWIS, III/DANVILLE FIRE DEPT.:IT WAS SOMETHING I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY, PUSHING FIRE TRUCKS AROUND IN THE LIVING ROOM AND NOW I HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND I'M JUST THRILLED TO DEATH. ))
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Lewis says no major changes are in store when he takes over as Chief on Tuesday.

5-Graham-Crusade


ANCHOR=Jean
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Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend is hosting what some speculate may be the final Billy Graham Crusade.
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The crusade kicked off last night at a packed Ericsson Staduim.
The Reverend Billy Graham spoke to a crowd of around 70-thousand.
For the last half century thousands of people have turned out to hear Graham's message.
His crusade ends Saturday.
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six-preview


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(toss to ROBIN)
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ANCHOR=Jean


Three students from the Governor's School in Roanoke will be claiming the top award in a national competition next month.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith


Tonight, Keith Humphry has more on their unusual invention.
ANCHOR=Keith
Jean, the students engineered SUPER=@KEITH1;

a safety device for animals.
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They named their product "Dog's Best Friend", and they designed it to work with a car's seatbelt to protect the pet during an accident.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll hear more about their work...
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN

and the rest of the day's news weather and sports tonight on News 7 at Six.
ANCHOR=Jean

full screen
Plus the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight at 10 on WEFC. Have a nice weekend, goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean