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ANCHOR=Jean
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News 7 at Five is next-
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It's a huge railway merger- Len Besthoff will have a live report- plus we'll find out how it could affect Southwest Virginia.
Police say Beware- it appears a thief is out after four wheeler ATV's.
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Wx-Heads
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Looks like two more dry days and then things get a bit wet. Forecast details are coming up.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check, a connection between P-M-S and thoughts of suicide.
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Plus, a unique Alzheimer's care center is opening in Roanoke.
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The marriage of Conrail and C-S-X is in the works--
What does that mean for Clifton Forge CSX employees and the Norfolk Southern Corporation?
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-26
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It's described as a merger of equals.
This morning the CSX and Conrail railroads announced plans to merge, in a deal valued at more than eight BILLION dollars.
double boxes Jean/LEN


Len Besthoff is at the CSX terminal in Clifton Forge, Len what kind of effect does this have on our area?
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5-Reid


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=legal scales


An autopsy reveals 90 year-old Annie Lester was beaten and stabbed repeatedly across her body.
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Her alleged attacker, James Reid of Christiansburg received a court-appointed lawyer today to represent him on murder charges.
Police are awaiting forensics testing results to decide whether they'll also charge him with rape.
On a request to search Reid's home, Christiansburg investigator Barry O'Rourke wrote, evidence at the crime scene, as well as on Lester's body and Reid's clothing are consistent with a sexual assault.
Police seized a jacket with stains covering the front from Reids home.
They're testing it to determine whether the stains match the victim's blood.
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5-Hostage-Sit


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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A hostage situation is continuing tonight in Atlanta.
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A 22 year old man is holding his estranged girlfriend, their baby and a teenager in his mother's home.
Police say the hostage situation began when the man allegedly killed the woman's five year old son last night- and then kidnapped the woman and three other children-
Just recently a three year old was handed to authorities through the window- unharmed.
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Authorities are still trying to negotiate with the suspect-
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5-Bosnia-Troops


ANCHOR=Jean
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Hundreds of American troops began arriving in Bosnia today.
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They are the first of five thousand being sent as a so called Covering force.
The troops will provide protection as the Army's first armored division pulls out during the next two months.
U-S military officials have said all American troops will be out of Bosnia by next Spring.
But that could change if NATO decides a new international mission in Bosnia is necessary.
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5-Allen-Drugs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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TAPE#596-29
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President Clinton is facing election year criticism over rising teen drug use nationally.
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Governor George Allen's staff says he's presided over similar statistics in Virginia.
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Today, Allen announced some anti-drug initiatives he'd like the 1997 General Assembly to enact.
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((THE HIGH POINT -- NUMBER ONE I THINK WOULD BE ALLOWING OUR PROSECUTORS... FACTS ARE ALL THE SAME.))
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Other proposals include tougher sentencing for drug dealers, allowing grand juries to have more investigational power, and improving laws to seize drug dealer assets.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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If you own an off-road vehicle, you might want to watch where you park it...as a rash of thefts has hit our area. That story in a moment--
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And students on this school bus only suffered minor injuries on the way to school this morning.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, it's a dubious distinction-- there are now more flabby Americans than fit ones.
Several factors may be at play-- including...the television! 2-SHOT
Anchor=Jean


Our own Patrick Evans worked up a sweat today--
ANCHOR=Connie


He was fencing with a member of the Olympic team....a full report when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Campbell-Bus


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-24
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Campbell County elementary school students were more shaken up than hurt after a car hit their schoolbus this morning.
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State police say the driver of this van was blinded by the sun as he approached the intersection of Crossway Drive and Rainbow Forest Drive.
The van struck the back of the schoolbus which had stopped to pick up a passenger.
News of the crash sent worried parents rushing to the scene.
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((BUS DRIVER: THEY'RE OKAY. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? THEY DIDN'T EVEN SEEM TO BE UPSET AT ALL. THEY'RE FINE. WE WERE JUST FINE. OKAY.))
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Nine of the 56 children on board were treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police say the driver of the van will NOT face any charges.
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5-Bus-Drivers


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-30
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Botetourt County school bus drivers are accusing some local officials of "spinning their wheels."
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The group is upset over their wages and benefits... and this morning drivers took their complaints to the Board of Supervisors.
The board heard them out... but offered nothing in terms of financial support.
Now the embattled bus drivers are hoping to get some legal advice.
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((VICKY DICKERSON/BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: US DRIVERS HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT AND WE HAVE AGREED THAT IF NOTHING WAS DONE TODAY-- WE DIDN'T GET ANY SATISFACTION-- WE WERE GOING TO CHECK INTO GETTING US A LAWYER. ))
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Last Thursday, the drivers talked to members of the school board... and the superintendent.
A few weeks ago they threatened to walk off the job if their wages and benefits didn't improve.
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5-Four-Wheelers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-27
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All terrain vehicles or "four wheelers" appear to be the target of what could be an organized theft ring.
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Authorities are cautioning residents in Henry, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties to park their vehicles in a well lit area-- since most of the thefts occur at night.
Four wheelers are costly-- they sell anywhere from three to 65-hundred dollars.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE FELT THAT HUNTING SEASON WAS A GOOD TIME WITH THE PRESENT PROBLEM TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE RASH, THE PROBLEM WE GOT AND ASK FOR THEIR COOPERATION, THEIR ALERTNESS AND ALSO ASK, IF ANYONE'S GOT ANY INFORMATION, TO CONTACT ANY ONE OF OUR THREE AGENCIES. ))
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Authorities are urging owners to write down the serial number.
Last week, six ATV's were reported stolen in Henry and Franklin Counties.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Parries and thrusts are all part of the sport, but can a member of the Olympic Fencing team help raise money for the United Way without being FOILED?
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5-FENCING


ANCHOR=Jean
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The United States Fencing team is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley, and today one of it's members returned to the Valley to help a local cause.
Patrick Evans is "en garde" with a story of foils and fundraising.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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Stick around-- tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker checks out the first day of Basketball practice at Virginia Tech....
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, an increasing number of parents are taking their kids with Attention Deficit Disorder off ritalin.
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Some are looking at natural remedies after some bad experiences.
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((HE'S GROWING,HE'S EATING AGAIN. HE'S A NORMAL KID. YOU KNOW, I'M NOT SAYING NO KID SHOULD TAKE RITALIN.))
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5-PMS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-32
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A disturbing new British survey finds that half of women who suffer from Pre-Menstrual Syndrome contemplate taking their own lives.
And one in ten have actually tried killing themselves.
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The British Women's Nutritional Advisory Service says this is a 33-percent jump from 11 years ago, when the last survey was completed.
For women with moderate or severe P-M-S-- symptoms include depression, anxiety, mood swings and loss of libido in the days before their period.
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5-Ritalin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-33
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Ritalin has always been controversial, but for the first time, for some parents it is no longer the panacea pill for kids with Attention Deficit Disorder.
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Take the case of eight-year-old Justin Phillips, who suffers from A-D-D.
Two years ago, his mother turned to Ritalin for help.
But as the drug weakened, she says her bright little boy turned into a little monster-- with violent behavior, mood swings and depression.
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((DIANA PHILLIPS/MOTHER: HE JUST ONE DAY HE SAID MOMMY, I DON'T CARE IF I LIVE ANYMORE, I DON'T CARE IF I DIE. WHEN MY KID'S TALKING ABOUT DYING BECAUSE HE CAN'T HANDLE WHAT THE DRUG IS DOING TO HIM, THAT'S IT, I'M DONE WITH IT. ))
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So Phillips turned to less powerful, but complicated regimen of herbs and vitamins.
She also joined a brand new national group, "Parents Against Ritalin."
It's attracting thousands of parents with education on natural alternatives.
Dr. Edward Hallowell, an adult-A-D-D sufferer himself, and a specialist, found Ritalin didn't work for him....but he still prescribes it.
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((DR. HALLOWELL: IT'S A SHAME TO SEE THESE MEDICATIONS STIGMATIZED AS THEY ARE SOMEHOW DANGEROUS, THEY AREN'T. ON THE OTHER HAND IF THE MEDICATION ISN'T WORKING IT SHOULD BE DISCONTINUED ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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It's estimated some eight million kids could be on Ritalin by the year 2000.

5-Alzheimers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-34
GRAPHIC=alzheimer's Disease


The new Alzheimer's center at Richfield Retirement Center will break new ground in patient care in Southwest Virginia.
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The floor plan, unveiled at a ceremony today, is the result of a two year study of the special needs of Alzheimers patients.
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((CHIP BOWLING/DESIGNER; PEOPLE LIKE TO, MAYBE NOT SHOP, BUT THEY LIKE TO LEAVE HOME AND GO DOWNTOWN AND TO WINDOW SHOP. SO WE INCORPORATED IN THE COMMON AREAS LIKE SHOPS, LIKE A BEAUTY SHOP, A GROCERY STORE, EVEN A PUTTING GREEN FOR THE MEN AND THE WOMEN ))
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Special lighting will be used to eliminate confusing shadows, and art work will help reduce the desire to wander.
The 84 bed center should be finished late next year.
Richfield is already taking applications from families of alzheimers patients.
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5-Overweight


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=healthy living


For the first time, overweight Americans outnumber healthy-sized ones.
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The National Center for Health Statistics says many small reductions in physical activity might be to blame. Among the villains: the T-V remote control, which keeps people planted on the couch all evening.
Or it may be more simply, that people are just eating too much and doing too little.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


It's time now to turn to sports-- where the Virginia Tech Hokies are on the hardwoods without Ace Custis.
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike has a report on the first day of men's basketball practice. Hi Mike.

S5-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-23
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker and believe it or not the start of the college basketball season.
Practice officially began today across the country and Steve Mason gives us a quick look at a relatively new bunch of Hokies.
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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Atlanta Braves are back at home and back in the hunt for another trip to the World Series.
Last night a loss would have
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ended the Braves season. But instead of folding they came out and scored 14 runs and collected 22 hits, as they shut out the Cards 14-to-nothing.
The cards still lead the best of seven series 3 games to 2, with game six set for tomorrow night with Greg Maddux facing Donovan Osborne.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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More News 7 at five is coming your way right after this quick break so, stick around. take a break

5-Madonna


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
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Madonna has a new look- mother.
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The singer gave birth to a six pound nine ounce baby girl at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.
The pediatrician has a familiar name- He's the father of Hollywood Madame Heidi Fleiss.
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((DR. PAUL FLEISS/PEDIATRICIAN: SO I REALLY SHOULDN'T BE DOING IT. REPORTER: BUT YOU ALREADY CONFIRMED THAT BABY WAS BORN, IS THE BABY HEALTHY? DR. FLEISS: YES.))
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The baby is the first for 38 year old Madonna.
The 30-year old father is Madonna's personal trainer and boyfriend.
She and Carlos (Lay-OWN) have named the baby Lour-diss Maria.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
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COming up at six-- News-7s series of candidate profiles continues tonight with a look at Fifth District Republican challenger George Landrith.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Steve


Steve Smallshaw has been following the Landrith campaign... Steve, Landrith ran for the same seat in 1994, what does he hope will make the difference for him this time around?
ANCHOR=steve


Jean, if that '94 campaign did anything for Landrith,
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it helped boost his name recognition for his '96 run.
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This time of course, Landrith won't have L.F. Payne to kick around...Payne has retired and Democratic state senator Virgil Goode hopes to fill his shoes.
Landrith has promised a cleaner campaign than the one he waged two years ago.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: I DON'T HAVE ANY DESIRE TO CAST LABELS, I JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES, AND WHERE I VOTED AND WHERE HE'S VOTED, WHERE I STAND AND WHERE HE STANDS.))
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That's not to say that this race has been devoid of some harsh rhetoric.
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Landrith and Goode have tried to tie each other to their party's extremes.. we'll tell you more about that at 6.
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Steve. full screen
Plus at 10 tonight watch the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC. Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean