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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Late- breaking developments in what is now being called an "outbreak" of Legionnaires Disease.
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And two famous Virginia Democrats- - once at each others throats- -come together in support of the party's nominee for the U-S Senate.
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Sports-head


ANCHOR=steve
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In sports, week 9 of Friday football extra is here, the list and Roy Stanley to come, also previews from Tech and UVa,
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and it's a feel good friday as Joe Torre's brother gets a heart and his team shows some.
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WX-Head
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Cloudy skies provide a natural sunblock this weekend, there might be a few sprinkles along the way as well.

Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE# 96-78
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They're now calling it an outbreak....as seven people in the New River Valley have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease.
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Connie Stevens joins us from the newsroom with more on this acute form of pneumonia...that, in some cases, is deadly.
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Keith, that's because this bug-- the legionella bacteria-- is fast acting.
But while there are seven confirmed cases-- throughout Montgomery County, Giles, and Floyd....it's important to note that five of those patients are home...doing fine.
Two however are hospitalized and in critical condition.
Finding the source of this bacteria is now a priority....there's no obvious connection, though.
This investigation will involve local, state, and federal authorities.
The sources of this bacteria are varied...but, it's not spread person to person.
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Rather, the bug can thrive in water taps-- or hot tubs, humidifiers, air conditioning cooling towers, or ponds and moist soil.
ANCHOR=Connie


Experts are looking for clues from outbreaks in years past in this country.
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((DR. CHARLES SCHLEUPNER/SALEM V.A. CHIEF OF MEDICAL SERVICES: PEOPLE BREATHE THE BUG IN, THERE'VE BEEN OUTBREAKS RECOGNIZED AT SOME HEALTH CARE FACILITIES WHERE THE WATER SYSTEM-- IF YOU DON'T KEEP THE HOT WATER AT A HIGH ENOUGH TEMPERATURE IF IT'S AT A LOWER TEMPERATURE, AND SOME HOSPITALS DO THIS TO KEEP PATIENTS FROM GETTING BURNED THE BUG CAN REPLICATE IN WATER PIPES AT SOME FACILITIES AND THEN COME OUT SHOWER HEADS, AND IT GETS AEROSOLED IN SHOWER HEADS. THAT'S HAPPENED. ))
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Late this afternoon, the New River Valley Health Department held a news conference about this..... Denise Allen joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom.

OUTBREAK


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TAPE# 96-92
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Connie the seven people infected with the bacteria appear to fit the profile.
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Six of the seven were men and the average age of the patients is over 60.
The Center for Disease Control has been brought in to help with the investigation.
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The number of pneumonia cases in the New River Valley is higher than normal this year.
Health investigators are looking into these cases as well and may actually find some previously unreported cases of Legionnaires Disease.
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Legionnaire's Disease is rare in people under 30 unless they have a weakened immune system.
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The elderly and people with chronic lung and kidney conditions are most susceptible to this disease.

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So, if you've got flu-symptoms, and you live in the New River Valley, just play it safe and see a doctor-- to start antibiotics.
One note-- the disease got it's name from an outbreak in Philadelphia in 1976-- several people attending an American Legion convention became ill.
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To learn more about Legionnaires' Disease, take a look at the WDBJ News 7 Homepage on the Internet.
That address is W-W-W-dot-WDBJ-7-dot-Com-Slash.
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Lilly


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-79
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Jury deliberations continue at this hour in the Ben Lilly capital murder trial.
More than 10 months ago, Virginia Tech students Alexander Deflippis was shot and killed in the White Thorne section of Montgomery County and prosecutors put a witness on the stand who said it was Ben Lilly who pulled the trigger.
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Scott prince is at the Montgomery County Courthouse with the latest.
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Statue


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE# 96-77
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A Danville family has taken down part of a roadside memorial to two children who were killed in a traffic accident.
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Raymond and Tammy Mustain put up the memorial, including a 900 pound statue of the Virgin Mary, at the intersection of Route 265 and Elizabeth Street.
State transportation officials gave them until November first to take down the statue, saying it's a potential traffic hazard.
The children's mother says the controversy has been a painful experience.
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((TAMMY MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S MOTHER: WE WERE TOLD WE COULD PUT IT HERE, THEN WE WERE TOLD WE'D HAVE TO TAKE IT DOWN. HOW MUCH AS ONE PERSON GOT TO TAKE? I HAVE LOST MORE IN THIS ONE LITTLE PLACE. I THINK I'VE MORE THAN PAID FOR THIS LITTLE PIECE OF LAND TO HAVE A MEMORIAL IN MY KIDS' NAMES.))
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The Mustains say they'll fight any plans the state might have to make them get rid of the rest of the memorial.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six,
A new campaign against drug and alcohol abuse kicked off in Roanoke today.
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and speaking of campaigns, Virginia Democrats picked sides in the Senate race.
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Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-74
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


It was a sight for Virginia political junkies.
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((COME ON IN THE MIDDLE. NO I'M GONNA PUT YOU IN THE MIDDLE.))
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Former rivals and fellow Democrats Chuck Robb and Doug Wilder campaigning for Mark Warner.
Wilder says Mark Warner is right on the issues.
He also tried to attach him to coattails that aren't often sought in Virginia.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: NO I AM NOT SURPRISED THAT BILL CLINTON COULD AND WILL CARRY VIRGINIA. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE BEEN SURPRISING THE NATION FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. I'M ONE OF THEIR SURPRISES.))
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Also in Richmond, a former official from the administrations of Democratic Governors Chuck Robb and Jerry Baliles led a group endorsing JOHN Warner.
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((LAURIE NAISMITH/"WE'RE ON BOARD WITH JOHN WARNER": HAVING SPENT ...POLITICAL STANDS.))
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Chuck Robb says he's NOT bothered by the party-switching.
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((I'VE KNOWN...JOHN WARNER.))
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Robb says he's personal friends with John Warner, but is backing his Democratic colleague.
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Fitzwater-Myers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#96-75
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One of the most visible members of the Reagan and Bush administrations says no matter what happens in November, Republicans will have to deal with the "gender gap."
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Former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater and former Clinton spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers held a news conference today at Roanoke College.
Fitzwater surprised some reporters by saying Republicans must admit they're turning off female voters.
He says abortion is NOT the party's only problem with women.
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((MARLIN FITZWATER/FORMER BUSH PRESS SECRATARY: I BELIEVE THERE ARE REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVE WOMEN WHO ARE IN THE WORKPLACE, WHO ARE NOT QUITE THAT ANXIOUS TO DO AWAY WITH THE PROTECTIONS THAT ARE IN THE LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.))
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Myers says regardless of what happens in the election, the public will soon want big money out of politics.
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((DEE DEE MYERS/FORMER CLINTON PRESS SECRETARY: THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SPENT IN THIS CYCLE IS OBSCENE. BETWEEN CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL RACES, THE ESTIMATES ARE IT'LL BE OVER A BILLION- AND- A- HALF DOLLARS, WHICH IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN EVEN FOUR YEARS AGO. IT'S DRASTICALLY MORE THAN WE'VE SEEN, YOU KNOW, EVEN A DECADE AGO.))
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Myers and Fitzwater are in town for a function at Roanoke College tonight.
They're both currently on the lecture tour.
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Drug-Program


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-80
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Late last year, Bonnie Kitts was killed by a teenaged drunken driver.
Today, the fund created in her memory helped to launch a new campaign against drug and alcohol abuse.
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The Patrick Henry Pride Team helped to introduce the campaign "It Takes a Whole Valley to Raise a Child."
The program will offer information to parents and encourage them to sign a pledge that parties in their homes will be drug and alcohol free.
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((MARY GWEN PARKER/CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR: TEENS HAVE THEIR OWN NETWORKING SYSTEM. THEY KNOW WHERE AND WHEN THOSE UNSUPERVISED PARTIES ARE GOING TO BE. THEY KNOW WHERE TO GET THE ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUGS AND THEY KNOW HOW TO GET THEM AND WHO TO GET THEM FROM. SO WE REALIZED THAT PARENTS NEEDED A SIMILAR NETWORKING SYSTEM ALSO.))
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More than 40 schools in the Roanoke Valley are also taking part in red ribbon week, a national campaign against drug and alcohol abuse.
Students at Glen Cove Elementary kicked off their week of activities with a rally at the school this afternoon.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
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On Wall Street the Dow ended the week on a positive note.
It was up 15 points, closing at six thousand- and seven.
NASDAQ was down four points.
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Courthouse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 96-76
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A century -old courthouse was re-dedicated in Salem today.
As one professor said, "we've been in the building now for a decade, it's about time we dedicated it."
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Keith on ENG
The Roanoke College Choir did its part.
The building was renovated once when the College bought the old courthouse from the county in 1987.
This 2-and-a half million dollar project includes a computer center and home for the history, religion and philosophy departments.
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Cast iron staircase railings remain along with other relics true to the original 1910 era structure.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
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Roy Stanley will have a preview of the Patrick Henry/Franklin County game, we will have a qualifying update from Phoenix,
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and, it's a feel good Friday. Lance Armstrong goes through more surgery, his condition and how to reach him in sports.
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


13 games highlight the ninth week of Friday Football Extra tonight, and one of those is in Rocky Mount where Franklin County hosts Patrick Henry.
Roy Stanley checked in with Eagles' interim head coach Jerry Little earlier this evening to get the lowdown on tonight's matchup.
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S-Roll


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WIPE TO BOARDS!!!!
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


14th ranked Virginia and 3rd ranked Florida State kick off at 3:30 tomorrow. For the Seminoles and Tallahassee, it's been a long, painful wait, especially after last year's upset in Charlottesville.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Virginia Tech has a very important conference game tomorrow afternoon in Blacksburg against the Pitt Panthers.
Pittsburgh is 2 and 5 overall and 1 and 5 in the Conference. The Hokies enter the game with a 3 and 1 record in the conference behind Syracuse and Miami.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=PHOENIX RACEWAY


The Winston Cup cars have been trying their best to qualify out in Phoenix this afternoon but mother nature is making life difficult.
Winds have been gusting as high as 45 miles an hour and blowing sand all over th track.
As a result the earliest time trials will begin is 9 o'clock eastern time this evening.
But likely they will be pushed back to tomorrow.

S-Series


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=World series


It's been a great day for New York Yankees manager Joe Torre as his team and his brother have both signed new leases on life.
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64 year old Frank Torre successfully underwent heart transplant surgery this morning.
The surgical crew held a news conference after the procedure and said Joe's 64 year old brother's prognosis is excellent.
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Last night, Joe Torre's bombers to a 3-2 series lead against the Braves with a 1-nothing win. Game 6 is tomorrow night in New York.
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S-Armstrong


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
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Tour Dupont champ Lance Armstrong is in an Austin, Texas hospital recovering from additional cancer surgery after doctors removed two malignant lesions from his brain this week.
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The 25 year old has already had a cancerous testicle removed and is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in his stomach and lungs.
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WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD!!!!!!
You can send encouraging words to this a address in Austin Texas. Get your pencils out quick!!!
If you feel inclined, you can also Email Lance as well. send to (-------------) lance@bmoh.com