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News 7 is next-
Eight Tech athletes are charged in court.
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Talks between NS- and CSX are not so friendly anymore-.
Plus one day after elections, several key white house players are reportedly resigning.
And it looks like a scene out of movie, but it's real-
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Wx-Heads
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A real cold front is heading our way first with showers and then some very cold air. Details straight ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Danville Regional Hospital is taking shots at the state's largest health insurer.
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That in the midst of serious insurance wranglings with Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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((TODAY WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT EIGHT VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETES AND ONE FORMER ATHLETE HAVE BEEN INDICTED BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY GRAND JURY. ))
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Virginia Tech's success on the gridiron is upstaged by actions off the field.
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5-Tech-Brawl


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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Eight Tech football players now face criminal charges stemming from a fight last August.
A Montgomery County grand jury returned nine indictments this afternoon.
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Tracy Altizer joins us from the Tech campus with details.
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Jean, six current players and one former face misdemeanor charges of assault and battery.
The eighth, Angelo Harrison is charged with a felony, attempted malicious wounding.
And in an UNRELATED incident dating to last July Brad Baylor was charged with abduction, also a felony.
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Today, head coach Frank Beamer issued some suspensions, after meeting with Athletic Director Dave Braine and Tech president Paul Torgersen.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VT FOOTBALL COACH: IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT SOME SUSPENSIONS WERE IN ORDER, SIMPLY BECAUSE, AS STATED, THESE PLAYERS PUT THEMSELVES IN A POSITION TO BE CHARGED WITH VIOLATIONS.))
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Beamer stressed the suspensions should not be interpreted as an indication of guilt or innocence.
The fight outside of Squires Student Center seriously injured two track team members.
Blacksburg police conducted a two- month investigation, interviewing about 100 people.
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As for the incident involving Brad Baylor, a 19 year- old UVA student claims Baylor forced him into an apartment and made him drink large amounts of alcohol under threat of bodily injury.
Blacksburg police found the teen lying unconscious on a sidewalk.
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Jean, Mike Stevens will have more details on the suspensions later in the two-minute ticker.

5-Rail-Merger


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Earlier this week it looked like Norfolk Southern and C-S-X were moving toward an agreement on how to divide up Conrail and avoid a messy bidding war.
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But Len Besthoff says all those hopes are dashed, at least for the time being.
Len- What caused things to change?
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Jean N-S and C-S-X apparently couldn't reach a deal
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so they've both decided to go the all or nothing route.
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C-S-X and Conrail have amended their merger so Conrail stockholders get more money.
The new agreement doesn't exceed Norfolk Southern's offer on a per- share basis.
Still, it could be hard for Norfolk Southern to come out ahead.
Barry Cohen, an analyst with Bear Stearns, explains that the C-S-X Conrail deal is extremely complicated and stacked in favor of C-S-X.
Cohen says, for example, that the C-S-X- Conrail merger could get approved with only a small percentage of Conrail shareholders voting in favor of it.
But another railroad expert we spoke with says the latest C-S-X offer still isn't enough.
Conrail shareholders will vote on the merger next month.
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So even though N-S may have been dealt a setback, its not out of the running for Conrail just yet.
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The bidding war is sure to keep the thousands of N-S employees and retirees in our area on the edge of their seats...to the very end.

5-Cabinet


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One day after President Clinton is re-elected- it appears his cabinet is disappearing.
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Aides say several key players are resigning- including Defense Secretary William Perry, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor.
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((I HAVE TALKED TO MICKEY KANTOR BUT WE HAVEN'T REACHED A FINAL DECISION. THEY HAVEN'T TALKED TO ME ABOUT THAT. WE'LL BE HAVING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO TALK ABOUT PERSONNEL AND OTHER ISSUES .))
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Also word today that Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary will also not stick around for a second term.
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5-Rowhouse-fire


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Fire claimed the lives of four children near Philadelphia-
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and destroyed an entire city block.
It broke out in Chester, Pennsylvania- before dawn.
The fire started in one rowhouse and quickly spread to three adjacent homes.
Five children were in one of the homes, but only one managed to get out.
No word on what sparked the blaze.
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toss to robin!
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- we'll hear from the Warners- one day after a closer than expected race.
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And now that Virgil Goode is going to Washington- who's interested in filling his shoes?
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On Health Check,
The latest ideas on hormone replacement therapy.
Plus-- America's passion for eating out....it might be what's making our country's waistline expand. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up- Steve Mason has this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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It's all headed your way right after this break-- stick around. cc sponsor

5-John-Warner


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A late night election glitch gave John and Mark Warner a quickened pulse last night.
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But when the dust settled, a six percent victory returned Republican John Warner for a fourth term.
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The Senator was back on Capitol Hill today, re-positioning himself as a centrist.
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((I THINK IF THERE WAS ONE THING THAT CAME OUT OF THIS ELECTION IT WAS THAT THE REPUBLICANS PAID THE PENALTY FOR THEIR SHARE OF GRIDLOCK. THE PRESIDENT HAD HIS SHARE OF GRIDLOCK. SO LET'S HOPE BOTH LEARNED A LESSON. GRIDLOCK IS NOT WHAT THEY WANT. THEY WANT SOLUTIONS.))
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Warner had campaigned on his influential position on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
With Chairman Strom Thurmond also returned to office last night, Warner now says he's content to wait for Thurmond to step down as he ages.
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5-Mark-Warner


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Mark Warner's wallet may be lighter, but he says his bid for the U-S Senate was a good investment.
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Warner spent ten million dollars of his own money on a campaign that came to an unsuccessful conclusion last night.
He claimed more votes than most polls predicted, and today he told reporters his experience carries a lesson for pollsters, pundits, and voters.
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((MARK WARNER: OFTEN TIMES CONVENTIONAL WISDOM IS WRONG. CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HAS THIS RACE SIGNED SEALED AND PUT AWAY A MONTH AGO. AND IT WAS A GREAT CREDIT TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND THIS CAMPAIGN THAT WE DID NOT ACCEPT CONVENTIONAL WISDOM.))
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Warner did not speculate on his political future.
His immediate plans include a family vacation in Florida.

5-Goode


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Virgil Goode is expected to resign from the State Senate now that he's headed to Washington.
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That sets the stage for a special election to fill the seat he's occupied for the past 23-years.
Goode won the fifth district Congressional race with 60-percent of the vote.
He was cautious at his headquarters in Glade Hill last night before declaring himself the winner.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/D- CONGRESSMAN ELECT:I'M ONE OF THOSE THAT BELIEVES YOU SHOULDN'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH. ))
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Democrat Roscoe Reynolds says he's definitely going to pursue Goode's state senate seat.
Republican Allen Dudley hasn't committed himself-- but says he's thinking it over.
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Democrat Ward Armstrong says he's interested in running but would support Reynolds if he decides to run.

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Halloween is over, but the Vampires haven't flown the coop-- in fact Patrick tracked them down in Blacksburg.
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stocks bump next

5-VAMPIRE


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Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night, Vampires are back! DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Playmakers in Blacksburg is gearing up for a new production that has more bite than bark, as Patrick Evans explains.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Forecasts
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More on the Virginia Tech football program following several indictments--Mike has a live report from Blacksburg.
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15 years ago, one in four Americans was considered overweight.
Now, the number is one in three.
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One group puts the blame partially...on restaurants, heaping out bigger than ever portions.
Some in the food business say they have no choice.
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((Q-IF YOU WERE TO GIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS THAT THREE OUNCE SERVING OF FRENCH FRIES WHAT WOULD HAPPEN? A- THE PLATE WOULD LOOK EMPTY, THE GUEST WOULD COMMENT, AND WE WOULD RESPOND AND MAKE THE GUEST HAPPY. ))
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health bump next

5-Danville-Regional


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Danville Regional Medical Center is taking aim at Virginia's largest health insurer.
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Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield says it plans to drop the non-profit hospital from its network at the end of December.
Trigon says the hospital's costs are approximately 30 percent higher than comparable facilities in the area.
Today hospital officials called a press conference to dispute the allegation.
They claim Trigon is trying to frighten and misinform the community.
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((LARRY DEPRIEST/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER:FACTS FROM THE STATE AGENCY IN VIRGINIA, SHOW THAT FOR HOSPITALS OF 150- BEDS OR LARGER IN THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE STATE, WHICH IS THE CATEGORY WE FALL IN, WE ARE THE SECOND FROM THE LOWEST IN COST AND THE SECOND FROM THE LOWEST IN CHARGES. ))
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DePriest says his hospital provides for more indigent patients than any other hospital in the area.
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5-Osteoporosis


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Women lose bone rapidly in the first five years after menopause.
But those who take a combination of hormones may actually be able to restore lost bone.
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That, according to a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association.
The big question that remains is whether women need to start hormone therapy right at Menopause-- or whether they can wait.
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((DR. IRMA MEBANE-SIMS/NATIONAL HEART, LUNG & BLOOD INSTITUTE; :IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE THAT WOMEN WHO ARE AT RISK FOR OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURE NOT TO TAKE THE HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY UNTIL LATER ON IN THE YEAR WHEN THEIR BONE MASS MEASUREMENTS ARE REACHING A LEVEL WHERE WE CAN SAY CLEARLY THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK ))
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The study took place over three years-- not enough time to study a link between breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy.
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5-Portions


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Did mom used to tell you to clean your plate?
Turns out, these days that may not be such a good idea...especially if you're eating at a restaurant.
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The average American eats out more than 200 times a year.
So even a few extra calories with each restaurant meal adds up to a lot.
And according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest-- otherwise known as the food police-- most restaurants give you more than a few extra calories.....offering portions two to three times larger than the government's standard serving sizes.
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((BONNIE LIEBMAN/CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: AND BIGGER SERVING SIZES MEANS BIGGER BELLIES. I THINK THE PROBLEM IS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN USED TO THESE LARGE PORTIONS. THEY THINK THAT'S NORMAL.))
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Here are some examples:
This is the government's official size for a tuna sandwich.
The whole thing only weighs four ounces.
Here's what you're likely to get in a restaurant.
It weighs 11 ounces and has an extra 380 calories.
Also, take pancakes-- you can get too much of a good thing.
The government's guidelines call for four ounces of pancakes in a serving.
Most places you're likely to get two and a half times as much....ten ounces.
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((WHEN YOU GO TO A RESTAURANT, YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO TAKE HOME A DOGGIE BAG. THINK OF EVERY MEAL NOT JUST AS TONIGHT S DINNER, BUT MAYBE TOMORROW'S LUNCH. AND THINK ABOUT SPLITTING AN ENTREE WITH SOMEONE. ))
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Mike Stevens

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As Tracy told us earlier in the newscast, a number of Tech players including some big names were indicted today by a Montgomery County Grand Jury.
So what does that mean for the Tech Football program?
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Mike Stevens has some answers for us.
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S5-Hoops


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Girls basketball district tournament play is upon us.
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But before go into tourney time, Steve Mason closes out the regular season with a story about a very special team.
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Tom Karnes is in his 3rd year as the Staunton River girls basketball coach. His toughest loss of the season and of his life came on Tuesday, September 18th, when his father, Walter Karnes, passed away. ((TOM KARNES:))
Karnes's outlook changed when his team came to the the funeral that Thursday and put on the performance of a lifetime. ((PENNY FORREST:)) ((NAT SOUND:))
The team sang "Down at the Cross", a song that has become an integral part of the Lady Golden Eagles game preparation. ((KARNES:)) ((CRYSTAL:)) ((AMELIA:))
The incredible gesture, also reinforced a coach's faith in not only a high school team, but young people in general. ((KARNES:))
The lady Golden Eagles are competing in the tough Seminole District Tournament. But win or lose this team has been successful in ways that reach far beyond the win/loss column. Steve Mason, Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
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5-Kicker


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TV News choppers always seem to catch the excitement in Southern California.
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Today was no exception- when one news crew caught police chasing a suspected bank robber.
The driver speeds over a grass median at one point- slowing police behind him.
A little later he zooms past traffic- nearly missing a tractor trailer.
Shortly after the suspect slows down, jumps out of the car- and runs across the freeway.
Then he jumps over a fence-
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((WE SAW THEY CLOSED DOWN THE FREEWAY ON THE NORTHBOUND SIDE WITH MONEY FLYING OUT OF HIS HANDS ALL OVER THE PLACE. OF COURSE HE'S GONNA STOP AND COLLECT THE MONEY. THAT COULD BE A CRITICAL ERROR.))
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He did get some of the cash but not for long- because police got him.
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