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News 7 at Five is next-
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Police try to solve a gruesome crime in Lynchburg. Two people are found dead in a burning van.
Plus a Verdict in the murder case that stemmed from a Jenny Jones Show taping.
And a new name and new colors for U-S Air.
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Wx-Heads
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The record books had a few changes this morning.
And the cold weather will continue until the weekend.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- a serious problem with the system.
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Some researchers fear the American health care system is simply not equipped to deal with the growing number of chronically ill patients.
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Two people are found dead in a burning van? But what lead to their deaths? That's one of the questions Lynchburg police are asking tonight.
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5-CAR-FIRE


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The fire in Lynchburg this morning has now been ruled a murder- suicide.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/STEVE


Steve Smallshaw joins us live, Steve have police come up with a motive for this crime?
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Jean, the two victims had apparently dated a few times, but there was no indication of any prior trouble between the two.
But a note found near the burning car may have provided some clues.
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(( Firefighters got the call around quarter to eight, after witnesses spotted a car on fire in the rear parking lot of the Lynchburg newspaper offices.
Inside the burned out Chevy van were the bodies of a man and a woman, now identified as 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Oxford.
Police have ruled their deaths a murder- suicide.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE FOUND A GUN IN THE VAN.. ...THOSE AS WELL.))
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The autopsies are expected to show whether Gilliam and/or Oxford died of gunshot wounds before they burned in the fire.
Police say a note found in a cooler outside the car was written by Oxford, and blames Gilliam for a medical condition the two reportedly were suffering from.))
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Sharon Gilliam was an employee of the Lynchburg News and Advance.
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Police say Oxford had been waiting for her in the parking lot when she showed up for work that morning.

5-Beasley


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A Salem man who served half of a 12-year sentence for abduction and malicious wounding got out of prison today.
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James Gerald Beasley was released from the Staunton Correctional Center this morning.
The probation and parole office confirms Beasley indicated he intends to live with his ex-wife in Salem.
The 55-year old sex-offender is required by law to check in with local police within 30 days.
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If he fails to register, he could be charged with a class-one misdemeanor.

5-Gun-Plane


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Investigators are trying to determine what role Halifax County may have had in an apparent gun smuggling ring.
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The pilot of a single engine plane was arrested yesterday, minutes after landing at the Tuck Airport near South Boston.
Federal investigators had been tracking the plane since it took off from Greensboro.
Sources say the pilot is believed to be part of a organized RING smuggling guns from North Carolina to New York.
When the plane was searched just about an hour ago, police found 12 high-powered weapons.
Sources tell NEWS-7 the pilot was en-route from Greensboro to New Jersey, they do NOT know why he stopped in Halifax County.
We'll have more on this story tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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Two Americans are among the dead- after a Mid-air collision over India.
A Saudi Boeing 747 had just taken off from New Delhi when it slammed into another plane that was coming in for a landing.
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((IT SEEMS AS IF A BALL OF FIRE WAS FLYING IN THE SKY AND THEN IT FELL DOWN AND THE LARGE NOISE. )) 14:03:09 ((REPORTER: DID YOU SEE WHERE THE WRECKAGE FELL DID IT FALL ONTO HOUSES OR JUST INTO OPEN FIELDS? NO IT WAS IN THE FIELD.))
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312 people were aboard the 747-
39 were on the plane that was landing-
It's believed no one survived.

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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- what do Liberty University students think about their school's financial problems?
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Plus the murder trial that pointed the finger at daytime talk shows, is over-- as a verdict is finally reached.
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On Health Check-- we'll hear what some patients and their doctors are saying about new guidelines calling for OUTPATIENT mastectomies. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- the Virginia Tech Hokies are gearing up for Miami.
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Roy Stanley has a preview in tonight's ticker- don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Jenny-Jones


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A verdict today in the Jenny Jones talk show murder case.
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A jury found Jonatahn Schmitz guilty of the lesser charge of Second Degree murder.
Defense attorneys say Schmitz is devastated.
But the victim's family wanted a first degree conviction.
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((REPORTER: DO YOU THINK THIS IS JUSTICE FOR SCOTT? PATRICIA GRAVES/VICTIM'S MOTHER: NOT REALLY.)) 14:05:56 ((FRANK AMEDURE JR/VICTIM'S BROTHER: NONE OF THIS WOULD'VE HAPPENED IF IT WASN'T FOR JENNY JONES EXPLOITING A SENSITIVE ISSUE.))
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Schmitz could get life in prison-
He killed Scott Amedure after SUPER=04-"The Jenny Jones Show";

Amedure revealed he had a gay crush on Scmitz on the Jenny Jones show.
Amedure's family is now suing the show for several million dollars.
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5-Simpson


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The cuts on O-J Simpson's hands are back in spotlight.
Today's question? Could short fingernails leave gouges on his hands?
But the judge isn't allowing any demonstations in court.
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Simpson's lawyer challenged an opposing expert today to show him how Ron Goldman's short fingernails could have gouged Simpson's left hand.
He said to the expert, "Go ahead- gouge me."
But the judge would not let him.
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Meanwhile Simpson spent the day in Family court where he is fighting Nicole Brown's parents for custody of his two children.
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5-Liberty-Bonds


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The focus at Liberty University has shifted back from economics to academics after nearly a week of uncertainty.
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Bond holders threatened to foreclose on the school unless a million dollar payment was made.
Reluctantly, Liberty officials paid the debt off yesterday.
But surprisingly, most of the students we talked to said they were never really concerned over the situation.
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((LANCE HITE/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY STUDENT: HOPEFULLY IT'S NOT AS BAD AS IT MAY SEEM RIGHT NOW. BUT I THINK WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS. )) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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((NIKKI PONS/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY STUDENT: THE LORD PROVIDED THIS UNIVERSITY TO COME ABOUT AND HE'S GOING TO WORK IT OUT. I DON'T HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH IT. ))
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Attorneys for the school said last week that the payment couldn't be made without jeopardizing a bank committment worth 7- point- 5 million dollars.
School officials were hoping to use that money to pay off a 15- million dollar debt.
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If chocolate is what you crave-- Patrick has found your paradise--
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5-COCOA-MILL


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Looking for the perfect gift for that chocolate lover in your life? As if yesterday's desserts weren't enough, we're being subjected to even more today. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has the story of a Lexington based confectioner that has expanded into Roanoke with a wide selection of chocolates.
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Stick around-- It's "home sweet home" for the Roanoke Express, as the team returns to the Roundhouse.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, "Fit at 50" continues--
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Our topic today-- MENTAL agility.
Even the National Institute on Aging is looking into "smart drugs" natural enhancers being studied, to keep the brain sharp.
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((DR. ANDREW MONJAN/NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF STUDIES ON A NUMBER OF POTENTIAL MENTAL ENHANCERS WHICH WERE BASED UP ON FIRM BIOLOGY BUT NONE HAVE SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE.))
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5-Chronic-Care


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The American Health System isn't prepared to address the long-term care of chronically-ill patients.
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That's the gist of an upcoming report in the Journal of the American Medical Association,
About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, bronchitis, or arthritis.
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((DR. LEWIS SANDY/ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION: ACUTE CARE IN THE UNITED STATES IS THE BEST, AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE GOOD HEALTH INSURANCE, AMONG THE LIBERALLY DISPENSED IN THE WORLD. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING HELP FOR A LONG-TERM ILLNESS, ASSISTANCE TO ACCOMPLISH SIMPLE DAILY TASK SUCH AS BATHING, SHOPPING OR EATING, PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS ARE OFTEN NOT AS FORTUNATE.))
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The current yearly cost of treating the chronically ill is estimated to be about 659-BILLION DOLLARS.
And that figure is expected to rise as the population ages.
By the year 20-30, chronic illnesses could plague 148 MILLION Americans.
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5-Bypass


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Researchers are touting the benefits of a new way of doing a coronary bypass operation.
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It's called "Keyhole Surgery" and it's done through a small incision in the chest...instead of splitting the entire rib cage open.
Scientists say they found that patients suffer less pain and recover faster when they have the new procedure...and their hospital bills are lower as well.
More than 400-thousand Americans currently undergo the traditional operation each year.
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5-Mastectomy


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Around the country, many women-- and their doctors are not too happy about new cost-cutting guidelines, adopted by many managed care companies, that call for OUTPATIENT mastectomies.
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Some surgeons argue most patients are simply not ready to go home the same day they have surgery.
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((DR. KAREN KOSTROFF: BECAUSE IT'S BEEN GENERAL ANESTHESIA, A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PATIENTS WILL HAVE NAUSEA AND PROLONGED VOMITING FOLLOWING SURGERY. THEREFORE, THEY'RE BETTER IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT.))
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One insurer, Cigna Health Care, defends the new guidelines, saying "A longer hospital stay is not necessarily better medicine."
Five out of every 100 people hospitalized acquire an infection while there.
One managed care industry representative says doctors are not bound by the new guidelines.
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((SUSAN PISANO: THE PHYSICIANS JUDGMENTS ARE RESPECTED AND THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS ARE PARAMOUNT FOR OUR HEALTH PLANS.))
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Some doctors are wondering though if they are truly free to ignore the guidelines....or if they'll be penalized financially.
And the biggest downside for many women is that they're physically and psychologically traumatized by the procedure-- then sent home, where they're not getting reassurance from medical personnel.

5-Fit-at-50


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We continue with "Fit at 50" this week-- the focus today, staying mentally agile as we age.
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Take for example the concerns of this 44-year-old computer engineer- feeling the pressure to keep up with his younger competitors.
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((LARRY WEISSENBORN: I THINK THAT YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE A TENDENCY TO LEARN FASTER AND ALSO THEY ARE NOT IN AS MUCH OF A RUT AS US MIDDLE AGED FOLKS ))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
It's not that we can't remember when we get older, it's just that we can't remember as fast.
Perhaps it's because some of the connections within the brain are altered or damaged over time.
The result is the speed with which the brain can retrieve and process information slows as we age.
Experts say those who use their brain, keep their brain power.
Trained in organic chemistry Steven Fowkes, of California's Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute is looking at advancements with smart drugs.... that is, potential mental enhancers, based on firm biology.
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(( STEVE FOWKES: I HAVE A NUTRIENT FORMULA THAT PROBABLY CONSISTS OF ABOUT 50 DIFFERENT ITEMS THAT I TAKE ON A DAILY BASIS. I CERTAINLY KNOW THAT WHEN I DON'T TAKE THESES THINGS, I LOSE PART OF MY EDGE ))
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So, to maintain your mental agility-- there are some things you can do... basically, just whatever exercises your mind.
Crossword puzzles, bridge, chess, college courses-- these can all keep the brain sharp. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Let's turn now to sports--for Virignia Tech it's crunch time as the team heads into the final stretch of the regular season--
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And the Express returns to the home ice and the home crowd--here's Mike Stevens.

S5-Express


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. The Express returns to the Round House tonight to face Richmond after a 2 and 4 road trip.
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Ilya Dubkov is back with the Express and practiced this morning. But not even the return of the franchise's leading scorer could erase the fact that, after losing the last three on the road, some are distracted.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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The 5-8 and 1 Express is in last place in the east while Richmond leads the division. Game time is set for 7pm and this is the first of 4 home games for Roanoke over the next 8 days.
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S5-Hokies


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Virginia Tech has reached the point in its season where the remaining games will serve as road map for their postseason destination.
And Roy Stanley says if last week's game is any indication, the Hokies appear to be ready for a strong finish.
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((Week after week, Tech Coach Frank Beamer has been waiting for his offense to put together the total package.
Well, the Hokies came through in a 35 to 14 win over East Carolina.
The Hokies used a balanced ball control offense that produced 323 yards on the ground and 268 through the air.)) ((MICHAEL STUEWE/VIRGINIA TECH SPLIT END: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((A win this weekend will pull the Hokies even with Miami in the Big East standings.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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And don't forget you can watch the Hokies try to raise some Cane in Miami right here on Your Hometown station Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
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More on Tech and the Express coming your way at six, and Jean will be back with more News 7 at Five right after this break.
Have a safe night everybody. take a break

5-US-Air


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To jazz up what may be a "plane" image, U-S-Air is changing its name to U-S-Airways.
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A U-S-Air marketing executive notes that all major carriers have the word "airline" or "airways" in their name, while smaller outfits use the word "air", as in Air South.
The airline says the switch is intended to reflect company wide changes that will take place early next year.
The changes include new color themes for aircraft, airports, and published materials.
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Coming up at SIX, those who've proved they can't live by the rules have gotten more of them.
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Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
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Jean, new policies in Virginia'sSUPER=@KEITH1;

over-crowded prisons may be keeping inmates in line...
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But inmate advocates say family bonds and personal liberties can be stretched only so far before inmates with little to lose are pushed over the edge to violence.
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Ellen Qualls brings us the second part of "Prisons Under Pressure."
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It's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Keith-- full screen
Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean