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News 7 at Five is next-
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A man opens fire at a Ford plant. Just moments ago police arrest him.
Plus is the king of pop Married Again?
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Wx-Heads
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A dusting of snow slows down the western highlands and tonight the temperatures are down right chilly.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Plus on Health Check, medical investigators have tracked down the cause of Virginia's first Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak.
We'll explain what's believed to have made 16 people in the New River Valley ill. 2-SHOT
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((WE HAVE IN FACT WORKED VERY CLOSELY IN COOPERATION WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WE'RE GLAD TO SAY THAT WE DO HAVE A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. ))
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The Lowes Store in Christiansburg takes protective measures after it's targeted as the likely source of the Legionnaires Disease outbreak.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening I'm Jean Jadhon.
Sixteen people have gotten sick, including one man who died. 2-SHOT
But Connie Stevens is here with a major breakthrough to report in the investigation into the New River Valley outbreak.
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Jean, officials from the New River Health District and the Centers for Disease Control now say they've identified--and eliminated--the most likely source of the outbreak.
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Tracy Altizer is in our New River Valley newsroom with more.
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Connie, as we just heard from an official at Lowes in Christiansburg, the store is no longer a threat.
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The culprit is believed to have been a hot tub on display until the second week of October.
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(( Of the 15 Legionnaires patients studied, 14 shopped at Lowes prior to getting sick, and most recalled at least walking by the hot tub display.
DNA tests matched the bacteria from the tub's filter to cultures taken from at least one of the patients.
The tub in question was dismantled October eighth or ninth, long before anyone had any idea it could be a source of the outbreak.
Health officials say the threat is over.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: SINCE THE INCUBATION PERIOD IS TWO TO 10 DAYS, ANYONE WHO VISITED THE STORE WHILE THE HOT TUB WAS IN USE AND WHO DID NOT DEVELOP FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS OR PNEUMONIA BY NOW SHOULD BE REASSURED THAT HE OR SHE DID NOT CONTRACT THE DISEASE. ))
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As a precaution, Lowes also drained another tub, and will no longer use water in tubs at any of its more than 300 stores.
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((DAVID OLIVER/LOWES COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIR.: AT THIS POINT ALL WE CAN SAY TO THE SHOPPERS IS THAT WE HAVE A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY MAJOR CONCERNS WHATSOEVER. THE SOURCE HAS IN FACT BEEN REMOVED. ))
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Of course the investigation is continuing, but it may be weeks before any more details information is available.
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(QUESTION: Most of these patients have been recuperating at home, we

understand?)

5-Hot-Tubs


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A local spa dealer says hot tubs owners have nothing to worry about if they regularly maintain their spas.
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A spa should be properly sanitized with chlorine or bromine (bro-mean).
These chemicals kill bacteria and keep the water clean.
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((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: REGULAR ROUTINE SHOULD BE CHECKING YOUR SPA TWICE A WEEK FOR PH, CHLORINE, OR BROMINE, SHOCKING YOUR SPA ONCE EVERY SEVEN TO 10 WORKING DAYS.))
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Most pool or spa stores sell kits which can be used to test for these chemicals.
Maas says people who own hot tubs should regularly shock them or super chlorinate them- once a month.
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5-Ford


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A gunman opens fire at a Ford plant outside Detroit-
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killing one person and wounding two others.
The man apparently started shooting after an argument with assembly line workers.
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((A SLENDER GENTLEMEN IN FULL CAMO GEAR, A BLONDE HAIRED FELLA CAME WALKING IN WITH AN AK 47 AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW A BOUND OF ROUNDS WENT OFF AND EVERYBODY STARTED TO SCATTER.))
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The man then held police at bay for hours- until just moments ago when the standoff ended. Police arrested the man.
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5-Rwanda


ANCHOR=Jean
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A U-S military team arrived in Rwanda today- to scout out the region.
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Army doctors, engineers and security experts stepped off the plane at the Rwandan capital of Kigali.
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((MAJOR GENERAL EDWARD SMITH: RIGHT NOW WE'RE HERE ON A MISSION TO TRY TO ASSESS WHAT THE NEEDS ARE AND REPORT BACK TO THE UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND.))
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They're checking out the area- in advance of possible U-S troops that could be sent.
Defense Secretary William Perry stressed again today that IF U-S forces are sent they would only be involved in humanitarian relief- not in disarming factions.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the man who admitted he was the Raleigh Court Stalker is sentenced for crimes in Botetourt County.
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And Joseph Bernardin is remembered as "a great mediator" -- the Roman Catholic Cardinal died last night of pancreatic cancer.
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On Health Check, a few changes in the process for organ transplantation.
The experts believe there are a few better ways to help share the gift of life. 2-SHOT
Anchor=Jean


Also coming up--Patrick is going batty at the Science Museum--
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It's the latest exhibit, there-- a full report when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Bernardin


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He was one of the strongest voices in the Roman Catholic Church,
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Cardinal Joseph (Ber-nar-deen) Bernardin died Wednesday- after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Bernardin was the longest servicing active Cardinal in America.
For the past 14 years he served as Archbishop to two million Catholics in Chicago.
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((HE WAS SO GENTLE AND SO WARN. HE HAD AU AURA ABOUT HIM. EVEN IF YOU CARED NOT ABOUT RELIGION NOTHING ABOUT CATHOLICISM, THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT HIM THAT WAS EXTRAORDINARY.))
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Bernardin was a mainstream voice in the church-- often speaking out against abortion and capital punishment.
Bernardin was 68.
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5-Obremski


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Prison time continues to mount for Michael Obremski... the man who made threatening phone calls to young girls in the Roanoke Valley.
This afternoon,
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Obremski was sentenced in Botetourt County Circuit Court... where he received 16 years behind bars.
That's in addition to the 15- and- a half- years he received in Roanoke County.
Just last month, Obremski pleaded guilty to similar charges in Roanoke City... and admitted to being the Raleigh Court stalker.
He faces 45 more years in prison for those charges.
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5-Train-Station


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Efforts are underway to renovate Amherst's old train station and turn it into a tourist attraction and community center.
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The station hasn't seen a train in more than 30- years, and most recently has served as a storage area for a farming supply center.
But the Amherst Chamber of Commerce hopes a federal grant will pick up the half million dollar price tag for renovations.
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((GARY TAYLOR/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: AS WE LINK THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO OTHER LOCAL EVENTS AND WE PROVIDE A FOCAL POINT FOR OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO DERIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTY, THE MORE INFORMATION WE CAN PROVIDE UP FRONT, THEN THE MORE LIKELY WE ARE TO ATTRACT ENTREPRENEURS AND OTHER BUSINESSES INTO THE AREA.))
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If the grant money comes through, restoration of the depot could start sometime next fall.
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Still to come-- Mike gives us a pre-season look at the women's ODAC.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, more on "Fit at 50"-- oday, we'll examine the latest
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hormone supplement craze, in the form of DHEA.
Some believe it's as good as a magic pill.
Others are a little more cautious.
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health bump next

5-Organ-Donors


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In Virginia, more than 13- hundred people are waiting for organ transplants...
And last year more than one hundred died before an organ became available.
Today, a state panel brought its search for more donors to Roanoke.
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((WARD TEEL/HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: IF ALL THE ORGANS THAT COULD BE TRANSPLANTED WERE, THERE WOULD NOT BE A SHORTAGE AS MUCH AS WE EXPERIENCE TODAY.))
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Former Delegate Ward Teel received a heart transplant two years ago today.
He was one of the speakers who asked for changes in state law that will encourage more people to donate their organs.
One proposal would require hospitals to call in organ procurement counselors whenever they identify a potential donor.
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((ANTONIO BENEDI/LIVER TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: WHEN A HOSPITAL NURSE OR DOCTOR ASKS NEXT OF KIN ABOUT DONATION, THEY GET ABOUT AN EIGHT PERCENT CONSENT RATIO. WHEN THE O- P- O, THE PROFESSIONAL TRANSPLANT CENTERS ASK, THEY GET A 64 PERCENT CONSENT RATE. IT'S AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF DIFFERENCE AND THAT SAVES LIVES.))
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Another proposal would make the drivers license consent form a binding commitment, even when family members disagree.
The subcommittee will make recommendations to the 1997 session of the General Assembly.

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Meantime, today, The United Network for Organ Sharing has changed it's policy on liver transplants.
People with chronic liver failure were the first in line-- that's changed, though.
Now, experts want people with the best chance of survival to get the first shot at liver transplants.

5-Blood-Thinner


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When it comes to preventing heart attacks and strokes, a new experimental drug may do the trick.
It's a new blood thinner. and researchers say compared to aspirin, it's more effective and has fewer side effects.
But it does cost much more than aspirin.


5-Cancer


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The news is good in the battle against cancer.
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Now, for the first time this century, the cancer death rate trend is pointing down.
Researchers at the University of Alabama found cancer rates have dipped since 1990.
Scientists say anti-smoking campaigns and the resulting decrease in tobacco related cancers are receiving most of the credit for the drop.
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5-Fit-at-50


ANCHOR=Connie
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As "Fit at 50" continues, today, we focus on the hormone supplements craze.
Take D-H-E-A, currently considered the "hot" supplement, available over-the counter.
It's advocates say it boosts energy, increases sex drive, and protects against disease.
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D-H-E-A is actually a hormone made in the adrenal glands.
DHEA appears to influence-- among other things in the body-- muscle mass and the immune system.
You find it at very high levels in the fetus, it drops throughout childhood, and peaks again in young adulthood... then declines with age.
Medical opinion differs widely.
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((DR. SPROTT: AGAIN, THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTION THAT BECAUSE SOMETHING IS DECLINING, THAT'S BAD, AND WE SHOULD REPLACE IT, IS NOT NECESSARILY A VERY GOOD ASSUMPTION.)) ((DR. RAY SAHELIAN: DHEA IS VERY SAFE IN LOW DOSAGES, I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE TO START LOW.)) ((DR. ARTHUR SCHWARTZ: VERY LITTLE WORK HAS BEEN DONE WITH DHEA IN HUMANS. AND I THINK IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GIVE DEFINITIVE ANSWERS AS TO WHETHER THE EFFECTS THAT WE'RE SEEING IN ANIMALS WILL ACTUALLY OCCUR IN HUMANS UNTIL MORE CLINICAL RESEARCH IS DONE.))
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And some experts worry there may be health risks with DHEA supplements-- like increased cancer and imbalanced hormone levels.
Some believers though say the short term benefit outweighs the long-term risk.
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They usually get a bad rap, but there's more to a bat than meets the eye
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((PATRICK EVANS: WHEN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA SAID THEY WANTED TO TELL ME ALL ABOUT BATS I SAID "HEY, I'M ALL EARS!" YOU CAN FIND OUT, TOO, COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE.))
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5-BATS


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These creatures help keep the ecosystem pollinated, keep the insect population in check but their numbers are rapidly dropping.
We're talking about BATS, and Patrick Evans has more on an exhibit at the Science Museum of Western Virginia that sheds some light on these mysterious animals.
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Time now for sports-- it's been quite a week for several high school athletes-- tonight Mike Stevens tells us about another basketball player inking a college deal.

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Thursday Ticker as we head down the back side of the work week.
It's been a big day for one Radford native.
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Charley Taylor, the Radford Bobcat high school senior who scorched the Three Rivers district at a 22 points per game clip this season, signed a full scholarship to play her college basketball down the street at Radford University.
Charley will no trouble finding the Dedmon Center, her dad Chuck was the school's athletic director for 20 years.
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It was lady's day for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference basketball teams, and ironically this year's preseason heavy happens to come outside of the Old Dominion.
Roy Stanley Has more.
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((Last year Randolph Macon ended Roanoke's string of ODAC titles beating the Maroons in the Championship games.
Both teams advanced to the N-C-Double-A Playoffs that season.
In the preseason poll picked by the coaches the Randolph Macon was picked third and the Lady Maroons of Roanoke College second.)) ((SUSAN DUNNIGAN/ROANOKE COLLEGE HEAD COACH: )) ((CARROLL LAHAYE/RANDOLPH-MACON HEAD COACH: )) ((With five starters returning, Guilford College from Geeensboro was picked number one in the preseason.)) ((BARB BAUSCH/GUILFORD COLLEGE HEAD COACH: )) ((rounding out the top 10 are Bridgewater, Emory & henry, Eastern Mennonite, Virginia Wesleyan, Lynchburg, Washington and lee, Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Hollins.
But Karen Harvey, in her second year as head coach at Hollins, is expecting more from this years team.)) ((KAREN HARVEY/HOLLINS HEAD COACH: )) ((The ladies tournament will be held at the salem Civic Center February 27-th through March the first.))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Coming up at six, Steve Mason checks with the Express with a Roundhouse wrapup.
Have a great night everybody, I'll see you then. take a break

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ANCHOR=Jean
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The gloved one is now the wedded one....again.
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The king of Pop, Michael Jackson was reportedly married this morning in Sydney Australia--where he is on tour.
A spokeswoman confirms he married Debbie Rowe, the woman carrying his baby.
Jackson has known Rowe for 15 years.
She works for the doctor who treated him for his skin condition, vitiligo
(vih-tih-LY'-goh).


A statement from Jackson says, "Please respect our privacy and let us enjoy this wonderful and exciting time."
Rowe reportedly is due to give birth to Jackson's baby in February.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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It's the second marriage for both... Last year, Jackson divorced Lisa Marie Presley.

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Coming up at SIX, how to make life safer for the men and women on Virginia's largest payroll.
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Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
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Jean, we've shown you the nature of the problems in Virginia prisons.
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Tonight, we take a look at some of the solutions.
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It's everything from throwing the troublemakers in the hole to boosting correctional officer pay.
We'll tell you which solutions are underway, and which aren't even on the table.
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Ellen Qualls has the final chapter of her series "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