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Coming up on News 7-
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Norfolk Southern makes a second attempt to stop the CSX-Conrail merger.
And Safety Officials arrive at the scene of a plane crash in Illinois.
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Got a nice break today with some sun..but the latest forecast will roll the clouds back in tomorrow.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Genetics aren't to blame for the greatest cause of cancer, nor is the environment.
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The latest study looks at our lifestyle, and the connection to disease.
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A partial victory for Norfolk Southern in a Philadelphia federal court, as it hopes to block a CSX-Conrail merger.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It was back to court today for Norfolk Southern, as it makes a last-ditch legal attempt involving Conrail...a railroad N-S wants to purchase.
The case is being held in Philadelphia, Conrail's home turf--
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Len Besthoff joins us from our CBS affiliate.
Len what kind of legal maneuvers did N-S attempt?
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(questions: Could this effect the Conrail-CSX deal?)



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The victims of a fiery runway collision in Illinois, have been recovered.
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Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Quincy today retrieving 14 bodies from the wreckage.
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Last night a United Express commuter plane collided with a private plane at a runway intersection.
One pilot who saw the crash doesn't understand how it could've happened.
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((MIKE COULTAS/PILOT: COULD NOT IMAGINE WHY THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT SEE THE COMMUTER. I COULD NOT IMAGINE CAUSE I HAD THE SAME VIEW HE DID))
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NTSB officials recovered the cockpit voice recorder. It's been sent to Washington for examination.
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Fire raged out of control in a Hong Kong office tower- killing a firefighter and injuring many others.
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The blaze started on the lower floors but quickly swept to the top of the high rise.
Flames shot from the windows-
Smoke filled the interior stairways- trapping about ten people on the 11th floor.
One man jumped to escape the flames-
Other victims were lifted to safety by a helicopter.
Firefighters rescued at least 49 people in all- Several are injured and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
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A Caroll County jury is deliberating the fate of Dennis Stoneman...he is charged with capital murder-- in the death of his sister-in-law and her husband, Tina and Steve Quesenberry.
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Tracy ALtizer joins us with more from the courthouse in Hillsville.
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5-Coyner-Springs


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The first of two police reports is in on Roanoke's Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Home.
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Since it's in Botetourt County, the county prosecutor has to decide whether to prosecute.
Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom just got the report from the Regional police investigation into missing money and FOOD.
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Branscom says his preliminary review of the report makes him think there's not much more that needs to be done- -"as far as prosecuting anyone..." but he says it may be the end of the week before he makes a final decision.
Roanoke City Police are still looking into allegations of physical assault.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--what's Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's position on the F-D-A regulating tobacco?
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And they said goodbye to Cardinal Joseph Bernardin-- by praising how he accepted his fate.
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On Health Check-- Alzheimer's Disease effects about 15-percent of people over the age of 65....we'll have the latest ideas for helping patients-- and their families. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up- Patrick is learning manners just in time for the holidays.
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His live report from the Hotel Roanoke, when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Beyer-Tobacco


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In the wake of reports last week, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's campaign manager wants to make it clear: Beyer is NOT supporting outright the FDA proposal to regulate tobacco.
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She says the likely candidate for the Governor's stand is more "nuanced."
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I STAND ON MY OWN. AND I STAND FOR VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN. NOT AGAINST VIRGINIA'S TOBACCO FARMERS. THEY HAVE AN ENORMOUS GLOBAL MARKET FOR CIGARETTES WITH ADULTS. BUT I THINK I JOIN THEM. I'VE NEVER MET A TOBACCO FARMER WHO SAID HE WANTS TO SELL TOBACCO TO KIDS. TOGETHER WE HAVE TO WORK. AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOLS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW ARE THESE FDA REGULATIONS. AND VIRGINIA LAW IF IT'S EVER ENFORCED.))
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Beyer's carefully-worded stand is in opposition to that of his own likely ticket mate-- retiring Congressman L-F Payne.
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IT MAKES THAT STRATEGY LOOK A LITTLE MORE QUESTIONABLE INASMUCH THAT IT SHOWS THAT DON BEYER IS APPARENTLY WILLING TO WRITE OFF PART OF THE VOTE THAT L.F. PAYNE IS GOING TO TRY TO APPEAL TO.))
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Beyer's likely opponent -- Attorney General Jim Gilmore -- last week announced his support of a lawsuit against the FDA.
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5-Bus-Drivers


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Botetourt County bus drivers are hoping school officials go the extra mile.
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This morning in a closed door meeting with interim superintendent Bob Reece, the drivers presented a "wish list" of sorts.
They're asking for higher wages and better health benefits when next year's school budget is drawn up.
During the past two months the drivers have spoken out at various county meetings and even threatened to walk off the job.
One of their elected leaders called TODAY'S meeting a step in the right direction.
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((BARBARA BLAIR/BUS DRIVER: I FEEL LIKE IT WAS VERY OPEN. AND I FEEL LIKE THEY UNDERSTAND OUR CONCERNS AND THEY KNOW WHAT WE WANT NOW. I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO WORK WITH US AND DO THE BEST THEY CAN. ))
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The next school budget is expected to be complete in February or March.
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5-Bernardin


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Cardinal Joseph Bernardin is praised for the way he faced death.
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At his funeral- a representative of the pope says Bernardin brought solace to the sick and dying.
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((CARDINAL BERNARDIN WAS MANY THINGS, BUT HE WAS A TEACHER. HE TAUGHT LESSONS OF LIFE.))
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Bernardin died last week of pancreatic cancer.
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Minding your manners begins at an early age for one group in the Roanoke Valley-- and thankfully Patrick is getting some tips.
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stocks bump next

5-MANNERS


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With the Holidays upon us, there are some customs, rituals and rules of protocol that always apply. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has ventured over to the Hotel Roanoke to pay a visit with Donna Dilley, our resident expert on holiday manners.
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Still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Hometown Hoops Weekly is in tournament mode...
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On Health Check-- it's estimated more than a quarter of a million
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high school athletes use anabolic steroids to build muscle and bulk up.
That, despite the warnings about the lasting dangers steroids can present.
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Americans' overall health is improving.....
But a new study says an increase in smoking and obesity could eventually turn the tide.
The research--done by the health insurance industry---looked at each
state individually....and ranked Minnesota the healthiest.


Some of the unhealthiest included Mississippi, West Virginia, New Mexico and Nevada.

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A new Harvard study meanwhile says an unhealthy lifestyle is directly linked to a majority of cancer deaths.
Researchers found that smoking, a poor diet, and a lack of exercise caused a whopping 65-percent of cancer deaths...as compared to environmental pollution...which was connected to just two percent of the deaths.
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5-Alzheimers


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If you care for an Alzheimers patient, the thought of them wandering away and getting lost in the middle of winter is frightening.
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That's why the Roanoke-Salem Alzheimers Association chapter is urging families to get involved in the national Safe Return program.
The group talked about the program at their annual education forum today.
Alzheimers patients wear an identification bracelet with a toll free phone number.
Anyone who finds them wandering can call the number and an operator can instantly find out where they belong.
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((JENNIFER GRIFFIN/SAFE RETURN DIRECTOR; THE TURNAROUND TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOMEBODY WHO'S LOST, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR, WHEN WE GET INTO THE SEVERE COLD TEMPERATURES AND URGENCY IS THERE WHEN THERE'S A MISSING INCIDENT;))
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The care-giver can also wear a necklace, so if they're in an accident, rescue workers can send someone to check on the alzheimer's patient.
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There's a 30 dollar one-time fee to join the program.

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Health experts are urging a national attack to wipe out a largely hidden epidemic -- sexually transmitted diseases.
S-T-D's are diagnosed 12 million times a year in the U-S.
That includes some three million cases among teen-agers.
The report concludes that Americans suffer ten to 50 times more sexually transmitted diseases than people in other developed countries.

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This study is trying to muscle its way into the minds of high school athletes taking steroids.
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Researchers say education programs aimed at students and parents can help discourage athletes from using body-building steroids.
It's estimated more than a quarter million high school students in the U-S have used anabolic steroids.
Side affects can include liver damage, heart attack and severe mood swings-- among other things.
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((FEMALE TYPE BREAST ENLARGMENT IN MALES, TESTICULAR SHRINKING, GROWTH STUNTING, HAIR LOSS, ACNE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTURBANCES LEADING TO EVEN UNCONTROLLED AGRESSION. ))
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In Some schools, they're playing a game called ATLAS-- Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steriods.
Answer the questions correctly and get extra points by hitting a side effect on steroid man.
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Turning to sports -- it's tournament time for girls basketball teams in the region.
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Mike Stevens has that and some other high school sports--

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Good afternoon everybody. Before we get to this week's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly, I need to pass along a couple of Friday Football Extra notes.
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First, Franklin County has taken the interim tag off Jerry Little's title and made his the team's head football coach.
The Ferrum College hall of famer replaced Horace Green in Mid-October and led the Eagles to a big upset of Patrick Henry.
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And the Region 3, Division 3 playoff game between Jefferson and Brookville has been moved from Friday at 7;30 to Saturday at 1:30.

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The girls group A and 2A state tournament semi finals begin Friday at Virginia High in Bristol, not the salem Civic.
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Hometown Hoops Weekly will be there and Steve Mason looks at last night's action and checks in with a new coach on the boys side.
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Lord Botetourt beat William Byrd last year, the lone starter back from the team that remembers. ((BRANDY ALLEN:)) ((NAT SOUND:))
Allen and her team beat Richlands 63-45 to earn another shot at the Lady cavaliers. ((RICHARD THRASHER:))
The Thrasher sharks meet the Lady Cavaliers Friday. They topped Marion 69-53 last night.
Sarah Hick's 21 points led all scorers. ((PRE PRO))
Before the Byrd/Botetourt 8:30 game, fans can watch the other state semi final at 7pm. Louisa against Charlottesville.
These games, like the Single A semi finals will be played at Virginia High in Bristol. The Salem Civic Center had a scheduling conflict this year.
In Single A, Floyd County lost to Honaker last night, but there is nothing shabby about a 5th straight state tournament berth. ((ALLEN CANTRELL:))
Friday at 2pm, Wilson Memorial will face Woodstock central and then Haysi takes on Honaker in the 3:30 game. ((STEVE MASON:))
He comes from Harrisburg Pennsylvania, he's 34 years old, and believes in full court pressure. ((JACK ESWORTHY:))
No starters are back, but Boo Battle scored over 16 points a game last year. He likes his new coach. ((BOO BATTLE:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((
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A Texas business owner, got rid of a former tenant's leftovers in a creative way.
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You see real estate owner Jim Ryffell wanted to get rid of a store full of pornographic video tapes...so he crushed them with a tractor.
Ryffell's management company ended up with the 25-hundred tapes, worth about 45-thousand dollars, after his tenant a video store, defaulted on the lease.
The lease allowed for a family-type video store, not an adult one.
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX- An increase in substance abuse among today's teens and adolescents has parents heading back to the classroom.
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Keith Humphry tells us it isn't the traditional P-T-A meeting.
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That's right Jean,
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tonight in our continuing series "Under Whose Influence,"
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PARENT TO PARENT TAPE
a look at how parents are fighting back in the battle against drugs.
They're getting a lesson in drug prevention.
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full screen
Melanie Moon has part three of Under Whose Influence, in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at six.
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Hope to see you then.
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Thanks Keith...for more news later tonight-- full screen
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Thanks for watching-- Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean