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News 7 is next-
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Will the man accused of shooting a police officer stay behind bars while awaiting trial? The decision brought hot tempers in court.
Plus a Navy plane crashes during training in Alabama.
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Whew...after a weekend full of wet weather, we get a chance to dry out now. Forecast details coming up.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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The death toll from AIDS is accelerating so quickly that
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one-quarter of all AIDS deaths came within the past year.
Coming up on Health Check-- it's a week for education and prevention.
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The man charged with shooting and wounding a Danville Police officer, is NOT happy with a judge's ruling.
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5-Farmer


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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Tempers flared inside a courtroom after a judge denied bond for Marlow Andre Farmer.
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The hearing got off to a peaceful start this morning as both sides presented their case.
Farmer's attorney argued her client is NOT a danger to society and is responsible for seven children.
But the judge denied bond saying Farmer's been charged with a long list of misdemeanors, since 19-88.
That did NOT go over well with one of Farmer's relatives.
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Farmer was arrested two weeks ago and charged with attempted Capital murder.
He's accused of shooting officer Dennis Haley in the neck two weeks ago, during a drug raid at Farmer's Moffett Street home.
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5-Walton


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It was calmer in court where a Danville teen is accused of killing a man and then hiding the body inside a closet.
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18-year old Percy Levar Walton was assigned a court appointed attorney this morning.
Walton was arrested Thanksgiving Day for allegedly shooting 33-year old Archie Moore, once in the head and then wrapping the body in a sheet.
Moore's body was discovered in a closet inside his Cabin Lake apartment.
Walton is charged with Capital murder because the shooting allegedly involved robbery.
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5-ward


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The former Lord Botetourt High School Football coach could be looking at MORE time behind bars.
Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom went before the court this morning asking that Andy Ward serve a portion of his suspended jail time.
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On Friday, Ward reported to the Botetourt County Jail 90-minutes late.
And for that reason, he is charged with disobeying a court order.
Ward had 14-days to serve because of speeding and driving on a restricted license.
He also has two D-U-I charges on his record.
Ward resigned from his teaching and coaching position Friday morning.
A hearing has been scheduled for later this month to find out whether Ward will in fact have to spend more time in jail.
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5-Circuit-City


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A Virginia firm is feeling the sting of apparent racial discrimination among the ranks.
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Richmond-based Circuit City lost TWO of three federal lawsuits alleging racial bias in promoting employees at its headquarters.
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A federal jury ruled against Shelby McKnight's claim-- but she says she hopes the other two discrimination findings end such practices at Circuit City.

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((SHELBY MCKNIGHT/PLAINTIFF: I CERTAINLY HOPE SO. I THINK UNTIL THE COMPANY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROBLEMS EXIST, AND WORKS AS VEHEMENTLY IN RESOLVING THE ISSUES AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN DEFENDING THEIR CASE... UNLESS THEY DO THAT, THERE WILL NOT BE A LOT OF CHANGES.))
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The jury awarded 237-thousand dollars to Renee Lowery and 51-thousand dollars to another plaintiff.
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5-Jackson


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Another U-S company is under fire for alleged racial discrimination-
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R-R Donnelley has a plant in Lynchburg- and another under construction in Roanoke County- but those two plants are NOT involved.
A lawsuit does claim the commercial printing giant fired African American Employees and then rehired them weeks later to avoid paying pensions.
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((JESSE JACKSON: THIS IDEA OF HAVING PEOPLE WORK FOR THIRTY YEARS RECYCLING TEMPORARY WORKERS WITHOUT JOB SECURITY AND JOB BENEFITS. THAT'S IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL AND WE'RE GONNA FIGHT IT AT EVERY LEVEL.))
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R-R Donnelley denies the allegations.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- two people are killed in a Navy plane crash in Alabama.
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And she broke records for her voyage in space-- today Shannon Lucid adds another record to the books, as she's awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
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On Health Check- a rather unusual treatment for women having trouble conceiving.
It's not for serious infertility, but some women-- and their-- doctors, may be helped with COUGH SYRUP. 2-SHOT
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Patrick is preparing for winter--
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He has some tips worth checking out when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Navy-Crash


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Two Navy aviators are dead after their plane crashed in Alabama.
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That word comes from Maxwell Air Force Base, where a Navy T-34 went down today.
Officials say the pilots were practicing touch and go landings when the plane went down.
A witness says it sounded like the plane was having engine problems just before it crashed.
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5-Salvi


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John Salvi's parents want an investigation into the prison where their son died last week.
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The Salvis say their son should not have died.
Salvi was found with a plastic bag over his head-
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He was serving a life sentence for killing two abortion clinic workers in 1994.
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((JOHN SALVI SR./FATHER: WE'D REALLY LIKE TO ASK PEOPLE TO INVESTIGATE THAT PRISON THAT PART OF THE BUILDING THAT HAS THE GLASS ROOF. HOW HOT IT GETS. HOW COLD IN THE WINTER.))
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Salvi's parents say their son should have been in a mental hospital.
His lawyer says Salvi's death may have been more than a suicide, but he would not elaborate.
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5-Prepaid-Tuition


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Only 88 shopping days left.
NOT until Christmas.
But for parents who want to pre-pay their child's education at a Virginia college.
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Governor George Allen was the first customer in line when the new prepaid tuition plans went on sale today.
The state will sell a four-year tuition for about 15-thousand dollars that's estimated to cost about 80-thousand dollars in 18 years.
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((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: PARENTS NEED TO THINK ABOUT IT EARLY. THIS IS ONE WAY TO LOCK IN ONE PART OF THAT EDUCATION. YOU CAN PUT THAT CERTIFICATE ON YOUR CHILD'S WALL, IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, IN YOUR KITCHEN, AND SAY "LOOK. I HAVE MADE A VESTED INTEREST, A VESTED INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE. NOW YOU NEED TO STUDY, YOU NEED TO DO WELL."))
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There are 12 similar programs around the nation.
Virginia's is the first to launch with a tax-free status just approved by Congress.
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5-City-Council


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BPOL (BEE-pole) may be a four-letter word to some small businesses, but local governments will do their best to preserve the tax when lawmakers meet in January.
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The Business Professional and Occupational License tax has come under fire during recent sessions of the General Assembly.
But without an alternative source of revenue, Roanoke City Council is asking local legislators to continue their fight against repeal of the tax.
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((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: SO THOSE TAXES ARE VERY IMPORTANT. I DON'T KNOW OF A SINGLE SOURCE THAT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE CONTROL OF TO REPLACE THOSE TYPES OF TAXES.))
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Also on the city's wish list is more state funding for mass transit, school construction, and teacher salaries.

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It is hard to forget last winter-- so are you prepared for this one?
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5-WINTER-PRE


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This week marks Winter Preparedness in the Old Dominion, and there are some important safety aspects to deal with before we get to the heart of winter weather.
We often hear about watches and warnings, and still some people aren't sure of the difference, so I got Mike Gillen from the National Weather Service to distinguish between the two.
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As we approach the cold weather months, here are some safety tips that you should keep in mind:
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I also asked Mike Gillen what he thought this winter might hold for us, and how it might compare to last year.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE- the Virginia Tech Hokies are dealing with reality after soaring in the polls. They're now preparing to appear in an alliance bowl.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- the federal government may try to override medical marijuana laws passed by voters in California and Arizona.
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The laws approved last month let doctors prescribe pot for medical uses.
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5-AIDS


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Around the world this week, AIDS activists are reminding people of the toll the deadly disease has taken.
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In many places, the World AIDS Day reminder yesterday took the form of demonstrations and candlelight vigils.
The United Nations has released some grim statistics about the disease-- saying the death toll is now at nearly six-point-four million people....nearly a quarter of whom died in the past year alone.
Also in the same year, more than three million people were infected with the virus-- bringing the total number of cases to 22-point-six million worldwide.
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5-Marijuana


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New laws in California and Arizona legalizing marijuana for medical use are coming under fire in Washington.
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Voters in the two states voted last month to allow doctors to prescribe pot to patients suffering from maladies like glaucoma, and the nausea associated with chemotherapy.
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The federal government may try to override the medical marijuana laws.
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((GEN. BARSY MCCAFFREY/NATIONAL DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR: I HAVE A CHART THAT I DIDN'T PUT UP THAT TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE MEDICAL ADVISORS TO PROPOSITION 215 IN CALIFORNIA WHO PUTS UP A LIST OF OTHER AILMENTS FOR WHICH MARIJUANA IS BELIEVED TO BE A REMEDY. IT INCLUDES WRITERS CRAMP, CORNS ON TOES. ETC. SO TO SOME EXTENT THIS IS A CHEECH AND CHONG SHOW, NOT A MEDICAL ISSUE. ))
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Proponents though, say voters have taken a different approach to just imprisoning non-violent drug offenders, at the taxpayers expense.
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((MARVIN COHEN/"ARIZONANS FOR DRUG POLICY REFORM" ARIZONA VOTERS HAVE DECIDED IT IS TIME TO RETURN TO RATIONALITY AND DEAL WITH DRUGS IN A WAY THAT CAN BENEFIT RATHER THAN HARM SOCIETY. ))
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Meantime the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration says doctors who prescribe pot could face arrest as drug traffickers.

5-Breast-Implants


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Dow Corning is offering two billion dollars-- TOTAL-- to women who claim its breast implants made them sick.
But a plaintiffs' lawyer says the settlement is grossly inadequate.
The plan could pay women less than what the company offered two years ago.

5-Cough-Syrup


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A surprising possible answer to some women's difficulty conceiving.
Strangely enough, some are crediting Robitussin Cough Syrup with helping them get pregnant.
While it won't help those struggling with severe infertility, there are doctors who think a chemical in cough syrup may help some women.
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In some cases, the cause of infertility is a thick mucous in a woman's cervix-- that can block sperm cells from reaching the fallopian tube to fertilize an egg.
Robitussin works in the lungs by thinning mucous-- and the theory is-- it does the same in your cervix as well.
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Those doctors prescribing Robitussin tell women just to take a single teaspoon a day....only on days 12 through 14 of their menstrual cycle, right before they release an egg.
Still, there is no scientific evidence cough syrup helps conception.
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The active ingredient in cough syrup is Guaifenesin (GWA-fuh-nes-sin.)
It is found in other brands of cough medication-- Robitussin just contains a larger amount.
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Turning to sports-- the biggest question is which bowl will the Virginia Tech Hokies be playing in?
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Mike Stevens has a Tech update in tonight's Ticker.

S5-Tech


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Good evening everybody and welcome to a brand new work week.
The folks at the postseason bowls have been busy today, along with the people up at Virginia Tech.
Steve Mason has more on the Hokies as they prepare for their second straight Alliance Bowl berth.
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The Gator and Carquest Bowls made their picks today, and the loser in all of this moving and shaking in Syracuse.
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The Carquest Bowl will officially welcome the Miami Hurricanes to their postseason shindig tonight at 5:30.
The redhot Canes will meet the Virginia Cavaliers at 7:30 on December 27th.
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And as expected the Gator Bowl welcomed West Virginia to Jacksonville for its New Year's Day battle with the University of North Carolina.
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That means Syracuse must now settle for the Liberty Bowl.
More on that tonight at 6.
Have a good evening everybody. take a break

5-Lucid


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President Bill Clinton awarded astronaut Doctor Shannon Lucid the Congressional Space Medal of Honor this morning.
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At a ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House, Clinton praised the 53-year old for her relations with the Russian space program.
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Lucid is the first woman to be awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
She orbited the earth for 188-days, the longest time in space for any American--
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The judge in the V-M-I case has made a ruling on whether Virginia Military Institute must provide the government specific blueprints of its plans to admit women.
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Keith Humphry is here with the first details.
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V-M-I and the government have been at odds every step of the way.
Justice Department lawyers weren't satisfied they were getting enough information.
VMI was afraid the government was trying to micro-manage the transition to co-education.
Well, the judge has resolved the dispute in favor of the government, but not without chiding both sides for their failure to communicate.
We'll have details on Judge Kiser's ruling on NEWS 7 at Six.
ANCHOR=Jean


We'll be watching-- that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- 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