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News 7 at Five is next-
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An execution set for tonight is the first in a string of executions in Virginia. We'll have a report from Richmond newsroom.
Plus O-J's Buddy, the man who drove Simpson's Bronco during that slow speed chase- prepares to take the stand.
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Wx-Heads
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The jet stream brought clouds our way today but thankfully, no precipitation.
Cooler temperatures on tap for the rest of the week.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Two new studies may help resolve one of the biggest controversies in medicine.
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If you're a woman between 40 and 50, should you get a routine mammogram?
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Starting tonight, Virginia is set to execute five men in 16 days.
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5-Executions


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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In 1985, Gregory Warren Beaver shot and killed a Virginia state trooper in Prince George County.
Tonight, he's scheduled to die by lethal injection and begin a series of executions in the state. DOUBLE BOX Jean/Ellen via state microwave
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Why are these executions on the calendar so close together?
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Well, Jean, Virginia adopted a new law last year that forces dates to be set as soon as the state appeals are over -- before the federal appeals are exhausted.
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But all of these five men have actually gone through their federal appeals.
Virginia ACLU director Kent Willis calls it a mixture of luck, new laws, and judges with bad attitudes.
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THE REAL IMPACT IN THE LAWS, OR THE CHANGES IN THE LAWS, HASN'T HAPPENED YET. BUT BETWEEN THE ATTITUDE OF JUDGES AND VARIOUS LEGISLATION THAT'S GONE THROUGH THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN ON DEATH ROW WHO'VE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ABLE TO GO THROUGH THE APPEALS PROCESS FOR EIGHT, TEN, 12 YEARS, ARE HAVING THEM CUT SHORT.))
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Looking at the numbers, if you include Gregory Beaver, Virginia has executed five this year.
South Carolina has executed six.
But Virginia has four more likely to be executed.
South Carolina is done for the year. ))
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So that's led Amnesty International to dub Virginia the most executing place in the western world this year.
Of interest to NEWS 7 viewers, Lem Tuggle is scheduled for December 12th.
He's the Smyth County murderer who's last remaining survivor from the Death Row escape in 1984.
((Q.How does Virginia rank since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976?
A.We're third. We could tie Florida for number two by year's end. Texas is way out in number one.))

5-Ward


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The problems continue to mount for Andy Ward-- the former football coach at Lord Botetourt High School.
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As we reported yesterday, Ward could receive more time behind bars because he showed up to jail late this past weekend.
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NOW it seems he was in violation of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program... which could bring about ADDITIONAL penalties.
According to documents filed in Botetourt County General District Court, Ward never notified (VAY-sap) VASAP officers about his second DUI charge... nor about his convictions for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.
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Ward was sentenced to serve 14 days in jail... but could wind up spending two additional MONTHS behind bars because of these latest developments.

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An apparent attack of terrorism on a Paris commuter train tonight.
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Two people are dead and at least 20 others injured after a bomb went off during rush hour.
French television says the bomb was fashioned from a 28 pound gas canister.
France's president promises to stand against any new terrorist attacks.
So far no one's claimed responsibility for the attack.
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5-Simpson


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Witnesses are contradicting O-J Simpson's claim that he never hit Nicole Simpson.
A former model testified today about a 1983 incident.
India Allen said Simpson slapped his wife hard enough to send her glasses and headband flying.
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Simpson's buddy Al Cowling is expected to take the stand later today.
Earlier the judge refused a defense request for a mistrial.
Defense attorneys contended jurors never should have heard anything about Simpson's lie detector test.
But the judge said he'll give the jury special instructions on the issue.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
It could be a giant leap forward for life on the moon--
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But first, he's been the state's public safety secretary, today candidate for Attorney General, Jerry Kilgore, campaigned in the Star City.
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On Health Check-- scientists are closer today, to preventing an all-too-often deadly infection in newborns. 2-SHOT
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How would you like to buy some art?
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Patrick has found some cheap stuff, inexpensive that is....stay with us. cc sponsor

5-SPCA


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A disease outbreak has prompted the Roanoke Valley SPCA to stop dog adoptions for ten days.
The animal shelter also is NOT accepting dogs, until December 14th.
The SPCA says it recently discovered several cases of parvovirus, and canine distemper.
It says the best way to prevent the spread of these diseases is to suspend dog adoptions.
Cat adoptions, and the release of dogs to their rightful owners WILL continue.

5-Kilgore


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Southwest Virginia native Jerry Kilgore is officially running for Attorney General.
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The former Public Safety Secretary kicked off his campaign in Roanoke this morning.
Kilgore promised to reform campaign finance laws and give the public more say in the selection of judges.
He also plans to work with law enforcement to improve the way domestic violence cases are handled.
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Kilgore also said he would oppose F-D-A regulation of tobacco, but would step up efforts to curb teen smoking.
Three other republicans will compete for the nomination in a June primary.

5-Moon-Ice


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The dream that people might actually live on the moon may have taken a giant leap forward.
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The Pentagon says radar signals from spacecrafts show there might be frozen water deep inside a lunar crater.
If it's true, experts say you could take its components hydrogen and oxygen and make air to breathe- or a filling station on the moon.
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((DR. PAUL SPUDIS/LUNAR GEOLOGIST: SO ONE OF THE REASONS SPACE TRAVEL IS SO EXPENSIVE IS THAT WE HAVE TO LUG EVERYTHING WE NEED WITH US UP FROM EARTH'S ORBIT, THIS HUGE GRAVITY WELL. BY HAVING MATERIAL WE CAN USE ON THE MOON TO REFUEL THAT'S ALREADY IN EARTH'S ORBIT WE ARE SAVING AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WEIGHT, AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF COST.))
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Scientists say water was left from comets that crashed into the moon about three and half billion years ago.
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Looking for a way to decorate your home but you don't want to spend a fortune?
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stocks bump next

5-CHEAP-ART


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Finding the right gift is no easy task, but local artists, along with the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, have put together an event to help out. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from "Real Art, Real Cheap" at Center in the Square,

Patrick, do they have any Velvet Elvis paintings.
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Still to come, you know it's almost Christmas when the curtain is about to rise on the Nutcracker. We'll have a live report.
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It's just what you want to hear about, the week after Thanksgiving, right?
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A diet expert has some sound ideas for losing weight, and keeping it off forever.
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((THE SOLUTION TO OBESITY IS NOT SIMPLE, IT'S A COMPLEX DISEASE, GENETIC FACTORS, HORMONAL FACTORS, BEHAVIORAL FACTORS IN TERMS OF DIET AND EXERCISE ISSUES. ))
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5-Mammography


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More conflicting news about when a woman should start getting regular mammogram screenings for breast cancer.
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Several new studies claim that it should be at the age of 40-- and that by starting earlier, the number of breast cancer deaths could drop to 40-percent.
The National Cancer Institute though, has been recommending regular screening-- for women in their 50-s and 60's only.
It says it will review the new data and consider changing its guideline.
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((DR. BARNETT KRAMER/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE: WE'RE NOT OPPOSED TO THE USE OF MAMMOGRAPHY OR SCREENING IN ANY WOMAN AT ANY AGE. IT'S JUST THAT BECAUSE THERE IS A LACK OF FULL CONSENSUS FOR WOMEN UNDER THE AGE OF 50, IT BECOMES A LITTLE BIT MORE OF AN INDIVIDUALIZED DECISION. ))
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5-Fat-Link


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British scientists meanwhile report a potential link between obesity and breast cancer.
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They say they found one third of the heavy women they tested had cancer triggering chemicals stored in their body fat.
It is the first evidence that fat may store cancer-inducing agents in humans.
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5-Obesity


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The U.S. Census Bureau now estimates that about one third of all Americans are overweight or obese.
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Obesity is defined as 20 percent above recommended body weight.
And there are many health risks that accompany obesity.
Being overweight can trigger diabetic complications-- including eye disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke....as well as gallbladder disease, and as we just heard, possibly cancer risks.
Some doctors say the solution to obesity is not that simple....as it's a complex disease comprised of genetic, hormonal, and behavioral factors.
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((DR. JOHN SHEEHAN/DIET SPECIALIST: WE HAVE TO LOOK AT A COMBINATION OF APPROACHES TO PEOPLE, AND TAILOR IT TO THE INDIVIDUAL AS FAR AS DIET TRAINING, BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION, EXERCISE ADVOCATION AND WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS WE ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PRESCRIBE SOME MEDICATION NOWADAYS. ))
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Dr. Sheehan says the first step is getting to your doctor.
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in this country.
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5-Infection


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A Harvard researcher says scientists are a step closer to preventing a potentially deadly infection in newborns.
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They're on the verge of testing a vaccine, that would immunize babies from group strep "b."...a cousin of the bacterium that causes strep throat.
The bug can be passed from mother to infant during birth, and cause severe brain-damage.
About 30-percent of American women have group-b-strep.
At the moment, they are given heavy doses of antibiotics to help prevent them from infecting their babies.
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5-AIDS-Drugs


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Parents and pediatricians say children with AIDS are being ignored.
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They want drug companies and the government to move faster to approve three new powerful medicines for children.
Drug makers say they're working on it.
Of nine AIDS drugs now sold, only four are approved for children.
But the issue apparently goes beyond AIDS.
Eighty percent of prescription drugs are sold with no information on how safe or effective they might be for children.
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Time now for sports-- and the college coach shuffle continues.
ANCHOR=Connie

Mike Stevens has the low down in tonight's Ticker.

S5-Stuff


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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday Ticker.
It's has been a rough year for college head football coaches with big names and big losers being treated alike.
Some like Gene Stallings and Johnny Majors have stepped aside, and others like Maryland's Mark Duffner were fired.
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This afternoon, the Terrapins replaced him with 40 year old Mark Vanderlinden, an assistant at Northwestern.
He has spearheaded the Wildcats defense as coordinator since 1992.
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Also, this afternoon, Fresno State hired Baltimore Ravens assistant Pat Hill to replace the retiring Jim Sweeney.

S5-Trucks


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The racing season just ended,but as you know rust never sleeps!
And so, today the NASCAR Supertruck series was getting geared up for the 1997 season.
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16 of the circuits top drivers wheeled into the new Walt Disney World Speedway this morning to begin the first of two days worth of testing on the one mile oval.
The trucks first race next season on January 19th is the Chevy trucks challenge at this track.
And it only took the drivers a few laps top figure out that hits place is rather unique.
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Coming up tonight at six, we'll hear from one of the new high school basketball coaches in the area, who is really in the hot seat!
By the way, the boy's season opens tonight for many teams in the area.
Have a pleasant evening everybody. take a break


5-nutcracker


ANCHOR=Jean
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Even if you've never seen it performed, you've probably heard of the traditional Christmas ballet, "the Nutcracker".
The Moscow State Ballet is performing the classic tonight at the Roanoke
Civic Center,double boxes Jean/KIm

and that's where Kimberly McBroom is now.
Kim, what can the audience expect tonight?
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ANCHOR=Jean


Jacob Beard was sent to prison for murder, but the confession of another man is focusing new attention on his case.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom tonight with the latest twist in the Rainbow Family Murder investigation.
ANCHOR=Keith
Joseph Paul FranklinSUPER=@Keith1;

is a white supremacist serving six life terms for murder.
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He says HE shot and killed two young women who were hitchhiking to the Rainbow Family Gathering in the summer of 1980.
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We'll hear from Franklin
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and bring you the rest of the day's news tonight at six.
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Keith-- and 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