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News 7 at five is next-with word of charges against two more Virginia Tech football players.
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A plane crashes into a home in Alabama.
The Citadel suspends yet another cadet.
Plus we'll find out if the Bikes or Bust campaign made its goal.
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A storm system to our west is the dominant feature on the weather maps today. We'll look at the implications for our forecast coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
MEDICAL-HEADS
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On Health Check, it's the coming wave in medical transplant technology.
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Animal to human transplants....but there's concern that potentially lethal animal viruses that could cross over.
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5-Tech-Players


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More trouble for Virginia Tech football, as the team prepares for it's biggest game to date against Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.
Blacksburg police have charged two players with rape and sodomy.
Senior starting fullback Brian Edmonds and wide receiver James Crawford are both under arrest this evening.
Their bond is set at 45 thousand dollars.
The alleged offense occurred in the early morning hours of December 14th at an apartment complex in Blacksburg.

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The crash in Alabama killed all three people in the plane-
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but amazingly no one on the ground was hurt.
The twin engine Seneca plane first hit the chimney on one home-
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((CAPT. MIKE COPPAGE/BIRMINGHAM POLICE: AND THEN THE AIRCRAFT WENT ACROSS THE STREET AND IMPACTED IN BETWEEN THE DAY CARE AND THE OTHER HOUSE AND THE HOUSE OVER ACROSS THE STREET CAUGHT FIRE AND IS HEAVILY DAMAGED.))
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Nine people inside the home got out safely.
Witnesses say the plane was wobbling over downtown Birmingham barely missing a 30 story building before coming down in the residential area nearby.
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5-Lansdowne-Murder


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A Roanoke 17-year old accused of shooting and killing another teen is awaiting trial on a previous, unrelated drug charge.
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That was revealed this morning during the arraignment of (STEFF-fahn dee-WAYNE Jones) Stephan Dwayne Jones who's charged with murdering Antwan Gray.
There's been no decision on whether Jones will be tried as an adult.
But because the charges are so serious- including capital murder, there are fewer things that will prevent that from happening.
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((MELVIN HILL/PROSECUTOR: WELL THE LAW HAS CHANGED AND IF SOMEONE IS CAUGHT AFTER I BELIEVE THE AGE IS 15 AND THE CHARGE IS MURDER OR CAPITAL MURDER IN THIS CASE, THERE IS NO TRANSFER HEARING AS WE HAVE COME TO KNOW THAT, WHERE THERE'S A BACKGROUND REPORT, AND THE JUVENILE JUDGE MAKES THE DETERMINATION WHETHER OR NOT THE PERSON OUGHT TO BE TRIED AS AN ADULT. ))
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A preliminary hearing for Jones is set for January third.
Prosecutor Melvin Hill says if the judge finds probable cause to believe the offenses have been committed and Jones committed them he will be indicted and tried as an adult.

5-Bus-Wreck


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Two Lord Botetourt High School students were sent to the hospital after a school bus collided with a tractor trailer this morning.
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In all, four of the 27 students on the bus suffered minor injuries.
The accident happened at the intersection of Read Mountain Road and Cloverdale Road.
The TRUCK driver said he was unable to stop for a red light, and he clipped the rear end of the bus.
State Police have charged him with reckless driving.
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A row house collapsed in Philadelphia-
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this morning trapping a 71 year old grandmother inside.
When firefighters got to the woman it was too late. She had already died.
The rest of the family- including three children, their mother and step father were able to get out.
The cause of the collapse has not been determined.
But inspectors said recent rains may have been a factor.
Neighbors also said a truck rammed into the house two months ago leaving a hole in building.
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wipe wipe wipe
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New Orleans is working hard to get back to normal after a freighter crashed into a riverfront mall Saturday.
Two people WERE reported missing overnight but they've been located.
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((MARC MORIAL/NEW ORLEANS PORT AUTHORITY: AT THIS POINT WE'RE PLEASED NO CONFIRMED DEATHS OR FATALITIES HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS. I THINK IT'S NOTHING SHORT OF A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.))
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The accident sent more than 100 people to the hospital with minor injuries.
Most of the mall is reopened and the Mayor says the port should be back to normal within 24 hours.
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5-Citadel


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The Citadel has suspended a second cadet over allegations of hazing two female cadets.
A spokesman at the South Carolina military school says the newly suspended cadet is being allowed to take final exams. But he's not being allowed to live on campus or take part in other military activities.
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Meanwhile, the two female cadets took exams today in civilian clothes.
Their lawyer says they're temporarily living off campus and not taking part in military activities.
He says they don't feel safe.
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The two women have alleged they were harassed, hit and had their clothes burned. State and federal investigations are under way. The women are two of four who entered The Citadel in August, after the school dropped its all-male admissions policy.

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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Governor Allen responds to the Pope's plea for mercy. The pontiff wants Allen to spare the life of convicted killer Joseph O'Dell.
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and there's much at stake in tomorrow's special election for State Senate. Teresa Hamilton will fill us in on the last minute campaigning of Democrat Roscoe Reynolds and Republican Allen Dudley.
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On Health Check, strict hygiene hasn't stopped the spread of drug resistant bacteria at some medical facilities.
And that can be very dangerous for those who are already sick. 2-SHOT
Anchor=Jean


We'll also have the final results of the Bikes or Bust Christmas fundraiser.
ANCHOR=Connie


Find out if spending all those hours in a trailer in mid-air paid off for a Roanoke disc jockey. cc sponsor

5-Dudley-Reynolds


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The special election to fill the seat vacated by Congressman- elect Virgil Goode is living up to a lot of expectations.
Many had predicted the race would be hard- fought and closely-watched.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Danville newsroom with more.
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Jean, a lot is at stake tomorrow-- which may explain the overall tone between the candidates.
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Democrat Roscoe Reynolds is referring to two attacks leveled at his voting record.
Last week, his opponent questioned Reynolds' committment to the Governor's Opportunity Fund, a program which uses state money to lure business to Virginia.
Republican Allen Dudley also challenged the former prosector's stance on crime.
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((DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE:I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE, I THINK IT LOWERS THE QUALITY OF POLITICS IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
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Allen Dudley defends his actions and his research.
Dudley believes he's run a positive race-- saying his campaign literature and advertisements are 100- percent accurate.
A republican victory would put the G-O-P in control of a Virginia legislative chamber for the first time in history.
But Dudley says he's not feeling the pressure.
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((DEL.ALLEN DUDLEY/R-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE:I THINK WHAT IS AT STAKE, REALLY, IN THIS ELECTION, IS WHAT TYPE OF LEADERSHIP WE'LL HAVE IN THE 20TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT AND WHAT THAT LEADERSHIP CAN EFFECTIVELY DO FOR THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AS FAR AS BRINGING ABOUT JOBS AND IMPROVING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.))
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We should also add that Allen Dudley has also critized Reynold's campaign-- in particular-- a direct mailer dealing with medicare and medicaid.
So a lot of attacks coming from both sides in this very short race.
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave
(Has this been an expensive election?)




5-Cooley


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An Oregon Congressman pleaded innocent today to charges he lied about his military background.
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Wes Cooley is accused of printing false statements in an official election document-
Cooley said he served in the Army Special Forces in Korea- but prosecutors say that's not true.
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((I KNOW HOW POLITICAL PRISONERS FEEL NOW AND PERSECUTED PEOPLE.))
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Outside court Cooley's supporters spoke against the charges.
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((WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE CHARGES? WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS IN KOREA OR NOT IS IRRELEVANT.))
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Cooley dropped his re-election bid amid controversy over the accusations.
If found guilty, he could face five years in prison.
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A federal grand jury is also looking into whether Cooley lied about his wedding date so his wife could collect benefits as a Marine widow.

5-Pope-O'Dell


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Governor George Allen is offering a polite "thanks, but no thanks" to Pope John Paul the Second.
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Late last week, the Pope said Allen AND President Clinton should spare the life of convicted Virginia Beach murderer Joseph O'Dell.
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O'Dell could be the first to die in the electric chair and the ninth man Virginia's put to death this year if his execution goes ahead on Wednesday.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YES IT IS UNUSUAL TO GET A LETTER FROM THE POPE. OUR PRESS OFFICE HAS BEEN SWAMPED WITH 3 OR 4 HUNDRED CALLS JUST TODAY FROM ITALY. AND ALL OF THAT I SUPPOSE ADDS TIME AND EFFORT INTO IT. BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WHETHER IT'S THE POPE OR ANY CITIZEN OF VIRGINIA, I TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. BUT IT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE FACTS OF THE CASE.))
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Tonight, a former mental patient is to die by lethal injection for a 1985 Petersburg murder.
Ronald Hoke has yet to hear from the Governor in his case.

5-Electors


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Virginia voted for Bob Dole today.
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In case you forgot, the Electoral College had yet to weigh in on the 1996 Presidential race.
Today at noon, all 50 states' electors gathered to cast their votes, based on who won the popular vote in that state.
Roanoke's Hugh Key says it bolsters the two-party system.
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((WE'RE THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT'S EVER BEEN ABLE TO MANAGE THAT. AND I THINK THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, THOUGH CEREMONIAL IN ONE SENSE, THE FACT THAT IT EXISTS AND OPERATES THE WAY THAT IT DOES HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT STABILITY AND I'M PLEASED TO HAVE BEEN A SMALL PART OF IT.))
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Virginia cast her 13 votes for the Dole- Kemp ticket.
The Republicans say they did their crying on election day.
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5-Bikes-Bust


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This years' bikes or bust campaign ended up bigger than anybody expected...

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The goal was to collect one thousand bicycles for the U.S marines to give out in the Toys for Tots program.
But when they finally counted all the bikes, the total reached 12-hundred-37.
The event was sponosored by J-93 point five Radio and your hometown station.
Disc Jockey Slam Duncan spent the last four days broadcasting from a camper suspended above Tanglewood Mall parking lot.
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((SLAM DUNCAN/J-93 DISC JOCKEY; I THINK ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS GET IT OUT THERE AND PEOPLE CAME. MY MOTTO THIS YEAR WAS IF WE BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME, AND THEY CAME.))
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After the last bike came in, they were taken to the Salvation Army, which will help distribute them to hundreds of excited kids between now and Christmas.
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Stay with us--up next on News 7 at 5-- Patrick checks back in with the forecast for this last shopping week before Christmas.
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And flooding turns the streets of what is normally a quiet island paradise into rushing rivers. Amateur video captures it all and we'll show you when we come back.
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Stocks Bump Next

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Ten days of foul weather and torrential rains on the Azores island of Saint Miguel
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have turned a quiet sea-side town into a raging river of muddy runoff. Amateur video shot from
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the relative safety of a building's second floor shows the sheer power of nature's fury, as floodwaters sliced through residential and business districts of town, sweeping with them cars, trees and tons of debris. Hundreds of automobiles were destroyed and scores of homes are under water.
So far there have been no reports of injuries on the Portuguese-held island.
The Azores are located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Coming up---the V-M-I Keydets play host to North Carolina on the basketball

court. Steve Mason has highlights in tonight's Sports Ticker.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- the blueprint for fighting AIDS, and finding a cure, will soon be unveiled.
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Plus, more on the power of prayer...as healing and faith may go hand-in-hand.
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5-AIDS-Plan


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The White House this week is expected to unveil a blueprint of its strategy for fighting AIDS over the next four years.
The plan includes six goals....
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-developing a cure and vaccine for aids.
Eliminating new infections.
Guaranteeing access to health care.
Fighting Aids-related discrimination.
Supporting international Aids efforts.
Ensuring a quick turnaround from scientific finding to medical practice.
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The AIDS-advocacy group "Act Up" is already criticizing the plan....saying it lacks vision.


5-Transplants


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The British government is expected to give clearance to transplant surgeons to use organs from specially-bred pigs.
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The pigs have been genetically altered to reduce organ rejection.
The parts would be used to save lives when human organs aren't available.
But some scientists are worried using animal organs might transmit deadly viruses to humans.
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((IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THAT WE MAKE SURE THE RIGHT STRATEGIES ARE IN PLACE TO LOOK FOR ANY VIRUSES AND ANY OTHER FORMS OF CROSS INFECTION FROM ANIMALS TO HUMANS. AND THIS IS GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME. ))
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The goal of the program is to eventually have a limitless supply of healthy animal organs to replace diseased human ones.

5-Bacteria


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Researchers say strict hygiene isn't stopping the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in medical facilities.
A survey at Chicago's Cook County hospital found that a particularly
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stubborn bacteria called V-R-E was widespread....contaminating equipment and infecting patients-- despite efforts to keep everything "germ-free."
Healthy people can have antibiotic resistant bacteria in their bodies without even knowing it.
But it can be very dangerous for those who are ill.
The study is reported in the journal Lancet.
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5-Faith


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Healing and faith go hand-in-hand, according to a new survey of America's "family" doctors.
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99-percent of those polled said they think "religious beliefs" can have a profound influence on health and well-being....actually making people get better.
The report is being presented today as part of a conference on healing and spirituality at the Harvard Medical School.
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Time now for sports--the Tar Heels of North Carolina brought their nationally ranked basketball team to Lexington last night.
ANCHOR=Connie


Steve Mason has highlights plus word of a new Big East football coach.

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Good Afternoon everybody and welcome to your Monday ticker. The college ranks continue to do the football coaching shuffle.
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Former Ohio State assistant Walt Harris was named the new head coach at Pittsburgh today; he replaces Johnny Majors and hopes his team will play like the Pittsburgh steelers.
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In basketball, eleventh ranked North Carolina thumped VMI 105 to 61 yesterday in Lexington, but Travis Wells says the 44 point loss wasn't all bad.
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Coming up at 6, we will check in with some local NEBRASKA supporters who even have their own fan club.

5-All-Star


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Golfing sensation Tiger Woods has added a new title to his resume....restaurant owner.
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Woods joined other sports stars in Las Vegas this weekend for the grand opening of the All Star Cafe.
Sports partners in the restaurant chain include Andre Agassi, Joe Montana, Monica Seles, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., and Shaquille O'Neal. Hundreds of fans jammed the Vegas strip to watch celebrities walk the red carpet and formally open the new restaurant. The restaurant features memorabilia and equipment worn by current and past sports superstars. There are four All Star Cafes due to open next year--the closest to us will be in Myrtle Beach. (----------------)