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News 7 at Five is next-
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Two Tech Football players charged with rape say they're innocent.
We'll hear what the governor says about the case.
Plus it's looks like it's going to be a White Christmas in some parts of the country.
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Wx-Heads
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Snow is in the forecast by late tomorrow night, and some significant accumulations anticipated for the New River Valley and the Mountains of Virginia. Details coming up.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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And more evidence that MEN who smoke could be harming their unborn children.
We'll explain on Health Check.... 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
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((THERE'S OBVIOUSLY BEEN MANY WISECRACKS ABOUT THIS, AND EVERYONE'S HEARD JOKES AND DISPARAGING REMARKS ABOUT IT AT VIRGINIA TECH.))
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But the Governor's NOT laughing about the latest legal turmoil for the Virginia Tech football team.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The two Virginia Tech football players charged with rape and attempted sodomy say they're the REAL victims.
Attorneys for Brian Edmonds and James Crawford today filed a civil suit against their accuser. We'll hear more from the Governor in a moment but first
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Tracy Altizer has the latest from our New River Valley newsroom.
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Jean, Edmonds and Crawford are seeking 32 million dollars in damages.
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A tremendous sum, their attorneys say, because of the effect these criminal charges may have on their possible N-F-L careers.
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The alleged rape victim told News-7 she was at Edmonds' and Crawford's apartment for a party Friday night.
She says she dated Crawford in the summer of '95, and had no reason to not trust him OR Edmonds.
She says she was intoxicated, and after everyone else had gone, the players took advantage of her.
The woman says when it registered that they were raping her, she began yelling for help and they ran.
The woman says she went back to confront them later, because she wanted to hurt them like they had hurt her.
The players' attorney says she went back to plant evidence to bolster her story.
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((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: THE LAWSUIT TODAY ALLEGES THAT SHE TRESPASSED ONTO THE PROPERTY, THAT SHE ATTEMPTED TO EXTORT MONEY FROM THEM, THAT SHE SLANDERED THEM, THAT SHE DAMAGED PROPERTY AND THAT SHE ASSAULTED AND BATTERED JAMES CRAWFORD. ))
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The woman admits beating Crawford with her boot and kicking Edmond's bedroom door.
She says Crawford told her he didn't know why she was upset, that he thought she had consented to sex.
She denies the players' accusations that she demanded money in exchange for keeping quiet.
University officials still haven't decided what action they may take, but
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Ellen Qualls joins us from Richmond with the Governor's perspective.

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DOUBLE BOX tracy/Ellen
Allen is very concerned.
He wants to make sure no one pre-judges this case.
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But the Governor says IF Tech football players are found GUILTY in any of the recent charges, he wants to hear NO excuses about the pressure they're under.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE IN COLLEGE ARE THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. THEY HAVE THE ADULATION, THE RESPECT, AND THE CHEERS OF EVERYONE. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDER PRESSURE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE SAY 19- YEARS OLD, WHO ARE NOT IN COLLEGE, AND THEY'RE MARRIED, AND THEY HAVE A KID. AND THERE'S BEEN A LAYOFF, OR THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR JOB BEING LOST. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS UNDER PRESSURE. SO I HOPE WE DON'T HAVE ANY OF THESE EXCUSES.))
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The Governor is NOT alone in saying that even before a possible trial, Edmonds and Crawford should sit on the bench in Florida.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'M DEEPLY CONCERNED. WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT COACH. THEY'VE HAD AN EXCELLENT SEASON. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM HEADING SOUTH TO FLORIDA. BUT IF WE HAVE TWO YOUNG MEN THAT ARE FOUND ENOUGH EVIDENCE ACTUALLY INDICT THEM, ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO DETAIN THEM, I THINK WE HAVE VERY SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT WHETHER THEY SHOULD REPRESENT VIRGINIA ON A NATIONAL BASIS.))
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So both Allen and Beyer had words of high praise for Coach Beamer tonight.
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They say they know he'll do the right thing.

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One tough decision the Governor was facing was taken out of his hands for this year anyway.
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The U-S Supreme Court has intervened in the execution of Virginia Beach killer Joseph O'Dell-- granting a temporary stay.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE IS NOT ADEQUATE ATTENTION, OR REVERENCE, OR SYMPATHY...OBVIOUSLY IT WILL NOT BE TOMORROW.))
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The Pope was one of many international voices speaking out to stop O'Dell's electrocution.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- voters head to the polls for today's special election to fill Virgil Goode's Senate Seat--
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And nearly 11-years later debris from the space shuttle Challenger washes ashore--
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, they call it the Golden Hour-- those critical minutes after a trauma event.
For patients suffering major blood loss, a blood substitute, now being tested, may be a lifesaver. 2-SHOT
Anchor=Jean


Also coming up-- we should be happy with this rainy day...
ANCHOR=Connie

We'll show what it's like in the Northern Plains when we come back. cc sponsor

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ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#596-38
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The fate of the 20th Senatorial district is now in the hands of the voters...
Today's Special Election to decide who will fill the shoes of Congressman-elect Virgil Goode is now underway.
double boxes Jean/Teresa


Teresa Hamilton caught up with democratic candidate Roscoe Reynolds-- and she joins us from Martinsville.
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5-Challenger


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Two large pieces of the Space Shuttle Challenger have washed up on shore- almost 11 years after the shuttle explosion.
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One piece of metal is six by 15 feet. It's likely part of the tail or wing.
The other piece is about one by five feet.
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((JAN SEEKNER/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER INVESTIGATOR: I THINK THE REACTION TO MOST PEOPLE HERE IS IT HAPPENED IN 1986 AND HERE IT IS 1996 AND WE'RE STILL GETTING PARTS FROM THE SHUTTLE.))
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Challenger exploded January 28th, 1986- killing all seven aboard.
The pieces have been taken to Kennedy Space Center for a closer look.
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Still to come--
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an arctic blast blows across the Northern Plains leaving residents dealing with blizzard conditions...stick around.
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GO TO BREAK

5-Snow


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Wind, snow and bitter cold are making travel treacherous across the Northern Plains.
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This is what it looks like in Fargo North Dakota.
Blowing snow is bringing visibility to near zero in some areas- The blizzard conditions are forcing police to close many roads.
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While temperatures are staying in the single digits- wind chills could dip to 50 below.
The National Weather Service is recommending people delay their trips.
The fierce winter weather is expected to last at least through tomorrow.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The Roanoke Express is back home at the Roundhouse tonight- Mike has a preview.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, it's not a scientific theory--
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but rather, one that comes from the heart and the HARP.
This teenager believes her music, is helping babies, struggling to survive.
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health bump next

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Next month, with approval from the F-D-A, emergency room physicians around the country will begin testing a man-made blood substitute called (Heem-Assist) Hemassist, hoping to increase survival rates for trauma patients.
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Hemassist can be given to critically injured patients of ANY blood type.
It's made from human hemoglohbin-- the iron-rich protein in blood that delivers oxygen to organs throughout the body.
Chemically enhanced, the substitute can be stored longer than whole blood.
And it could be widely used, doctors say, in treating stroke and heart attack patients.
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((DR. EDWARD SLOAN/UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS:THE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE IS THAT NOT ONLY DOES IT RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE BUT IT MAY IMPROVE THE BODY'S ABILITY TO SHUTTLE OXYGEN TO THOSE AREAS THAT'RE IN GREATEST NEED.))
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Still, the substitutes are NOT a treatment for chronic conditions like anemia.
They don't clot or fight infection, and in no way are they a replacement for real blood.
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Researchers in Britain say they now have additional evidence that men who smoke could be harming their unborn children.
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Previous studies have shown a link between lighting up and leukemia and brain tumors in children.
Now, scientists say as many as 15-percent of all childhood cancers may be
due to smoking --- which damages a man's sperm.


And--they say the MORE a man smokes, the higher risk of his baby getting cancer.
The study is reported in the British Journal of Cancer.
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5-HARP-THERAPY


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The Sound of Music is proving to be more than just soothing for some of Community Hospital's tiniest patients.
It may also be having a healing affect.
Melanie Moon has the story.
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They are babies so tiny, born prematurely or with life threatening illnesses,-- all struggling to survive.
Here at the neo-natal unit they have the attention of doctors and nurses, all of the finest equipment, and a teenager with a harp. BETTY ASHTON ANDREWS/HARPIST: IT STARTED OUT AS A PROJECT AND IT'S KIND OF TURNED INTO SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO DO FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Every Friday, for several weeks now, 16 year old Betty Ashton Andrews has been playing her harp in the neo-natal unit. KAY KELLY/RN CARILION COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: FROM THE TIME THAT SHE FIRST STARTED, WE'RE SEEING THE BABIES, NOT AT THE BEGINNING BUT AT THE END OF HER PLAYING, THEY'RE ALL SETTLING DOWN AND VERY LITTLE CRYING.
The playing may also be improving their physical condition.
Andrew's school project includes monitoring the effects of her music on the newborns.
While her findings are unscientific-- they show the music affects their breathing and heart rhythm. ANDREWS: THEY'VE BEEN TAKING THEIR RESPIRATORY AND HEAR RATES IN 15 MINUTE INTERVALS, I'VE FOUND THEY IT DROPS ON AVERAGE FOUR TO FIVE POINTS. DR. ROBERT ALLEN/NEONATOLOGIST: CLEARLY TO HAVE A BABIES HEART RATE SLOWER WOULD BE AN ENERGY CONSERVING THING AND PROVIDE MORE ENERGY THAT COULD GO TOWARD GROWTH RATHER THAN A RAPID RATE.
And while the actual medical benefits have yet to be documented the parents of these preemies have their own opinions. ROXANE BORTH: HE'S BEEN CONTENT EVER SINCE SHE STARTED PLAYING AND IT PUT HIM RIGHT TO SLEEP. I THINK IT'S NICE.
That's music to the ears of this young harpist. REPORTER;TELL ME WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THIS? ANDREWS: THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS SO ENTHRALLED BY THE MUSIC THAT I'M ABLE TO USE SOMETHING THAT I LOVE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.
Melanie Moon, News 7 Roanoke.)) 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports-- and some discouraging news for cycling fans--
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Mike Stevens has the latest on the status of an international race through our area next year.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. We start on the bike paths of Southwest Virginia with news concerning the Tour DuPont.
A source close to Cycle Roanoke Valley says the there definitely will not be a race in 1997!
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The source says efforts to replace Dupont with another sponsor have failed and that the financing and organization is just not there to get the race set for next year.
The chemical giant withdrew its sponsorship from the event earlier this month. The race could return in 1998.
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There is hockey tonight as the Roanoke Express plays host to the North Division Johnstown Chiefs tonight at 7 at the round house.
The Express practiced on the Roanoke Civic Center ice for around and hour today. Roanoke has won two straight.
More on the Express at 6.
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The playoff picture in the AFC is still out of focus thanks to last night's loss by the Buffalo Bills to Dolphins.
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A win last night would have locked the Bills in the playoffs and kept them in the hunt for the AFC east title.
And things looked pretty good when Jim Kelly went deep over the middle to Andre Reed on a 67 yard scoring pass to give Buffalo a 7-to-6. lead.
But Miami came back with three Joe Nedney field goals and then iced it in the fourth quarter with this TD toss from Marino to O.J. McDuffie.
The Dolphins aren't headed to the playoffs, and last night they delayed Buffalo's trip as well with a 16-to-14 win.
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Speaking of winning, the Carolina Panthers have been doing plenty of that this season.
With 11 wins this season, they can wrap up the NFC West this weekend with a win over the Steelers. Still, few folks believe they are for real.
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((DOM CAPERS/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Coming up tonight at six, the UVa players tell us why they are more fine turned for this Carquest Bowl appearance then they were at the end of the 1994 season.
That and much more coming your way at six.
Have a good night, folks. take a break

5-Kicker


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Honors go out today to more than one-thousand servicemen who've spent months searching for the wreckage of TWA Flight 800.
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They are the sailors who handled a long, tedious and gruesome job- salvage and recovery at the crash site.
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((JAMES KALLSTROM/FBI: THE NOTION THAT WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER AND THAT WHEN WE DON'T CARE WHO GETS THE CREDIT WE CAN DO WONDERFUL THINGS AND I THINK ALL OF YOU EPITOMIZE THAT YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC.))
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TWA Flight 800 crashed off Long Island in July- killing everyone on board.
Today sailors received medals for their work at the site.
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An attorney for two of the female cadets at the Citadel now says they had their clothes set ablaze... not just once, but three times.
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Keith Humphry spoke to the man who's handling the transition to co-education at V-M-I.
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Right jean.
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He doesn't rule out the possibility that one individual could go too far.
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But Mike Bissell believes V-M-I's system provides assurance that upperclassmen- -senior cadets will take it upon themselves to police and report problems before they get out of hand.
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We'll hear from Colonel Bissell on NEWS 7 at SIX.
ANCHOR=Jean


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