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News 7 at Five is next-
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Virginia Tech Athletes will begin taking classes on sexual assault beginning next semester.
Another twist in the ongoing struggle for Conrail.
Plus Jerry Falwell takes to the silver screen.
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Wx-Heads
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While the snow was something of an iffy gamble, overnight lows are definitely headed into the teens tonight and we might even see a few single digits on the map tomorrow morning. We'll have all the details.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Teen drug use is climbing....even among EIGHTH graders.
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We'll hear what the government wants to do about it...on Health Check.
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After charges of rape against two Virginia Tech football players, the university will launch a mandatory sexual assault education program for its athletes.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It's called Project SAFE, Sexual Assault Facts and Education.
Officials began developing the program a year ago, in the wake of Christy Brzonkala's rape charges against football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
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It's now ready to begin- and athletes will be the first to take part in four seminars starting in January.
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((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: YOU KNOW THE STUDENTS DO RECEIVE MANUALS, BUT IT'S NOT JUST MANUALS AND IT'S NOT JUST LOOKING AT SLIDES. THEY ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN DIFFERENT EXERCISES AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES. ))
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Athletes, members of fraternities and sororities and the Corps of Cadets will be the next to take part, before the program is extended campus-wide in the Fall.
Athletic Director Dave Braine says it's already taught him a lot.
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((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: AND I'M SURE IN A YEAR OR TWO IT'LL BE NATIONWIDE. I MEAN IT'S A GOOD ENOUGH PROGRAM THEY COULD PROBABLY RETIRE AND JUST GO ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT, IT'S THAT GOOD. ))
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The program WILL deal extensively with alcohol as it relates to sexual assault.

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Tech Head football Coach Frank Beamer hasn't said much publicly about the recent charges against his players, until today...let's check in with Mike Stevens who has the latest in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
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Jean, this was Media day at Tech as Frank Beamer and his Hokies held court to talk about the Orange Bowl.
But first they had to discuss the effects of a few bad apples in the program.
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As for the players who are on suspension right now, Beamer says he will deal with them on an individual basis before making any determination about their return in the future.
Tonight at 6, we'll have more from Beamer, plus see what a couple of players who have been doing the right things all along think about having their name drug through the mud as a result of their guilt by association.

S5-Stuff


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Last night they received some snow in Atlanta, and that must have made more than a few folks heads spin wildly.
Especially some folks at Atlanta radio station who reported that Joe Gibbs was coming out o retirement to take over the Falcons.
Gibbs had this to say this afternoon from his race shop in Charlotte.
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I'll have more with Joe Gibbs tonight at 6, Jean.

5-Peru


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Hundreds of people including Americans are still being held hostage by terrorists in Peru.
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The gunman stormed the Japanese Embassy there Tuesday night.
The President today says the U-S is watching the situation closely.
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((I THINK THE LESS ANY OF US AROUND THE WORLD SAY BEYOND THAT THE BETTER. WE DO'T WANT TO DO OR SAY ANYTHING THAT WOULD COMPLICATE WHAT IS ALREADY VERY DIFFICULT UNDERTAKING.))
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Meanwhile U-S Security Advisors are headed to Peru.
They plan to advise the U-S Embassy on ways to protect Americans there.
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5-TV-Ratings


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Get ready to see ratings on TV shows- The television industry unveiled its ratings system today.
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A Y rating means the show contains little or no violence and no strong language.
Y-7 is material suitable for children 7 or older.
TV-G is suitable for all audiences.
TV-PG means parental guidance suggested.
TV-14, material may be inappropriate for children under 14 because of strong language and sexual content.
And TV-M means for mature audiences because of language, violence or explicit sexual content.
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((JACK VALENTI/MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS IN THE LONG RANGE INTEREST OF EVERY PARENT IN THIS COUNTRY WHO HAS SMALL CHILDREN AND WHOSE EVERY DAY WORRIES HOW TO SORT OUT THE 2000 HOURS OF PROGRAMMING THAT COME INTO THEIR HOME EVERYDAY.))
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The ratings for TV programs will begin next year.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- who leaked Richard Jewell's name? That's the question the FBI is asking--
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And you can see reverend Jerry Falwell on the silver screen with pornography publisher Larry Flynt, a dozen years after the two slugged it out in a Roanoke courtroom.
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The recent Legionnaire's outbreak in the New River Valley claims a second life. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- we'll take a stroll through the Festival of Trees
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That report when NEWS-7 at Five returns. cc sponsor

5-Falwell-Flynt


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell has agreed to make a joint appearance with his old nemesis, Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt.
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A new movie is coming out next week about the pornography publisher.
It follows Flynt's escapades through the trial when Falwell sued Flynt in federal court for defamation.
The trial was held in Roanoke 12 years ago this month.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL: MY PURPOSE IN BEING THERE IS TO SAY PORNOGRAPHY IS NOT GOOD. ONE SHOULD NOT BE DEIFIED BECAUSE HE HURTS WOMEN AND CHILDREN. AND I JUST WANT TO CONFRONT THE FELLOW AND I THINK WHAT HE REALLY NEEDS IS TO KNOW CHRIST.))
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Falwell concedes his appearance tomorrow night on "Larry King LIVE" may help promote the movie, but he says he hopes to show the other side of Flynt... to prove he's not a hero and not a champion of the First Amendment.
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5-FBI-Olympics


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The F-B-I says it's still hunting for the person who leaked Richard Jewell's name in the Olympic bombing.
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Director Louis Freeh told senators it'll be tough becuase at least five-hundred agents knew Jewell was a suspect
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((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: IF WE FIND THERE IS A DELIBERATE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE WITHOUT ANY MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES THE PERSON WILL BE FIRED AND PROSECUTED.))
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Jewell was the security guard who has since been cleared in the bombing.
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Freeh says the leak and resulting publicity hurt the investigation, although not seriously.


5-Rail-Merger


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Another turn in Norfolk Southern's battle to buy Conrail.
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C-S-X upped its bid for Conrail, sweetening the deal for stockholders by about 16- dollars- a- share.
A vote on the new offer has also been postponed until January.
N-S says the new C-S-X offer appears to be an eleventh hour attempt to avoid defeat in a vote that was originally scheduled for Monday.
It adds that it's determined as ever to acquire Conrail-- and it will use all appropriate financial means to accomplish that objective.
The N-S offer for Conrail is about 500- million- dollars higher than the one from C-S-X.
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5-Interstates


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A private company could soon be clearing snow on some Virginia highways.
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The state has signed a 130-million dollar contract with a Richmond firm to maintain parts of three interstates, including I-81 and I-77.
The company will do basic maintenance right now, but could add snow removal later.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ALL TYPES OF MAINTENANCE WORK ARE INCLUDED, FROM ROUTINE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS GRASS CUTTING, PAINTING OF STRIPES TO MAJOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS SUCH AS PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT AND BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS.))
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The governor says this could save taxpayers 22 million dollars over five years.
The state also wants to widen ALL of I-81 from Winchester to Bristol because of increased traffic.
That would cost two billion dollars.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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as we go to the top floor of the tallest building in the Star City, for a look at this year's Festival of Trees.
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5-Fuel-Prices


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The mercury may be falling... but the cost of heating your home is on the rise.
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Compared to this time last year, fuel oil prices are up by 10-percent.
And the higher prices will be funneled to consumers when they get their bills.
Local distributors say the rate increases are out of their control.
They blame the higher costs on market prices and suppliers.
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((RON LUNDY/APB-WHITING OIL COMPANY: WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED PRICE INCREASES THIS FALL COMPARED TO WHAT THEY WERE LAST YEAR. WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. WE'RE TRYING TO HOLD THOSE INCREASES TO A MINIMUM FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT. ))
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Fuel oil companies are not alone.
Roanoke Gas reports a 25-percent increase in natural gas prices. Forecasts
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Stay with us-- there's more NEWS-7 at FIVE heading your way-- We'll show you how to help the Mental Health Association and enjoy the holiday season.
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Plus, Health Check heads to the movies.
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One new release on the way may have special appeal to caregivers....and you know who you are.
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health bump next

5-Teen-Drugs


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Teen-age drug use keeps on rising.
An annual government survey of 50-thousand studies finds nearly 25-percent of EIGHTH graders report using drugs in the past year, more than double the rate in 1991.
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For high school seniors, the figure is 40-percent, up from 27-percent.
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((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SEC.: THE SURVEY TELLS US THAT DRUG USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IS AT UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS..THAT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM IS MARIJUANA, AND WE MUST FIGHT AGGRESSIVELY TO CHANGE THESE TRENDS. ))
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Shalala says parents who've used marijuana in the past, are having an especially difficult time sending a clear message about the dangers of marijuana.
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5-Legionnaires


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A Montgomery County man has died of Legionnaires' Disease.
The 55-year-old man was the only remaining hospitalized case after the recent Legionnaires' outbreak in the New River Valley.
He was hospitalized at the Salem V-A Medical Center since October.
A total of 16 cases of legionella pneumonia were confirmed in that outbreak.
Two people died-- all other hospitalized patients have since been discharged and are doing well.

5-Heart-Bypass


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Heart bypass surgery can lead to brain damage.
A study says the operation causes serious, lingering brain damage in as many as 25-thousand patients each year.
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According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine-- six percent of patients' brains are significantly, and sometimes PERMANENTLY harmed by the surgery.
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((DR. DENNIS MANGANO/STUDY SUPERVISOR: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS AND IMPORTANT COMPLICATION, PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPLICATION THAT WE CAN SEE AT PRESENT WITH RESPECT TO BYPASS SURGERY. ))
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Doctors believe the surgery can harm the brain by dislodging fatty deposits that move on to block blood vessels and starve the brain of oxygen.
They're looking into new surgical methods to diminish the risks, and pharmaceutical companies are testing drugs that would limit stroke damage.
Still some surgeons say the study exaggerates the risk.
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5-Cardiac-Dr


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Meanwhile, the survival of heart attack patients may hinge on who's taking care of them.
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According to another study in the New England Journal of Medicine, heart attack victims were 12-percent more likely to live if treated by a cardiologist instead of a general physician... as preferred by managed-care insurance plans.
About one and a half million Americans suffer heart attacks each year.
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5-Marvin's-Room


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This one is for all the caregivers out there....those who devote so much of themselves to doing for others.
Miramax Films has a new release coming-- called "Marvin's Room."
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Diane Keaton plays a woman who has been taking care of her father and aunt....when she discovers her own health is in serious jeopardy.
Meryl Streep plays the sister who-- eventually-- comes to help.
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(( I MADE THIS DECISION ONCE ALREADY YOU THINK I'VE WASTED MY LIFE? I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER WAY TO HAVE SPENT MY LIFE. WELL WE BOTH MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. WHAT DECISION? DAD GOT SICK AND I CAME DOWN TO HELP OUT AND YOU DIDN'T. I HAD PLANS, I HAD A HUSBAND, I COULDN'T COME DOWN. YOU DIDN'T COME DOWN. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK FOR A SECOND THAT I DIDN'T HAVE PLANS? YOU ARE JUST THE MOST... GO AHEAD. SAY IT, SAY IT. YOU'VE BEEN SAYING IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS SINCE I FIRST CAME DOWN HERE. ))
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In the midst of it all, there's a search to find a match for Keaton's bone marrow....the sisters also deal with the emotional problems of a teenage son.
The film may be of some interest to those who've found themselves sandwiched between generations, balancing taking care of themselves...and everyone else.
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5-feSTIVAL-tREES


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Each year the Roanoke Valley reaches out to help others during this Holiday Season, but no effort is more colorful and festive than the Festival of Trees, perched atop the city's tallest building.
On the 21st floor of First Union Tower, you can find dozens of trees and help the Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley--here's Patrick Evans.
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5-KICKER


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Move over "Tickle Me Elmo"...and watch out Malibu Barbie-- the so-called "Trailer Trash Barbies" are being sold in California.
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The anti-Barbie dolls are shaped like the Mattel dolls, but the similarities end there.
The alternative dolls are retooled and unauthorized versions of the real thing.
A cigarette dangles from her lips, her platinum hair shows black roots and she has a baby slung over her hip.
At one store, shoppers can even pay more for body piercings.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The take-off of Mattel's Barbie doll is a big hit in San Francisco, but that may change when the toy giant gets wind of it.

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia has practically cut its unemployment numbers in half.
At this time last year the jobless rate was at 20 and half percent.
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom to tell us how the community made a comeback.
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Jean, "Its gotta SUPER=Keith1;

be the shoes."
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A few months ago, the West Virginia Shoe Company opened up shop in Marlinton.
And now its one of Pocahontas County's largest employers.
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We'll show you what else is being done to help the economy there
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coming up 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