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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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The latest on the bodies found in an apartment last week--
Mister Goode goes to Washington-- we'll hear what he thinks about his new job.
And how about a little stress relief to end 1996?
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Record highs in the east, record snows in the west and our cool down Wednesday will not last long.

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And on Health Check-- the government plans to come out swinging in the first
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round of its bout over legalizing marijuana for medical use.
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It's all coming right up, next, on News 7 at FIVE.

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Four days after two bodies were discovered in an Old Southwest apartment-- their identities are released.
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5-Day-Murder


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Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
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Roanoke Police have identified the two men found dead at a Day Avenue apartment last week.
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54 year old Spencer Jackson Dickason lived at the apartment where his body was found on Friday.
The other man, 44 year old Odell Hairston had a northwest Roanoke address.
Over the weekend, the medical examiner said both died from a single gunshot to the head.
The bullets were the same caliber as a gun found at the scene, pointing to a possible murder suicide.
Investigators are hoping further tests will tell them who fired the gun.
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5-Pulaski-Shooting


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A medical examiner says the wounds of two Pulaski County shooting victims are consistent with murder- suicide.
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Betty and Douglas Burgess died Saturday night outside of their home on Alum Spring Road.
The couple had been separated for some time, and were reportedly in the process of getting a divorce.
Police say Douglas Burgess was clutching a large caliber handgun when they found his body.
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Following autopsies today, Dr. William Masello said both victims died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Douglas Burgess had a single gunshot wound. Betty Burgess had more than one.

5-Reynolds-Resignation


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Southside residents who love to vote: mark your calendars.
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Governor George Allen has called a special House of Delegates election for January 14th.
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That's to fill the unexpired term of Delegate Roscoe Reynolds -- following his special election to fill the unexpired term of state Senator Virgil Goode -- who was, of course, elected to Congress.
Democrats and Republicans have both accused each other of trying to delay the special election to benefit their candidate.
Today, Roscoe Reynolds faxed his letter of resignation to the Governor -- enabling Allen to set the new election date.
According to the administration, January 14th is the earliest possible date.
That means the 10th House district will be un-represented for at least the first week of the 1997 General Assembly session.

5-Goode


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Virgil Goode says he'll be his own man in Washington.
But the demcorat from Rocky Mount also says he will look to the example set by his predecessors as he takes his seat in Congress.
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Goode promises to vote his conscience, and remain true to the conservative philosophy that he followed during more than 20 years in the state senate.
But as he heads to Washington, Goode says he also considers L.F. Payne and Dan Daniel to be excellent role models.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/CONGRESSMAN-ELECT: DAN DANIEL WAS A VERY FINE LEGISLATOR AND IF ONE COULD DO JUST A A PART OF THE THINGS HE DID IN THE AREA OF CONSTITUENT SERVICE WOULD BE GOOD. AND I THINK L.F. PAYNE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB. AND I THINK BOTH OF THOSE ARE GOOD ROLE MODELS FOR ANYONE FROM THE FIFTH DISTRICT OR VIRGINIA TO LOOK TO.))
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Goode has been appointed to the House Agriculture Committee. He'll be sworn in January 7th.

5-NW-Snow


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Eight deaths are now blamed on the latest winter storm to sweep the Pacific Northwest.
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Oregon, Washington and Idaho are working to recover after heavy weekend snows and rain and warming temperatures today.
Flooding and mudslides are becoming a problem-- forcing some major roads to close.
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This was the second bout of bad weather in four days.
About a hundred-thousand customers are now without electricity-- some haven't had power since Thursday.
The National Guard has been called out.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- hostages in Peru will be getting another chance to keep in touch with their loved ones.
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And Federal regulators have an appetite for information on a popular doll.
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Also today on Health Check-- for those at risk of osteoporosis-- a new way to accurately evaluate the condition of your bones-- before it's too late.
Stay with us for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- cc sponsor

5-Globe


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Police in India believe dozens are dead in a train explosion.
The blast ripped apart three cars of the New-Delhi bound express in Eastern India.
No one has claimed responsibility.
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In Northern Italy, four people were killed and more than a dozen injured when two passenger trains collided today.
The two trains were run by a private company-- they were running on the same track, heading toward each other.
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Nearly 300 people are trapped in a mountain tunnel by avalanches in Russia.
Rescue teams have been working relentlessly since Friday, braving freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, to free the trapped travellers and their 120 vehicles.
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5-Peru


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A gift tomorrow for the hostages being held by rebels in Peru.
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Family members of the 83-hostages still held by the Tupac Amaru rebels at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima met with Red Cross officials today.
They'll pass on some 200 letters to the hostagess-- their family and friends will receive another 500.
The Red Cross also plans to deliver clothing, cigarettes, candles, insecticide, and disinfectant.
The rebels took 500 people hostage two week's ago.
Over the weekend they released more hostages.
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5-Doll-Attack


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The Consumer Product Safety Commission confirms it's looking into reports about Cabbage Patch "Snack Time Kid" dolls.
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The doll is designed to chew automatically when plastic french fries or other items are placed in its mouth.
It keeps eating until its plastic food drops into its backpack.
But the dolls' mechanical jaws have locked down on the hair of several little girls--
In California, Emmy Sivadge learned first-hand.
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((SCOTT SIVADGE/EMMY'S FATHER: THE FACE WAS SO TIGHT AGAINST THE TOP OF HER HEAD, PUSHED DOWN LIKE THIS, THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD CUT THE HAIR. GAIL SIVADGE/EMMY'S MOTHER: IF YOU PULLED ON THE DOLL, IT ONLY GRABBED MORE, AND IT WAS PULLING HER HAIR AWAY FROM HER SCALP. REPORTER: WHERE WAS IT ON YOUR HAIR? EMMY: RIGHT HERE. REPORTER: DID IT HURT? EMMY: MMHMMM,. IT WAS TIGHT. ))
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The doll does not have an on-off switch-- it took this family 20 minutes, 20 screws-- and a very sharp knife-- to cut the head back.
More than a half-dozen hair-eating episodes have been reported since Christmas in at least four states.
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Fire forced a Lynchburg family out of their home today.
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The blaze in the 200 block of Payne Street was called in by a neighbor just before noon.
Heavy smoke was pouring from the front of the building when crews arrived on the scene.
Firefighters quickly knocked the blaze down, but not before it heavily damaged the front living room.
The rest of the house suffered smoke damage.
Authorities say debris piled near a wood stove may be to blame.
The Lynchburg fire marshal's office is investigating.
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Stick around-- Mike Stevens has a live report from Florida, as the Hokies prepare for the Huskers-- but first Meteorologist Robin Reed has the New Year's Eve forecast--don't go away. STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-Bunker


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It was originally built as a refuge for Congress in case of nuclear war.
But The Greenbrier Bunker will soon open for public tours.
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The concrete- and- steel bomb shelter beneath the resort was constructed in 1959.
At first, only local residents knew about it-- the government didn't acknowledge the bunker's existence until 1994.
It was decommissioned last year, when it opened up to reporters.
Starting Saturday, the public will get to walk through the narrow halls for 15- dollars a person.
The tours will be given through the middle of March.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Two Minute TIcker is live in Miami, where Tech and Nebraska's off the field allegations are making headlines there.
And on Health Check, cardiac arrest kills some 350-thousand Americans each year.
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But the Danville fire department is joining the growing number of rescuers-- now using a portable defibrillator to help save heart attack victims from sudden death.
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5-Defibrillator


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One thousand Americans die every day from heart attacks.
But beginning January first Danville residents will have an increased chance of survival.
That's when the Danville fire department will begin carrying defibrillators.
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During cardiac arrest, the heart goes into a condition called "fibrillation".
That's when the heart is unable to contract like it's supposed to and the person stops breathing.
The machines are already used by volunteers with the Danville life- saving crew.
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But experts predict the machines will save more lives with fire departments--
Danville fire- fighters generally have a quicker response time of three and a half- to four minutes.
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((DR. STUART SMITH/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER:YOU HAVE ABOUT A TEN MINUTES OPPORTUNITY TO GET THAT HEART TO BEAT NORMALLY AGAIN, WITH DEFIBRILLATION WITHIN ONE TO TWO MINUTES AFTER CARDIAC ARREST, YOU CAN ACTUALLY SAVE ABOUT 90- PERCENT OF PEOPLE BUT UNFORTUNATELY EVERY ONE MINUTE THAT PASSES FOR A PERSON IN CARDIAC ARREST YOU LOSE ABOUT TEN PERCENT, SO AFTER ABOUT TEN MINUTES YOU HAVE ESSENTIALLY A ZERO PERCENT SURVIVAL FROM CARDIAC ARREST. ))
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Danville purchased seven defibrillators so that every fire station in the city will have one.
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5-Marijuana


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The Clinton administration is warning doctors in Arizona and California not to prescribe marijuana for their patients, despite ballot measures allowing it.
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Drug czar Barry McCaffrey says federal law still bans such prescriptions.
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((BARRY MCCAFFREY/WHITE HOUSE DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR: WHAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING IS LOOKING IN A SCIENTIFIC WAY AT ANY PROPOSITION THAT WOULD BRING A NEW MEDICINE TO THE ASSISTANCE OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT ))
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McCaffrey calls the ballot measures "hoax referendums" because there's no medical reason to prescribe marijuana.
He says in the case of cancer and AIDS patients, existing prescription medicines can handle pain better.
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5-Osteoporosis


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Women are constantly reminded of the consequences of osteoporosis.
Yet it can be difficult to find out just how weak or strong your bones are until it's too late and you suffer a fall.
Now though, there is an exciting new way to accurately evaluate the health of your bones.
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It's the DEXA machine.
A state of the art device able to measure even very small changes in a person's bone density.
A narrow beam of x-ray scans through the spine, hips and arms and is precise enough to detect as little as two percent changes in bone density. The results help identify osteoporosis before it reaches an advanced stage.
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Before this development, the outlook for osteoporosis patients wasn't as good.
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((DR. LUCKEY: OSTEOPOROSIS WAS REALLY ONLY DIAGNOSED AFTER THE BONES BEGAN TO BREAK. IF WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE BONES BREAK TO DIAGNOSE THIS DISEASE THEN THERE CAN BE DEFORMITY AND PAIN THAT MY NOT GO AWAY WITH TREATMENT. MRS. JANOVER: I WAS A VERY HEALTHY, ACTIVE PERSON. I HAD NO IDEA I HAD OSTEOPOROSIS. AND IT WAS THROUGH THE READING OF THIS MACHINE THAT THEY DISCOVERED HOW VERY LOW MY BONE DENSITY WAS. ))
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If you have this test and your bone density is normal, that doesn't mean you can just coast...it's still necessary to maintain your bone strength.
You can do that through maintaining an adequate calcium intake, doing weight bearing exercise, and sticking to a healthy diet.
And if your bone density test reveals that you do have osteoporosis, there are very effective medications that you can take that actually stop bone loss and can even increase your bone mass to some degree.

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Some Bedford County volunteers today are giving people a chance to not just feel good about themselves, but feel down right heroic.
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They're calling it the Holiday Heroes bloodmobile, and it's taking place right now at the National Guard Armory in Bedford.
Organizers say the need for blood donations increases sharply during the Christmas and New Years season.
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Like any business, the American Red Cross depends on repeat customers.
This man's donation today put him over the five GALLON mark.
The bloodmobile will be open until 8 tonight.
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After almost a week's worth of hype and preparation, there's nothing left for Virginia Tech and Nebraska to do other than play tomorrow night's Orange Bowl.
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/MIKE

Mike Stevens is at the Port of Miami-- with some of the happenings just one day before the game.
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5-KICKER


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Finally tonight-- the latest stressbuster comes from Tokyo.
In Japan businessmen and women are using the last days in 1996 to forget their troubles.
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For the stressed city dweller, a two hour trek from Tokyo may be the remedy.
Beneath the slopes of Mounty Fuji, is the perfect place for a break.
Check out the Time Machine Bar--
For ten thousand yen, you get two hours of supposed stress busting activity.
The owner says Japan is a tense place with short holidays and the stress relief room is the perfect solution.
It's certainly one way to end the year.
The owner seems relatively stress free- she can be found on the roof feeding her pet tiger - or downstairs inspecting her hundreds of vintage electric guitars, including one signed by the Beatles.
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You'd expect with these unseasonably warm temperatures that Smith Mountain Lake State Park would be pulling in the crowds.
But that's hardly the case.
In fact the park was closed today... and will be for the next few days.
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom to tell us why.
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Connie, the park is trying to trim its deer population.
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So for the rest of the week, only hunters will be allowed on the grounds of Smith Mountain Lake State Park for a controlled deer hunt.
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We'll have more on that story
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coming up in about a half hour on News- 7 at six.
ANCHOR=Connie


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
join me for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Thanks for watching-- Goodnight. ANCHOR=Connie