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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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More than one hundred workers in Lynchburg are out of work--
The investigation of the downed Airborne Express Cargo plane now focuses on human error.
And this license plate won't ever see a renewal.
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Rapid changes in weather today from a cool January fog to sunny and 60's. Record warmth on tap for tomorrow.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Getting down to business with your New Year's Resolutions.
Health Check has advice on exercising the right way.
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Plus, a few more reasons for senior citizens to stick to an exercise plan.
How's a good night's sleep sound to you?
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We'll be right back, with News 7 at FIVE.

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The news came without warning.
About 100- people in Lynchburg will be spending the new year looking for new jobs.
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5-Allen-Morrison


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Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
Employees of the Allen- Morrison company in Lynchburg showed up for work, only to be told they were out of a job.
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The letter each worker was handed also said the future of Allen-Morrison was so tenuous, employees were advised to take all their personal effects out of the building.
The metal sign manufacturer shut its doors due to a self- described "cash flow problem".
The sudden demise of a business that had operated in Lynchburg for more than 65 years caught city leaders by surprise.
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((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: IT'S A TRAGEDY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED.. .SEVEN OR EIGHT PERCENT.))
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Allen- Morrison president Barney Reams would "not" comment on camera, but told News-7 today he IS trying to find a way to re- open the business.


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Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board have narrowed their investigation into the recent plane crash in Giles County.
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The company that was overhauling the D- C- 8 has all but been cleared of any wrong- doing.
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And days after the plane went down, weather related causes were also ruled out.
An N- T- S- B spokesman says the focus of the investigation has now turned to pilot error.
But it could take as long as nine months before officials make a final determination as to the cause of the crash.
The plane was recently purchased by Airborne Express... and a crew of six people were taking it on a "test run" when it went down.
There were no survivors.
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5-Gay-Marriage


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Abingdon Delegate Joe Johnson wants to make absolutely sure gays and lesbians have NO spousal rights in Virginia.
It's already illegal for persons of the same sex to marry in the Commonwealth.
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Now, Johnson wants to make sure Virginia doesn't recognize any other state's gay or lesbian marriages.
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Governor Allen says gay relationships are NOT quote- "normal," and he'd support the bill.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SEEMS TO ME A LOT OF THESE BILLS ARE ONLY RESTATING WHAT'S CURRENTLY THE LAW AND THE POLICIES OF VIRGINIA. SO OBVIOUSLY IF THEY PASS SUCH A BILL AS THAT I'LL SIGN IT.))
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((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WE THINK IT'S A SHAME WITH THE NUMBER OF ACTUAL PROBLEMS THAT THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA HAS TO DEAL WITH, THAT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE GOVERNOR WOULD CONCERN THEMSELVES WITH LEGISLATION THAT'S BASICALLY BUILT AROUND SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T EXIST IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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Hawaii is embroiled in a legal battle over recognizing gay marriages.
It's NOT expected to be sorted out for at least two years.

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New casualties in the West.
Yosemite National Park is cut off by land-- trapping 25-hundred visitors and employees--
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The rain and melting snow are creating new headaches all over the West.
Surging rivers have flooded homes-- and mudslides are closing roads.
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Reno, Nevada is experiencing it's worst flooding in 40 years.
The Truckee River is raging through the downtown streets-- flooding homes and businesses.
It's already too late for some resorts.
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((GEORGE BANSUELA/RENO RESIDENT: IT'S UNIMAGINABLE. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT MOTHER NATURE DOES HER THING. IT'S KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN'T CROSS ARLINGTON. WE'RE AT ARLINGTON! THAT'S A BASKETBALL COURT. THIS IS WHERE THE BASKETBALL HOOP IS...TEN FEET HIGH. I THINK ANYBODY COULD DO A DUNK RIGHT NOW. ))
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Northern California continues to take a beating-- after torrential rains and rising waters have sent people searching for higher ground.
The National Weather Service says the first sunshine in more than a week for the region probably won't come until Monday.
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5-Europe-Cold


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WIPE WIPE WIPE
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The death toll is rising across Europe, the tenth day of a bitter cold snap.
More than 150 people have died in the frigid weather-- most of them, people who can't afford heat.
In Paris, it's hardly safe to walk the streets.
While in Germany it may be easiest to get around on skis.
The weather is also having a dire effect on transportation-- with flights running behind schedule, and some not at all.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--a former delegate wants to sit on the bench--
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And in Maryland, one special order license plate is getting banned-- it's considered by some to be an offensive reminder.
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Also coming up-- Warm Hearth Village has plans to break ground for a new nursing home in the New River Valley.
That story, plus the latest medical advances of the day....on Health Check.
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich may receive a reprimand for ethics violations-- and he could still keep his job.
Sources close to the investigation say a House ethics panel won't recommend the more serious penalty known as a censure-- which would make him ineligible to serve as speaker.
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Gingrich has admitted he failed to get proper legal advice on using tax-exempt contributions for possible political purposes.
He also admits providing inaccurate statements to the ethics committee.
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5-Agee


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The retirement of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Roscoe Stephenson of Convington leaves an opening on the state high court.
And another southwest Virginian says he's the man to fill it.
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Former Salem Delegate Steve Agee (AY-jee) says he's interested.
Agee ran for Attorney General in 1993 and lost the GOP nomination to Jim Gilmore.
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Alexandria attorney and former House of Delegates member Bernie Cohen is also vying for the appointment.
The Roanoke area's already represented on the high court.
Lawrence Koontz took his seat on the court in 1995.

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Two Roanoke Valley legislators say they can't support giving school boards the authority to impose their own taxes.
But today they did offer some encouragement to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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Taxing authority for the school board is at the top of the supervisors' wish list for the upcoming session of the General Assembly.
While that won't happen in 1997, lawmakers say the state will begin to free up more money for school construction.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: THERE'S SOMETHING LIKE EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS OF NEEDS FOR RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE STATE CLEARLY HAS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ASSIST THE LOCALITIES WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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Also today, the supervisors re- elected Bob Johnson as chairman.

5-MD-Plates


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The state of Maryland is recalling its Confederate flag designer license plates.
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This follows complaints from black leaders-- saying the flag emblems are offensive reminders of slavery.
Only about 78 of the special plates are on Maryland cars now.
They belong to members of the group Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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The Motor Vehicle Administration says the state will replace the plates at no charge..
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It's vital to teach kids how to prevent fires-- but teaching and learning doesn't have to be hard work-- that's where Freddie takes his cue.
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Fire safety is on the minds of many-- especially with so many woodstoves and fireplaces in frequent use during the winter months. DOUBLE BOX CONNIE/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans introduces us to a new tool in fire safety training: it's called Freddie the Firetruck, and here's our exclusive look.
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Still to come-- what does the creator of the most popular toy have in common with the Unambomber? More than you might think.
And on Health Check-- a new blood test may offer men earlier detection for prostate cancer.
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Plus-- new research finds patients who take daily doses of the mineral selenium had fewer cases of several forms of the disease.
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5-Warm-Hearth


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Topping Health Check tonight--
With state approval now in hand, a Blacksburg retirement community plans to break ground in November for a new nursing home.
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The health commissioner issued Warm Hearth Village's certificate of public need for the 60-bed facility on New Year's Eve.
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Two years ago, the General Assembly passed a bill exempting Warm Hearth from a state moratorium on new nursing home space-- in order to help meet a rising need in the New River Valley.
The health commissioner's approval was the only remaining obstacle.
Between now and November, Warm Hearth will finalize design plans and launch a capital fundraising campaign for the project.
Officials hope to open the new nursing home in January of 1999.
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5-Fitness-NOs


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For all of us getting started on new exercise programs for the New Year-- this can typically be a week for new injuries that can slow down the fitness process.
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((STRATTON SMITH/YMCA FITNESS DIRECTOR: PEOPLE ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT STARTING. THEY COME IN AND WANT TO DO IT DAILY AND DO OVER USE INJURIES, JOINTS HURT, ETC. WHEN ANYONE STARTS A NEW PROGRAM THEY NEED TO START SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY AND BUILD TO WHAT THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO DO. ))
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Talking to fitness professionals is a good idea if you haven't exercised in a long time.
They can help you set realistic goals that will help you stick to the program.
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((KENN CHRISTOPHER: TEN YEARS AGO I MADE A RESOLUTION TO LOOSE WEIGHT. I WAS 420 POUNDS. 10 YEARS AGO AND 210 POUNDS LATER, AS LONG AS YOU STICK TO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. ))
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Fitness professionals say exercising 45 minutes to an hour, three times a week will give you a good start.
It's best to incorporate cardiovascular and strength training into your program.
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5-Senior-Exercise


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Still MORE reasons to start and stick with exercising this New Year.
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Two new studies focusing on senior citizens show that exercise does more than trim and tone.
It also seems to help older people sleep better--
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((DR ABBY KING/STANFORD UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS: PEOPLE WERE HAVING AN INCREASE OF ALMOST AN HOUR IN RESPECT TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS THEY WERE SLEEPING. ALSO PEOPLE CUT IN HALF ESSENTIALLY THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TOOK THEM TO FALL ASLEEP.))
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Exercise for the aging has other benefits--
Those studied were able to move around more easily, and they suffered less pain from arthritis.
Both reports were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.
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5-Selenium


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Another study in the journal reports finding a potential weapon against cancer.
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Researchers say daily supplements of the mineral selenium reduced lung, colon and prostate cancer by 37-percent.
Patients were originally given the trace element for skin cancer but it had no effect.
Scientists caution the need for more study, because in high doses , selenium can be toxic.
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5-Prostate-Test


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A new blood test may provide men with a much earlier warning of prostate cancer.
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Researchers at the National Institute on Aging and Johns Hopkins University say the new method could signal risk as much as a decade sooner than actual diagnosis of the disease-- a six-year improvement over the current test.
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5-Aneurism


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Word today of a potential treatment for some aneurysms.
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European Scientists say they had an 87-percent success rate when they used a y-shaped wire mesh tube to support a weakened section of the aorta..
Doctors usually treat aneurysms by repairing the weak wall with a part of another blood vessel.... or by using stent grafts-- or straight tubes.
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Time now for sports-- the latest on the controversy surrounding Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin-- but first the Virginia Tech Hokies touched down in the Star City earlier today-- Here's Steve Mason.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker. 120 tics so lets get right to it, the Hokies are back in town.
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Today around 1:30, the Hokies touchdown at Roanoke Regional Airport after their stay in Miami for the Orange Bowl.
The Hokies got off the plane and most of the players and coaches got back on a bus headed for Blacksburg.
A few fans were on hand to welcome the Hokies home.
While Tech lost, the 17 seniors involved can be proud of the foundation they have laid.
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One other Tech note, just a few moments ago at at news conference at Brookville High School, Bees tight end James Lomax announced he will play college football at Virginia Tech. More on that at 6.
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In other sports, a five time Tour de France winner calls it quits, a veteran college Hoops coach will leave the sideline after the season, and an update on the cowboys continued problems off the field.
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32 year old Miguel Indurain announced his retirement today. The spanish cycling star bounced back from last years 11th place finish in the Tour to win the Olympic time trial in Atlanta. He dropped out of the Tour of Spain because of illness.
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In Men's basketball LSU's Dale Brown will retire at the end of the season after 25 years and 13 NCAA tournament appearances at the Tigers Helm.
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Michael Irvin was still being hounded by reporters today following accusations he and teammate Erik Williams allegedly were involved in the rape of a woman at gun point.
Police say their investigation is still in its "very early stages" and charges are yet to be filed
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More on the Cowboys at 6, we will see ya then.

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The man who created the most popular toy this holiday season, "Tickle Me Elmo" caught the attention of F-B-I agents looking for the Unabomber.
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Mark Johnson-Williams told a California newspaper that he was investigated for six months.
He says he thinks the FBI noticed him because he was always sending batteries and headless dolls in the mail.
The F-B-I was seeking a northern California man in his 40's who had studied science in the Midwest.
Johnson-Williams is 40, taught himself calculus as a child, attended college in Iowa and lives about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
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Coming up at Six, it's big, it's new, and it's yours.
double boxes Connie/Keith


Here's Keith Humphry with a sneak peek at the new state library.
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It's big alright, Connie.
It's got 55 miles of shelving alone.
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((NOLAN YELICH/STATE LIBRARIAN: THE REACTION HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. PARTICULARLY FROM THE PRESS. THERE'S NOT ONLY STATEWIDE BUT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INTEREST.))
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Governor and Mrs. Allen toured the new Library of Virginia today in Richmond.
Tomorrow it opens to its owners, Virginia citizens.
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We'll show you where your tax dollars are going.
double boxes Connie/Keith


That's coming up in just one 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