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News 7 at Five is next-
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Newt Gingrich is re-elected Speaker of the House.
40 Roanoke jobs are being cut at one Health Insurance company.
Plus it's grammy time. We'll have a preview.
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A mixture of snow and freezing rain moves into the region starting tomorrow evening. The latest storm details just ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- the President speaks out about the illnesses effecting so many Gulf War veterans.
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Plus, if you're ready to get rid of a hair-munching Cabbage Patch "Snacktime Kids" doll... Mattel is making it easier for you.
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((IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO HAND THE GAVEL TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, NEWT GINGRICH OF GEORGIA. APPLAUSE))
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Despite Controversy Newt Gingrich begins a second term as Speaker of the House.
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5-Gingrich


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The Georgia Republican began his term with an apology- saying he's sorry for the controversy over his violation of ethics rules.
Gingrich becomes the first Republican Speaker re-elected in 68 years.
Liz Mullen is on Capitol Hill where the vote came down this afternoon- cut to lizzy
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(( A dramatic end to newt gingrich's scramble to hold onto his job as speaker of the house. Moments after the votes were counted, Gingrich appeared triumphant but sounded contrite as he confronted Democrats anger and his own party's confusion about the continuing ethics investigation he faces. REP. NEWT GINGRICH, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: TO THE DEGREE I WAS TOO BRASH, TOO SELF-CONFIDENT, OR TOO PUSHY I APOLOGIZE TO WHATEVER DEGREE AND IN ANY WAY THAT I BROUGHT CONTROVERSY OR INAPPROPRIATE ATTENTION, I APOLOGIZE. IT IS MY INTENTION TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO WORK WITH EVERY MEMBER OF THIS CONGRESS. Before his re-election was secured, Democrats did some last minute politicking to try to drum up support for Dick Gephardt, their nominee for replacement speaker. But late lobbying by Gingrich paid off, and no, the Republicans will try to move forward with their agenda.))
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The 105th U.S. Congress took its place in history today with a new face from Virginia.
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Fifth district Democrat Virgil Goode was sworn in to the House seat from which L.F. Payne retired.
But the real "doings" had already gone on in the Longworth office building, where supporters from Franklin County to Charlottesville gathered to share in Goode's success.
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((WILLIAM HELMS/GOODE SUPPORTER: WELL NATURALLY I ... IN THE FUTURE.))
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((CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE/D-5TH DISTRICT: THIS MORNING... FIFTH DISTRICT.))
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Democrat Goode of course voted against Newt Gingrich for speaker.
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But northern Virginia Republican Frank Wolf was one of the GOP members who strayed from the fold on the Gingrich vote.

5-Trigon


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Systemwide restructuring has Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield cutting 40 positions at its Roanoke offices.
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In all, the health insurance company has over 700 people working there.
The jobs being eliminated range from entry level workers to management.
The bigger hit is in Richmond, where more than 100 people found out today they're losing their jobs.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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As the year goes on, Trigon will cut another 70 jobs systemwide.
Some of those positions may also come from Roanoke.


5-Green


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A Franklin County woman is afraid she made a terrible mistake three years ago, when she gave her pet away.
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Phyllis Mason handed her dog over to Valery Green who was recently charged with animal neglect.
Mason says at the time, she had no idea Green was running a kennel.
Now that the criminal allegations have surfaced, she's scared for the dog's safety... and wants it back.
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((PHYLLIS MASON: WHEN I GAVE UP MY DOG, I GAVE UP MY RIGHTS TO THAT DOG. BUT IT DOESN'T GIVE UP MY RIGHT AS AN OWNER TO THAT DOG FOR ONE TIME IN HIS LIFE... TO STOP CARING ABOUT THAT ANIMAL. ))
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A few days ago, the breeder checked herself into a local hospital and left about one hundred animals in the care of a neighbor.
Despite the criminal charges, most of animals remain at Valery Green's Franklin County home.
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((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: WE FELT THAT IT WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ANIMALS IF WE KEPT THEM IN THAT AREA THAT THEY WERE. THE AREA DOES HAVE ADEQUATE RUNS AND SPACE FOR THEM. MORE SO THAN WE HAVE IN OUR LOCAL KENNEL. ))
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The animals could be taken away from Green after a court hearing next week.
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Ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- should one Central Virginia locality hire emergency personnel rather than rely on volunteers?
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And citizens from Roanoke are aiding our friends out west-- thanks in part to the American Red Cross.
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On Health Check-- help for allergy sufferers-- not just with the symptoms.
And you won't need a doctor's prescription either. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Also coming up-- he's no Siskel or Ebert, but Patrick Evans is checking out the latest flicks in town.
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His live report when NEWS-7 at FIVe returns. cc sponsor

5-Laundromat-Wreck


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A motorist having car trouble made a drive- through out of a southwest Roanoke laundromat this afternoon.
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68-year old Arthur Wilson drove his vehicle into the Fabricare Center on Franklin Road.
The Roanoke man told News-7 his brakes failed as he was traveling down Wonju Street, and he had nowhere else to turn.
Wilson's wife was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police say charges are pending after an examination of Wilson's car.
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5-Rescue-Squads


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Faced with a shortage of volunteers, Amherst County is considering whether to HIRE emergency medical personnel to handle daytime rescue calls.
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The board of supervisors today heard from Campbell County administrator David (lo-RELL) Laurell who oversaw a similar system in Franklin County.
Laurell says the county should first hire a public safety director, who can determine what's needed to maintain a level of emergency service to the citizens.
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((DAVID LAURELL/CAMPBELL CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK BEFORE YOU CONSIDER THE PROBLEM OF DAYTIME HELP, YOU NEED TO GET SOMEBODY TO COME IN, LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE, AND MAKE SOME SUGGESTIONS, WORK WITH THE VOLUNTEER GROUPS.))
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Those groups say they want to see the county do more to recruit and retain volunteers before spending money on paid emergency medical squads.
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5-Red-Cross


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More Roanoke Red Cross volunteers are heading west.
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Reba Thomas and Fred Dooley took a flight to San Francisco today.
They'll help other relief workers with logistics, getting people and supplies from one place to another. video on 3:00 feed at 15:14:16
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That could be a tough job, with many west coast roads covered by mud and floodwaters.
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((FRED DOOLEY/RED CROSS VOLUNTEER; WE'LL CHECK WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE ALTERNATE ROUTES. IF WE HAVE TO GET TO A PARTICULAR DESIGNATION, WE CAN FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES, EVEN IF IT INVOLVES HELICOPTERS OR BOATS OR WHATEVER.))
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Dooley and Thomas will join two other Roanoke volunteers already there.
They'll spend at least three weeks helping the west coast clean up.
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The Silver screen is offering a wide variety of movies-- including some that are simply out of this world. (//////////////)
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-MOVIES


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With more films released this Holiday Season than ever before, you might have trouble deciding which movies to see, and which to skip. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Luckily Patrick Evans has enlisted the aid of arts reporter Anna Wentworth to discuss the big hits and the box office bombs now playing.
Patrick, I think I know what your favorite film was this season.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

Forecasts
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at Five--Mike Stevens begins his racing coverage along the NASCAR media tour--
It's coming up in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the results of a ten year study--
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looking at a potential link between smoking marijuana and cancer.
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((HE HASN'T NARROWED HIS AIRWAYS TO THE POINT THAT YOU CAN SEE AN ABNORMALITY ON THIS TEST.BUT HE STILL HAS DAMAGE TO THE TISSUE. ))
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health bump next

5-Gulf-War


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President Clinton today promised to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding Gulf War Illness-
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But he stopped short of saying there is in fact, one Gulf War SYNDROME.
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((I'M DETERMINED THIS INVESTIGATION WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE AND CREDIBLE. WE HAVEN'T ENDED THE SUFFERING AND DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS AND I WON'T BE SATISFIED UNTIL WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO FIND THEM.))
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After 18 months of studying ailments affecting Gulf war vets-- a special advisory committee report reaffirmed the panel's conclusion in November.
It found that no single cause could be confirmed for the complaints-- memory loss, fatigue, stomach upset and insomnia.
The report also concluded the Pentagon's investigation was inadequate.
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5-Allergy-Drug


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An allergy drug that promises to prevent sniffles --
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not just stifle them -- will now be sold over the counter.
The F-D-A has approved Nasalcrom nasal spray to be sold without a prescription.
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5-Marijuana


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Yesterday News 7 reported on an obscure-- never used law in Virginia allowing for medicinal usage of marijuana.
The issue of prescription pot has prompted national debate.
Today-- a new study about a possible link between smoking marijuana-- and cancer.
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At the University of California, researchers are examining the lungs of frequent marijuana smokers.
Early findings show that pot smokers who inhale three or four marijuana cigarettes a day DO suffer from chronic bronchitis like a heavy tobacco smoker does.
The study also finds marijuana affects the lung's immune cells-- called macro phages (FAYJ-IZ.)
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((DR. DONALD TASHKIN/UCLA RESEARCHER: IF YOU TAKE MACRO PHAGES FROM MARIJUANA SMOKER, YOU FIND THEY'RE IMPAIRED IN THEIR ABILITY TO KILL BACTERIA, FUNGI, AND TUMOR CELLS. ))
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That's evidence that may support the concept that heavy marijuana use leads to cancer...but a direct link is still missing.
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5-Doll-Recall


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If you own a Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids Doll, grab a pencil- Mattel is recalling the toy.
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It's not only coming off the market, the toy maker is offering a 40 dollar refund to people who bought it.
The action comes after dozens of children got their hair or fingers stuck in the doll's mouth.
The company says testing of the product failed to identify a serious safety hazard. DISSOLVE TO pinnacle board
Here's a phone number for more information- It's 1-800 335-1700.
That's for regular business hours.
About a half million Snacktime Kids dolls have been sold.
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2-SHOT-TOSS
ANCHOR=Jean


Let's switch gears now to sports-- where the NASCAR circuit is heating up--
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus Steve Mason has some news about a former Tech quarterback.

S5-Maurice


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. We start on the gridiron. Former Basset and Virginia Tech star Maurice DeShazo has signed a professional contract.
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DeShazo confirmed by phone today that he has signed a 5 month contract to play overseas for the Bergamo Lions in Bergamo Italy.
DeShazo made the decision to go last week hoping his play in Europe will boost his stock in the CFL and in the NFL.
During his tenure at Virginia Tech, DeShazo set the single season touchdown passing record with 22 and the career TD mark with 47.
He also holds the Tech record for most yards of offense amassed in a career with 6, thousand, 105.
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The racing season is getting ready to crank up again, and News 7 Sports is your Hometown source for a preseason look into the Winston Cup season.
Mike Stevens has more on what you can expect in the coming days on the NASCAR Media Tour.
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((It's hard to believe that the Winston Cup drivers will be in Daytona a month from now preparing for the Busch Clash and the Daytona 500. But the fact is these teams actually have been hard at work since the end of last season.
Here's a look at some of the stories photographer Lynn Eller and I will have for you this week from the NASCAR Media Tour.
After coming up short in 1996 both Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt hope to get back to the top this season. We'll see what their plans are for 1997, plus hear from the reigning champ Terry Labonte.
With Daytona now on the horizon, we'll see what Dale Jarrett thinks about his chances for a repeat at the beach.
Plus, we'll talk with NASCAR's elder statesman Darrell Waltrip, and see what his plans are for the future.
Richard Petty is being in ducted into the North Carolina racing hall of Fame this week, as well. We'll give you a front row seat for that ceremony.
We'll also travel to Rick Mast's new racing shop, and check on Kyle Petty's new endeavor in Petty Enterprises 2.
Those stories and much more coming up in the coming days from the Carolinas.))
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That's it for sports-- I'll have more at six-- have a good evening.

5-Grammys


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It's grammy nomination time.
Producer, Songwriter Babyface ties a record with the King of Pop-
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Babyface wrote Change the World-
He ties Michael Jackson's record of 12 nominations.
Vince Gill and Tracy Chapman each picked up five nominations.
Nominees for Best New Artist include Jewel, No Doubt and LeAnn Rimes.
You can watch the Grammy's on your hometown station February 26th.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=amo
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Have you heard the story about a man who lost part of his finger in a dispute over use of a racquetball court?
double boxes Jean/Keith


Keith Humphry heard about it a year ago, right after it happened.
Now it's the subject of a six-figure lawsuit.
Here he is with the details.
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It happened at the "Y" in Roanoke last year.
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Two men were playing racquetball. Another one opened the door to the court. One of the players inside slammed it shut.
John Coates' right ring finger was reduced to a "bony peg," his doctor says.
On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, we'll hear from Coates and meet the man HE says "amputated" his finger.
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That's one of the stories you won't see anywhere else...
double boxes Jean/Keith

but on NEWS 7 at Six tonight, Jean.
ANCHOR=Jean


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