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News 7 at Five is next-
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Layoffs could be on the way at the Salem G-E plant.
Paula Jones Sexual Harrassment case against the President- When will it be heard? That's now up to the Supreme Court-
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Looks like a slow warming trend this week with lots of sun until Wednesday. By Thursday, a change in the forecast. Details ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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The government is worried about the popular antihistamine Seldane-- and potentially deadly side effects.
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The story, plus, a new treatment for cystic fibrosis is now being tested.
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The Salem General Electric plant insists it doesn't have any job cuts to talk about, but one worker who says he's familiar with the situation believes close to 200 layoffs may be on the way.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The new year has not gotten off to a good start for workers at the Salem G-E plant.
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They've been on a mandatory "vacation" because of a low workload.
Now an employee who says he's familiar with the situation at the drive systems plant- believes soon after workers get back on the job, about 188 of them will receive pink slips.
General Electric admits "the production workload situation is more serious than in years past" but emphasizes it "doesn't have an announcement to make at this time", and it continues to meet with union leaders.
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5-Scotus-Jones


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Paula Jones' Sexual Harrassment case against the President is now in the hands of the Supreme Court.
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It must decide if a President can face a lawsuit while in office.
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Attorneys for Jones say a four year delay is too long.
But the President's lawyers argued the case should wait until the President is out of office.
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((SUSAN LOW BLOCH/LAW PROFESSOR: IF YOU LET THIS TYPE OF SUIT GO FORWARD THERE WILL BE MORE SUCH SUITS NOT JUST AGAINST CLINTON BUT FUTURE PRESIDENTS IN THIS LITIGIOUS SOCIETY WHERE THERE ARE LUCRATIVE BOOK CONTRACTS, THE JENNY JONES SHOW, THE PRESIDENT IS A VERY ATTRACTIVE LITIGATION TARGET.))
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A decision is expected by July.
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5-Citadel


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Citadel cadets are on notice- hazing female cadets is a ticket out of the corps.
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That after two female cadets quit the school this weekend.
Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer say they were sexually harrassed, hazed and had their clothes set on fire by male cadets.
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((MAJ. GEN. ROGER POOLE/CITADEL INTERIM PRESIDENT: WE CAN NOT HAVE ANY MISBEHAVIOUR TOWARD FEMALE CADETS AND I HAVE TOLD MEMBERS OF THE CORP IN THE SIMPLEST TERMS POSSIBLE THAT THE QUICKEST WAY OUT OF THIS COLLEGE FOR ANYONE IS TO IN ANYWAY BEHAVE IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER TOWARD ONE OF THE FEMALE CADETS.))
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Two other women remain in the corps of Cadets.
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5-VMI


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Governor George Allen says Virginia Military Institute will do co-education right.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ARE PLEASED WITH WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CITADEL EITHER. THAT SORT OF ABERRANT BEHAVIOR, IF IT IS TRUE, IS NOT THE WAY WE WANT TO DO IT AT VMI. ))
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The Governor says hazing will absolutely NOT be tolerated at VMI.
He says VMI has taken a more deliberate and thoughtful approach precisely to try to make the co-education experience work better.
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5-schools


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Some sidewalks and streets are still icy, so a handful of schools are taking precautions... here's the latest list of school announcements. take school watch


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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a letter bomb is discovered at the United Nations...and a little later,
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If you liked Lynchburg's annual Festival by the James, then you'll love the new "Fair by the James"....a five day regional fair in the Hill City.
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On Health Check-- a new form of braces could be on the way to an orthodontist near you.
One expert has invented a new system for straightening teeth-- and it's cheaper, too. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Patrick is whipping up a pot of stew--
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He's even keeping our health in mind-- his report, when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Letter-Bomb


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Three suspicious packages turned up at United Nations headquarters today- two turned out to be bombs.
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The bomb fit into a greeting card sized envelope.
At least one bomb was addressed to the UN offices of an Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat.
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((FRED ECKHARD/U.N. SPOKESMAN: THE BOMB SQUAD BROUGHT WITH THEM FAIRLY SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT FOR X-RAY AND OTHERWISE ANALYZING PIECE OF MAIL. THEY CONFIRMED IT WAS A LIVE BOMB.))
SUPER=01-Fred Eckhard/United Nations Spokesman;
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OUT Q=WAS A LIVE BOMB."
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Two floors of the building were evacated while the bomb squad safely took apart one of the devices in the basement.
The third suspicious package was not a letter bomb.
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Also today a bomb exploded at the paper's London headquarters wounding two people.
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5-Day-Plaster


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The second special election touched off by Virgil Goode's victory in the House Of Representatives will be held tomorrow.
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Democrate Barnie Day and Republican Phil Plaster are running for the seat Delegate Roscoe Reynolds vacated to take Virgil Goode's place in the State Senate.
Both candidates did some last minute handshaking today, hoping to turn out voters in yet another special election.
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((BARNIE DAY/D- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; I THINK WE'VE RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, WE'RE TAKE THE MESSAGE FROM ONE END OF THE DISTRICT TO THE OTHER, AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THE VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHAT KIND OF JOB WE'VE DONE TOMORROW. 4:49:13 PHIL PLASTER/R- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; THE ISSUE RIGHT NOW TODAY IS WHICH SIDE CAN GET THE MOST VOTES OUT, THAT'S ALL IT IS. ))
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This will end the round of special elections.
Even though Barnie Day is on the Board Of Supervisers, if he wins and resigns, the board can APPOINT someone to replace him.
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5-Budget


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It was the last chance for face-to-face public input on about a quarter BILLION state dollars.
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And there was NO shortage of requests to the General Assembly joint money committees.
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((CHERI JAMES/VEA PRESIDENT: DURING THIS TIME, VIRGINIA TEACHERS' SALARIES HAVE FALLEN EIGHT PLACES IN SALARY RANKINGS OF THE STATES. FROM A RANKING OF EIGHTEENTH TO 26TH. DURING THIS TIME, TEACHERS' SALARIES HAVE REACHED THE FURTHEST POINT EVER BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR TEACHERS' SALARIES.))
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Education requests are again the heavies.
For colleges and universities, Governor Allen upped the previous year's budget by 116- thousand dollars.
College presidents want another 200- million.
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((TIL HAZEL: WE NEED A LOT OF MAINTENANCE, A LOT OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE DEFICIENT. THAT HAVE BEEN DEFERRED THESE PAST FOUR, FIVE, SIX YEARS. GO BACK TO 04:11:55 WE ARE NOTHING IF NOT PERSISTENT. WE'RE PERSISTENT BECAUSE WE THINK THE CAUSE IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.))
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A compromise Friday on state worker lag pay gives state employees one fewer battle to fight this budget year.
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This is the perfect weather to enjoy a hot cup of soup or bowl of stew-- but it doesn't have to be loaded with salt and fat.
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5-SOUPS


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This time of year is just perfect for those rich, hearty soups and stews that help warm you up when the thermometer dips so low. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today, Patrick Evans welcomes Don Mankie to the studio with a whole pot full of good ideas that are healthy too.
Patrick, what are you cooking in there today?
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Still to come on NEWS-7 at Five, VMI announces its new football coach, and he isn't coming from the NFL.
ANCHOR=Connie


A popular antihistamine is coming under fire from the government.
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And yet another reason to think about kicking the habit.
Tonight on Health Check-- we'll hear what researchers have to say about smoking and the connection to wrinkles.
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5-Seldane


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Regulators want to pull the popular antihistamine Seldane from the market because of potentially deadly side effects.
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The medication has been available to treat sinus and allergy conditions since 1985.
Doctors have discovered that people who take the antibiotic erythromycin with Seldane could suffer heart rhythm problems-- as could patients with liver disease taking a certain anti-fungal agent.
Drug manufacturers have 30 days to respond to today's proposal.
When Seldane was introduced, it was the first drug to relieve the sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose of allergies without drowsiness.
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5-Cystic-Fibrosis


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The Food and Drug Administration has approved testing for a new drug for cystic fibrosis.
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The disease is caused by a defective gene which results in thick mucous in the airways of the lungs and other organs.
The new drug called C-P-X, taken orally, should be a big improvement over existing treatments that are delivered either intravenously or through an inhaler.
Rather than just treating symptoms- C-P-X will target the underlying chemical abnormalities.
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5-Braces


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A new design in orthodontic braces may reduce the time kids have to wear them-- and ultimately may save parents some money.
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An orthodontist has invented triangular braces-- that he says will work faster than conventional, square-shaped counterparts.
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((DR. ANTHONY VIAZIS/ORTHODONTIST: THE DESIGN OF THE APPLIANCE ALLOWS FOR LESS FRICTION WITHIN THE BRACES SYSTEM AND THEREFORE THE MOVEMENT OF THE TEETH IS FASTER. ))
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Triangular braces end up costing less because they're worn less....meaning fewer office visits and fewer charges.
And they're not just for children--adults can wear them as well, for about a thousand dollars less.

5-Drunk-Driving


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New statistics are in on drinking and driving.
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Each year a million-and-a-half people are arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Yet-- based on a Centers for Disease Control survey-- the number of times people admit they've driven after having too much to drink is more than 80 times higher than the number of ARRESTS.
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((ROBERT BREWER/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL DIRECTOR: I THINK THE BIGGEST SURPRISE WAS THE SHEER MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WE'RE TAKING ABOUT 123 MILLION EPISODES OF ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVING IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT'S A HUGE NUMBER OF EPISODES. IT'S APPROXIMATELY FOUR EPISODES OF ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVING EVERY SECOND. ))
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The study also found that 10 million of the alcohol-impaired driving episodes were reported by drivers aged 18-to-20, for whom purchasing alcohol is illegal.
The study was published in "The Journal of the American Medical Association."
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5-Wrinkles


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Still more today on the effects of cigarette smoking.
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A British study concludes that smoking gives you wrinkles.
Researchers examing twins found those who smoked aged much faster than their siblings.
They think smoking makes the skin thinner and could also release an enzyme that breaks down elasticity.
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5-Smoker's-Breath


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A New Hampshire company has taken the fight against second-hand smoke to a new level.
The Kimball Physics company has not only banned smoking -- it also won't allow employees with smoker's breath on the job.
The policy also applies to non-employees-- such as truck drivers making a delivery.
A spokesman says employees have resorted to some unusual methods to escape detection.
One worker made an unsuccessful attempt to hide his smoking by eating garlic.
2-SHOT-TOSS
ANCHOR=Jean


Let's turn now to sports--Bobby Ross has a new coaching job and it isn't in Lexington--
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Mike Stevens returns from his travels with all the details for us.

S5-VMI


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker. VMI officially introduced its new head football coach in a morning news conference today at Marshal Library.
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Ted Cain takes over the Keydet program from Bill Stewart. VMI was 3 and 8 this past season.
Cain has served as North Carolina States' offensive coordinator for the past 11 years and his wide open passing style should help a VMI offense that only threw 5 touchdown passes this past season.
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((TED CAIN/VMI NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
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S5-Ross


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While Cain was taking over in Lexington, the Keydets "Dream Hire" - Bobby Ross, was accepting the head coaching job with the Detroit Lions.
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Ross quit the Chargers 10 days ago. The former VMi quarterback never had a losing season in San Diego, and he had his choice of either the Lions or Falcons job.
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((BOBBY ROSS/NEW DETROIT LIONS HEAD COACH:))
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The NASCAR media tour wrapped up over the weekend, and without a doubt no one made a bigger entrance than Darrell Waltrip, who kicked off his silver anniversary season with a high tech presentation in downtown Charlotte.
Waltrip, who turns 50 this year, unveiled his new silver chrome car for the season, and insisted that he's not on a farewell tour.
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((DARRELL WALTRIP/25 YEARS IN WINSTON CUP:))
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More News 7 at Five coming your way right after this quick break.
Have a great evening everybody. go to break

5-James-Festival


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If you've never been to the State Fair in Richmond before, a little preview of it is coming to Lynchburg this spring.
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State Fair organizers announced today they'll sponsor a five- day REGIONAL fair in the Hill City over Memorial Day weekend.
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The "Fair By The James" will take the place of Lynchburg's popular Festival by the James, which has attracted thousands of people to the city's riverfront over the last ten years.
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((OTIS BROWN/ATLANTIC RURAL EXPOSITION: I LIKE THIS CHALLENGE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE NEAT. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EVENTS THAT YOU'LL SEE, BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION, DOWN ON THE RIVER, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT.))
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Brown says the regional fair will provide central Virginia school children with more opportunities to compete in the agricultural contests.
City leaders say the new fair will help highlight Lynchburg's efforts to revitalize its riverfront.
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toss to robin more-schools
ANCHOR=Jean


As we told you earlier in the newscast--Icy conditions are still hampering some school systems-- here's the latest list. take school watch

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The Danville Historical Society is breathing new life into one neighborhood.
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Keith Humphry is in our newsroom to fill us in.
ANCHOR=Keith
Jean, the organization recentlySUPER=@Keith1;

purchased the historic Redman building on North Main Street for office space.
But the historical society won't be the only group occupying the building.
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The organization has donated part of the building for use as a police training academy.
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The group has also agreed to donate a portion of the building to the Danville police department for a community policing precinct.
double boxes Jean/Keith


That's just one of the stories we'll have tonight on NEWS 7 at six.
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. See you later, goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean