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News 7 is next-
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A youth is charged with murder in Pittsylvania County.
A bus plunges into an icy river in Massachusetts.
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The woman who accused Dallas Cowboys players has now been charged with filing a false police report.
Wx-Heads
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Temperatures in the 30s today felt like springtime.
But don't get used to the sunny weather-- freezing rain may be on the way.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- news from the House of Delegates--
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New legislation would require insurers to offer coverage for birth control prescriptions.
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A juvenile is taken into custody for allegedly killing a Franklin County probation worker.
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5-Rosser


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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The warrant was issued today by Pittsylvania County authorities who've been investigating the case since mid- December.
The juvenile is charged with killing 55- year old Bernard Rosser.
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Sheriff's deputies found Rosser's body inside his Pittsylvania County home December 19th.
Authorities entered the house after receiving a call from the Franklin County Probation and Parole office where Rosser worked as a probation officer.
An autopsy revealed Rosser died from a blow to the head.
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Authorities declined to reveal any details about the juvenile's age or connection to the victim.

5-Simpson


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O-J Simpson's defense has rested in the civil case.
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The final defense witness- O-J's older daughter, Arnelle Simpson.
She testified she let police into the Simpson home through the front door the morning after the murders.
That contradicts the police claim that they entered through the back door.
Now it's the plaintiff's turn for their rebuttal case-
The first witness is a freelance photographer who says he took 30 recently discovered pictures of Simpson.
Those photos show Simpson wearing the same designer shoes as the killer.
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5-Green


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Members of the Franklin County Humane Society continue to remove animals from a breeder's home.
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Since Saturday, five cats and a dog have been taken from Valery Green's house to local veterinarians.
That's on top of the 30- or- so puppies that were removed earlier this month.
Some of the animals are experiencing medical problems, like this cat... which has lost all of the fur around its neck.
Another feline had problems WALKING.
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((BETTY ELKINS/FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: WE GOT IT OUT TO THE VET AND WE CHECKED IT. IT'S STILL THERE. I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT. IT WAS SEVERELY DIRTY. I'M NOT SURE NOW IF IT WASN'T JUST MAYBE SO MUCH FILTH STUCK TO ITS LEGS THAT HE SIMPLY COULD NOT WALK. ))
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About a hundred animals still remain outside Valery Green's home.
She's been charged with neglecting and mistreating them... and she's scheduled to appear in court this week.
But that may be pushed back.
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According to Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood... Green checked herself into a mental hospital today.
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5-Bus-Ax


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Investigators are trying to solve a bizarre bus crash in Massachusetts.
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A public bus plunged into the Charles River last night- killing the driver.
It took two cranes and many workers to hoist the bus from the water-
Transit officials say the driver was a 10-year veteran with a good driving record.
They don't know why he was driving the bus down a road off limits to commercial vehicles.
He had finished his route.
Witnesses say the bus appeared to be accelerating as it left the road.
Officials say icy roads were not a factor in the crash.
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5-Jet-Runway


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Snow may have been to blame for trouble aboard a Delta jet in Salt Lake City.
Flight 11-44 from Kansas City slid off the runway after landing during a snowstorm.
No one was hurt- All 44 passengers and five crew deplaned safely.
It was snowing hard when the accident happened.
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SCHOOL-CLOSINGS


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Some schools are still feeling the effects of the last bout of winter weather-TAKE SCHOOL WATCH here's the latest list.

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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--democrats and republicans talk about what kind of political move Governor Allen made when he decided to accept Goals 2000 funds.
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And Burlington Industries has found a use for its sludge, but would it effect the environment?
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On Health Check-- a few words of warning about kids and juice.
Two new developments-- including one study connecting juice to growth problems in youngsters. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out a different kind of opera....
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He's giving it rave reviews-- the story when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Day-Plaster


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It's election day to fill the seat vacated by former Delegate Roscoe Reynolds.
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In Pittsylvania County voter turnout in this special election is apparently slim.
At Mount Herman Elementary, near Danville, less than 30- voters out of a possible 770- had cast ballots by mid- afternoon.
Voters are deciding between Democrat Barnie Day and Republican Phil Plaster.
Roscoe Reynolds was elected to the state senate in December to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Virgil Goode. We'll have complete results later on in the evening.
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5-Goals-2000


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The spindoctors are awhirl in Richmond this week -- all trying to put their partisan face on Governor George Allen's decision to apply for Goals 2000 funds.
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The Governor's Friday announcement ended two years of an ideological war with Washington -- that Virginia eventually fought alone.
Republicans suggest he won.
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((SEN. EMMETT HANGAR/R-AUGUSTA CO.: WE'VE HAD ASSURANCES FROM THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION AND FROM THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER TRENT LOTT THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THOSE FUNDS HERE IN VIRGINIA WHEN THE LOCALITIES REQUEST THEM FOR TECHNOLOGY.))
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But Democrats say those assurances had been made months ago -- and call it a cave-in.
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((NOTHING HAS CHANGED TODAY OR FROM SENATOR TRENT LOTT'S LETTER THAT WE DIDN'T HEAR BEFORE FROM SECRETARY RILEY AND FROM SENATOR ROBB'S OFFICE.))
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: I'LL MAKE A DEAL WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE. IF YOU WANT TO GET POLITICS OUT OF EDUCATION, IF YOU DON'T MENTION GOALS 2000 ANYMORE, I WON'T EITHER.))
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The Republican minority leader drew laughs.
But with all 100 House seats up for re-election this fall, he's NOT likely to get cooperation.
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5-Burlington-Sludge


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Opposition is brewing to Burlington Industries' plan to spread sludge from its Newbern plant on farm land in Pulaski County.
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Burlington gave the idle plant to the town of Dublin for an industrial park, and promised to clean out its settling basins.
It's seeking permission to use the waste collected in the industrial process as fertilizer.
But a Radford University geologist says the region's karst terrain, full of limestone and sinkholes, would allow the sludge to seep into groundwater.
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((ERNST KASTNING/RADFORD UNIV. HYDRO-GEOLOGIST: CERTAINLY A LOT OF THE TOXICITY IS PROBABLY GONE AWAY, BUT THERE'S A RESIDUAL AMOUNT. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET RID OF HEAVY METALS. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET RID OF SOME OF THE HYDROCARBONS. EVEN IN TRACE AMOUNTS SOME OF THOSE CAN BE VERY BAD, CARCINOGENIC OR WHATEVER. ))
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The Pulaski County Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on the plan tonight at seven.

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Some people think its stuffy and serious, but there IS a lighter side to opera--
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5-OPERA


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Opera is usually NOT considered funny, but Opera Roanoke is out to change that opinion. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans tells us about an upcoming opera event that might be more at home at the Improv rather than the opera house.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker, we'll find out how Kyle Petty and his father are joining forces this year.
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On Health Check--
Anticipation is usually worse than reality.
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That's a truism most parents can say on the topic of potty training.
We'll have some new research into this milestone of both childhood and parenting.
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((TOILET TRAINING IS A DEVELOPMENTAL TASK THAT MOST PARENTS ARE VERY EAGER--THEY LOOK FORWARD TO ACHIEVING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ))
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5-Contraception


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Virginia's House of Delegates says insurance companies and HMOs should at least offer plans that pay for contraceptives.
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The bill passed out to the House on an 83 to 14 vote today.
NO other state requires prescription coverage of birth control.
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((KAREN RASCHKE/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: NO VIRGINIA WOULD BE THE FIRST STATE IF THIS LAW WERE TO PASS. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH THOUGH, ALL MEDICAID PATIENTS, EVERY SINGLE MEDICAID PATIENT RECEIVES CONTRACEPTIVE PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE. IT SHOULD APPLY TO ALL WOMEN.))
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Opponents say enough companies, like Trigon, already offer such coverage.
Others worry it sends a message to teens.
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((DEL. ERIC CANTOR/R-HENRICO: PARENTS WILL MAKE THE DECISION WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE OR NOT. HOWEVER IF THERE IS CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE UNDER THEIR POLICIES, THERE'S NOTHING STOPPING A TEENAGER FROM GOING IN TO A FAMILY PHYSICIAN AND RECEIVING COVERAGE WITHOUT PARENTS EVEN KNOWING ABOUT IT.))
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The bill now heads to a Senate committee.
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5-Juice


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Also today, some recent development about kids and fruit juice.
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The Centers for Disease Control says juice lovers should stick to pasteurized or boiled juice-- rather than fresh products-- to avoid becoming ill.
100 people became sick and one died in October alone as a result of drinking contaminated apple juice.
Heat-treating juices kills the E-Coli bacteria-- believed to be responsible for the illness
Meantime, researchers are worried that too much juice and not enough milk can lead to growth problems in youngsters.
Studying kids ages two to five, they found that children who drank more than 12 ounces of fruit juice a day more than tripled their risk of being short and overweight.
The theory-- some kids take in so much fruit juice, there's little room left for milk and more nutritious food.
Even though juices contain a lot of Vitamin C, they're generally low in fiber, minerals, and other vitamins.
And with all the sugar in them-- fruit juices contain a lot of empty calories.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips for parents:
Wait until your baby is six months old to give them fruit juice.
Have them drink juice from a cup-- not from a baby bottle.
And never substitute juice for milk or formula.))

5-Toilet-Training


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For the first time in 30 years-- some new insight into toilet training--
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For parents-- the first question asked is often-- by what age should my child be toilet trained?
It may be later than you think.
In a study of 482 healthy children,a University of Pennsylvania researcher found only 4 percent of the kids were trained by the age of 2.
22 percent of the children were toilet trained by 2 and a half.
60 percent were toilet trained by age 3--
And 88 percent by 3 and a half.
Leila Gorstein is one of the 2 percent of children who are not toilet trained by age 4-- a statistic more frustrating for mother than daughter.
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((NAOMI GORSTEIN/PARENT: I HAVE REALLY JUST BEEN AT MY WITS END..I MEAN IT BECOMES A REAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US..AND I DON'T WANT TO BE ANGRY AT HER EVERYTIME SHE GOES TO THE BATHROOM OR GOES IN THE DIAPER. DR. BRUCE TAUBMAN/PEDIATRICIAN: "WE FOUND THIS BEHAVIOR IN WHICH CHILDREN, WHEN THE PARENTS WENT TO TOILET TRAIN THEM EASILY URINATED IN THE TOILET BUT REFUSED TO HAVE BOWEL MOVEMENTS..AND WE TERMED THIS STOOL TOILETING REFUSAL...AND WE FOUND THIS BEHAVIOR TO BE INCREDIBLY COMMON.))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
In fact, one in five of the kids studied exhibited stool toileting refusal for at least one month, a behavior that can cause constipation.
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((DR. TAUBMAN: WHEN A CHILD HOLDS BACK THEIR BOWEL MOVEMENTS, THE LONGER THEY HOLD IT IN, THE HARDER IT GETS. SO WHEN THEY GO, IT IS VERY PAINFUL TO THEM. IT SETS UP A VICIOUS CYCLE OF AFRAID TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, HOLDING IT BACK. WHEN THEY FINALLY GO, MORE PAIN.))
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While children who refuse to have a bowel movement in a toilet have a tendency to train later, a second study from the same researcher disputes the old notion that these children are somehow difficult and defiant.
There are no behavioral differences between the kids who made the easiest transition from diapers to toilet..compared to those who trained late.
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2-SHOT-TOSS
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Turning now to sports-- the news is being made off the field today--
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Let's get right to Mike Stevens who has the latest in tonight's Ticker.

S5-Football


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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday Ticker.
Lots of football news taking place today that does not include the Packers or the Patriots.
For starters Dallas police have charged the woman who wrongly accused Dallas Cowboys stars Michael Irvin and Erik Williams of sexual assault with filing a false report.
Nina Shahravan could get up to six months in jail and be fined $2000, if convicted.
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On another serious note, the man who moved the Colts out of Baltimore in the dark of the night in Mayflower moving vans died today.
Robert Irsay, the Colts owner since 1972 died today more than a year after suffering a stroke.
He was 73.
Elsewhere in the NFL, reports out of New York indicate that Jim Fassel will be the next head coach of the Giants.
He is currently, the Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator.
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Tiki Barber is headed to the Senior Bowl this Saturday along with two of his UVa teammates.
James Farrior and Jamie Sharper join Tiki on the South team that is coached by Chiefs boss, Marty Schottenheimer.
The game takes place this Saturday at 1;30.
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And on the ODAC gridiron, Hampden-Sydney named Phil Culicerto the college's new head football coach today.
Culicerto is originally from Beckley, West Virginia. He played for Bill Dooley at Tech, and has been an assistant for Joe Bush the past 11 years.

S5-Stuff


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The Ford teams are testing in Daytona today in what is the final preseason testing session before Speedweeks begin next month.
But tonight we continue our reports from the NASCAR media tour with a look at Kyle Petty.
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This season Kyle is out on his own as a car owner at his new venture PE2, which not suprisingly stands for Petty Enterprises Two.
His father Richard is part owner in the new team, and in fact, you can expect the two to swap cars during the season is it's necessary.
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Kyle says owning his own team and picking up Mattel Hot Wheels as a sponsor is a perfect fit for his entire family.
I'll have more on the switch from Coors Light to Toys coming up tonight at six.
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More News 7 at five is still in store for you if you hang on for a second.
Jean will be right back after this short break.
Take care everybody. go to break

5-kicker


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It's quite an accomplishment to be presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
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but now Debbie Reynolds has two to her credit.
The Actress got her first star 37 years ago when she was making musical comedies.
Yesterday the second star was unveiled-- celebrating her achievements in live theater.
Over the years, Reynolds has appeared in at least 25 movies and dozens of broadway shows.
Reynolds latest work is the new film "Mother".
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX
Would you like to be in movies?
Well some of our neighbors are in a made-for-T-V movie tonight.
double boxes Jean/Keith


Keith Humphry has a preview of "Country Justice."
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Jean, it was filmed a year ago...
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in and around Tazewell County. Among the stars of the production are local extras and the coalfields of Southwest Virginia.
On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll talk to some Roanokers who have speaking parts in the film... and show you a clip with George C. Scott, a Wise County native.
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The movie's at C-B-S tonight at Nine, Jean
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Keith--
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