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News 7 at five is next-
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Earlier this week they got pink slips. Now some are getting their jobs back. What's going at GE? We'll have the latest.
A fatal accident during a superbowl half time show rehearsal.
And slick roads make driving treacherous.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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Freezing rain for the New River Valley and Highlands should end this evening, and temperatures will SLOWLY warm overnight.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check-- more options for the elderly as they age--
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Plus, the off-court dilemma of one basketball star-- learning first hand, the importance of organ donation.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good news for some General Electric workers in Salem: Fewer layoffs there than originally planned.
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5-G-E


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=General Electric


A layoff of hourly workers at the Salem G-E plant has been substantially reduced.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Monday;


The drive systems facility's decreased the number of forced layoffs from 167 to 138, because more production employees have volunteered for a temporary layoff through March.
And there is more good news.
Of the 138 reductions that go into affect Monday, 56 will be recalled after just one week.
G-E says it was able to pull in work from schedules later in the year. That leaves a total of 82 indefinite layoffs.
G-E expects to bring those workers back by late June.
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5-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 597-9
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The defense requested a four month delay in the murder trial of Earl Bramlett- Today their wish was granted.
The trial was to begin NEXT month, but Bramblett's attorneys aren't ready to defend a case this complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;


It's an entirely circumstantial case... involving arson and the murder of a family of four.
State and local police spent two years piecing it together.
SUPER=03-Salem/Today; Quick!!!


And the defense needs more time to prepare for the trial.
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SOT 9:30:38
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((EARL BRAMBLETT/CAPITAL MURDER SUSPECT: LAST TIME I WAS IN COURT I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO SAY MUCH, BUT I THINK I GOT ACROSS THE IDEA THAT I WAS ANXIOUS TO GO TO TRIAL. BUT I'M NOT AN IDIOT. I DON'T WANT TO GO TO TRIAL, UNTIL WE'RE READY.))
SUPER=01-Earl Bramblett/Capital Murder Suspect;
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OUT Q=we're ready.
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At the first of the year, Judge Willett ordered a new psychiatric exam for Bramblett, but it hasn't been done yet.
The trial in June could still be moved OUT of the Roanoke Valley.
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5-Nurses-Suit


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 597-10
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Three emergency room nurses who say they were traumatized by a mock hostage situation are suing Memorial Hospital of Martinsville for 30- million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Lawyers filed the lawsuit this afternoon almost a year to the day after the security drill.
The plaintiffs contend they have suffered severe physical and emotional injury as a result of the experience... in which masked men took over the emergency room.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Pete Beller/Plaintiffs' Attorney;
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OUT Q=no fault of their own.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Lawsuit


The hospital promises a vigorous defense, but attorney Paul Thomson declined specific comment until he can review the lawsuit.

5-Jumper


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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An accident at rehearsal for Superbowl half time show.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans/Last Night;


A woman was killed while practicing a bungee jumping stunt.
43 year old Laura Patterson of Sarasota, Florida died of massive head

injuries after striking her head on the Superdome Floor.
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((PAUL TAGLIABUE/NFL COMMISSIONER: MRS. PATTERSON IS A MEMBER OF A PROFESSIONAL 16 MEMBERS BUNGEE JUMPING TEAM.)) 15:06:29 (( MEMBERS OF THE TEAM INCLUDED MRS. PATTERSONS HUSBAND AND SISTER WHO WER ALSO PART OF THE REHEARSAL.))
SUPER=01-Paul Tagliabue/NFL Commissioner; 07
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OUT Q=of the rehearsal."
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The cause of the accident is under investigation- Halftime show producers have eliminated the bungee jumping routine from Sunday's event.
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5-Van-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 596-2
GRAPHIC=Winter-Wx


Freezing rain made driving treacherous in parts of Southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


This van skidded on ice and overturned on Mount Tabor Road in Montgomery County.
No one was seriously hurt.
State police have been busy responding to a number of weather- related accidents throughout the New River Valley.
Many schools sent students home early.
State police urge motorists to use extreme caution, since you may not be able to see ice on the roads.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
A House of Delegates committee kills bill that would allow public schools that function like private ones.
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and it doesn't have a facility of its own...so now the Franklin County Humane Society is footing the bill for putting up more than a hundred animals.
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Anchor=Connie


Fighting cancer, using aspirin to prevent heart attacks-- and new theories on polio vaccines in children.
It's all coming up on health chekc. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Plus Patrick is tuning up with the Brass Ensemble.
ANCHOR=Connie


He'll give us a live preview of tonight's festivities- coming up. cc sponsor

5-XGR


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 597-8
GRAPHIC=Education


Charter schools. The concept is dead for another year in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A bill that kept such schools public, NON-religious, and limited them to two per school system died on a tie vote today in a House committee in Richmond.
That's after the Virginia N-double-A-C-P blasted the bill by Newport News Republican Phil Hamilton as a return to the days of segregation.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT YOU, HOW YOU VOTE, AND I PROMISE YOU WE'LL BE THERE DURING YOUR RE-ELECTION. SO IT'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROMISE AND A THREAT.))
SOT 01:17;24 BEGINNING TAPE TWO
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((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON: THEY HAVE YET TO FIND ANYTHING IN THIS LEGISLATION THAT RAISES THE CONCERNS THAT THE RHETORIC HAS RAISED.))
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP;
SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; :08
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OUT Q=has raised.
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Delegate Tommy Baker of Dublin was the lone Republican to defect.
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SOT TAPE ONE 01:12:59
IN Q=If we

((DEL. TOMMY BAKER: IF WE BEGIN THE CHARTER SCHOOLS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE A LOCAL OPTION, AT SOME POINT, IT HAS TO HAVE A CUMULATIVE ON STATE MONIES GOING TO OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT MAY TAKE AWAY FROM OURS, AND I CONTINUE TO HAVE CONCERNS OVER THE FUNDING.))
SUPER=@Baker;
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OUT Q=the funding.
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For two consecutive years, the same House committee has killed charter schools on the same vote.
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5-Green


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They may have won the custody battle... but the Franklin County Humane Society needs help overcoming the financial burden that comes with yesterday's court ruling.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;


More than one hundred animals were taken away from breeder Valery Green.
But because she's filing for an appeal, the Humane Society can't put the dogs and cats up for adoption.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The organization does NOT have a facility of its own... so the majority of the animals are being kept at local kennels and veterinarian offices.
Officials say it's getting costly.
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SOT 13:50:26
IN Q=Right now

((TAMMY JAVIER/FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: RIGHT NOW ARE ESTIMATED TOTAL OF BILLS IS OVER FIVE THOUSAND. WE ESTIMATE THAT TO BE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 15- 20 THOUSAND BY THE TIME THIS CASE IS OVER. ))
SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Franklin Co. Humane Society;
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OUT Q=is over
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(Hav-e-air) Javier hopes the appeal can be heard sometime next month.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=rail merger


It's looking more and more like the railroads involved in the intense bidding war for Conrail are approaching some kind of three- way agreement.
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SUPER=@File;


Yesterday Conrail and C-S-X agreed to meet with Norfolk Southern to discuss the competing offers for Conrail.
And a published report today says C-S-X is preparing to offer significant rail assets in the Northeast to Norfolk Southern.
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((ETHEL NOELL/NS & CSX SHAREHOLDER: I THINK IF CONRAIL AND CSX ALLOW NORFOLK SOUTHERN SOME OF THAT EASTERN RAIL LINE. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT AS TO HOW MUCH MUCH THE RAIL LINE ACTUALLY DOES BENEFIT.))
SUPER=01-Ethel Noell/NS & CSX Shareholder;
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OUT Q=does benefit.
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The two Virginia railroads are vying for Conrail.
N-S and C-S-X both employ a large number of people in Virginia and West Virginia.
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5-Bomb-Threat


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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A bomb threat forced a Southwest Airlines plane to make an unscheduled landing in Pensacola, Florida.
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SUPER=03-Pensacola, FL;


A Southwest spokesman says a passenger found an note containing a bomb threat and gave it to a flight attendant.
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((FRANK MILLER/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: THE PILOT HAD CALLED AND REQUESTED TO DIVERT TO PENSACOLA. AT THAT TIME WE IMPLEMENTED PROCEDURES TO ROLL THE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO RECEIVE PASSENGERS.))
SUPER=01-Frank Miller/Airport Spokesman;
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OUT Q=to receive passengers."
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Bomb sniffing dogs inspected the airplane and found nothing suspicous.
The 39 passengers and five crew members were en route from New Orleans to Orlando.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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The musical festivities are just about ready to get underway at Roanoke College.
Patrick has a preview for us.
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SUPER=22-Salem;
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-Brass-Ensemble


ANCHOR=Jean
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Roanoke College has assembled an elite group brass musicians and despite the sloppy weather the show will go on.
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave


Patrick Evans joins us from the campus of Roanoke College with the preview of this evening's musical festivities.
Live=Patrick Full/Microwave
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SUPER=01-Ken Wilmot/Giannini Brass
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ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=amo
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Next on NEWS-7 at Five
In tonight's two minute sport's ticker...the Roanoke Express will try to break a three game losing streak by knocking off the Raleigh Icecaps.
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus on Health Check-- the courageous and sad story of Toronto Raptors forward Carlos Rogers and his family.
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The basketball player was ready to give it all up-- if that's what it took to help his sister-- she had been awaiting a kidney transplant.
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IN Q=I love

((I LOVE BASKETBALL BUT THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY SISTER--NOTHING--I MEAN NOTHING.MY FAMILY HAS ALWAYS BEEN NUMBER ONE TO ME.))
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OUT Q=to me.

health bump next

5-Med-Wrap


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-5
GRAPHIC=Health Check Bug


Fighting cancer with a human tissue factor.... using aspirin to prevent heart attacks... and the latest on polio vaccine recommendations.
These are just some of the top medical issues today.
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OUT Q=oral vaccine.

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University of Texas researchers report in the Journal SCIENCE, that human tissue factor-- or TF, when placed inside a tumor, makes blood clots that cut off its blood supply-- in effect giving it a stroke.
In lab mice at least, cancer cells begin to die within 24 hours.
It's not a cure all, but in 40-percent of the test mice, tumors are dead within two weeks.
More research is needed before human testing can begin-- but when and if it reaches that point, TF therapy would probably be used to shrink the tumor, making it safer and easier to remove surgically, or might even allow a smaller dose of chemotherapy.


We know that aspirin can help prevent a second heart attack-- or may help when giving during a heart attack or minor stroke.
Now F-D-A advisors say aspirin might also help people who've had bypass surgery or angioplasty and keep them having an attack also related to stable angina.

The Centers for Disease Control has weighed in on polio vaccinations in children.
Beginning this month, children should get a shot of killed polio virus twice by the age of four months-- followed by two oral doses of weakened live virus between the ages of one and six.
The new regiment will help prevent the rare case of polio that occurs as a result of the oral vaccine.
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5-Dave


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
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The bacon-cheeseburger baron is slowly getting back into the swing of things.
Dave Thomas, the founder of the Wendy's fast food chain, underwent quadruple bypass surgery on December 20th.
Since the operation he's been taking it easy in Florida.

5-Rogers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-3
GRAPHIC=Organ Donation


Another celebrity of sorts-- a professional basketball player-- was ready to put his N-B-A career on hold-- even permanently.
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Toronto Raptors forward Carlos Rogers was first in line to donate a kidney to his sister Rene.
He'd been waiting this week, to see if she would be strong enough for the surgery.
Word from Detroit this hour is that his sister has died.
But there may be a lesson in Rogers' quickness to give up his kidney-- even if it meant ending his career.
The basketball star was the only one of ten siblings with a compatible kidney.
Speaking to reporters before his sister's death-- Rogers explained his families concerns.
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SOT 11:15:53
IN Q=One of

((ONE OF MY OLDER BROTHERS HE MADE A STATEMENT SAYING YOU ARE TAKING A CHANCE WITH YOUR CAREER.MY SISTER IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY CAREER RIGHT NOW BECAUSE ANY MONETARY THINGS CAN BE REPLACED. ONCE MY SISTER IS GONE SHE'S GONE.))
SUPER=01-Carlos Rogers/Toronto Raptors; :
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OUT Q=she's gone.
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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER


Welcome to your weekend everybody, and we begin the Friday two minute ticker with some ice news.
SS=roanoke/raleigh


Tonight at 7:30, the Roanoke Express has a date with the Raleigh Icecaps at the Roundhouse.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Morning;:00


Frank Anzalone's squad will be trying to snap three game losing streak this evening.
They will have to do it without winger Eric Landry who was suspended for three games today by the ECHL for using excessive force.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=high school


And the weather is playing havoc with some high school action tonight.
The Floyd at Glenvar and Martinsville at Fieldale-Collinsville basketball games are postponed as is the Fieldale-Staunton River volleyball match.

S5-VMI


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


Dealing with adversity is nothing new for the folks down at VMI, as evidenced earlier this month when the Keydet basketball team lost a couple of key players to suspensions.
But Roy Stanley says "The Never Say Die" attitude is alive and well on the post.
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SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last December; :00
SUPER=03-Johnson City, TN; :17
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SUPER=03-Lexington; :48
SUPER=01-Maurice Spencer/VMI Point Guard; 1:00
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:28
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((When Keydet head coach Bart Bellairs received the word that Andre Quarles and his leading scorer Brent Conley were suspended for the year by the school this was his reaction. ((BART BELLAIRS/VMI HEAD COACH: )) ((Well, the tears have dried and the sleepless nights are over.
Conley and Quarles will return to school when their suspensions are over and the team has won two of its last three games.)) ((BELLAIRS: )) ((The Keydets continue to run their up tempo game. The only change is Former Martinsville star Maurice Spencer has switched from number two guard to point guard.)) ((MAURICE SPENCER/VMI POINT GUARD: )) ((BELLAIRS: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER


I'll have more sports for your tonight at 6.
Have a safe weekend everybody. take a break

six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
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ANCHOR=Jean


If you find the legal system confusing, you're probably not alone.
double boxes Jean/Keith


But Keith, one area prosecutor wants to change that.
SUPER=@Keith1;


Jean, Carroll County Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Goad has found a new way to take government to the people.
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Goad has launched "The Commonwealth's Attorney's Report," a bi- monthly radio broadcast.
He and his guests spend 15 minutes discussing legal issues, high- profile murder cases and other topics.
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ANCHOR=Keith


The program started last summer and has recently expanded.
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We'll tell you more about it on News-7 at Six. That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Have a nice weekend. ANCHOR=Jean