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NEWS-7 AT FIVE IS NEXT--
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The Parents' Rights Amendment is narrowly defeated in the State Senate--
President Clinton says you can balance the budget and save the schools at the same time.
And the O-J Simpson trial is history--as the jury awaits instructions.
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Cold and Blustery tonight-- and snow looks like a good bet for Thursday.
All the details ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Hardening of the arteries is not just a malady of the aging.
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The latest study find evidence that even teens may need to hold the fries-- as prevention can't wait till adulthood.
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It's down to the jury instructions in the O.J. Simpson civil case--
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5-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
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Good evening, this is News 7 at FIVE, I'm Connie Stevens.
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Closing arguments ended this afternoon, with a plaintiff's lawyer ridiculing defense claims that evidence in the case was contaminated.
The jury is set to receive instructions in the case-- after returning from a lunch recess.
Before the trial resumed today, there was an unexplained two-hour delay, and two jurors were taken to a separate, empty courtroom.
Neither was dismissed.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The Associated Press has found one explanation-- a source says some jurors were contacted by a so-called "agent" offering to represent them after the trial, for medial deals.
According to the source, the jurors brought the matter to the judge's attention.

5-XGR


ANCHOR=Connie
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The parents' rights amendment to the Virginia Constitution has been defeated in the state Senate.
The controversial measure went down on a 21 to 19 vote this afternoon.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Does this mean this legislation is dead for the year?
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Probably Connie.
Because this is one of those issues that stirs such heated rhetoric
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and such inflammatory campaign ads in the fall, that seldom do politicians reverse themselves on one.
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((SEN. CHARLES WADDELL: TO APPROVE THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IS A DANGEROUS AND EVEN RECKLESS ACTION BY THIS BODY.))
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That's the Democratic line.
Establishing the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children would mean chaos in schools, immunization programs, libraries, counseling centers, and child abuse investigations around Virginia.
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: WHERE IS THE CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AMENDMENT? WHERE IS THE AMENDMENT THAT SAYS CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED FROM CRUEL AND ABUSING PARENTS?))
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((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: WE'VE HEARD HERE TODAY THAT THE PASSAGE OF THIS AMENDMENT WOULD UNLEASH THE PARENTS OF VIRGINIA TO COMMIT ALL TYPES OF PHYSICAL ABUSE ON THEIR CHILDREN. ALMOST AS IF THEY'RE LYING IN WAIT.))
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So now there's a promise from 1993's Republican candidate for lieutenant governor .. who unveiled a poll showing the amendment --
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((MIKE FARRIS/HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOC.: HAS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT IN VIRGINIA. AND I THINK WILL HAVE TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE 1997 ELECTIONS IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOESN'T SEE FIT TO PASS IT IN BOTH HOUSES.))
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Roscoe Reynolds has made his mark on the Virginia State Senate -- and in this case it's as a Democrat.
Reynolds had been saying he'd vote FOR the amendment because that's what his predecessor Virgil Goode would have done.
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But unlike Goode, Reynolds stuck with his party today... and a moderate Republican crossed over, defeating the amendment.

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President Clinton says he's submitting a balanced budget that beefs up funding for education.
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Clinton says he wants to increase Pell Grant funding from 27-huyndred dollars to three-thousand dollars per student, per year.
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And he wants to make student loans easier to get and to pay back.
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((ALTOGETHER THESE PROPOSALS WILL MOVE US MUCH CLOSER TO OUR CLEAR NATIONAL GOAL, AN AMERICA WHERE EVERY EIGHT YEAR OLD CAN READ, WHERE EVERY 12 YEAR OLD CAN LOG ONTO THE INTERNET. WHERE EVERY 18 YEAR OLD CAN GO TO COLLEGE, WHERE ALL AMERICANS WILL HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE THEY NEED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY. I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS BUDGET ))
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Clinton rejects what he calls "false choices" between cutting the deficit, and helping schools.
Also at today's news conference-- another Clinton call for bipartisan campaign finance reform.
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5-leftwich


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The defense rested in the retrial of Steven Leftwich this afternooon.
He's charged with assaulting four police officers a year ago...today the case boiled down to his word against theirs.
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Eric Earnhart is at Roanoke Circuit Court-- Eric where does the case stand?
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a huge donation to two colleges from a former politician--
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And a little later on-- the nation remembers the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger....11 years ago today-- it exploded soon after liftoff.
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On Health Check, one toy-maker is trying to score a hit with parents, as well as kids-- with a new line of "germ fighting" toys.
All this and the Two Minute Ticker, when NEWS-7 AT FIVE returns. cc sponsor

5-Goodlatte


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Congressman Bob Goodlatte says Newt Gingrich was wrong to violate House ethics rules--
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But the Sixth District representative says the house speaker was also the victim of too many "frivolous" charges.
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Goodlatte was in Roanoke today, speaking to Northside Middle School students about how government works.
While he hopes the historic case sets a new standard for filing ethics charges, he says Gingrich's violations warranted punishment.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I THINK THEY WERE SERIOUS FROM THE STANDPOINT THAT THEY CAUSED A GOOD DEAL OF DISRUPTION, AND COST THE COMMITTEES A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE STATEMENTS HE'D MADE WERE ACCURATE OR NOT, AND AS A RESULT, I THINK THE PUNISHMENT OF HAVING TO PAY SOME MONEY BACK IS APPROPRIATE. ))
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Meanwhile, Goodlatte says he is optimistic that Congress is getting closer to making strides in balancing the budget and reforming Medicare.
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5-Schewel


ANCHOR=Connie
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Elliot Schewel and his wife Rosell (Roe-ZELL) have made a two- million dollar gift to Lynchburg College and Randolph Macon Woman's College.
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Elliot Schewel represented Lynchburg in the state senate for 20- years. He served on the Randolph Macon Board of Trustees for fifteen.
Rosel Schewel earned graduate degrees from Lynchburg College, worked as an associate professor there, and now serves on the school's Board of Trustees.
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The Schewels say they feel privileged to support two colleges that have meant so much to them and to the Lynchburg community.

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If you don't know the difference between a Chablis and a Chardonnay-- or even what kind of food goes best with a bottle of wine--
Patrick has found one group that may be able to help you out.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-WINE-TASTING


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How do you choose a wine to go with your meal?
You might be left wondering what all the guests would like-- you may not even know what YOU like. DOUBLE BOX Connie/PATRICK
Patrick Evans introduces us to the Roanoke Valley Wine Society, a group of wine enthusiasts that wants to help answer those questions.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

Forecasts
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Still to come-- is former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka returning to the sidelines...Mike Stevens has the latest in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Plus on Health Check--
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Dr. Deepak Chopra on finding true love-- as one key to total health and happiness.
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((IF YOU WANT LOVE IN YOUR LIFE, YOU MUST BEGIN BY LOVING YOURSELF. YOUR REAL SELF, NOT YOUR SOCIAL MASK, NOT YOUR EGO WHICH IS LIVING IN FEAR AND NEED FOR APPROVAL. ))
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health bump next

5-Teen-Cardiac


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We tend to think of hardening of the arteries as an old person's disease.
But a new study from the National Institutes of Health finds the seeds of athero-sclerosis are really sewn in childhood.
In the first study of it's kind, the researchers examined the autopsy results of 15-hundred young adults, all who died from accidents, homicides or suicide.
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They found that the earliest signs of athero-sclerosis appear by age 15.
Those who have low levels of H-D-L-- what we call the good cholesterol, and high levels of l-d-l-- the so-called bad cholesterol plus those who smoked-- already showed signs of cardiovascular disease.
So the bottom line here is that prevention can't wait until you're an adult-- and really should start in childhood.
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5-Doctor-Doll


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Doctors in England have a new training tool that's more like something you would find at NASA then in a teaching hospital.
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It's a life-size teaching doll that students can operate on.
What makes it special is that it's computer controlled, functioning like a flight simulator.
The doll can be male or female, young or old and even pregnant.
It also breathes, bleeds and even has a pulse.
Doctors are excited by the new system because it lets them train students in hundreds of different medical scenarios.
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((MOST PEOPLE WILL COME ACROSS A SITUATION ONCE OR TWICE IN THEIR LIFETIME. AND WHEN THAT SITUATION OCCURS WE MUST BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT AND HANDLE IT CORRECTLY THE FIRST TIME. THE SIMULATOR ENABLES US TO TRAIN PEOPLE FOR SUCH REAL EVENTS.))
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5-Germ-Toys


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Help is on the way for parents worried about their children getting sick from toys.
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Hasbro's Playskool division has unveiled a line of antibacterial toys. The bacteria busting toys are treated with a process called Microban-- which bonds tiny germ-killing pellets to plastic or fiber.
Micro-ban is said to stop mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria like E-Coli, staph, and strep from growing.
Still, at least one doctor questions the need for toys that kill germs.
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5-Chopra


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Dr. Deepak Chopra, the guru of alternative medicine-- has written a number of best-sellers, and is also one of the most popular motivational speakers in this country.
Now he's turned his attention to love:
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His new book is "The Path to Love"-- focusing on finding meaningful and complete relationships.
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((DR. DEEPAK CHOPRA/AUTHOR, "THE PATH TO LOVE": IF WE RECOGNIZE WE'RE ALL SINNERS AND SAINTS AT THE SAME TIME, ALL DIVINE AND DIABOLICAL, WE'RE ALL SACRED AND PROFANE, THEN WE WON'T BE SO JUDGMENTAL OF OTHERS. IT'S THIS SELF-RIGHTEOUS MORALITY THAT IS SO DAMAGING TO OUR PSYCHE AND WOUNDING TO OUR SOUL. THE MOST ATTRACTIVE THING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY ATTRACTIVE IS THAT THEY ARE NATURAL, THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR AMBIGUITY. THEY RECOGNIZE IT'S OK TO HAVE WEAK POINTS AND STRONG POINTS, AND TO HAVE WEAK POINTS IS NOT TO BE FLAWED, BUT TO BE COMPLETE. ))
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Before his focus on self-healing-- Dr. Chopra was the chief- of-staff at a hospital.
He found his patients needed the tools to motivate themselves into quitting smoking and losing weight...that's what he's trying now to provide. 2-SHOT-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Let's turn now to sports--where one of Nascar's big names is suffering from Leukemia-- here's Mike Stevens.

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Welcome everybody to the two minute sports ticker on chilly Tuesday evening.
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We begin tonight with a story that is no doubt sending a few chills through the NASCAR community tonight.
Rick Hendrick, the multi-millionaire Winston Cup car owner
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is suffering from a life-threatening form of Leukemia.
His condition was revealed in a court document at his money laundering trial in Asheville, North Carolina.
Hendrick's attorneys are asking the trial be moved to Charlotte where he is undergoing treatment for the disease.
Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte have won the last two Winston Cup stock car championships.
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S5-Ditka


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The New Orleans officially welcomed Mike Ditka to the Crescent City this afternoon, naming him the franchise's latest head coach.
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ditka averaged ten wins a season while he was the head coach of the Bears from 1982 to 1992, and you get the feeling he isn't coming to the Saints to be mediocre.
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Virginia Tech faces one of those big challenges this evening as the Hokies roll into Winston-Salem to tangle with the second ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons and all-american Tim Duncan.
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Also, tonight the Virginia Cavaliers are at home at University Hall hosting N.C. State.
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That game tips-off tonight at nine o'clock and you can watch it all right here on Your Hometown station.
Again, this one gets started at nine.
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Also, tonight the Radford Highlanders continue Big South play at home against Charleston Southern at 7.
I'll be back here at six, have a nice night everybody. take a break

5-kicker


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Another somber anniversary is being remembered.
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It was eleven years ago today that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73-seconds after lift-off.
Six astronauts and high school teacher Christa McAuliffe all died in the explosion.
To blame-- a pressure drop in a booster which could have been caused by a leak.
President Reagan was scheduled to make his State of the Union address that evening but cancelled it-- saying it was a day for the nation to mourn.
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A Botetourt County high school senior is turning heads across the region because of her athletic accomplishments.
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Keith Humphry tells us about Heather Cash... a young woman who's excelling in a male- dominated sport.
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That's right Connie.
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Heather Cash in on the WRESTLING team at James River High School.
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In fact she's the STARTER in her weight class.
Her record isn't exactly stellar... but she's sticking with it.
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((HEATHER CASH/HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER: I WISH I WOULD HAVE DONE IT FROM MY FRESHMAN YEAR, BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT BETTER. ))
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We'll hear more about her story... coming up
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in a about a half hour on News- 7 at six. That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Goodnight. ANCHOR=Connie