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Straight ahead on News 7-
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The O.J. Simpson jury must start over. We'll have a live report.
Disturbing video released of military hazing.
Plus an attorney general candidate responds to that embarrassing videotape released earlier this month.
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Wx-Heads
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Temperatures will run way above normal this weekend. The details just ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- why some doctors aren't using a lifesaving drug on stroke patients.
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Plus, preventing the permanent blindness caused by glaucoma....
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It's back to square one for the jury in the O.J. Simpson case.
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The judge dismissed one juror today- the only African American on the case- and ordered the jury to start over with deliberations.
Jennifer Sabih is covering the case. She joins us with the latest from Santa Monica. CUT TO JENNY
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(( The lawyers were summoned to judge hiroshi fujisaki's chambers first thing in the morning. After almost 90-minutes behind closed doors, the parties emerged and the jury was summoned for a brief open court session. Judge Fujisaki told them simply, "ladies and gentlemen of the jury, a juror has been excused for legal cause." The juror, 64-year old Rose Caraway, was replaced by an asian man in his 30's who has said he has no opinion on O.J. Simpson's guilt or innocence. Courtroom observers say the jury had little reaction to the news. BILL DE-HAVEN/COURTROOM OBSERVER: THEY SEEMED UPBEAT, NOT REAL UPSET. Sources say Caraway was dismissed for failaing to tell the court during jury selection that her daughter works for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office which prosecuted O.J. Simpson for murder two years ago. Now, joined by an alternate who had not been privy to the past several days of deliberations, the judge ordered the new panel to start from scratch, which means the deliberations will certainly go well into next week. ))
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5-Emma-Davis


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Six months after she shot her daughter during an argument, a Lynchburg woman was given a six-month jail term for the crime.
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41-year old Emma Jean Davis was convicted of the lesser offense of unlawful wounding for shooting her daughter four times last July.
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The jury decided Davis acted in the heat of passion after arguing with 26- year old Tara Kim in their Augusta Street home.
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((JOSEPH SANZONE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK IT'S A TOUGH CASE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH BECAUSE AT THE VERY BEGINNING, YOU DEAL WITH A PROVOCATION THAT CAME FROM THEIR VICTIM, AND IF THERE WASN'T A PROVOCATION, THERE PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A CRIME.)) ((KIM WHITE/PROSECUTOR: I THINK THAT THOSE OF US WHO ARE IN THE COURTROOM EVERY DAY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT HEAT OF PASSION, AND IT'S DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO DETERMINE WHAT THAT IS.))
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Davis will be formally sentenced in March.
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5-Gil-Davis


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Republican attorney general candidate Gil Davis summoned reporters to a high security news conference today to make his case publicly about an embarrassing videotape.
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Davis appeared in Richmond, 90 minutes after a Patrick County judge released him from his role as attorney for Ramona Hines.
He then offered his interpretation of the two year old videotape Hines made public earlier this month.
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Davis says Hines is lying by implying the tape shows him saying HE wanted her to pose nude for Playboy magazine.
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((GIL DAVIS/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: I RESPONDED TO WHAT SHE HAD TOLD ME SEVERAL TIMES. WHICH IS THAT SHE WANTED TO TAKE HER CLOTHES OFF AND POSE FOR PLAYBOY MAGAZINE. I EVEN TRIED TO END THE SUBJECT AS A TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION BY TELLING HER TO LEAVE IT IN MY HANDS. THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION WAS UNFORTAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT TO MAKE IT APPEAR THAT I WANTED HER TO POSE FOR PLAYBOY.))
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Davis then challenged his three Republican opponents to sign a clean campaign pledge.
Davis is Paula Jones' attorney in her lawsuit against President Clinton.
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Four Ferrum College football players are accused of assault and battery, after a brawl with one of their teammates.
But according to court documents, one of the accused players says the alleged victim threw the first punch.
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The incident happened last week during a pick-up basketball game at the school's fitness center.
A Ferrum spokesman says a judicial committee has reviewed the case.
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((MATT CONN/FERRUM COLLEGE SPOKESMAN: THE PEOPLE THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE SITUATION HAVE BEEN DISCIPLINED APPROPRIATELY BUT WE ARE NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS WHICH PUNISHMENTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AGAINST WHICH STUDENTS. ))
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Al Anderson, Michael Bryant, David Cooper and leading rusher Maurice Clark will be tried February 19th for the alleged beating of Wesley Mattera.
Mattera, however, will be arraigned next week because Clark filed battery charges against HIM.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--hazing in the military-- amateur video proves it's
actually happening---but the Clinton administration says it won't tolerate it.
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And the F-B-I safely detonates a mail bomb in California... the sender unknown.
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Plus on Health Check, scientists are offering more evidence that people with low levels of a certain hormone may be prone to obesity. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Patrick has a look at the production: "A Raisin in the Sun"
ANCHOR=Connie


His report, and the Two Minute Ticker when we come back. cc sponsor

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The F-B-I reports it was a mail bomb found last night outside the Bureau's San Diego office.
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Haz mat crews set off the bomb in three blasts late last night- after evacuating the building.
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((THEY WERE PIPES THAT WERE WRAPPED TOGETHER WITH BATTERIES AND SOME KIND OF SWITCHING DEVICE.))
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An F-B-I official says the package contained two pipe bombs-- but there's no information on who sent them, or where they came from.
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5-Military-Hazing


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Some disturbing video is released showing military hazing at Camp LeJeune North, Carolina.
We warn you this video is graphic-
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It shows marines beating flight pins into the bare chests of young paratroopers-
The video is from 1991-
Today, Defense Secretary William Cohen said this abuse has no place in the military.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: I MUST SAY I AM DISTURBED AND DISGUSTED BY THE TREATMENT OF YOUNG MARINES AND THE HAZING INCIDENTS.))
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Cohen has asked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to conduct a thorough investigation of the incidents.
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5-RAIL-MERGER


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Officials from Conrail, C-S-X and Norfolk Southern have agreed mum's the word about today's meeting in Washington, D-C.
They met to discuss the future of Conrail and agreed not to comment on the outcome.
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Conrail and C-S-X want to combine, but the proposal has been resisted by Norfolk Southern.
N-S has offered more for Conrail but the three companies have been unable to hammer out the details.
The two Virginia railroads want to acquire Conrail because of its stronghold in the Northeast.
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The latest production at Mill Mountain Theater comes just in time for Black History Month-- and Patrick brings us a preview.
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Mill Mountain Theater is hosting an American Classic just in time for Valentine's Day.
Patrick Evans looks behind the scene of "A Raisin in the Sun" as he chats with the director of this new production.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker--Buffalo Bills long-time quarterback Jim Kelly retires from the N-F-L
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check--
Scientific headway today on understanding glaucoma.
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Left untreated, glaucoma can case blindness-- but it doesn't have to, if caught early, the disease can be controlled.
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5-Stroke


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Strokes can be cured-- since the approval last June of the drug T-P-A.
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The drug dissolves blood clots in the brains of patients suffering the most common type of stroke-- PROVIDED it's given within just three hours of the onset of a stroke.
But fewer than ten-percent of eligible patients are now getting the drug-- partly because many neurologists are afraid to use it.
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((DR. PATRICK LYDEN/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA: THIS IS A DANGEROUS DRUG, IF YOU DON'T USE THIS DRUG CORRECTLY YOU CAN CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD. SO I THINK DOCTORS HAVE WANTED TO GET THE HANG OF IT SO TO SPEAK. ))
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Which is why the A-M-A has launched a campaign to increase the use of T-P-A.
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((ZACH HALL/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: WE ARE CHANGING FROM A PASSIVE STANCE TO AN ACTIVE AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT FOR STROKE.))
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To do that, the A-M-A says paramedics, hospital emergency rooms and neurologists must begin to treat strokes aggressively, the way they treat heart attacks.
If you suspect someone is suffering a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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(( THE FIVE WARNING SIGNS FOR STROKE ARE: SUDDEN LOSS OF VISION, SUDDEN NUMBNESS ON ONE SIDE, SUDDEN WEAKNESS ON ONE SIDE, SUDDEN LOSS OF SPEECH, AND SUDDEN LOSS OF BALANCE. ))
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Within a year and a half, most hospitals are expected to have their emergency stroke systems in place.
Once TPA use is widespread, at least 30-percent of the half-million stroke victims every year could walk away...without suffering any permanent damage.

5-Diabetes


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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that offers many
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Type Two diabetics the possibility of reducing -- or even stopping -- their insulin shots.
Rezulin is the first medicine to attack the underlying cause of the most common form of diabetes.
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5-Obesity


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New evidence that people with low levels of the hormone leptin may be prone to obesity.
Scientists reporting in the journal "Nature medicine" found that people who gained an average of 50 pounds
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over three years started out with lower leptin levels than did people who didn't gain any weight.
The study adds hope that one day doctors can use leptin to help people slim down.
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5-Glaucoma


ANCHOR=Connie
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Hope for millions of people who may go blind from glaucoma.
Iowa researchers have found a gene that can help in the early detection of a form of glaucoma found in people under age 20.
The gene discovery may lead to better treatments for all glaucoma patients.
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Left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness-- so slowly and painlessly, that you don't even notice it until your vision is gone.
Your eye is actually a hollow structure, filled with fluid. For some unknown reason, people with glaucoma have too much fluid, and the pressure from the fluid pinches the optic nerve in the back of the eye...over time, permanently damages it.
Risk factors for glaucoma include age-- though most people don't develop glaucoma until after age 60-- but some can develop it as early as 40.
Another risk factor is race.
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((DR. MICHAEL MILLER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE AT A HIGHER RISK, ALMOST A DOUBLE RISK OF DEVELOPING GLAUCOMA. ))
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And if someone in your family has glaucoma you are at a higher risk as well.
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((OTHER MORE MINOR RISK FACTORS INCLUDE DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND MYOPIA, OR NEARSIGHTEDNESS AS A RISK FACTOR. ))
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Screening for glaucoma should be part of any routine eye exam for people over the age of 40.
The National Eye Institute says about 100-thousand Americans today are blind from glaucoma.
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2-SHOT-TOSS
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Let's turn now to sports-- where Bill Parcells calls it quits with the Patriots...
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has that report- along with ANOTHER change in the National Football League.

S5-Football


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Welcome everybody to the start of the weekend,and the Friday ticker.
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What an emotional day it has been in Buffalo. This morning quarterback Jim Kelly announced his retirement from the NFL after spending 11 seasons with the Bills.
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While that announcement was taking place, Bill Parcells was telling the Patriots he will not coach them next season.
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S5-Virginia


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After taking out the University of Richmond last night at University Hall, the Virginia Cavaliers swing back into the ACC action tomorrow afternoon against Florida State.
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pinnacle page at --
Virginia beat the Seminoles back on January 8th in Tallahassee, but the Noles are coming off a big upset of Maryland earlier this week.
You can catch the game right here on your hometown station tomorrow at Noon.
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Also tomorrow, Tech hosts Daytona at Noon, Roanoke entertains Hampden-Sydney at two, and Liberty battles Radford at the Vines Center.
I'll See you later tonight with high school hoops on the late news!
Have a safe weekend. go to break

5-Kicker


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It was 20-years ago "Star Wars" first appeared on the silver screen.
Tonight the movie returns...with a few changes...
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Fans were outside Mann's Theater in Hollywood, California before dawn waiting to buy tickets.
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Filmmaker George Lucas added back scenes that had to be cut or that couldn't be done because of lack of technology, time or money.
The film trilogy-- "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" explored the conflict between good and evil.. technology and humanity.
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"The Empire Strikes Back" will be released February 21st and "Return of the Jedi" returns to the screen in March.

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A drug runner for the Cali Cartel in Columbia.
Though he was also a convicted killer, Javier Cruz lived in our midst for almost five years.
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Keith Humphry has the story of Javier Cruz.
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an informant for the government
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while living in the Clearbrook area, running his wife's nightclub on 419.
Cruz pled guilty in federal court in 1995, but he has yet to be sentenced.
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The case remains sealed by court-order.
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On NEWS 7 at SIX, Jean we'll hear from the mother of a murder victim who's says she's tired of waiting.
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=Connie