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Next on News 7-
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Lawyers are back at work in the O-J Simpson civil trial- We'll have a live report.
This is what was confiscated in Rockbridge County- after a nine month investigation.
Plus Elizabeth Taylor is diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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Northwest Winds and chilly weather highlight the forecast for the next few days.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Some 25-percent of kids in this country are overweight.
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Today, ways to change that....exercise-- rather than diet-- may be the key.
That's our topic on Health Check.
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The dust has settled at the Santa Monica Courthouse. But no break for lawyers- They're already preparing for the next step in the O-J Simpson civil trial.
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The jury is off today, but attorneys for Simpson and the plaintiffs are heading into court.
They'll discuss witnesses who will testify in the punitive damages phase.
Dave Fehling is covering the case and joins us from the Santa Monica courthouse. cut to davey
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(( After unanimously finding O. J. Simpson liable in the civil lawsuits bought by the families of murder victims, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Brown, the jury had the day off. But lawyers went to court to decide who will testify in the next phase of the trial. On Thursday arguments begin on the amount of punitive damages to be awarded both families. ((FRED GOLDMAN: THANK GOD FOR SOME JUSTICE FOR RON AND NICOLE. THIS IS ALL WE EVER WANTED. WE HAVE IT.)) The jury awarded Ron Goldman's family 8.5 million dollars in compensatatory damages. For technical legal reasons the Browns did not seek compensatory damages. ((BROWNS or Attorney)) Simpson is likely to appeal the verdict which could reopen the question of his children's custody. The prosection presented evidence in the civil trial...evidence not presented at the criminal trial... evidence that made a difference. ((YOLANDA CRAWFORD/FORMER JUROR: THERE WAS NICOLE'S DIARY THAT WAS ENTERED INTO EVIDENCE THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE PRIVY TO IN THE CRIMINAL TRIAL/YOU HAD PHOTOS OF THE BRUNO MAGLI SHOES THAT PUT OJ IN THOSE SHOES AND IF YOU BELIEVE THOSE PICTURES YOU HAD TO BELIEVE HE WAS AT THE CRIME SCENE.)) The double murder case has divided the nation by race and sex for two and a half years. ))
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5-Rosser


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An eight year old Pittsylvania County murder suspect is no longer in juvenile detention.
Last night, a judge agreed to remove the child from the W-W Moore Juvenile detention home.
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The eight year old boy has been held in the Danville facility since his arrest last month for allegedly killing his stepfather.
Authorities say 55-year old Bernard Rosser died from severe blows to the head.
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The former Franklin County probation officer was discovered inside his Gretna home after he failed to show up for work.
The child's attorney says another hearing is scheduled next month.
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((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY:WE'RE GOING TO TAKE UP SOME ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS AT THAT POINT AND THE MEDIA WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY O BE HEARD ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY'LL BE ALLOWED AT THE TRIAL. ))
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Published reports indicate the eight year old was taken to Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg.
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5-Drug-Bust


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The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force showed off the results of a nine month undercover investigation today.
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Earlier this week, the task force arrested 27 people on drug charges.
They also confiscated cocaine, marijuana and several prescription drugs allegedly stolen from a Lexington nursing home by a worker.
Police Chief Bruce Beard has been with the department for 27 years, this is the biggest single drug roundup he's seen.
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((CHIEF BRUCE BEARD/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPT.; IN A SMALL COMMUNITY LIKE THIS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT DRUG FREE BUT UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S NOT THE CASE, WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT OTHER JURISDICTIONS HAVE. ))
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The Rockbridge task force has made a total of 299 arrests since it formed in 1994.

5-Israel-Chopper


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Pilot error may have caused Israel's worst military air disaster.
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A senior Israeli defense official gives that assessment- saying the pilots had already made several trips to Lebanon yesterday when the crash happened.
The choppers were flying after dark in heavy rain- when they collided killing all 73 people aboard.
The exact cause though may be difficult to figure out.
Neither aircraft carried a black box, and there were no survivors.
Today Israel's cabinet met declaring a national day of mourning.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- one school system is beefing up its background checks when it comes to hiring personnel.
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And Tanglewood Mall lures a trendy coffee house and bookstore...along with a few other additions.
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On Health Check-- it might not seem like the most pleasant of tasks-- but it's an important one.
Keeping your pets teeth clean-- you might even want professional help. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- Ballroom dancing for all ages.
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He's no Fred Astaire, but Patrick will try his best when we come back. cc sponsor

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If you have a checkered past, it's going to be tougher finding employment in the Lynchburg city school system.
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The school board last night agreed to expand its criminal background checks for all prospective employees.
The new system will include a check of the state's sex offender registry, to weed out applicants with that kind of criminal history.
School officials say they haven't had any problems so far, and they intend to keep it that way.
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((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHEN YOU DO SEE INSTANCES OCCUR NATIONALLY AND IN OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND OTHER PLACES, IT MAKES YOU STOP AND PAUSE, AND THINK `COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE'? THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE GONE FORWARD WITH THIS POLICY, TO PUT IN PLACE SOME OF THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE SAFEGUARDS WE CAN.))
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Campbell says expanding the background checks will deter people with criminal records from applying in the first place.
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5-Burns


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The spirit of Thomas Jefferson is invoked almost daily in Virginia's capitol.
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But today, the man who captured that spirit on film for an upcoming PBS special brought down the House... and the Senate.
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((KEN BURNS: LISTEN. HE WAS A FARMER. A VIOLINIST. A WRITER. A SURVEYOR. A SCIENTIST. A LOVER OF FINE WINES. AND A RESTLESS ARCHITECT WHO COULD NEVER QUITE BRING HIMSELF TO FINISH HIS OWN HOUSE. HE WAS A RELUCTANT POLITICIAN WITH A VOICE SO SOFT HE COULD BARELY MAKE HIMSELF HEARD FROM THE PODIUM. YET HE FOUNDED ONE OF AMERICA'S FIRST POLITICAL PARTIES.))
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350-thousand Virginia tax dollars helped underwrite "Thomas Jefferson."
It will air February 18th and 19th on PBS.
Another quarter million state dollars has been spent organizing a nine stop Jefferson driving tour that includes Poplar Forest and Natural Bridge.
Burns' Civil War documentary is credited for bringing millions of extra tourists to Virginia battlefields and historic sites.
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5-Tanglewood


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Tanglewood Mall lands another major retailer... Barnes and Noble.
Mall officials say the book and music superstore will be built
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in the area between J-C Penney and Kroger.
But that's not the only big change in store for the mall.
Carmike Cinemas is tearing down its current theatre, and replacing it with a 10-screen multi-plex.
Both businesses are expected to open in time for the holiday shopping season.
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Ballroom Dancing is still alive and well throughout the world--
And if you're interested in sprucing up your steps, or starting from square one, you won't want to miss Patrick's report.
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5-BALLROOM


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Dancing styles run the gamut from new inventions like the Macaranea to classic steps.
But one style endures like no other.
Ballroom dancing is always in fashion,DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK and today Patrick Evans is visiting a class taught by Roanoke County Parks and Recreation-- designed to get anyone out on the dance floor.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Steve Mason tips off this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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On Health Check-- Heart-Score '97 continues today....
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Our topic-- keeping your kids strong and healthy.
The experts worry all too many are inactive and overweight.
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((CHILDREN TODAY HAVE A NORMAL LIFESTYLE THAT PRACTICALLY EXCLUDES EXERCISE. THEY GET DRIVEN TO DAY CARE OR PRESCHOOL OR SCHOOL, THEY TAKE THE SCHOOL BUS.))
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5-Heart-Score


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The American Heart Association estimates that perhaps a quarter of American children are overweight.
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On today's Heart Score report, doing something about it.
Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of the book "Kids Shapes" says today too many kids eat more than they need for growth and activity.
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((EXERCISE HAS TO FILL THAT GAP . YOU CAN'T ASK CHILDREN NOT TO EAT AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT CHILDREN ON A DIET. YOU HAVE TO SUBSTITUTE EXERCISE. NAT SOUND: TRICEPS, ETC.))
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That's where Recreation Center and after school- gym programs-- are coming in handy to get kids moving.
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((VELONDA THOMPSON/FOUNDER, "FIT KIDS": MY GOAL IS TO MOTIVATE THE KIDS TO CHOSE TO BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE, TO CHOSE TO EAT HEALTHY AND SNACK HEALTHY. NAT SOUND: MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT, HEY! ))
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In addition to steady movement, this program includes nutrition education-- and exercises designed to build self-esteem.
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You probably know how important regular trips to the dentist are to people--
But what about their pets?
February is National Dental Health Month.
And a local animal clinic is reminding pet owners they're not the only ones who need to brush their teeth.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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((LIKE I SAID, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SHE'S EVER HAD THIS DONE, SO I THINK SHE'S DOING REALLY WELL. REALLY WELL. GREAT. ))
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No doubt this five- year- old Chihuahua cross breed doesn't understand the importance of having her teeth brushed.
But proper pet dental care can prevent more extensive health problems beyond plaque build- up and inflamed gums.
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((DR. JESSE WEBSTER/VINTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL: THESE BACTERIA CAN GET INTO THE VASCULAR NETWORK, THE GUMLINE, AND CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS. THEY CAN SETTLE-- THE BACTERIA CAN LOCALIZE IN THE HEART, THE LUNGS, THE KIDNEYS, AND THE LIVER. THEREBY, CAUSING GENERALIZED HEALTH PROBLEMS. ))
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Dr. Webster recommends using a toothpaste flavored especially for pets, and brushing their teeth twice a week.
But how do you get your dog or cat to sit still long enough?
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((ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS YOU DO IS TO JUST TAKE YOUR FINGER AND GENTLY RUB OVER THE TEETH ON THE OUTSIDE ON THE CHEEK. DO THAT FOR JUST A FEW SECONDS EVERY DAY-- 20, 30, A MINUTE OR SO EACH DAY. DO LIKE THAT, GET THEM USED TO THE IDEA OF RUBBING THEIR TEETH. ))
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((WE LIFT THE GUM AND WE JUST DO A LITTLE CIRCULAR MOTION. SO, WHEN SHE GETS TIRED OF IT, YOU JUST QUIT. AND THEN YOU TELL HER WHAT A GOOD LITTLE PATIENT SHE IS. ))
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But when it comes to an extensive dental cleaning-- time to visit the vet.
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((WE'LL FIX HER UP A LITTLE COCKTAIL HERE. ))
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A short- acting, safe anesthesia that doesn't have any strong side effects.
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And after about a 30- minute CAT nap-- this pooch's bite should be as healthy as her bark.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7. ))
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Time now for sports-- where basketball dominates the sporting news this time of year.
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Mike Stevens has college and high school hoops in tonight's Ticker.

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The two minute ticker is full of hoops tonight, including another look at a buzzer beater for the books.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies beat Atlantic 10 rival, George Washington last night 45-to-43 tanks to their Ace in the hole.
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With the game tied at 43 and 2 point 8 seconds to go, the Hokies got the ball to Ace Custis - and listen to his jumper beat the buzzer.
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((ACE CUSTIS/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR:))
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Tech is now 12-and-9.

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The G.W. Danville Eagles have a great shot at repeating as state championship. Steve Mason takes a closer look at this team in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((STEVE MASON:))
((In a week's time, the senior has signed to play football at Virginia Tech and signed off the basketball team. ((TYRONE ROBERTSON:)) In his absence, the Eagles have shown the character of true champions, coming together to win 2 straight against Western District opponents. Teron Mcffaden, has moved inside to fill Robertson's void. ((TERON MCFADDEN:))
This year, the eagles are 15 and 2 and 5 and 1 in the district. Leading the way are the guard/forward tandem of Marquis Cunningham and Charles Stephens.
Cunningham, a Maryland and Duke recruit, is averaging around 16 points a game while Stephens leads the team in scoring at over 20 a contest.
The eagles held powerful E.C. Glass to 49 points last night and to add another state championship trophy to the display case more defensive efforts like that one will be needed. ((MARQUIS CUNNINGHAM:))
1st year coach Chris Carter has hardly been defensive about replacing a legend in Harry Johnson. Carter's 8 man rotation one game at a time philosophy are 2 other keys to a 2nd straight title. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((

5-Taylor


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Actress and AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor is scheduled to undergo brain surgery later this month.
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Doctors say Taylor has a tumor on her left frontal lobe-- They say the tumor is benign.
Taylor-- who turns 65 this month-- will have the tumor removed February 17th, the day after she attends an AIDS fundraiser.
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Coming up at Six, the House of Delegates signs off-- on the top man at the state's most embattled agency.
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Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
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The begrudging approval of DEQ head Tom Hopkins today showed there's a limit to political games.
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((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON: I DON'T THINK IT'S THE VIRGINIA WAY FOR EXECUTIVE AGENCIES TO DECEIVE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES.))
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But when one lawmaker called the Department of Environmental Quality the "Rodney Dangerfield of state agencies," we learned there's NO limit to the rhetoric.
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29 lawmakers chose NOT to vote at all.
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We'll have that plus all the day's news coming up in just one half hour 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.
ANCHOR=Jean

See you later, Goodnight