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Next on News 7 at Five-
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The jury's reached a verdict in the punitive stage of the O-J Simpson case.
A 34 year old man accused of killing his wife is in court today in Chatham.
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A picture postcard kind of day, with snow flurries leaving now, Tuesday will be chilly despite a little more sun. Details coming up.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- the debate from a North Carolina courtroom today-- over proposed federal rules to regulate cigarettes as a drug.
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Also today-- area chiefs of police get a briefing on the medicinal use of marijuana issue-- now being argued in Virginia.
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The jury's reached a verdict on how much O-J Simpson should pay in punitive damages.
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5-Simpson


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It was just a few moments ago that jurors read the verdict in court.
O-J Simpson will have to pay 12 and a half million dollars apiece as punishment for the slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Jennifer Sabih is live in Santa Monica. CUT TO JENNY
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A Pittsylvania County man accused of killing his wife over the weekend appeared in court today.
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34-year old Timothy Wayne Abbott was arraigned this morning in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court.
He says he plans to hire his own attorney.
Abbott was arrested Saturday night for allegedly shooting his wife outside their home in the Keeling community.
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Sheriff's officials say 31-year old Melissa Faye Holland Abbott was shot in the chest.
Authorities say they do NOT have a motive.
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5-hENRY-INDUSTRY


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The president of an Ohio based embroidery company says representatives from his firm are heading to Martinsville.
The reason? A news conference Wednesday, apparently regarding a major job announcement.
Published reports last week linked the "5-B's Embroidery Company" of Zanesville Ohio, to the location of a major plant in the Martinsville- Henry County area.
The report said as many as 500 new jobs could be created.
Henry County economic development leaders would not comment.

5-I-73


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Frustrations abound for supporters of a new Interstate 73.
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Southside and southwest Virginia lawmakers got briefed today on the obstacles.
Senator John Warner says he can't guarantee so-called (ice tea) ISTEA federal funds will be available.
If they are, then THEY have to compete with other projects in Virginia.
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One of those competing needs is upgrading Interstate 81.
Business owners say it means the state will have to find a new source of funds for I-73.
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Just building the stretch of I-73 from Roanoke south to the state line is estimated to cost up to 800 million dollars.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- what's next for the Third Congressional District-- since a federal court struck it down?
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And he made a run for the Republican presidential nomination, but fell short-- today Steve Forbes is still talking taxes.
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On Health Check-- caring for cancer patients.
A new program at Lewis Gale begins this week, designed to help friends and caregivers. 2-SHOT
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Plus Mike Stevens is in Daytona--
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He'll join us live from the track for tonight's Two Minute Ticker--Stick around. cc sponsor

5-Third-District


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Attorney General Jim Gilmore has yet to decide if Virginia should appeal the decision to strike down its only black majority congressional district.
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Gilmore sat with third district Congressman Bobby Scott today as the state's Congressional delegation lunched with the Governor.
Governor George Allen says a lot of thought still needs to go into whether Virginia should just give up and re-draw its districts.
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5-VA-Jobless


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The weather caused a slight rise in the Commonwealth's jobless rate in December, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
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Statewide, unemployment increased to just under four-percent, one percentage point above the November rate.
Lynchburg's also rose a little, to just under three and a half percent.
Roanoke's jobless rate went DOWN a percentage point, to two and a half percent.
Among individual cities and counties, Dickenson County had the highest unemployment, pushing 17 percent.
Lexington and Roanoke County were among the lowest, roughly in the two-percent range.
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5-Forbes


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Steve Forbes says the United States is entering an "era of opportunity" made possible by great advancements in technology.
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The former presidential candidate made his remarks in Lynchburg today, where he addressed a large crowd of Liberty University students.
Forbes says excessive regulations, high taxes and a poor educational system are making it harder for Americans to be productive.
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A champion of the "flat tax", Forbes still wants to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service.
He's NOT ruling out another run for political office in the future.
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The wok may not be an American invention, but it caught on quickly as a major cooking utensil.
Today Patrick is whipping up a healthy dinner.
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5-COOKING


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Cooking in a Wok can be both delicious AND nutritious, not to mention quick and easy to prepare. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has more expert advice from the folks at Lewis-Gale about how to prepare heart healthy meals in minutes.
Patrick, what's for dinner?
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike Stevens joins us live from Daytona Beach Florida--
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Coming up on Health Check-- the legal battle underway over regulating tobacco as a drug.
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Plus-- The considerations in Virginia, over the use of marijuana for medical reasons.
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5-Tobacco-Suit


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Topping tonight's Health Check.... the issue of teen smoking.
Tobacco companies want the Food and Drug Administration to "butt out" when it comes to regulating nicotine products.
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A few months ago, the FDA proposed a set of new rules designed to make it tougher for kids to get their hands on cigarettes.
Those laws are scheduled to go into effect in 18- days.
That is... unless the tobacco companies can block the regulations through a lawsuit.
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This morning both sides argued their positions in a North Carolina courtroom.
Lawyers for the tobacco companies say the FDA was never given the authority to regulate tobacco.
Attorneys representing the government say the F-D-A was given that right by Congress.
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5-Medical-Marijuana


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Meantime a bill to overturn the Virginia law that legalized medical marijuana is stalled in senate committee.
As lawmakers debate, police chiefs from across the state were briefed by the D-E-A today.
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Greg Williams said the DEA will continue enforcing federal drug laws.
He said the legalization of marijuana is unnecessary, because the ingredient that helps AIDS and cancer patients is already available in prescription form.
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Williams says future D-E-A investigations will focus on growers and practicioners who are selling and prescribing medical marijuana for profit.
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5-Cockroach-Cure


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Some allergy sufferers are pretty desperate for relief....
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But could you handle the "cockroach cure"?
Researchers at a Brazilian laboratory take cockroaches and grind them up into an anti-allergy vaccine.
They say cockroaches are a big part of the household dust that causes allergic reactions.
The vaccine helps people build resistance.
One man with severe allergies says it works, and he doesn't care what's in it.
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5-Cancer-Care


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When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it's difficult to know what to say or do.
While the medical focus is on the patient-- friends and family members are often left wondering how to help.
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Starting tomorrow, Columbia Lewis-Gale Oncology Center will sponsor a free lecture series for the caregiver-- called "Expressions of Love."
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((MOST CANCER PATIENTS, THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF SUPPORT ARE FROM THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES, AND WITHOUT THE SUPPORT, THE CANCER PATIENT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE THAT MUCH OF A NETWORK))
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The twice-monthly lectures will cover topics ranging from cancer detection, to nutrition and visitation tips.
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The lectures are held every other Tuesday evening, from 7-to-8, at the Columbia Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
For more information or reservations, call the Center at 776-4863.
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S5-DAYTONA


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Everytime Mike Stevens leaves town on a racing trip, we get snow in ROanoke-- but this time the bad weather followed him as well.
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Mike Stevens is in Daytona-- Mike, don't tell me it snowed down in Florida?
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5-Kicker


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She is the star attraction at the zoo in Sydney Australia-
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And it's no wonder.
This one month old sea lion pup made her public debut today.
She is the first sea lion born at the Taronga zoo.
The un-named pup seemed reluctant at first but then made her way to the water beside mom, Kasha.
Zoo officials waited until now to show the pup because they wanted to make sure she could swim.
The pup will soon have company- another Australian sea lion at the zoo is now pregnant.
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Six-Preview


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If you're like most of us, you grew up listening to voices out of thin air.
We weren't crazy -- we were just tuning in our favorite radio deejays.
This week, in a special series of reports, Ted Stone reveals where are some of those Voices From The Past.
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((It's a strange job. They sit alone in a small room, playing music they don't always like, talking to people they can't see, never really knowing who's listening.
And yet, the ones who do the job well may remain on the air in our minds forever.
This week on News 7, we'll visit with some of the disc jockeys who did the job well enough to change the sound of radio in our region.
They include one of the first female deejays in Roanoke, and a couple of classic oldies who are finding new fans among the children of their original listeners.
We'll even hear from the deejay who first brought rock and roll to the airwaves in Roanoke more than 40 years ago. ((MALE VOICE: PEOPLE STARTED CALLING, THE MAIL STARTED COMING IN LIKE CRAZY.))
That was before it was even called "rock 'n' roll."
Jean, our Voices From The Past series will air on News 7 at Six and Eleven. And tonight, in our first report, we're off to see the Wizard.))
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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. Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean