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Next on News 7-
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A tank explodes killing a man in Campbell County.
Trouble with a different tank in Danville- this one catches fire.
Plus the latest on the attempt to save this bridge in Botetourt County.
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Wx-Heads
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It won't be a record tomorrow but who cares. Readings will top out near 70 with partly sunny skies.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- some interesting new theories on Alzheimer's Disease--
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Plus, for smokers-- you may soon have to get your I-D out, if you're in line to buy cigarettes.
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((THE END OF THE TANK THAT THEY WERE CUTTING ON BLEW OUT AND THERE WAS A FLASH.))
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An explosion at a Campbell County business kills one man and severely injures a co- worker.
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5-Explosion


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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It happened around 9:30 this morning at W-E-L Incorporated, an environmental contractor in Concord.
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Two workers were preparing to take apart an old gasoline storage tank in an open field outside the company's main building.
Police say the heat from a propane torch used to cut the tank may have ignited gasoline residue or fumes inside the tank.
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((SGT. GERALD WILLIAMSON/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME RESIDUE LEFT INSIDE OF THE TANK AND THE TANK EXPLODED, INJURING BOTH EMPLOYEES, ONE FATALLY AND THE OTHER VERY SERIOUSLY.))
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25-year old James Earl Garrett of Madison Heights was killed in the blast.
His co-worker, 33-year old Jeffrey T. Falls Senior of Lynchburg was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he's still in surgery.
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5-Tank-Fire


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A similar situation in Danville for a construction crew tearing down an oil storage tank this afternoon.
The men were apparently using a cutting torch to dismantle the tank when it caught fire.
The tanks were housed behind the former Minter Oil company on Fitzgerald street.
The blaze was put out quickly--no one was hurt.
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5-Fire


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In Botetourt County, fire destroyed a home and left firefighters exhausted this afternoon.
The flames were shooting through the roof when fire trucks got to the house on Rainbow Forest Road.
Neighbors told firefighters there was a chance some children were inside, but after a long search, they did NOT find anyone.
The search, and intense heat took it's toll on firefighters... the lieutenant in charge says the all-volunteer force was shorthanded.
At least two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.
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5-Brooks


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The Roanoke County man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend ten days ago
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made his first court appearance today.
Thirty-two year old Ronnie Lee Brooks is charged with first- degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder.
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County police say Brooks shot and killed his 26-year old former girlfriend. Liza Sizemore had stopped by the house to pick up her things when the shooting occurred.
He then shot himself in the head.
Brooks is also charged in two earlier incidents: cursing his mother and threatening his brother-in-law over the phone.
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5-Medical-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Jean
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The rights of the dying won out over the war on drugs today in Richmond.
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Both the House and Senate turned back attempts to repeal a 1979 law that makes marijuana legal for the terminally ill.
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The Senate Education and Health Committee had voted to study the controversial law --
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but its chairman fought today for a full repeal.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IF YOU WERE IN THAT COMMITTEE ROOM ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THERE WERE SOME HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO WERE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR BADGES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA, WHO THOUGHT THAT BY OUR ACTION ON SUNDAY, WE HAD TAKEN A STEP TOWARD LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. IT WAS PURE UNADULTERATED SYMBOLISM.))
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: THIS BILL IS SYMBOLISM. BUT IT'S THE WORST POSSIBLE KIND OF SYMBOLISM. IT CREATES THE POSTURE THAT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ALL THE EVILS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MARIJUANA. WE'RE NOT.))
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After impassioned speeches on dying in pain, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to uphold the medicinal marijuana law.
Botetourt Republican Bo Trumbo was one of three GOP senators to vote with Democrats to uphold the law.
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5-Catawba-Nurse


ANCHOR=Jean
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A nurse at Catawba Hospital was attacked by a mental patient in 1994.
Now the General Assembly says she deserves almost 123- thousand dollars on top of her worker's compensation payments.
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Beverly Q. Russell was attacked at Catawba, after she and other nurses had warned the patient was NOT taking prescribed medication needed to keep him from becoming violent.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: ON THAT MORNING, THE PATIENT VIOLENTLY ATTACKED HER, STATING HE INTENDED TO KILL HER, CAUSE HER SEVERE PHYSICAL INJURIES.))
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Today in Richmond, Russell's reward did NOT come without a fight.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE: AND IF WE'RE GONNA START TO EXTEND THIS TO VICTIMS OF CRIMINALS, MY GUESS IS WE'RE GONNA HAVE A WHOLE HOST OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME IN HERE BEFORE US AND ASK FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION TO BE EXTENDED.))
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But other senators argued that UNLIKE police officers, the state could have provided Russell with a safe workplace.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO: HE IS STILL FREE. AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT IN FACT, SHE DOESN'T WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL SHOW UP AT HER DOORSTEP. SO THE TRAUMA CONTINUES.))
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Russell's relief bill was originally sponsored by Delegate Dick Cranwell.
It now goes to the Governor for approval.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE- Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr is changing careers--
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And repairs to the bridge spanning across the James River in Eagle Rock, will cost millions-- so who's footing the bill?
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Anchor=Connie


College students all over the country are getting a message about halogen lamps-in dormotories.
Many universities are banning them. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Also coming up-- Patrick Evans reports from colonial days at Christiansburg Elementary School--
ANCHOR=Connie


That story and the Two Minute Ticker-- when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor

5-Ok-Bombing


ANCHOR=Jean
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A key witness in the Oklahoma City bombing says he sure he recognizes Timothy McVeigh.
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Tom Kessinger says McVeigh is the one who rented the Ryder truck used in the bombing. At a hearing today, he says he recognized McVeigh because of his beady eyes.
Kessinger admits he was confused about the description of the second man with McVeigh. Trial begins next month.
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5-DuPont


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A Pennsylvania jury is deliberating the murder case against John du Pont.
Prosecutors say Dupont thought he could get away with murder because he's a millionaire.
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In closing arguments, the state told jurors DuPont killed wrestler David Schultz because he thought Schultz would discredit him in the wrestling community.
The defense says du Pont was insane.
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5-Starr


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The Whitewater prosecutor is stepping down as Chief investigator-
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Kenneth Starr is accepting a position as dean of Pepperdine Law School in California.
But he's turned aside questions about indictments for the first family.
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((KENNETH STARR/WHITEWATER PROSECUTOR: I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE WRONG TO BE MAKING PREDICTIVE JUDGEMENTS BASED UPON WHAT ONE INDIVIDUAL MAY DO.))
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Starr won victories last year when a Little Rock jury found businessman James McDougal and his ex-wife Susan guilty of fraud.
Both were involved in the Whitewater land deal, that included the Clintons as passive partners.
There is speculation that Starr's departure bodes well for the first family.
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5-Boty-Supers


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It could take millions of dollars from the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors to save the Route 43-Y bridge in Eagle Rock.
Now members must decide if it's worth it.
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This morning, the board listened to representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
VDOT has offered to pay 1 and a quarter million dollars... half the cost to rebuild the bridge.
Under the proposal, the county would match that total.
But there's a catch-- only a quarter of the state money is actually guaranteed... meaning Botetourt County could wind up paying more than its share.
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((JOHN SHIFLETT/BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: ON OUR OWN, WE'D HAVE A BETTER DEAL THAN THIS DEAL. BUT WE NEED TO SIT DOWN WITH THE STATE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTY PEOPLE AND WORK THIS OUT. ))
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Dozens of residents were also on hand for the meeting.
They believe the bridge should be rebuilt no matter what the cost.
The board must make a decision by March 21st.
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Students in Christiansburg are getting a first hand look at life in the 17th & 18th century.
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5-COLONIAL-D


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Christiansburg Elementary students are witnessing history firsthand today.
Volunteers from Roanoke's Explore Park visited the school in full colonial garb and manner.
The mission is not only to educate, but to have fun too by learning Colonial Dance--
Here's Patrick Evans with more.
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In tonight's Ticker-- The coach of the Orlando Magic is out of a job-- Mike Stevens has details.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- cracking the genetic code--
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Researchers are trying to find out why so few Cherokee Indians report cases of Alzheimer's disease.
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5-Cig-Sales


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Tobacco retailers will soon have to check i-d's before selling cigarettes.
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A new federal rule requires they check the I-D of anyone under 27 years old.
You only have to be 18 to purchase cigarettes-- but the government hopes to make it harder for teens who look older to buy smokes.
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5-Alzheimer's


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A gene once thought to be involved in half of all alzheimer's cases has now been discovered to be a factor only ten percent of the time.
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In a large study researchers found the gene called APO-E-4 appeared in patients who developed the disease BEFORE the age of 70.
The majority of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease, however, become ill after the age of 70.
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The study is published in the journal "Neurology."

5-Cherokee


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America's Cherokee Indians may hold the key to Alzheimer's-- as they seem to have fewer cases of the disease.
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The answer just may be in the blood.
Researchers think it could be genetics-- that a particular, unique gene is why so few Cherokee get Alzheimer's Disease.
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((DR. ROGER ROSENBERG, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN: WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE ITS THE FOURTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE OF COMPLICATIONS FROM ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. ))
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Researchers hope to find out why the Cherokee of the Ozark Mountains, and Cree Indians in Canada-- as well as some Chinese and Japanese people are dramatically less affected by Alzheimers.
One connection-- similar ancestry.
The North American Indians are thought to have migrated from Asia thousands of years ago, and therefore may share an anti-Alzheimer's gene with Asians.
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Connie VO-NAT


The search for the cause and for drugs to cure Alzheimer's is taking on a new urgency-- as the baby boom generation enters old age.
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5-Halogen-Lamps


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Some of the country's colleges are banning halogen lamps in dormitories.
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That, after reports of at least 100 fires associated with the floor lamps, reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The lamps have become popular with students-- because they're bright and relatively inexpensive.
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5-Broccoli


ANCHOR=Connie
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President George Bush hates it and so do millions of others.
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It's broccoli and it's one of those vegetables many people just love to hate.
But scientists now say there may be a very good reason why some just can't stomach broccoli and other vegetables.
At a meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, researchers said the tendency to like broccoli depends on the taste genes people have inherited.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports-- where the head coach of the Orlando Magic gets his walking papers--
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has more on that-- and a smorgasborg of high school hoops.

S5-Hill


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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker.
You know the city of Charlotte is one of the fastest growing pro sports cities in the country.
It also is getting a reputation as the last stop for opposing coaches.
Back in the Fall, the Saints Jim Mora coached his last game in the NFL after the Saints lost to the Panthers.
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Last night Orlando's Brian Hill had the honor of coaching his final game for the Magic as they lost to the Hornets.
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Last night Glen Rice and the redhot Hornets handed the Magic a 124-to-110 loss at the Hive.
It was the Magic's fifth straight loss since the all-star break, and enough to force management to make a change.
Hill is fired less than two years after taking the Magic to the NBA finals.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are back in action tonight at the Cassell playing Temple in a 9:30 tipoff.
The Hokies come into the game with a 13-and-11 record in need a few more wins to get a shot at an NIT berth in the postseason.
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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Mike
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The Roanoke mens basketball team captured the regular season crown last night with a 30 point win over Guilford. Tonight the Lady Maroon seniors play their final home game as local products Amy Athey, Ashley McCallum and Suzanne Moore will wrap up successful careers at the Bast Center.
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In high school action, Salem won the Blue Ridge regular season title and earned a regional berth with a 46-34 victory over William Byrd in their playoff game at Lord Botetourt.
The Spartans and the Terriers, along with Lord Botetourt and Northside all host quarterfinal district tournament games tonight.
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In Roanoke Valley District action last night; William Fleming earned the regular season title by whipping Patrick Henry 72-36 at Franklin County. Brad Dunleavey scored a game high 19 points.
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In the Dogwood District, Tunstall topped Altavista 45-33 last night. The Trojans will now play Gretna for the district regular season crown. That game will be played at Altavista tonight.
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That's it for sports, see ya at 6!

5-kicker


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Finally tonight-- it looks like a sports car, sounds like a concert piano and has a price tag that could blow most people's bank accounts.
Its called the pegasus.
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Take a look under the hood-- the power hood of course.
It's state of the art-- no woofer, no tweeter but a sound 88 keys.
This piano comes in four colors...including Ferarri Red.
It's no wonder- the fiberglass body was designed by the ritzy car manufacturer.
It's a grand piano with a few more zeros-- the price tag: 150-thousand dollars.
The retailer says unlike a car, you never have to change the oil but an occasional tune-up does help.
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The fabric of the American workplace is changing.
More and more women are entering jobs traditionally held by men.
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Keith Humphry is here to tell us about this changing workplace.
ANCHOR=Keith


Jean, tonight on News 7 at Six we begin our series of reports on Women at Work.
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Denise Allen profiles the Roanoke Valley's only professional female fire fighter.
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Penny Firestone has been a member of the Salem Fire Department for the past seven years.
She'll tell us what it takes to bridge the gender gap.
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ANCHOR=Keith
Women at Work-- Role Models-- double boxes Jean/Keith

the story and the latest news, sports and weather in 30 minutes.
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Keith--that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. See you later-- Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean