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Next on News 7 at five-
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Racism at one area school? Some students were punished. Now their parents want the punishment overturned.
And China mourns the loss of leader (Dung Schoa Ping).
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A break now in the spring time pattern. Cooling down a bit and the threat of showers moves in as well.

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When it comes to women using estrogen -- better late than never may be the new advice.
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And, the book, "The Arthritis Cure" is high on the best-seller's list.
But some warn, you can't believe everything you read.
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Several parents of George Wythe High School students are challenging The punishment their children were given for alleged racial acts.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A racial incident at the high school resulted in suspensions...
The punishment at George Wythe High School is generating more controversy in the community.
The parents of at least four white students are now asking the school board to overturn the punishment.
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Ten students were reportedly suspended for tying their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
But black parents contend the suspensions are too lenient.
Earlier this week, members of the group, Concerned Citizens Network, complained that black students have been subjected to repeated slurs and other racial incidents.
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The school board is expected to consider a request to overturn the suspensions at its meeting next month.

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Two Ferrum College football players have been sidelined both by the school and the judicial system.
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This afternoon, 19- year- old Al Anderson and 19- year- old David Cooper were convicted of assaulting one of their teammates last month.
Both have been kicked out of school and will serve three days in the Franklin County Jail.
The incident happened during a pickup basketball game at the school's recreational facility.
Linebacker Wes Mattera said he was badly beaten after his team won the game.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S REALLY JUST A HOT- TEMPERED THING THAT GREW OUT OF A GAME. IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN ANY BASKETBALL GAME ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ))
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Two other teammates were acquitted on assault charges... 18- year- old Michael Bryant and starting running back Maurice Clark.
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IF Boston can do it, so can the rest of the nation.
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That's the message from President Clinton. He's talking about a plan to fight youth crime.
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The President says he'll ask Congress for $200-million dollars to make it work.
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The money would be spent keeping kids away from guns, drugs and gangs and prosecuting juvenile crime.
Cash would also go to after-school programs and probation officers.

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People working or going to abortion clinics are getting some protection from the Supreme Court.
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It's scenes like this the court was dealing with.
The justices today upheld permanent buffer zones around clinics.
The 15 foot barriers at clinic entrances, the court says- are O-K but it ruled they should not be made any larger.
The justices said protestors are free to confront patients on the street.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Chinese leader (dung Shaou Ping) Deng Xiaoping dies--
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President Clinton calls him the "driving force" behind the decision to normalize relations with the United States.
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Plus on Health Check-- urban legends...they can be dangerous when passed around the Internet...especially if these myths and rumors concern organ donation. 2-SHOT
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Later-- Patrick is checking out the production of "The King and I"
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His report from the Hill City when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.cc sponsor

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China is mourning its paramount leader (Dung Shaou Ping) Deng Xiaoping.
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(Dung) Deng was the moving force behind sweeping cultural, economic and political change.
He took foreign policy initiatives-- opening contact and trade between China and other countries.
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While (Dung) turned China toward a market economy, he also approved the bloody crackdown on democracy in Tianennman square.
(Dung Shaou Ping) was 92.
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Weighty issues like parental notification are still on the General Assembly agenda.
But a bill to ban auto tent sales organized by credit unions consumed much of the afternoon.
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((I WONDERED FROM THE OUTSET WHY THE CREDIT UNIONS WERE SO INVOLVED...ARE TAKING PLACE.))
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But Carroll County's Tom Jackson prevailed -- calling the tent sales a good deal for "the little people."
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON: I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER EXAMPLE OF FREE ENTERPRISE...MORE ARM-TWISTING GOING ON ON THIS BILL THAN WILL EVER GO ON UNDER THESE TENTS.))
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Over the objections of car dealers, the ban was re-referred to committee for another year of study.
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Putting on a play can be a full time job-- but at one High School you'd never know acting was an extra-curricular activity.
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Lynchburg's E.C. Glass High School is preparing for another great production from its acclaimed drama department. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us with a report on "The King and I", quite an undertaking for high school students, isn't it Patrick?
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In tonight's Ticker-- Steve Mason has a live report from the Salem Civic Center-- the battleground for the Blue Ridge District tournament.
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On Health Check-- an Internet hoax making it's rounds may prove to have deadly consequences.
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We'll find out what happens when urban legends about organ theft are spread.
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((IT'S JUST AMAZING THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY WILL BELIEVE THESE STORIES, THEY SAY WELL, IT WAS ON THE INTERNET, IT MUST BE TRUE. WELL UNFORTUNATELY NOT EVERYTHING YOU READ, ESPECIALLY ON THE INTERNET IS GOING TO BE TRUE. ))
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It's widely known that estrogen replacement can help prevent the development of brittle bones known as osteoporosis in women after menopause.
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But when is estrogen most effective?
A new study says it's never too late to benefit from the hormone.
In fact women over the age of 60 achieved a bone density similar to women who began taking estrogen right after menopause.
The authors of the study say it's evidence that estrogen should be continued late in life to keep bones strong-- but more research is still needed.
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A new book claims to have the cure, for treating the type of arthritis caused by wear and tear on the joints.
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So many arthritis sufferers are buying the book, "The Arthritis Cure"-- it's going to be number one on NEXT week's New York Times Best-Seller list.
Along with exercise and a healthy diet, the book says two over the counter food supplements-- Glucosamine and Condroitin Sulfate-- cannot only relieve pain but eliminate arthritis.
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((DR. JASON THEODOSAKIS/AUTHOR: SO THIS IS THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT WE HAVE A TREATMENT THAT IS ACTUALLY DISEASE MODIFYING FOR OSTEO-ARTHRITIS))
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Osteoarthritis is caused when cartilage cushioning bones breaks down because of wear and tear on the joints.
But many doctors say there is no hard proof that this treatment re-builds cartilage, as the author claims.
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((DR. GERALD WEISSMANN/RHEUMATOLOGIST: SNAKE OIL, COPPER BRACELETS, FISH OIL, MAPLE SYRUP, ETC. I THINK THIS BOOK DESCRIBES A TREATMENT THAT FALLS IN THAT CATEGORY. ))
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Studies are now underway to measure the effectiveness of the supplements.
But for now, the best prescription just might be a healthy dose of skepticism.

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There's a rumor being spread-- probably in your hometown, and it seems all over the country, thanks to the power of the Internet.
Here's the way WE heard it-- and again, this is just a rumor, it is NOT TRUE.
A college student is in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl-- drinking at a bar.
Next thing he knows, it's a day later, he wakes up in a hotel room bathtub, submerged in ice.
A note on the wall tells him to call 9-1-1, and to be careful of the tube coming out of his back.
He learns from the note that his kidneys have been harvested-- to be sold on the black market.
Now, first things first, this story is a HOAX-- it's a dangerous one at that, but also IMPOSSIBLE in this country.
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((WE'RE VERY CONTROLLED IN OUR ALLOCATION DISTRIBUTION, IT'S A VERY SURGICAL SETTING, WE KNOW WHERE THE ORGAN IS GOING TO GO BEFORE IT'S REMOVED. YOU CAN'T JUST TAKE AN ORGAN TO THE LOCAL STORE, AND SELL IT OFF. IT HAS TO BE CAREFULLY MATCHED TO THE RECIPIENTS BLOOD TYPE AND THEIR PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS. ))
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The Virginia Organ Procurement Agency-- as well as the United Network for Organ Sharing worries that rumors like this one threaten the integrity of the donation system-- a topic many people are already somewhat squeamish about.
These kind of falsehoods, then, may shatter their confidence in organ sharing.
So this rumor, say the experts, also undermines the role many have had in giving the gift of life.
Now, on the internet, you'll also find other websites, designed to stop some of these myths.
Still in many cases, if people are going to believe all they read on the 'net, the damage may already be done.
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Time now for sports-- and the latest edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly! Jean/Steve double box
Steve Mason joins us from the Salem Civic Center where the Blue Ridge is just one of many districts tipping off tournament play all around our WDBJ coverage area tonight. Fill us in Steve.
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Jean, in about an hour and a half, The Blue Ridge District tournament semi finals will tip off. Northside takes on Salem in the 7pm game and then Blacksburg battles William Byrd in the 8:30 tilt. 2-SHOT
Salem head coach Charlie Morgan joins us. Coach, let me first ask you to size up tonight's semi finals.
Coach, one theme keeps popping into my head about your game with Northside tonight. Desperation meets relaxation. The Vikings MUST beat you and win the tourney to get into the regionals while the Spartans already have secured a region III berth. react to that.
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As we have touched on, the regionals are next. The talk in Region III this year is Liberty of the Seminole District. But the Dogwood District, also a Region III member, is having a solid season in it's first year.
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Coach, when you talk about region III, you have to talk about Liberty. The Minutemen have one loss on the season, can they be beaten, are they the team to beat.
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Don't forget, more Hometown Hoops Weekly tonight on News 7 at 11, but don't go away, there is more news 7 at 5 right after this break. Go to break

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Why would anyone eat dog food in public?
What about if you are actor Mel Gibson?
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It has something to do with his new title as Hasty pudding "Man of the Year."
Gibson accepted the challenge last night as he was roasted by some of Harvard University's nuttiest.
He ate canned dog food from a dog dish inscribed with his name and tossed some dry bits into his mouth before sinking his teeth into a dog biscuit.
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Gibson also had to wear a red wig and black-and-white plaid skirt and was presented with a sparkly red-and-blue bra, otherwise known as the "1997 Hasty Pudding Cross-Your BRAVEHEART bra."
The actor was already one-step ahead as he unbuttoned his shirt to reveal a leopard-skin bra.
When finally presented with the award, Gibson said, he'd put it next to his toilet.
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The Hasty Pudding awards are given to performers who have made contributions to the world of entertainment.

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It may seem like a relatively new trend for women to be publishers...
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But Keith joins us to tell us about one woman who has owned and published a Roanoke newspaper for a quarter of a century.
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It's part of our series of reports on Working Women.
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Tonight meet Claudia Whitworth-- she owns the Roanoke Tribune.
She developed her own diplomacy, learning how to let her mostly male employees have it HER way.
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Denise Allen has her story
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in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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We'll be watching--
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-- have a nice evening. ANCHOR=Jean