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Next on News 7 at Five
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A shootout between police and masked gunman is caught on tape-
We'll have details.
Plus today's the day new FDA tobacco regulations take effect.
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Wx-Heads
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Well, not a lot of sun as we check out the weekend forecast. The drizzly details ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- the first significant drop in AIDS deaths since the epidemic began.
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Plus-- using animal organs for transplant into humans-- a new study issues a serious warning on the subject.
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((POLICE ON THE SCENE JUST DRIVING UP. BULLETS BEING EXCHANGED. FIRE BEING EXCHANGED. YOU CAN SEE BULLETS GOING INTO THE SUSPECTS VEHICLES. POLICE OPEN FIRE.))
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This was the scene in Los Angeles- a shootout between police and masked gunmen.
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5-Bank-shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It all started with a botched robbery at the Bank of America in North Hollywood.
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Gunmen dressed in commando gear ran out of the bank and began firing randomly- at police, at cars and at news choppers ovehead.
One suspect ran down the street firing a pistol- before police shot and killed him.
Other gunmen exchanged fire with police at what's normally a busy intersection.
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((TIM MCBRIDE/POLICE COMMANDER: NUMEROUS SHOTS WERE BEING FIRED AT OFFICERS. SUSPECTS WERE USING HIGH POWERED ARMOR PIERCING AMMO.))
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When it was over, two suspects were dead, two police officers and a passerby were wounded.
Two other suspects are in custody.
The manhunt continued in L-A for two more suspects who may still be on the loose.
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5-Cop-Shooting


ANCHOR=jean
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In our area-- Police in West Virginia and Virginia are still on the lookout for suspects in last night's shooting of a police officer.
A Bramwell officer stopped a maroon Oldsmobile near the border of Mercer County, West Virginia and Tazewell County, around nine o'clock.
The officer was hospitalized in Bluefield after he was shot twice in the leg.
Police say the car was occupied by several men, and may be missing a left tail light.
It was last seen on route 52 near the state line.

5-FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Jean
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Starting today, all over the nation, new federal rules for buying tobacco took effect.
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((CURTIS BEACH/SPARTAN FOOD STORE: THERE'S ACTUALLY NOT A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENCE. WE'VE BEEN CARDING FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAVEN'T NOTICED A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENCE. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF DOING IT, TAKING CARE OF IT. IT'S PART OF BEING A RESPONSIBLE RETAILER. ))
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Today's FDA regulations require retailers to check photo I-Ds for anyone under age 27.
Current Virginia law only requires IDs for those who "look" like they're 18 or under.
But details about HOW the state will enforce the FEDERAL regulations are still vague.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ANYBODY WHO'S SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THAT LAW. AND DON'T JUST EXPECT SOME FEDERAL AGENTS TO BE THE ONES WHO ARE DOING IT.))
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In fact, NO federal agents are currently in Virginia to enforce the rules.
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Virginia's health commissioner denies his agency's plan is to wait for FDA help.
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((DR. RANDY GORDON/VA. HEALTH COMMISSIONER: WELL I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S TO WAIT FOR MONEY. IT'S TO TRY TO-- THE BATTLE PLAN REALLY, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT A BATTLE PLAN IS TO TRY TO ACCESS RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE THESE REGULATIONS.))
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A new state law to involve ABC agents in tobacco enforcement has NOT taken effect.
ABC officials say they'll meet next week with other state agencies to see what their role should be.
The more controversial FDA rules on advertising and vending machines doesn't take effect until August.

5-Collegiate-Times


ANCHOR=Jean
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Virginia Tech's campus newspaper, The Collegiate Times will not have to pay damages to the assistant to the vice president of student affairs.
Sharon Yeagle sued the paper last spring after it identified her using a ficticious job title.
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A judge ruled in the paper's favor, saying the title was too absurd to be taken seriously.
The paper apologized to Yeagle and corrected the error, which officials blamed on a computer (templit) template not meant for publication.
The computer (templit) template has since been changed.
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5-Riot-Report


ANCHOR=Jean
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The riots that happened in St. Petersburg, Florida last fall could happen again--in nearly any American city.
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That's according to a federal civil rights commission report.
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((BOBBY DOCTOR/U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION: MOST OF THE COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA TODAY ARE NOT AGRESSIVELY AND ACTIVELY DEALING WITH INSTITUTIONALIZEING RACISM IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES. THIS COMMUNITY HAD DECIDED TO DO THAT AND I KNOW IT'S PAINFUL AND IT'S GOIG TO CONTINUE TO BE PAINFUL.))
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Doctor says there are two main causes of blame: a lack of opportunities for black residents and poor treatment by police.
His comments come nearly three months after two nights of unrest rocked St. Petersburg.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Remember the mother who tried to hire a hit man to help her daughter win a spot on her school's cheerleading squad? Today she was sprung from jail.
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And a little later on---a school gym is transformed into a living history

museum-- we'll meet ROANOKER's portraying Maya Angelou and Martin Luther King.
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Anchor=Connie


Pregnant women are usually advised to avoid caffeine-- because it can cause miscarriages early on.
But, how about the link to low birth weight, and even fertility problems?
The story on Health Check. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Also coming up-- highlights from ladies college basketball tournaments in our area.
ANCHOR=Connie


Roanoke College just barely squeaked out a win...don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Cheerleader


ANCHOR=Jean
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She became known as the cheerleader mom.
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Tonight Wanda Holloway is out of prison- after serving just six months of a ten year sentence.
Holloway was the mother so obsessed with getting her daughter on a cheerleading squad- she tried to hire a hit man to kill the mother of a competing girl.
The hit never happened-- now Holloway is out of prison.
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((JIM LAVINE/HOLLOWAY'S ATTORNEY: WANDA HAS DENIED SHE TRIED TO HURT ANYBODY PERIOD.))
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Prosecutors think Holloway needs psychiatric help but the judge only ordered an evaulation with no guarantee of treatment.
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5-Gio's-Folo


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It appeared to be business as usual at Gio's Cycle Mart this afternoon.
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Customers were back at the Williamson Road landmark, despite the fact the owners of the shop filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Yesterday, about three- dozen motorcycles and jet skis were repossessed by
(DOY-chah) Deutsche Financial Services Corporation.


That company says Gio's owes it more than 730- thousand dollars.
Managers at the store refused to comment on the situation.
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5-Racing-Region


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Southside Virginia has been given the green flag to market itself as Virginia's Racing Region.
State legislators have okayed the proposal by area business leaders.
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Southside Virginia is home to two tracks.
The Martinsville Speedway hosts a pair of Winston Cup races each year.
A number of drivers and racing teams also call Southside Virginia their home.
The local tourism industry believes this new identity will help it market the region.
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If you eat canned food, one local library wants your help.
Patrick Evans who loves canned foods has the story.
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THe Salem Public Library is hoping to transform food labels into new equipment.
Patrick Evans has more on the effort to increase food label donations.
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For the first time EVER, the Radford Women's basketball team loses in the Big South Tournament. Mike Stevens has the story in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


Coming up on Health Check, for the first time in the AIDS epidemic--
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there's actually been a marked DROP in deaths.
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((I THINK THAT ANYONE WHO KNEW ME IN OCTOBER OF 1995 PROBABLY DOUBTED THAT I WOULD BE AROUND IN OCTOBER OF 1996. ))
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5-AIDS


ANCHOR=Connie
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A significant drop in AIDS deaths nationwide- for the first time since the epidemic began in 1981.
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Federal health officials credit better treatment and prevention.
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((IT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT A DECREASE IN DEATHS HAS EVER BEEN REPORTED WITH AIDS. THE CURVE GOES STRAIGHT UP RIGHT UP UNTIL RECENTLY ))
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But not all the news is good.
While there's been a substantial drop in deaths among white gay men, the reduction among blacks and hispanics is far smaller.
And women and heterosexuals actually increased.
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((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: IT IS INCREASINGLY A DISEASE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN. IT IS INCREASINGLY A DISEASE RELATED TO INTRAVENOUS DRUG USERS.))
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In the first six months of 1996- 22 thousand people died from AIDS- a 13 percent drop from one year earlier.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The new figures don't include the effect of expensive drug cocktails and protease inhibitors.
They weren't widely used until mid- 1996.
While they may contribute to a further reduction in mortality--the drugs don't work for everyone-- some patients have started to show resistance.

5-Russia


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In Russia the AIDS situation is getting much worse.
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Doctors there say ten times as many cases of the diseases were reported last year than in 1995.
The dramatic spread of HIV infection coincides with a rapid deterioration of the entire healthcare system-- as doctors and nurses periodically strike-- because they haven't been paid for many months.
Drug addiction and unsterilized needles, as well as the high price of condoms and the lack of sex education are also considered factors in the increase.
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5-animal-Transplants


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Because of the shortage of human organs available for transplantation, there's been a lot of interest in trying to use organs from animals like pigs and baboons which are genetically very similar to humans.
But there's concern that animal diseases might be transplanted right along with the organs.
A study in the March issue of the journal "Nature Medicine" shows that could be more than just a theoretical concern.
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(( British research has shown that certain pig viruses can infect human cells-- at least in the laboratory, and the viruses can fairly quickly overcome the defenses of the immune system as well-- raising fears that humans could end up with animal diseases which would be very difficult to screen for, and for which there would be no treatment.
A lot of these viruses are not harmful to the animal, but could be very dangerous to humans.
The end result-- there's a need for more research into the safety of these kinds of transplants-- and even possible restrictions on the process.))

5-Caffeine


ANCHOR=Connie
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Most people have heard that pregnant women should avoid caffeine because it may cause miscarriages in the first trimester.
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But there's also the possibility that caffeine might delay conception in the first place and cause low- birth-weight babies.
In this month's American Journal of Epidemiology, European researchers found that fertile women between the ages of 25 and 44 who consumed more than 500 milligrams of caffeine a day-- that's about four to five cups of coffee-- took significantly longer to get pregnant the first time.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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In another study in the same journal, the researchers found that Yugoslavians who consumed an average of one cup of coffee a day during pregnancy had a higher chance of low birth weight babies.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports-- Radford University breaks a record in the Big South Tournament--
But the Lady Highlanders aren't cheering-- here's Mike Stevens with that and a washout on the track.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a soggy two minute sports ticker.
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Qualifying at Richmond for Sunday's Pontiac Excitement 400 was washed out today. They will attempt to qualify the Winston Cup cars tomorrow night at 11.
The Busch cars will starts their race race tomorrow based on last year's car owner points.
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It did not rain in the Vines Center this afternoon, but Radford's reign as queens of Big South tournament hopes did come to halt.
After winning the last seven tournaments, Radford loses in the semi-finals today to UNC-Greensboro.
Liberty beat Winthrop in the other final four game
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The V-M-I Keydets lost to U-T Chattanooga this afternoon 84 to 62 in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament.
But just to get to that game today, the Keydets needed a dramatic shot at the buzzer last night from Maurice Spencer to help them beat Furman 87 to 84 in the play-in game.
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That shot sent the game into overtime and the Keydets eventually pulled out the 3 point victory over the Paladins.
The Furman loss ended the career of former V-M-I boss Joe Cantafio, who spent the past three years as Furman's head coach.
Cantafio's resignation from the school went into effect with the loss.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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The ODAC women's semi-finals took center stage at the Salem, Civic Center this afternoon with Roanoke College taking on Emory & Henry in the opening game of the day.
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And as it turned out Roanoke would have a devil of a time advancing to Saturday's championship game.
Emory & Henry's Angie Simpkins drives in the lane and makes the nice no-look pass to Brooke Duncan for the easy two. The Wasps lead by 3, with under 3 minutes to play.
But Roanoke battled back, and with 50 seconds to play, Carrie McConnell, the former Pulaski star, draws the double team and passes to Amy Athey for the hoops. And Roanoke is on top 52-to-50.
Roanoke would then put the game away with a little defense. Cheryl Rhodes,
another Cave Spring product makes the SUPER=33-Roanoke/56/Emory & Henry/56;

steal and scores in the closing seconds to give the Lady Maroons the come from behind 56-to-50 win.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD ODAC


Roanoke will now play Guilford for the title tomorrow at two. The Quakers beat Bridgewater 77-to-71.
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That's it for sports.
Have a nice weekend everybody. go to break

5-Forest-Park


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JoeD
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Students at a Roanoke elementary school brought history to life this morning.
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Third and fourth graders at Forest Park New American School have been studying the accomplishments of African Americans.
Today they showed off what they've learned in the school's gymnasium.
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((BRITTANY COLES/"MAYA ANGELOU": WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTING TODAY? MAYA ANGELOU. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE HER? BECAUSE SHE'S A POEM WRITER AND I LIKE POEMS. AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER POEMS? THEY'RE VERY GREAT.)) ((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/"MARTIN LUTHER KING": MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS ONE WHO WAS VERY SPECIAL BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID. HE BROUGHT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. HE CHANGED THEIR LIVES.))
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This is the third year students at Forest Park have celebrated black history month with their own living museum.
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ANCHOR=Jean


The first year in office for a newly elected Sheriff is often a time of change.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with a preview of just one of the stories tonight at six.
ANCHOR=Keith


Jean, when Halifax County Sheriff Jeff Oakes took office a year
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he pledged to make drugs his chief concern.
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He's kept that promise by hiring additional officers to deal strictly with drug enforcement.
A year later deputies say they notice a difference.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IT'S GETTING A LOT MORE DIFFICULT, THEY'RE GOING INSIDE, THEY'RE CHANGING THEIR HABITS A LITTLE BIT MORE. ))
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Oakes has made other changes in the county, as well.
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Teresa Hamilton will fill us in 30-minutes from now.
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. Have a good weekend. Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean