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Next on News 7 at Five-
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Police arrest eight teens who walked into one high school and apparently refused to leave.
Plus cars were slip sliding away in Connecticut- dozens pilup in a chain reaction wreck.
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Wx-Heads
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The weekend weather story looks pretty good.
Temperatures in the 60s with a mix of clouds and sun.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check--
We'll feature a health care alternative for those in rural areas.
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Plus-- maybe you spent the day staring at a computer screen-- getting a lot of work done.
But what's it doing to your eyesight?
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Police are called to a Roanoke County school- after a rowdy group walks into the high school and refuses to leave.
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5-Northside


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Police arrested eight people in all- charging them with trespassing at Northside High School...
What's alarming is not what they brought in, but what was left in the car.
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Police confiscated this nine-millimeter handgun along with 13 small golf ball sized bags of marijuana from a car outside the school.
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School administrators called police after the eight teens walked into the school apparently looking for a student - and then refused to leave.
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((OFFICER T.M. MILES/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: THEY WERE IN A VERBAL ALTERCATION WITH THE PRINCIPAL WHO WAS TRYING TO HAVE THEM LEAVE, WASN'T DOING ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY OTHER THAN, YOU KNOW, GENTLEMEN, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE PARKING LOT, HE WAS CURSED AT.))
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Police say they don't know whether the teens intended to use the gun or distribute the marijuana at the school.
One of the them told police he was looking for a student who had a problem with a relative of his.
The teenagers are not students at the school.
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5-Abed


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An angry disc jockey is one of many people who testified before a Grand Jury in the case against Joe (Ah-bed) Abed and his reputed organized crime family.
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Rick Landers provided the music the night of the fire at Mixers Lounge.
He's known for some time now that authorities determined the fire was deliberately set.
But he's upset about the arsonist's disregard for other people's lives.
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((RICK LANDERS/DISC JOCKEY: IF YOU'RE IN BUSINESS AND YOU'RE LOOSING BUSINESS, THEN YOU SHOULD GET OUT OF BUSINESS. I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT, ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLES' LIVES ARE INVOLVED.))
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The owners of the Lounge are accused of hiring the Abeds to set the fire for insurance money.
One of the owners was arrested this week in Atlanta.
The other remains at large, believed to be in Ontario, Canada.

5-Pizza-Delivery


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Four men are charged with malicious wounding by mob for the January attack of a pizza delivery driver in Blacksburg.
Police say two men approached the driver's car at College Park Apartments, and one poured beer through the sunroof.
When the driver tried to run away, he was beaten and kicked.
The men allegedly took about 16 hundred dollars worth of items from the car, including pizza, cash and jewelry.
Police have charged Duane Darnell Brown, Braxton Mullen, and Christopher Donald Lee, all of Woodbridge, and Brian Landgrover of Baltimore.

5-Flooding


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The rain has ended for now- and the sun even came out today in Northern Kentucky-
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but water still covers hundreds of homes.
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Families are returning to see what's left.
Officials estimate over 250 million dollars in damage.
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((ALLEN JONES: MOST OF EM CAN'T AFFORD FLOOD INSURANCE. FLOOD INSURANCE IS SO HIGH YOU CAN'T GET IT. WHEN IT DOES HAPPEN. ONCE EVER THIRTY YEARS- JUST HAVE TO GO IN AND TRY TO START OVER.))
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Postal workers may get through rain, sleet and snow- but they can't get to some flooded areas.
Officials say some addresses are simply unreachable.
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wipe wipe wipe

5-Snow-Pileup


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Motorists along this stretch of I-95 in Connecticut were not going anywhere this morning.
It was ice that caused this problem-
The pileup included several dozen cars- a couple of tractor trailers and a garbage truck.
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((I GOT HIT BY THIS CAR. THAT CAR, THEN THE TRUCK HIT THE CAR AND THE CAR HIT ME AGAIN. IT JUST KEPT ON HAPPENING.))
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Amazingly no serious injuries reported in the crash.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Virginia is appealing a federal court's ruling that the state's only black-majority congressional district is unconstitutional.
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and Roanoke County has found a way to cut its budget... it's letting students build their own computers.
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Plus-- on Health Check today-- rural health care.... computer use and eye strain--
As well as the battle of the bulge.
Americans are weighing in heavier than ever. 2-SHOT
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Star Wars is hot in the theaters and in the stores.
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We'll see the little kid in Patrick at a toy show in Salem. cc sponsor

5-Clinton


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President Clinton defends the Vice President and the first lady's chief of staff-
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At a news conference, Clinton defended Al Gore's fund-raising calls made from the White House and Maggie Williams' acceptance of a contribution also at the White House.
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((I BELIEVE BOTH THE VICE PRESIDENT AND MAGGIE WILLIAMS ARE HIGHLY ETHICAL PEOPLE. I DO'T BELIEVE EITHER ONE WOULD EVER KNOWINGLY DO ANYTHING WRONG.))
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It's illegal for federal employees to solicit campaign contributions in federal buildings- but Gore has said he and the President are exempt from that law.

5-Third-District


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Virginia will defend its only black majority congressional district.
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That decision announced today by Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
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((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE WANT TO DO A RE-DISTRICTING... NEW ELEMENTS OF THIS.))
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Virginia's only black congressman, Bobby Scott represents the third district, running from Tidewater to north of Richmond.
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5-County-Computers


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School systems throughout the area are working to put more computers in the classroom.
And in Roanoke County, the students themselves are doing their part.
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Fourteen students at the Arnold Burton Technology Center have assembled 43 I-B-M compatible computers for use in offices and classrooms.
Administrators believe the student's work will save the school system more than 20- thousand dollars.
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((PHIL SIMS/INSTRUCTOR: THE STUDENTS HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB HERE. THEY'VE WORKED REAL HARD ON THE COMPUTERS. I'M VERY PROUD OF IT. AS YOU CAN TELL WHEN YOU GET ALL OF THIS GOING TOGETHER AND IT WORKS, THAT'S SOMETHING TO BE REALLY PROUD OF.))
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The computers come with a warranty.
The students will be responsible for repairs if any of the equipment fails after it's put into service.
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The Star Wars Trilogy is back in full force in theaters.
And Patrick says retailer are also hoping to see a blast from the past since the films made more than three billion in merchandise the first time around.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-TOYS


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With the re-release of the Star Wars saga, collectibles from that trilogy, as well as others, are in high demand. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
A traveling toy show and convention drops into the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
Patrick Evans is on hand to tell us more about what's hot and what's not in the world of toys.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Coming up in tonight's sports ticker Mike will give us a rundown of the Primestar 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race.
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Americans are getting bigger and bigger--
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The government says the coveted remote control is one factor.
The unpleasant details, on Health Check.
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((MORE AMERICANS ARE OVERWEIGHT THAN WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE ))
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health bump next

5-Rural-Health


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A new option in health care will soon be available to Pulaski County residents.
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Columbia Pulaski Community Hospital is opening a rural health facility.
It's intended to serve patients who don't have a family physician, and in turn, cut down on the number of emergency room visits.
The center will be staffed by a nurse practitioner under the supervision of a physician.
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((KEVIN MEYER/COLUMBIA PCH MARKETING DIR.: PREVENTIVE CARE AND TEACHING, PATIENT TEACHING ARE STRESSED IN THEIR COURSE WORK. AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL CARRY OVER IN THIS SETTING TO HELP PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES BETTER AND KEEP FROM BECOMING ILL AS OFTEN. ))
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Officials broke ground for the facility this morning.
It's expected to open on Cougar Trail Road this summer, offering weekend and extended evening hours.
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5-Eye-Strain


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Ailments like carpel-tunnel syndrome have been linked to computer use for years...
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but the strain could be affecting another part of your body, your eyes.
Intern Reporter Amy Bohutinsky has more.
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Does this look familiar? Squinting at a computer screen-- most of us do it everyday-- whether for work or play, we're focusing in-- a lot.
But what's all this screen-staring doing to your eyes?
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((DR. LEE HELMS/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: I SEE A LOT OF PATIENTS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM IN THE PAST, AND NOW THEY'RE USING THE COMPUTER A WHOLE LOT AND START HAVING EYE STRAIN))
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Doctor Lee Helms is the new President of the Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine-- and a practicing ophthalmologist.
He says many of his patients complain of eye problems from using computers-- though a New York research study found the computer does NOT cause long-term focusing problems.
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((THEY FOUND A LOT OF FATIGUE, AND EYE STRAIN, AND CONDITIONS THAT WERE SELF-LIMITED, TEMPORARY NUISANCES AND DISCOMFORTS-- BUT THEY DIDN'T FIND ANY LONG-TERM DEFINITIVE EFFECT ))
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What this means is that staring at a screen all day won't give you an eye problem-- but it may trigger an existing problem you didn't know you had.
This can be easily corrected by wearing glasses-- but sometimes the solution can be as simple as giving your eyes a rest.
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((TAKING A BREAK, AND WHEN YOU TAKE A BREAK NOT GOING IN THE BREAKROOM AND READING THE NEWSPAPER, BUT MAYBE WALK AROUND OUTSIDE AND RELAX.))
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If you can't take the time for a walk, try focusing on an object that's far away. This might even give you an excuse to stare out the window-- and daydream.
Amy Bohutinsky, News 7. ))

5-Overweight


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A few extra calories-- a little less exercise...it all adds up to a hefty problem from the American public.
The Centers for Disease Control has been tracking the girth of Americans since the sixties.
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The last survey finds that six percent more children and adolescents are overweight-- and nine percent more adults are overweight....adding up to a ballooning population.
14 percent of all children....12 percent of teenagers and a whopping 35 percent of all adults are fat.
Despite all the messages about the benefits of diet and exercise...many americans just don't take it all that seriously.
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(( DUANE PURVIN: I'M TRYING TO BE ON A DIET THIS WEEK SO I LEFT THE WHIPPED CREAM OUT..BUT THAT'S ABOUT AS DIETETIC AS I GET.))
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But CDC researchers say fat and calorie intake isn't the only factor.
Our national weight problem may have more to do with broader societal changes. jobs are less physical...and when you can travel around the world on your computer screen....why go for a walk?
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((RRICHARD TROIANO/REPORT AUTHOR: I HOPE THE ALARMING INCREASE IN THE PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION THAT'S OVERWEIGHT WILL SERVE AS MOTIVATION TO HELP PEOPLE GET OFF THEIR DUFFS AND START MOVING MORE. ))
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S5-Qualify


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Welcome to your weekend everybody. Before we get to the basketball news, let's head down to
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Hampton, Georgia where qualifying for Sunday's Primestar 500 was a bit of shocking experience.
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Mark Martin qualified on the outside of row one with a speed of 185 point 918 miles an hour.
That wasn't a surprise but this is. Rookie Robby Gordon won the pole at 186 and half miles an hour.
Now the top 25.
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Trickle//5. Hut Stricklin//;
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Jarrett//10. Kenny Wallace//;
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Jeremy Mayfield//15. Bill Elliott//;
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Rusty was just 35th fastest, and Earnhardt's 43rd slowest.

S5-UVA


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The ACC quarterfinals got underway this afternoon on WDBJ, with Maryland and ______ picking up wins.
Tonight Wake Forest plays Florida State at 7, and Virginia meets North Carolina around 9:20.
The Cavs have beaten UNC once this season. Can they do it again? Steve mason sizes up the matchup.
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And the state basketball quarterfinals begin for three area teams tonight.
In Group Two-A, Liberty takes on Martinsville at 7, at Rustburg high school.
And in Group-A, Glenvar hooks up with J.I. Burton and Floyd meets Haysi in a doubleheader at the Dedmon Center starting at 6:30.
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Coming up at six we'll teach you how to be a real Express fan.
Have a nice weekend everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


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Today's no holiday -- unless you're a Corvette fan.
For the Vette faithful, it's an automotive holy day.
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Last night at the stroke of midnight, the public got the opportunity to buy the new version of the Corvette model.
About 400 Chevrolet dealers unveiled the new Vette -- the first complete redesign in 13 years.
An Effingham, Illinois man was lucky enough to buy the first car sold to the public.
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ANCHOR=Jean


It can take years before an aspiring writer gets published... and sometimes it doesn't happen at all.
But that's NOT the case for one local youngster.
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Keith Humphrey joins us from the newsroom with more on a elementary school student whose making a name for herself in Franklin County, and across the country.
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That's right Jean.
It started out as a school project.
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But before 10- year- old Christine (krah-ZELL) Krawzcell knew it, her science report had been published in a national children's magazine.
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We'll have more on that story
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coming up on News- 7 at six in about half an hour.
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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. See you later, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean