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Next on News 7 at Five-
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The trouble in Bosnia is a world away but some local soldiers are there.
A five year old accidentally kills his six year old brother in Lynchburg.
Plus a date is set for Tim McVeigh's trial.
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Looks grey and wet. The forecast pushes rain our way tomorrow. All the details coming up.

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One man whose life was saved by an air bag-- another whose daughter's life was taken by one.
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Both sides are telling their stories today to the National Transportation Safety Board.
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((SGT. FRANK HUDGINS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:I'D PREFER TO BE BACK HOME BUT WE HAVE A JOB TO DO AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING.))
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Tonight, an upclose look at how a Danville national guard unit is adjusting to Bosnia.
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Good evening, this is NEWS 7 at five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It's been more than one month since the men waved goodbye to friends and family... leaving for a mission that brought them to Bosnia.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from the National Guard headquarters in Danville, with an update on the unit.
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Jean, from what we've gathered it's been a tough adjustment for the unit especially being separated from loved ones.
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((CHRIS BENNETT/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:WE ALL MISS OUR FAMILIES, IT'S REALLY BEEN SHOCKING TO SEE ALL THE DESTRUCTION. ))
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Sergeant Chris Bennett is among the 46- National guardsmen assigned as peacekeepers.
The men arrived in Bosnia about a month ago but didn't officially begin their duties until last week.
The Danville unit is taking over for a group heading back to Massachusetts.
A ceremony marking the occasion was held last week.
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((SGT. TERRY RELIFORD/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:IT'S DIFFERENT, IT'S CONFUSING AT TIMES, BUT EVERYONE TREATS EVERYONE REAL WELL. ))
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(question: Any idea how long the troops will stay there.)

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A six-year old Lynchburg boy is dead after his five-year old brother accidentally shot him.
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It happened at the Greenfield Apartments around 11:30 yesterday morning.
Police say the two boys apparently were playing with a .22 caliber pistol when it went off, striking the older boy in the upper body.
He died about seven hours later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE TRAGEDY AND ITS A BAD EXAMPLE OF WHY PEOPLE SHOULD BE SECURING THEIR GUNS. IF THEY NEED TO KEEP THEM UNLOADED OR IN A LOCK BOX OR WHATEVER, WHEN YOU HAVE JUVENILES AROUND THEY HAVE TO BE KEPT IN A SECURED AREA WHERE THEY'RE NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THEM.))
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The names of those involved are not being released.
Police have NOT decided whether to charge the parents for failing to keep the gun away from the children.
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Roanoke City Council members angered firefighters this afternoon when they approved the controversial purchase of two new fire trucks.
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On a four to three vote, council came up with almost 900-thousand dollars to buy two quints, vehicles that combine the functions of a pumper and an aerial ladder truck.
The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association has argued the trucks are part of a plan to downsize the department.
This afternoon members of the group said they were disappointed with council's vote.
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((ED CRAWFORD/ROANOKE FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: I THINK THAT WHAT IS A SHAME IN ALL OF THIS IS THAT THE CITIZENS' CONCERNS FELL ON DEAF EARS, THE CONCERNS OF THE FIREFIGHTERS. I THINK THAT THEIR DECISION HAD ALREADY BEEN MADE ABOUT OUR PRESENTATION.)) ((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: IT'S A VOTE FOR BETTER PUBLIC SAFETY AND IT'S THE RIGHT VOTE FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS AND WE'RE HAPPY WITH THAT AND WANT TO GO OUT AND DO OUR BEST TO BRING THE FIREFIGHTERS ALONG THAT IT IS IN FACT THE BEST PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AND WILL PROVIDE A HIGHER LEVEL OF SERVICE.))
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The measure will require another vote at the next city council meeting but it's unlikely any members will change their votes.

5-Innotech


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Last year a Roanoke company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers.
Now it looks like it's following through on that promise.
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Len Besthoff was at a news conference (IN-no-tek) Innotech held this morning.
He joins us from outside the company's headquarters.
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Jean the expansion pledge last April by Innotech, an eyeglass lens and lens
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casting manufacturer, has turned out to be more than just a vision...and city leaders couldn't be happier.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THEY'RE ANNOUNCING THE ADDITION OF 410 ADDITIONAL JOBS, AND THAT'S NO BLARNEY. ))
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But Innotech didn't need the luck of the Irish to make such a big splash on Saint Patrick's Day.
Strong sales of its lens casting equipment has enabled the company to sign off on a plan which will enable it to double the size of its operations.
The move represents a two- million- dollar investment by Innotech and the company that leases out its headquarters.
Innotech expects to break ground in May and complete the expansion by the end of this year.
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((RON BLUM/INNOTECH: BASICALLY, WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE JUST EXECUTING OUR BUSINESS PLAN.))
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Innotech founder Ron Blum is emphasizing that this expansion has been in the works for some time, and the plans will not be affected by the pending sale of Innotech to health care products giant Johnson- and- Johnson.
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In fact Jean, Blum went on to say that the J-and-J deal could be a springboard for further expansion.


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The trial is over for a Virginia Tech Football player for his role in a brawl on campus...the judge's ruling next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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Plus, observing Easter in the Governor's office--what does that mean for other religious groups and organizations?
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On Health Check-- a hug a day may keep the doctor away.
That, and it will brighten your day as well. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- St. Patrick's Day the EATING way...
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Patrick is sampling holiday foods-- a live report when we come back. cc sponsor

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A Montgomery County judge has acquitted a Virginia Tech football player charged in the assault of a track athlete last fall.
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Angelo Harrison was one of seven football players indicted after the brawl last August.
He was the only one charged with a felony for allegedly striking Hilliard Summner with a cane, and breaking Summner's collarbone.
Summner was the only one to testify Harrison dealt the blow.
Several other witnesses said they remember seeing Harrison at the scene, although they didn't recall him holding a cane.
One of Harrison's teammates Tyron Edmond also charged in the incident, admitted stealing the cane from Summner's friend and breaking it on the ground.
The judge said although "it was clear a group of hooligans viciously attacked" Summner, the evidence did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt Harrison was involved.
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Timothy McVeigh's trial will begin March 31st.
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A judge today refused a defense request to delay jury selection-
The defense wanted the delay-- citing news reports that McVeigh confessed to the Oklahoma City bombing.
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((STEPHEN JONES/TIM MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: JUDGE MAACH HAD DEMONSTRATED ONCE AGAIN HIS DETERMINATION AND COMMITMENT TO MAKE THE COURTROOM A HALLOWED PLACE OF JUSTICE. A SANTUCARY FROM THE JUNGLE.))
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Jury selection begins in two weeks.
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5-St-Pats


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St. Patrick's day is usually a celebration of smiles and shamrocks.
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Today though a moment of silence before New York City's parade- to remember the Great Irish Famine.
It was 150 years ago when one and half million people starved to death.
The parade then got under way with the traditional bagpipes- and Irish dancers.
But it wasn't without controversy.
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((THE CHARGE OF OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IS A CRIME UNDER THE LAWS OF NEW YORK.))
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Three dozens Gays and Lesbians were arrested for protesting-
Homosexual groups have been banned from marching.
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5-Suicide-Threat


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A man with a jug of gasoline and a cigarette chained himself to a bench outside Roanoke's Poff Federal Building this morning.
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Federal officials would not identify the man, but say he was upset about a property issue and was apparently threatening to set himself on fire.
According to the Federal Probation office, the Wythe County man was on probation several years ago.
His former probation officer was able to talk him into unlocking the chain and giving up the jug.
Officials say the man never threatened to harm anyone but himself.
He was not arrested and the U.S. attorney's office says no charges have been referred to their office.
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St. Patricks Day is alive and well in the Star City... and you can enjoy it.
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Saint Patrick's Day is all about celebrating the Luck of the Irish, and it frequently involves some traditional Irish foods. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
From corned-beef and cabbage to Irish stew, Patrick Evans loves it all, and joins from Hurley's restaurant to tell us more about St. Paddy's Day cuisine.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker...Winston Cup points leader Dale Jarratt was in Martinsville today.
ANCHOR=Connie


As President Clinton recuperates from emergency surgery on his knee-- it's actually the rehabilation, not the procedure, that's the tough part.
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He's going to have to spend months in physical therapy.
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((WE'D LIKE TO SEE HIM DO SOME CROSS TRAILING AND ADD SOME THINGS BESIDES THESE IMPACT ACTIVITIES LIKE RUNNING. SO WHEN HE'S ABLE, WE ARE GOING TO GET HIM IN THE POOL AND GET HIM SWIMMING AND DOING SOME WATER AEROBICS. ))
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The National Transportation Safety Board is getting an earful about air bags-- especially as they relate to the safety of children.
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The government is hosting a four-day public forum-- with the ultimate goal of making air bags less lethal and having them deploy with less force.
At least 38 children and 24 adults have been killed by the devices.
Seven year-old Allison Sanders was killed instantly when her passenger side air bag deployed in a fender bender.
Her father says reducing the force in air bags isn't the answer.
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((ROBERT SANDERS/VICTIM'S FATHER: DEPOWERING DOES NOT CURE THAT PROBLEM. PARENTS URGENTLY NEED TO KNOW THAT UNTIL THE AUTO MAKERS CORRECT THE DESIGN DEFECTS IN AIRBAGS, THEIR CHILDREN MUST SIT IN THE BACK, PROPERLY BELTED. IT IS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE TO PUT ANY CHILD UNDER 12 OR UNDER, IN THE FRONT OF AN AIRBAG.))
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Regulators also stress children should always be buckled in the backseat.
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President Clinton is out of the hospital-- after undergoing emergency surgery Friday to repair the torn quadriceps tending in his knee.
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He's already calling his physical therapists his "torture team."
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((I'VE DONE TWO DAYS OF THERAPY AND HAVE LEARNED TO USE MY CRUTCHES. DR. MARLENE DE MAIO/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: HE DID SOME RANGE OF MOTION, MUSCLE STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING. HE GOT UP AND SUCCESSFULLY AMBULATED ON PARALLEL BARS WITHOUT MUCH DIFFICULTY.))
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Each year seven thousand Americans are hospitalized and undergo surgery to repair a damaged quadricep tendon. Some, like the President, get hurt when navigating stairs.
However, most injuries occur while playing sports from tennis to soccer to skiing.
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(( DR. GERARD VARLOTTA/NYU-RUSK INSTITUTE: REHABILITATION OF THIS INJURY IS PROBABLY THE MOST PAINFUL ASPECT BECAUSE SCARRING DOES OCCUR AROUND THE AREA OF THE QUADRICEPS TENDON AND THE TENDON AND THE KNEECAP BECOME TIGHT BY THE REPAIR AND BY THE SCARRING.))
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The President will use both a wheelchair and crutches in the coming weeks and while he won't be able to jog for months, he will gradually add other types of exercise to his rehab routine.
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Clinton is scheduled to leave Wednesday for Finland, for a meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin-- the Clinton medical team will be in tow.

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According to a new study by University of Arizona psychologists -- love can make you a healthier person.
They say of the 87 people they studied over 35-years -- those who gave their parents
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high marks for expressing their love... suffered much less disease -- than those who rated their parents low in the category of "love."
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Time for sports-- as another 49-er becomes a Chief in the NFL--
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Here's Mike Stevens-- to fill us in...

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Welcome folks to the start of a new work week, and for one NFL quarterback the start of a new job in a new city.
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Elvis Grbac, officially left the 49ers today and signed a five-year deal with Kansas City Chiefs.
The former Michigan standout is the
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third straight former 49, to take over the Chiefs. He follows in the footsteps of Joe Montana and Steve Bono, and he's well aware of the task that is before him.
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((ELVIS GRBAC/SIGNS WITH CHIEFS:))
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Grbac is expected to be Chiefs starter when training camp open this Summer.

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Winston Cup points leader Dale Jarrett is testing at Martinsville Speedway this week.
Break, shocks and just finishing better at the half mile track are among the topics for a team off to a great start.
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Coming up at 6, we will check in with Dennis Rodman after his wrestling extravaganza.

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As Easter and Passover approach, Jesus is back in the State Capitol.
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Banned from the capitol hallway, Fairfax activist Rita Warren set her display up again in Governor George Allen's office.
Warren says Allen set a precedent she plans to make the next governor observe.
And she doesn't mind she's opened the door to other groups like the Ku Klux Klan.
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((RITA WARREN/RELIGIOUS ACTIVIST: THE FOUNDING FATHERS SAID EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. SO THEREFORE, IF THE KKK WISHES TO PUT A -- LIKE I SAID MY DISPLAY IS SMALL.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union says the Governor's office is his to decorate.
But, director Kent Willis says Allen is being "insensitive" by only recognizing two religions in his office display.
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It looks like one area company may be growing.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom to tell us what's going on.
ANCHOR=Keith
Jean, state environmental officials hintedSUPER=@Keith1;

that an expansion is in the works for Westvaco,
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as they announced a deal to improve the quality of the Jackson River.
Westvaco will spend about 150 million dollars on water improvements over the next three to four years.
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We'll tell you what Westvaco says about that tonight at six,
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plus more news, sports and weather in 30-minutes.
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. See you later, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean