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Next on News 7-
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A live report from California on that mysterious mass suicide.
Martin Luther King Junior's son asks James Earl Ray if he killed his father.
Plus did you see writing in the sky?
We'll tell you what its all about.
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Wx-Heads
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Clouds and showers on the way for late Friday but the weekend looks breezy and fair. More on the weather in just a few minutes.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check-- Nearly every minute, someone in this country attempts suicide--
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New research on the human brain may let doctors know just who's at risk-- before it's too late.
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((IT'S NOW BELIEVED THERE ARE SOME FEMALES AMONG THAT 39.))
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One by one, the 39 bodies are carried out after an apparent mass suicide in California.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Coroners now think some sort of drug was used in the mass suicide-
The bodies were all found wearing dark pants, with purple cloths over their faces.
Lee Cowan is in Rancho Santa Fe, California tracking the story. cut to lee
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(( YOU CAN FOLLOW US...BUT YOU CANNOT STAY HERE AND FOLLOW US... This video is purportedly a farewell message from the quasi- religious cult, and this man is believed to be their leader, known as father John.
If you believe the tape, the 39 men and women who committed suicide were looking forward to their deaths. A letter was sent with the tape to a former cult member identified only as Rio. Rio's boss says every one of the cult members said goodbye in the video: NICK MATSORKIS/EMPLOYS FORMER CULT MEMBER Matsorkis says the group apparently believed a u-f-o...hidden behind the Hale-Bopp comet...was coming to earth to deliver them to heaven. The cult designed web pages under the name higher sources and had worked for Matsorkis designing computer internet web pages. He and his employee...Rio...were the first to discover the mass suicide wednesday night. Authorities now say it appears the 39 people took drugs to kill themselves, and that some of the bodies may have been in the million-dollar estate for as long as a week.
Police who discovered the bodies, say the men and women were all dressed alike with buzz haircuts: ALAN FULMER/SAN DIEGO CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.))
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5-Philip-Morris


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The Liggett group revealed last week it marketed cigarettes to children... While it was admitting it knew its products were deadly and addictive.
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Virginia's Attorney general was counting 50-thousand dollars in campaign contributions Philip Morris helped him raise the night before.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Why is news of a Virginia politician taking tobacco money a surprise?
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Well Jean, Jim Gilmore has led Virginia taxpayers into a lawsuit against the FDA over its regulations on teen smoking, siding with the tobacco companies.
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So critics say the Republican candidate for Governor flying to New York last week on a Philip Morris corporate jet, skipping a meeting there with fellow attorneys general, and picking up 50- thousand dollars, including 20- thousand in one check from Philip Morris... just doesn't look good.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FACES A SERIOUS CONFLICT OF INTEREST RIGHT NOW. ON THE ONE HAND HE'S ACCEPTING SERIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS INDUSTRY. ON THE OTHER HAND, HE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENFORCE OUR LAWS AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN.))
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Jim Gilmore's NO stranger to tobacco cash.
He picked up 12- thousand dollars last year from Philip Morris.
But opponent Don Beyer picked up 12- thousand.
His prospective ticket mate, L.F. Payne picked up 10- thousand last year too.
But Beyer says they're NOT in Gilmore's position.
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So it's up to voters to watch tobacco company revelations this year and evaluate how they feel about this link.

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A Roanoke developer has problems with his latest project and the law.
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Plus-- a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- many people had their eyes on the sky earlier today...and it had nothing to do with the comet Hale-Bopp.
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- it's called the living gift of life-- efforts underway in our region, aimed at boosting the registry of bone marrow donors. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Still ahead...Patrick has a live report from the campus of Sweet Briar College.
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And the lady Cavaliers at Lord Botetourt, have a new basketball coach, stay close. cc sponsor

5-Dexter-King


ANCHOR=Jean
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It's a question Dexter King's wanted to ask James Earl Ray for years-
Today he had the chance at a Tennessee prison.
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((DEXTER KING/MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR'S SON: I JUST WANTED TO ASK YOU FOR THE RECORD. DID YOU KILL MY FATHER? JAMES EARL RAY: NO I DID NOT. NO. )) 16:25:08 ((AS AWKWARD AS THIS MAY SEEN. I WANT YOU TO KNOW I BELIEVE YOU AND MY FAMILY BELIEVES YOU.))
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Ray is serving 99 years for the murder of Martin Luther King Junior.
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5-Long


ANCHOR=Jean
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The state's dropped D-U-I charges against a former Radford firefighter, at least for now.
Tommy Long was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after the fire truck he was driving hit a police car.
According to a state toxicologist, a blood test revealed an unusually high level of a prescription medicine.
But a lab at the Medical College of Virginia can't find the results of the independent blood test it conducted at Long's request.
Special prosecutor Gino Williams says he needs the results to refile the charges.

5-Autumn-Lane


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A Roanoke developer is headed to court next week for not complying with "stop-work" orders.
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The city filed CRIMINAL charges against Phillip Bane for failing to bring his 11-home project up to code.
Among Bane's alleged violations-- covered storm drains, street debris and improper drainage fields.
This will be the second time Bane's been to court for not following city code.
The first time, he was fined one-thousand dollars, 900 of it was suspended.
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These days a fancy car may be a status symbol-- but in the middle ages you were really something if you owned manuscripts.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

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Medieval Manuscripts are the history of literature from the past, and now you can see them up close and personal. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans comes to us from Sweet Briar College, where an extensive collection of manuscripts is on display at the Pannell (puh-NELL) Gallery.
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In tonight's ticker-- Lexington will be the battle field for a huge rivalry with Roanoke College...
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- feeding your children.
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What you need to know about calorie and fat ratios-- to help your kids grow strong.
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((THE NICE THING ABOUT CHILDREN IS THEY CAN'T GO TO THE STORE AND BUY A BOX OF TWINKIES. SO IF YOU JUST GIVE THEM HEALTHY THINGS AND LET THEM MAKE THE DECISIONS, THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO EAT A BALANCED DIET. ))
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5-Suicide-Risk


ANCHOR=Connie
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In light of yesterday's apparent mass suicide in California, it's a good a time to stress that every 42 seconds in this country, someone attempts suicide.
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In the latest research, scientists have found that people with VIOLENT suicidal tendencies have lower levels of serotonin in the area of the brain which is critical for self-control.
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((DR. JOHN MANN/NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE: AGGRESSION DIRECTED TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE AND SUICIDAL FEELINGS DIRECTED TOWARD ONESELF ARE CONSTANTLY CONTENDED WITH BY THIS AREA OF THE BRAIN AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU ACT DEPENDS ON HOW THAT AREA IS FUNCTIONING ))
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Studying the brains of people with suicidal thoughts, researchers found that violently suicidal patients had an average serotonin metabolite level of 83-point-seven-- markedly lower than the 109-point-seven found in less agressive patients.
By comparison, the average NON-depressed person has a serotonin level of about 200.
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A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that bone marrow transplants intended to cure cancer can in some cases CAUSE cancer years later.
The National Cancer Institute research says the reason appears to be the high doses of radiation that are necessary with the procedure.

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Until more is understood with the implications of those findings, though-- the Marrow Donor Center of the Virginia's continues its mission to boost the bone marrow registry.
Melissa Tickle received life-saving treatment five years ago.
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The match wasn't easy.
The National Marrow Donor Program had to go all the way to England to find Jim Lydle.
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((JIM LYDLE/BONE MARROW DONOR: VERY PROUD TO DO SUCH A THING, NOT MUCH I CAN DO IN THE WORLD, BUT I SEEM TO HAVE ACHIEVED SOME SUCCESS.))
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Tickle says the success would be greater, but she believes people are afraid to participate in donor drives.
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((MELISSA TICKLE/THE WORST THING YOU COULD DO IS SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE ))
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The marrow donation program got some much-needed publicity in November.
That's when it was discovered NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick has Leukemia.
The racing community rallied behind the cause.
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((STEVE LOVELACE/MARROW DONOR CENTER: A TYPICAL SUNDAY, WE GET 40-60 CALLS, THE DAY AFTER DAYTONA, WE GOT ABOUT 17 THOUSAND))
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You can find out more about becoming a donor by calling 1-800-M-A-R-R-O-W-2
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5-Blood-Donors


ANCHOR=Connie
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A new study says people don't always tell the truth about their drug use and sexual activity when they give blood.
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The study, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, says the results don't mean there's a danger to the nation's blood supply.
But the lead researcher says the study does show the importance of reviewing screening procedures for blood donors.
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((DR. ALAN WILLIAMS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE DID FIND A PROPORTION OF WHEN RESPONDING TO THE BEHAVIORAL SCREENING. IN TERMS OF NUMBERS, OUR REPORT INDICATES THAT ONE POINT NINE PERCENT HAVE RISK FACTORS THAT SHOULD HAVE RESULTED IN THEIR DEFERRAL AS A BLOOD DONOR. ))
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The study is based on anonymous surveys to 35-thousand donors in major cities.
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5-Baby-Fat


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To promote a healthy lifestyle, the American Heart Association recommends that less than 30-percent of the calories in our diet come from fat.
But, is what's good for mom and dad, the right amount of fat for the kids?
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For a newborn, mother's milk has the perfect amount of fat and nutrients.
Whether a child is breast or formula-fed, fat should supply half of an infant's calories.
Fat is critical to proper development.
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((DR. JERRY FROMMER FIERSTEIN/PEDIATRICIAN: UNTIL AGE TWO, THE CHILD'S BRAIN IS GROWING INCREDIBLY FAST, AND THEY NEED AN INCREASE OF FAT TO LAY DOWN THOSE NEUR0-CONNECTIONS. ))
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At the first birthday, most physicians recommend switching to whole milk.
It offers essential fatty acids, and helps in the absorption of important vitamins.
When your child turns two, though, you should gradually switch to low-fat milk and other products.
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((OVER THE AGE OF TWO YOU SHOULD EAT A DIET WITH LESS THAN 30-PERCENT OF CALORIES FROM FAT JUST LIKE AN ADULT DOES.))
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Eating a diet rich in fat can raise a child's cholesterol.
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((DR. MICHEAL ROSENBAUM/ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY: THE METABOLIC GROUNDSWORK FOR ALL THE DEGENERATIVE DISEASE OF ADULTHOOD, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE, DIABETES-- ARE ALL LAID DOWN IN CHILDHOOD. ))
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Connie VO-NAT


But many parents already know, wanting your kids to eat a healthy diet-- and them actually doing it, may be two very different things.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


In sports- the the two time defending state girls basketball champs will have a new face in the coaches box.
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens fills us in on the changes at Lord Botetourt High School.

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Welcome everybody to the two minute ticker, and thanks for coming inside long enough to put on some more sun screen.
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We begin tonight with some girl's high school basketball news from down in Daleville.
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Last November, the Lord Botetourt girls' basketball team captured its second straight state championship.
It also was the final game for head coach David Wheat, who later resigned his post.
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This afternoon, Chuck Pound was given the keys to run the girls team as its new head coach.
Pound is also the Cavaliers head baseball coach and a longtime basketball assistant at the school.
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One of the most competitive rivalries at any level of college lacrosse will take place this weekend in Lexington as the unbeaten Generals of Washington and Lee host Roanoke College.
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W & L is off to its best start since 1974. The Generals are 6 and 0 and ranked third in the latest division three national poll.
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((JIM STAGNITTO/W & L HEAD COACH: ))
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The last three meetings between the two division three powers have been decided in sudden death overtime, with Roanoke winning the last two games.
This year Roanoke is 3 and 2 on the season and currently ranked sixth nationally.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The Maroons and Generals face off Saturday afternoon at 2 at Wilson Field in Lexington, and tomorrow night we'll hear from Roanoke College head coach Bill Pilat.
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Coming up at six tonight, Roy Stanley checks in on VMI spring football practice and new head coach, Ted Cain.
Plus, we'll have highlights from this afternoon's Tech-Radford baseball game in Radford.
Have a good night folks. take a break

5-Skywriter


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WRITER=spr
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The Virginia Lottery is making sure everyone knows about this week's Big Game jackpot.
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A skywriter put the message "56- million" over downtown Roanoke this afternoon.
The aerial display took about 20 minutes to create... but didn't last nearly as long.
Lottery officials are hoping the event will generate more interest in the Big Game.
People in Virginia Beach and Richmond, saw a similar site in the sky.
56- million dollars represents the biggest prize ever offered in the Commonwealth.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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A plan to bring gambling to the Greenbrier is now gathering steam in the West Virginia legislature.
double boxes Jean/Keith


Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with more on that story.
ANCHOR=Keith
Jean, the Greenbrier hopesSUPER=@Keith1;

to open a Monte Carlo style casino for overnight guests
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and it now appears state lawmakers are going along with the plan. We'll sample opinion in Greenbrier County and consider the prospects for a local referendum.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Join us for that story Jean,
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and the rest of the day's news in one half hour.
ANCHOR=Jean


We'll be watching, 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 nice evening, Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean