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Next on News 7-
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The 39 cult members are identified. Tonight we'll hear from some relatives.
Are you travelling soon? Expect to pay more for gas.
Plus one woman's cross country rollerblade trip comes to town-
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Wx-Heads
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Gusty winds and showers headline the weather forecast today. Look for a breezy and mild weekend.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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It's the largest health care chain in the country--
Now, Columbia H-C-A is the target of a sweeping federal investigation.
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((IT'S EASY TO SEE HOW PEOPLE COULD BE LED BY HIM BECAUSE HE WAS SO CONVINCING SO SINCERE.))
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The sister of the Heaven's Gate cult leader speaks about her brother-
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Meanwhile authorities are spending the day trying to find family members of the 38 OTHER cult members-
It's also a busy day for the coroners office-
Lee Cowan is standing by with the latest from Rancho Santa Fe, California. cut to
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(( LOUISE WINANT/CULT LEADER'S SISTER I COULDN'T STAND THE THOUGHT - I JUST WANTED TO SAY, THAT ISN'T YOU, THAT CAN'T BE YOU. But it was her brother...66 year old Marshall Applewhite...who authorities believe led 38 others to commit suicide over the past week in a mansion near san diego. And after not hearing from him for more than 20 years...now his sister, like many families of the other vicitms...must deal with the reality of never being able to see him again. WINANT: WE'RE ALL VERY SHAKEN UP BY IT. In Lincoln Heights, Ohio, the family of cult member Yvonne McCurdy-Hill stood quietly on the porch as their minister spoke for them. Their last contact with the 39-year old woman was in August. Their minister asked for prayers, and the neighbors wondered how a local girl could end up where she did. Yvonne was one of the 39 members of Heaven's Gate, ranging in age from 27 to 72, found identically dressed and covered in purple. They all had a neatly packed bag next to their bed. They apparently thought life on earth was coming to an end...and a u-f-o would deliver them to heaven. They were followers of Marshall Applewhite. DICK JOSLYN/FORMER CULT MEMBER: THEY WERE ARTICULATE LOVING PEOPLE...AND IT DISTURBS ME TO SEE THE WAY THE MEDIA IS PORTRAYING THEM. The San Diego County Medical Examiner will work into the weekend performing autopsies on the 39 bodies. Family members who have contacted the coroner have expressed surprise that their loved ones ended up there. CALVIN VINE/MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE:))
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5-Cult-Folo


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Long before Heaven's Gate cult leader Marshall Applewhite was directing his followers, he was wandering the campus of a Virginia school.
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Richmond's Union Theological Seminary was puzzling today over the news that it had educated Applewhite for a few months in 1952.
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((HAL TODD/UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: HE HAD HAD SUCH LITTLE CONNECTION WITH THE SEMINARY THAT NOBODY KNEW HIM OR KNEW OF HIM OR WOULD HAVE ASSOCIATED HIM WITH THE SEMINARY UNTIL THAT FACT WAS UNCOVERED I BELIEVE IN AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY. SO EVERYBODY WAS SURPRISED ABOUT IT. BUT IT DIDN'T GO MUCH BEYOND THAT BECAUSE HIS CONNECTION WITH US WAS REALLY PRETTY SHORT.))
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The school concluded Applewhite at some point requested that his name be removed from the alumni list.
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Sheriff's deputies are hauling away O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy, golf clubs and other valuables from his Brentwood estate.
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They're acting under a judge's order to seize about 500 of Simpson's personal items to pay part of a huge civil judgment against him.
The items which include football memorabilia, art work and home decorations are valued at 500-thousand dollars.
So far deputies have NOT located the Heisman trophy.
Simpson owes 33 million dollars to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson as a result of his civil trial.
A sheriff's spokeswoman says Simpson is watching deputies cart away his possessions.
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5-Bank-Robbery


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The suspect who robbed a Nationsbank in Danville this afternoon was NOT wearing a ski mask.
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Police say a white male entered the bank on Riverside Drive around two o'clock armed with what appeared to be a small handgun.
The man is described as 5 foot six or seven, weighing anywhere from 180- to 200- pounds, with a beard and mustache.
He was wearing a black leather jacket and biker style cap.
Police say the man fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
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5-Good-Friday


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Christians around the world are observing Good Friday.
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Pilgrims walked through the Via Dolorosa- the way of sorrows in Jerusalem.
The walk is in remembrance of Christ's procession to his crucifixion. The Via Dolorosa is a cobblestone path.
Although Biblical scholars now dispute whether it is the path Christ took, it's been the traditional route for visiting pilgrims since the 14th Century.
Tens of thousands of people follow the path every year, many of them during Easter Week.
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The Virginia lawmaker who pleaded guilty to indecently exposing himself in a Richmond park is stepping away from the political arena.
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Also coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a woman from Alaska rollerblades into the Roanoke Valley, logging hundreds of miles for children.
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On Health Check-- its being described as an exciting discovery in cancer research.
It could lead to a new test for faster-growing cancers and better treatment. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out one of the latest fads...cigars.
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His live report when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Nelms


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13 months ago, Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms was caught exposing himself to an undercover police officer in a Richmond park.
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Now, Nelms has decided to stop exposing himself to the rigors of the campaign trail in the wake of the scandal.
Nelms says he will NOT seek re-election this fall after three terms in the House of Delegates.
Nelms pleaded GUILTY to indecent exposure ... but maintains he was just urinating in public.
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5-Rollerblade


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Child abuse affects three-million children each year-
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And that's something Laura Clark wants people to know.
The 25-year old Alaskan is ROLLERBLADING across the country to spread the word.
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((LAURA CLARK/ROLLERBLADER: IT'S A THREATENING SUBJECT THAT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT- SEXUAL ABUSE, EMOTIONAL ABUSE, AND NEGLECT, SO I HAD TO THINK OF SOMETHING REALLY CRAZY TO GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION TO THE SUBJECT MATTER))
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She's received attention- a lot of it.
Clark began her trek January fourth in Los Angeles, ending today here in the Roanoke Valley.
A survivor of child abuse, she's been sharing her experience along the way.
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((LAURA CLARK: THE BEST THING OF THE TRIP WHICH FAR OUTWEIGHS ANY NEGATIVE ASPECT OF THE TRIP WAS THE FACT THAT I GOT TO TALK WITH YOUTH ALONG THE WAY ALL ACROSS AMERICA, AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE'S A LIFE AFTER THE HORROR THAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH.))
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When Clark's not on rollerblades she works with humped-back whales in Alaska.
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5-Gas-Prices


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The American Automobile Association says drivers across the country are revving up for higher gas prices this Easter weekend.
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The average price for a gallon of gas nationwide is the highest it has been in 16 years.
In advance of the holiday, self-serve, regular unleaded gas is going for an average of a dollar-27 a gallon.
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((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA OF VIRGINIA: I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S ANY SIGN OF WHAT'S TO COME. YOU KNOW IF IT WILL GET MUCH HIGHER FOR THE REST OF THE TRAVEL SEASON. IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE STOPPING PEOPLE THOUGH. WE'RE DOING GREAT BUSINESS HERE AND I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OFF NEXT WEEK.))
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In Virginia and the Southeast, motorists are actually paying at least five cents LESS than the national average.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Steve Mason puts a personal spin on this weekend's lacrosse game in Lexington.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- can't sleep? You've got lots of company.
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The resulting fatigue is costing the country millions of dollars in damages.
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((I RAN A GENTLEMAN OFF THE ONE TIME, ALMOST TOOK HIS LIFE. I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD OF, BUT I FELT LIKE I ALMOST DID, AND THEN I WENT TO MY FAMILY DOCTOR. ))
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5-Columbia-HCA


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The nation's largest health care company-- and one of the largest providers in our area is the subject of a sweeping federal investigation.
The New York Times reports in a government raid last week agents carted off truckloads of records from several Columbia- H-C-A facilities in Texas.
The feds are looking into the alleged practice of "upcoding"-- hospitals receive larger payments from Medicare by inflating the seriousness of the illnesses they treat.
Columbia H-C-A had this to say about the investigation.
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((RICK SCOTT/COLUMBIA HCA CEO: I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE THE BEST COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, WE HAVE THE BEST COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, WE HAVE MORE MEASUREMENT THAN ANYBODY IN THE INDUSTRY, AND SO YOU KNOW, I'M COMFORTABLE, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'RE GONNA DO THE RIGHT THINGS.))
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There are NO indications that any Columbia H-C-A holdings in our area are being investigated.
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5-Cancer-Genes


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Two teams of scientists have discovered a gene that can cause cancers to become fast growing.
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Doctors from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Cold Spring Harbor, both in New York, say the discovery won't help treat current cancer patients.
But it may one day help doctors decide which patients would benefit from aggressive treatment.
When the gene functions normally it stops cancers from growing-- but when it's damaged or missing, cancers grow out of control.
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5-Sleep


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A new study finds sleep deprivation in the United States could be costing millions of dollars a year.
More than 40 percent of U-S workers say they sometimes have trouble sleeping.
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And 60 percent say sleep loss is disrupting their job performance.
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((DR. HELMUT SCHMIDT/OHIO SLEEP MEDICINE INSTITUTE: I THINK THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DECISION MAKERS TO BECOME AWARE AND LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO FOR REGULATING SLEEP AND REGULATING SCHEDULES. DRIVING HABITS ))
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Some experts say driving when sleepy can be even more dangerous than drunk driving.
Medical specialists met in Washington this week to discuss causes and treatments for sleep disorders.
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Despite many groups' crusades to kick the smoking habit, cigars are back in vogue-- for men AND women.

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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-CIGARS


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Cigars are back, and many have joined the trend-- even women are smoking them. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is no stranger to a good stogie.
Today he joins us from Milan (MY-lan) Brothers Tobacco Shop, to find out how to take care of those expensive smokes.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/MIKE STEVENS

S5-Hoops


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Welcome to your weekend folks and the final big weekend for college basketball.
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The final four tips off tomorrow right here on your Hometown station with coverage from Indianapolis hitting the air at four o'clock.
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Earlier today a couple of big awards were handed out as Wake Forest's Tim Duncan was named the Associated Press's college player of the year.
And Minnesota head coach Clem Haskins was named the A.P.'s coach of the year.
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Also, Ron Bradley will be staying at Radford University. Today Indiana State named Royce Waltman it's new head basketball coach.

S5-Roanoke


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The Roanoke & Washington & Lee men's lacrosse rivalry not only gets current players, fans and coaches fired up but, it also burns deep in the hearts of some alumni.
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One Roanoke alumnus trying to get a grip, is my man Steve Mason, the former all-american goalie.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((JIM STAGNITTA:))
((Only one team from the ODAC has made the NCAA show since I can remember; and it has been the regular season champ and only the regular season champ. So, a post season berth will most likely come down to the outcome of this game tomorrow in Lexington.
Roanoke has one small advantage in that it has already played 3 teams
ranked in the top 6 in the country and beaten then # 2 ranked Ohio Wesleyan.

((BILL PILAT/ROANOKE HEAD LACROSSE COACH:TRADITIONALLY AT ROANOKE WE PLAY THE BEST TEAMS WE CAN GET ON OUR SCHEDULE EVERY YEAR AND THAT CAN ONLY HELP YOU IN TOUGH GAMES AND OUR GUYS WANT TO PLAY THE BEST COMPETITION IN THE COUNTRY SO, THEY DON'T FEAR THE BEST; THEY WANT TO PLAY THE BEST, SO WE WANT TO PLAY SATURDAY.)) The Generals are 6 and OH, Roanoke 3- 2. Watch first team All-American Maroon
defenseman Chris Davin against # 11 General All-American attackman Ande

Jenkins. ((THEY HAVE ONE OF THE TOP ATTACKMAN IN THE COUNTRY AND WE HAVE THE TOP DEFENSEMAN IN THE COUNTRY AND THAT'S GONNA ONE HECK OF A MATCH UP:TO WATCH FOR LACROSSE FANS AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN NEUTRALIZE HIM.HE'S A GREAT PLAYER, WE JUST HOPE WE CAN KEEP HIM DOWN.)) One last thing, Mike, can you check and see if I have any eligibility left?))
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Much more sports coming at six, plus a little therapy for Steve.
Have a safe Easter weekend everybody. take a break

5-Levin


ANCHOR=Jean
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Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly paid tribute to Artie Levin for his devotion to physical fitness and his commitment to the Roanoke Valley.
Today, local lawmakers brought the honor home to his family.
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"Mr. Fitness" was a fixture on Roanoke television for more than 25 years.
Even in retirement he was a tireless advocate for healthful living.
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Today, Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum and Senator John Edwards presented a memorial resolution to Levin's daughter.
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Artie Levin's family's donated his bicycles and other memorabilia to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
And an annual weekend of fitness activity is being planned in his honor.

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Tonight at six-- One of America's favorite television families returns to the CBS airwaves Sunday night, with the broadcast of a "Waltons" Easter special.
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That's good news for the people who run the Walton's Mountain Museum in Nelson County, which draws tens of thousands of tourists every year.
But it wasn't too long ago that a feud between the museum director and Waltons creator Earl Hamner threatened to shut the attraction down.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Things are moving along much more smoothly now...Steve Smallshaw has the story in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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 weekend. Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean