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Next on News 7 at Five-
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Some local nurses complain there are too many babies and not enough nurses in one hospital nursery.
A school bus crash in Minnesota.


Plus a chilly report on this cold weather from Joe Dashiell.
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Coming up in weather, another cold night with heavy frost expected. The chilly readings just ahead.

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In Health Check-- Parkinson's Disease has been in the
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spotlight since Mohammed Ali was diagnosed with the disease--
Now there's hope of reversing the effects of this debilitating disease.
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((EVERYBODY THERE CARES ABOUT THESE BABIES AND THEY'RE GETTING REALLY GOOD CARE.))
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Carilion responds to complaints the intensive care nursery is understaffed.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It's some nurses at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital making the complaint.
They say staffing levels at the neonatal intensive care are NOT safe.
double boxes Jean/Eric


Eric Earnhart is at the hospital with details, Eric what are the nurses saying?
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Jean one nurse we spoke with said they're working long overtime hours,
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and the staff level is dropping below the state-mandated one nurse per two-point-five babies.
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(( Nurses say as their workload increases, so does the safety concern. It also reduces the amount of time they spend teaching new mothers how to care for their babies once they leave the hospital.
State Health Officials wouldn't confirm or deny an investigation is underway, but say they've been receiving complaints from nurses for the past six months.
Carilion says they're not aware of any investigation.
They have had a sharp rise in the number of babies in the unit, but they say they've increased staff to compensate.
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((BETH MYER/CARILION SPOKESPERSON: BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF BABIES IN THERE RIGHT NOW, NURSES ARE WORKING HARD, AND THE 36 HOUR NURSES ARE WORKING 40 HOURS, PART TIMERS HAVE MORE HOURS, BUT THE PEOPLE WORKING ARE WILLING AND THEY'RE TAKING REALLY GOOD CARE OF THE BABIES )) ))
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Not all the nurses are singing the same song, we spoke with a part time
nurse who told us she has been working more hours,double boxes Jean/Eric

but the workload was not unreasonable... Jean
(question: Eric, do these complaints have any connection with the efforts to

unionize at Carilion Hospitals?)

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The state's leading black civil rights groups are asking Governor George Allen to resign.
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The SCLC and N-double-ACP are condemning the Governor's proclamation of April as the month to show pride in Confederate history, with NO mention of slavery.
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((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN/VA. NAACP: IT IS MY POSITION THAT THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA SHOULD VACATE THE OFFICE NOW. BECAUSE HE HAS SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF HIS TENURE THAT HE CANNOT OBJECTIVELY REPRESENT THE ISSUES OF ALL PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN A FAIR AN IMPARTIAL MANNER. AND I THINK THAT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THAT CONTINUED FASCIST BEHAVIOR THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS EXEMPLIFIED.))
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((KEN STROUPE: THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NAACP HAS NEVER SUPPORTED ANYTHING THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE...REGARDLESS OF WHAT GOOD POLICY IT MAY HAVE BEEN.))
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The N-double-ACP says it's received 25 to 35 hate calls since NEWS 7 first made its comments public yesterday.
The group's asking the FBI to investigate.
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5-Frost


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Freezing temperatures damaged the fruit crop in this area overnight...but the cold weather did NOT claim all hopes for a good harvest.
double boxes Jean/Joed


Joe Dashiell is on Bent Mountain tonight where damage was significant, but hopefully not complete.
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((GLENN REED/REED ORCHARD: WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS EVERY SPRING AND ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE THE WARM WEATHER EARLY. THAT GIVES US A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME TO HAVE TO SWEAT IT OUT.))
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An early spring means nervous nights for Glenn Reed and other fruit growers in our area.
While there's no doubt that the blooms were damaged overnight, he's still hoping he'll have apples to pick.
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((GOING BY THE BOOKS IT SHOULD BE A COMPLETE WIPEOUT BY BEING THAT COLD, BUT OTHER FACTORS OF NATURE GO INTO IT SO WE STILL MAY COME UP WITH A PRETTY GOOD CROP OF APPLES.))
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5-Snow


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If you think its cold here- check out what's going on in the Midwest.
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This is what they're dealing with in Nebraska- a spring blast of winter weather. Up to ten inches of snow also fell over the Dakotas and Iowa.
The snow is making travel tough-
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((THE ROAD SIGNS ARE COVERED AND SNOW PACKED AN YOU CAN'T TELL WHEN IT SAYS TO MERGE RIGHT OR MERGE LEFT.))
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When drivers can't see, THIS is what happens- accidents.
Cars into guardrails- and into other cars and trucks.
So far no serious injuries reported.
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Jim Gilmore moves closer to officially becoming a candidate for governor...we'll explain when the news continues...
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plus--workers walk the picket line at the Chrysler engine plant in Detroit-- after failing to reach a new contract agreement.
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Later tonight in our Health Check Report... the nation's largest retail chain is limiting the sale of some over the counter medications...
Wal-mart says it's to curb a growing methamphetamine drug problem.
That report and the two minute ticker when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor
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5-Bus-Ax


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It's every parent's nightmare- a school bus accident with their children aboard.
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That's what happened in (Monti-sello) Monticello, Minnesota-


A school bus smashed into a dump truck.
Two students are dead and so is the driver of the truck.
Nine other students were hurt- one is in critical condition.
No word yet on what may have caused the collision.
It happened on a dry, clear morning at an intersection.
Monticello is about 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
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5-Chrysler


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Chrysler workers who make engines are striking in Detroit-
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Union members are mad the company is contracting work outside the plant.
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((WE'RE STRIKING OUT HERE FOR OUR JOBS. BASICALLY WE'VE HEARD THEY'RE TAKING A LOT OF JOBS OUT OF THIS PLANT AND OUTSOURCING AND WE WANT THE OUTSOURCING TO STOP.)) 10:03:41 ((YEA, I THINK WE SHOCKED EM. THEY NEED 600 THOUSAND ENGINES A YEAR FROM US. YOU'RE NOT GONNA GET THAT WITH US ON THIS SIDEWALK OUT HERE.))
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The strike IS affecting other plants- workers in Warren, Michigan were sent home early.
Production of pickup trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokees could halt tomorrow-- because assembly plants will run out of engines.
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5-Gilmore


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Republican Jim Gilmore is officially a candidate.
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The attorney general personally filed over 24- thousand names on petitions today with the state board of elections.
That's to get his name on the ballot as the only candidate for governor in a June 10th Republican primary.
Gilmore says he will actually kick off his campaign at the end of this month and resign from his current office June 11th.
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You might not get the best service at your table while dining at one restaurant tonight, but it's for a good cause.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

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If you dined at one local restaurant today, you may have noticed familiar faces, and voices, waiting on tables. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
--including our own Patrick Evans, who joins us from Pargo's, where he's waiting tables with colleagues from Q99 radio. They're raising money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker--preparations are underway for this weekend's Food City 500 in Bristol.
On Health Check-- a report on the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.
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A newly discovered compound has some people cautiously uttering the word "cure."
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((IF YOU DEFINE A CURE AS THE ELIMINATION OF SYMPTOMS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR MEDICATION, THAT IS IN FACT WHAT THIS WOULD PROMISE.))
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Topping tonight's Health Check report-- Wal-Mart is limiting the amount of over-the counter cold, allergy and diet medications customers can buy.
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The nation's largest retailer says it doesn't want to be a part of a growing methamphetamine drug problem--
These medications are sometimes used in the manufacturing of meth, or crank, as it's called.
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(( SPECIFICALLY, THOSE MEDICATIONS THAT CONTAIN EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE AND PPA ARE BEING LIMITED TO SIX UNITS PER CUSTOMER PER TRANSACTION.))
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These over the counter medications are used to produce up to 85-percent of the country's methamphetamine.
The illegal stimulant is more dangerous than ever now-- as people are smoking, snorting, and even injecting it.
Users may experience delusions, paranoia, and agressive behavior.
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5-Parkinson's


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On Health Check, there may be a new line of attack against the progressive ravages of Parkinson's Disease.
In early tests on lab animals, an experimental compound appears to reverse the effects of the disease.
Connie Stevens has more on the implications.
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Its most famous sufferer is Mohammed Ali--spokesman for the National Parkinson's Foundation. He's one of many, interested in this compound, called GPI-1046.
In rodents, it's shown promise in reversing the effects of this debilitating disease.
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((GREG HAMILTON/GUILFORD PHARMACEUTICALS: IN MICE THAT HAD BEEN MADE PARKINSONIAN GPI-1046 GIVEN ORALLY WAS ACTUALLY CAPABLE OF REGENERATING THE DAMAGED NERVES IN THESE MICE. ))
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In a normal person, neurons the electrical pathways of the brain, produce dopamine, a chemical that helps direct the body's movements.
With Parkinson's patients, the neurons slowly deteriorate--reducing dopamine levels & short circuiting motor movements.
GPI-1046, a substance that promotes nerve growth, makes new pathways around the dead neurons, raising levels of dopamine and restoring near normal function.
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(( DR. JONATHAN PINCUS/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: I THINK IT IS TREMENDOUSLY EXCITING BECAUSE IT HOLDS FORTH THE PROMISE OF A REAL TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE THAT WOULD ACTUALLY GET AT THE ROOT OF THE DISEASE, WHICH IS A DEFICIENCY OF DOPAMINE.))
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Researchers say what's most exciting about this discovery is that GPI-1046 is able to cross from the blood stream into the brain where it can do its work.
But just because it's effective in mice, doesn't mean it will work in Parkinson's patients.
Human trials are scheduled to begin late this year.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.)) 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports -- the winner takes home a green jacket-- we're talking about the Masters-- here's Roy Stanley with a preview.

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Thank you ladies and welcome to the Thursday two minute ticker. Well, the Masters got underway this morning as usual with Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and Bryon Nelson hitting the Ceremonial drives.
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And as you well know, you don't want to hit the ball above the hole on the course. But veteran Arnold Palmer did and he showed the youngsters how to make a putt from that area on the green.
But while Palmer made his, Others like Greg Norman failed to come close on this putt Norman's ball rolled past the cup and almost off the green the shark had to settle for a double bogey on the hole.
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Paul Azinger is the leader in the club house at 3 under par. While Fred Couples leads a group that includes Lee Jenzen and Stuart Appleby at even par.

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The Winston Cup stars roll into Bristol tomorrow morning for practice and qualifying for this weekend's Food City 500.
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The half mile oval has been under non-stop construction for the past few months with crews sliding back the back stretch wall to add more racing room, and adding seats for more spectator room.
No matter what they do to the place, it will always be one of the most demanding and exciting tracks on circuit.
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Qualifying gets underway at three tomorrow afternoon, News 7 sports will be in Bristol with qualifying reports beginning on News 7 at 5.

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The best welterweight matchup since the days of Leonard, Hagler and Hearns is set for this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Norfolk's Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker faces Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC title.
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That's it for now...more sports at six including Steve Mason's final edition of Round House Wrap Up -- see you later.

5-Kicker


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Radio City Music Hall held its annual audition for the Rockettes today.
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Hundreds of high-kickers and precision steppers packed up their tap shoes and came to the Big Apple to attend the open casting call.
Many of the dancers have taken years of dance lessons to prepare for this moment.
New York City is the first stop on a ten city Rockette Audition tour.
Radio City Productions is conducting the tryouts to pick dancers for the 1997 Radio City Christmas Spectacular
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Welfare reform is effecting the rules when it comes to food stamps.
double boxes Jean/keith
Here's Keith Humphry with an update. ANCHOR=Keith


Jean the latest welfare changes are sharply reducing the number of food stamps issued to people without children.
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According to new guidelines nearly 400 Roanoke households are now ineligible for stamps...
So what does that mean for area agencies?
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We'll give you several different views in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
ANCHOR=Jean


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
Join Scott Prince for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. have a nice evening, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean