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ANCHOR=Connie
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Here's what's straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE tonight--
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It's been a staple of the economy-- but now Thomassville is closing shop-- putting hundreds out of work, how will that effect Campbell County?
Plus-- A multi BILLION dollar settlement could be on the horizon between several states and two tobacco giants.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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Well it turned out nice enough today, but the mild weather is on the way out. Details ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check-- spring cleaning should include getting dangerous products out of your house.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says many items that have been recalled, are still in the wrong hands.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Stay with us, News 7 at FIVE is up next.

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One of Brookneal's biggest employers is leaving town, taking with it 320 jobs and a big chunk of the local economy.
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5-Thomasville


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
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TAPE#597-17
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Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=biz closing


As News-7 first reported yesterday, Thomasville Furniture--a victim of a decline in the furniture market is closing its Brookneal plant.
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The Brookneal factory has been in operation since 1977, and currently employs about 320 people.
All that will change by the end of June, when the plant will shut its doors for good.
Plant manager Tim Ramsdell made the announcement yesterday.
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((TIM RAMSDELL/PLANT MANAGER: THERE'S A LOT OF EMOTIONS IN THE PLANT. EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE VERY UPBEAT, I'VE RECEIVED A LOT OF SUPPORT PERSONALLY MYSELF.))
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Thomasville is one of Brookneal's largest employers, and its departure will have a ripple effect on the local economy.
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((MIKE DAVIDSON/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED AT THOMASVILLE SUPPORTED THE LOCAL ECONOMY, BOUGHT THINGS FROM THE STORES HERE AND IF THEY HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT, THEY PROBABLY WILL BECOME CREATURES OF HABIT AND BUY THINGS IN OTHER AREAS.))
SUPER=01-Mike Davidson/Campbell Co. Supervisor; :00
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Thomasville says it will provide job search counseling and extended medical benefits for its displaced workers.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-16
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Tobacco companies and six states that are suing them are reportedly talking about a deal.
double boxes Connie/Eric


Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with the latest, Eric, how much is the reported deal worth?
ANCHOR=Eric
Connie, the Wall Street JournalSUPER=@Eric1;

says the settlement on the table could be worth as much as 300 BILLION dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Attorneys General from Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, Mississippi and Washington met today with representatives from

Philip Morris and R-J-R Nabisco.
The states are suing the tobacco companies in an attempt to recover the money they've spent on smoking related health problems.
Florida Governor Lawton Chiles says it was HIS state's suit that drove tobacco companies to the table.
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((GOV. LAWTON CHILES/(D) FLORIDA; I THINK IT'S THE FACT THAT THE FLORIDA LAWSUIT IS DOCKETED, IT'S SET FOR TRIAL ON AUGUST THE FIFTH, THAT THE JUDGE HAS ALLOWED A COUNT OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HE'S ALLOWED THE COUNT FOR RACKETEERING UNDER RICO, THAT THE DOCUMENTS ARE GOING TO COME IN.))
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If they do come to an agreement, the money would be spread out over 25 years...
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The deal could also involve other things, such as a limitation on advertising or a ban on outdoor advertising, and greater F-D-A control over cigarette sales... Connie?

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Virginia's annual rite of spring for politicians and political junkies is underway in Southeast Virginia today.
The Shad Planking in Wakefield is the only place this year where ten candidates for state wide office will jockey for handshakes and photo ops.
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Ellen Qualls is there. What's the scene like this year?
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5-Train-Fatal


ANCHOR=Connie
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Altavista authorities say two teens killed by a train last night may have been dodging ANOTHER train when they were hit.
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The accident happened just before six on these tracks about a half mile from downtown.
17- year- old Richard Lancaster of Campbell County and 18- year- old Kevin Childress of Pittsylvania County died instantly after being struck by a southbound Norfolk Southern train.
Police say the teens had just crossed the tracks in front of a NORTHbound train and may not have heard the other train coming.
Apparently, many people use the tracks as a shortcut to downtown.
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Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu could be indicted in a trading scandal....details next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
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Plus.. air travel in Roanoke has really taken off, thanks to a decade of developments by the airport commission.
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- Why marinating chicken before you cook it may make it healthier, and decrease your risk of cancer.
It's all coming up, along with the Two Minute Ticker....right after this break. cc sponsor
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5-Netanyahu


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Israel is dealing with its own government scandal.
Israeli police want to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for breach of trust and fraud in an influence trading scandal.
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Police have wrapped up a 12 week investigation.
The probe focuses on the appointment of a political crony as attorney general-- to win favorable treatment for a political ally who faced trial on corruption charges.
In return, the leader of the religious Shas Party, was to ensure crucial support for Israeli troop pullback from most of the West Bank town of Hebron.
Today Netanyahu met with U-S envoy Dennis Ross about the peace process.
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5-twa


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
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The investigation into the explosion aboard T-W-A Flight 800
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is taking a financial toll.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it expects to spend nearly 27 million dollars on the probe, making it the most costly in U-S history.
The 7-4-7 crashed last July killing all 230 people on board.
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5-Airport-Commission


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
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GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


Closer to home-- the board that has provided a number of solutions to this area's air travel needs is celebrating a big anniversary.
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The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission took off 10 years ago today.
Since then, the airport has a new passenger terminal, a new cargo ramp under construction, and the airport generates more than a quarter- BILLION- dollars annually to the local economy.
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((BOB JOHNSON/AIRPORT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: AND I THINK IT MAKES A STATEMENT. THAT THIS IS A QUALITY PLACE TO LIVE TO DO BUSINESS. AND THIS PHYSICAL FACILITY MAKES AN IMPRESSION IN MY OPINION.))
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Up until 1987, the city of Roanoke ran the airport's day to day operations.
Now the city, Roanoke County and other local leaders all have a hand in the decisions.
Best of all, the commission has not run into any financial turbulence.
It has a five- million- dollar budget that operates at no cost to the taxpayers, and the commission has never had a deficit.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Artists are being recognized for their achievements in Martinsville...and that's where roving reporter Patrick Evans is hanging out...stick around. STOCKS BUMP NEXT

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ANCHOR=Connie
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Art students at Patrick Henry Community College are being rewarded for their hard work and dedication.
Patrick Evans journeyed to Martinsville for this year's Art Show.
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You often hear about product recalls--
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While the government gets good response from retailers-- it's more difficult to get dangerous items out of consumers' homes.
We'll hear from a Vinton couple-- who lost their nine-year-old son when he was strangled on a dangerous mini-hammock.
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((THE PROBLEM WITH THE HAMMOCK NOW IS THE FACT THAT THESE HAMMOCKS ARE IN PEOPLES HOUSES AND THEY ARE AT GARAGE SALES AND THEY ARE AT SECOND HAND STORES. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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I'm Keith Humphry-- tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX....
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Defense Secretary William Cohen says the country must make some tough choices if defense cuts continue.
Today at Virginia Military Institute, he said the armed forces are already doing more with less.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: BUT WE MIGHT BE FORCED TO SAY WE HAVE TO DO LESS WITH LESS AND ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT PARTICULAR RISK.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
Join me for the story along with more newsdouble boxes Connie/Keith

in about 45 minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX...but first let's hear more from Connie...
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Thanks Keith-- we'll be watching....

5-Product-Recall


ANCHOR=Connie
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Topping tonight's Health Check Report--
They're out there-- dangerous products that can injure or kill.
Defective items, still in homes all across the country, despite the fact that they've been recalled.
Consider these examples, and it's no wonder the Consumer Product Safety Commission is launching it's first ever recall roundup.
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It may look like harmless child's play-- but these bean bag chairs can be deadly.
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((THE KIDS UNZIP THEM AND THEY RE FULL OF THESE LITTLE PELLETS. i want to get some out of the back. ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: AND THE KIDS WOULD INHALE THE PELLETS AND FIVE CHILDREN SUFFOCATED AND DIED BY INHALING THE PELLETS IN THOSE BEAN BAG CHAIRS. ))
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12 million bean bag chairs were recalled-- but they didn't get them all back...so, that means, consumers still have them, as retailers are usually quick to get these products off the shelves.
Another potential killer-- that's still out there.
Light-weight mini hammocks-- hammocks without spreader bars to keep them fully open.
As these government sketches show, when a child gets into or out of this hammock, it can twist around the neck.
12 children have died using these things.
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Right here in our region, it did.
Betty and Tom Jarvis of Vinton never thought a hammock could take their son's life.
Tim Jarvis was nine years old.
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(( TOM JARVIS III/VICTIM S FATHER: APPARENTLY, TIM WAS PLAYING WITH THE HAMMOCK, WE HAD IT PUT UP UNDER OUR DECK IN THE BACK BETWEEN TWO POSTS. AND WHILE HE WAS PLAYING WITH IT, GOT TANGLED UP AND IT STRANGLED HIM. ANN BROWN: AND WE VE RECALLED 3 MILLION MINI HAMMOCKS, BUT WE HAVEN T GOT ALL OF THEM. THAT MEANS THAT SOMEBODY MAY TAKE A MINI HAMMOCK CAMPING OR MAY HAVE ONE HANGING OUT IN THEIR YARD AND JUST NOT HEARD ABOUT THIS.))
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That's not all.
These dangerous wooden bunk beds may also be in the wrong homes-- these OLDER beds have an opening on the top, that's large enough for a child's body to pass through, but small enough to trap the head.
With new beds, the space between the rails has to be much smaller.
Inspectors are also hitting the streets, looking for dangerous cribs.
If the siderails are more than two and 3-eighth inches apart, a child can slip through and strangle.
It happens to more than 50 babies every year.
This crib, acceptable when it was made, no longer meets federal safety standards because of high corner posts.
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((THE REASON IS A CHILD COULD GET THEIR CLOTHES HOOKED ON HERE AND THEY COULD STRANGLE. ))
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Connie VO-NAT


If you want to find out more about these and other recalls:
Call the Safety Commission's hotline at 1-800-638-CPSC, then hit extention 525.
Or, if you're on the internet, it's on the World Wide Web at CPSC-dot-gov, then click on "recalls"
For a copy of the Baby Safety Check list, send a postcard to CPSC , Washington, D.C. 20207.
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5-Chicken


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=HEALTHY EATING


Chicken is considered to be a healthy alternative to eating red meat.
But there is evidence that cooked chicken might contain some cancer-causing compounds known as hetero-cycli-means-- which may make it not quite as healthy as some think.
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But a new study shows that simply marinating chicken before grilling can reduce the amount of those cancer- causing compounds by as much as 99-percent.
That's according to research from the National Cancer Institute.
And apparently it really doesn't matter how long you marinate the chicken.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Connie


Time now to give Mike Stevens two minutes.
I hear this was a big day, Swinging for CASH...out on the links, all in the name of charity.

S5-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-27
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER


Welcome folks to another glorious day in the valley around most of the nation.
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Let's get started on the basepaths in Atlanta where the Braves once again feasted on the sorry pitching of the Cincinnati Reds.
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Reds skipper Ray Knight was checking things out early in the fifth, and he didn't like what he saw.
In the bottom of the inning Jeff Blauser, who has been on fire this season lifts a solo homer to left field to give Atlanta 3-to-1 lead.
Still in the 5th, Kenny Lofton then comes up on the other side of the plate and hits his first homer as a Brave to make it 4-to-1.
The Braves go on to win it 7-to-1.
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At Shea stadium this afternoon, the Dodgers beat the Mets 5-to-1.
Thanks to some great pitching and some great defense as Brett Butler make the grab in right center on this play.
Butler also had a career high 5 hits.
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And the problems continue in Chicago. This afternoon the Cubs dropped their 12th straight game losing to the Colorado Rockies 4-to-nothing.
The Cubs are now 0-and-12.
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S5-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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On a day like this I'm sure a number of people checked out of work early to hit the golf courses this afternoon.
But out at Countryside nearly 200 golfers had a legitimate excuse today for playing a round.
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The Cave Spring Corners Kroger grocery store held its sixth annual golf tournament for the March of Dimes today.
The one day event raises thousands of dollars for the charity.
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Besides raising cash through tournament entry fees, the event also gives golfers an opportunity to win a number of gifts through a raffle, and of course no one goes hungry.
Kroger employees arrive before dawn to cook homemade bar-b-que for the golfers.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=FERRUM


Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll head down to Ferrum College and check in with Abe Naff's Panther baseball team, that is having another outstanding season.
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Connie will be back with more News 7 at Five right after this.
Take care everybody. take a break

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Drivers participating in an advanced course in New Zealand were given a lesson in what not to do on the streets by an expert.
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VO-NAT 10:07:53
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Klaus Heimerl, a specialist driving instructor from Germany, put the BMW through its paces, showing how to do sudden stops and spins.
After saying the trick was easy, he crashed the car.
Klaus, a former German police officer, walked away from the accident-- saying the road was too DRY for the maneuver.
Fortunately his bosses are likely to be sympathetic about the crash.
He's the chauffeur for the BMW chairman.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
GRAPHIC=NONE


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