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Next-- on News 7 at Five...
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He was the G-O-P frontrunner in the Lieutenant Governor's race-- now Coleman Andrews is dropping out.
A former Army drill instructor is found guilty of raping six female trainees.
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And citizens in South Boston are preparing for a flood. Wx-Heads
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Three days of rain is too much for some southside communities but the sun was working today and will continue tomorrow.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health CHeck-- the latest in M-R-I technology--
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The emphasis now includes preventing needless surgery.
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Stick around for all this and the 2-minute ticker in 90-seconds on NEWS-7 at FIVE.

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The Republican front-runner for Lieutenant Governor has dropped out of the race.
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5-Andrews


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Good evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
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A surprise move just a few weeks after the man who's raised 1-point-4 million dollars to run for lieutenant governor kicked off a campaign with a 22 stop tour around the state.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's behind Coleman Andrews' decision?
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The only detail Andrews provided today was that one of his three children is facing what he calls "a medical concern," but he would NOT elaborate.
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That has NOT stopped speculation from running rampant on whether there's more behind the scenes.
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He entered the news conference on crutches from what he shrugged off as a sports mishap...but focused on his responsibilities to his children as the reason for the decision.
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((BERT ROHRER/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: HE AS YOU KNOW DID NOT ...SITUATION WAS.))
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Andrews has faced some controversy over the declining stock price in his two businesses...and a foray into a possible gambling operation that he later pulled the plug on.
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Connie, the man who benefits most directly from Andrews' misfortune is John Hager, the other Republican running for Lt. Governor... Andrews endorsed him today.

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Several days of intense rain generally means trouble for one Halifax County community.
And, the recent downpour, is no exception.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Riverdale where local business owners are moving out.
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Connie, flooding here in Riverdale is common-- but it doesn't make it any easier.
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Throughout much of the day, local business owners have been coming up here, glancing at the Dan River, hoping for the best.
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((MAC RAGAN/RIVERDALE BUSINESS OWNER: IT'S A GUESS WORK, CAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHAT THE GOOD LORD IS GOING TO PUT ON US, BUT WE HAVE TO SURVIVE AND DO THE BEST WE CAN. ))
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Mac Ragan is taking this latest news in stride.
After 33- years as a Riverdale business owner, he's weathered severe flooding.
Ragan's neighbors along Route 501- spent the morning doing what they've done for years.
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((MITCH INGE/LOCAL BOOKKEEPER:YOU JUST HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, AFTER THE RAIN LAST NIGHT, I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND I WAS EXPECTING A CALL AND LEMUEL CALLED ME, I WAS HOPING IT WASN'T GOING TO BE TRUE, BUT IT'S COMING, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING. IT'S RISING, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO SIT AROUND AND WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS, WE'VE GOT TO BE READY. ))
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Earlier today, the National Weather Service predicted severe flooding for Riverdale-- similar to the flooding seen here in September.
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Meteorologist Robin Reed joins us now with the latest.

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In other news-- A former Army drill instructor could spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Staff Sergeant Delmar Simpson was found guilty today of raping six female recruits at a Maryland post.
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((LT. COL. GABRIEL RIESCO/CHIEF OF STAFF OF ORDINANCE SCHOOL:I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THESE CASES, TO PROTECT THE VICTIMS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND WE CONTINUE THE INVESTIGATION TO ROOT OUT THE SYSTEMIC CAUSES OF ALL THIS. ))
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The investigation resulted in criminal charges against 12 men at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, and prompted a probe of sexual misconduct at Army bases worldwide.
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5-OK-TRIAL


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It's one of the most infamous auto parts in history, and it's on display at the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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Jurors today are looking at the rear axle of the Ryder truck used in the bombing.
One F-B-I agent testified he found a vehicle identification number on the rear axle, which was thrown hundreds of feet away from the federal building in the blast.
Agents then traced the truck to a rental shop in Junction City, Kansas.
That's where the sketches of "John Doe number one and number two" were made leading to Timothy McVeigh as a suspect.
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Meantime...a star prosecution witness has taken the stand.
She's expected to testify that she laminated the fake driver's license that McVeigh allegedly used to rent the Ryder truck involved in the bombing.

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Marching music and marching orders-- as the Volunteerism Summit in Philadelphia wraps up.
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Also coming up-- the news is bubbling over at the Quibell plant-- soon the bottling company will have new owners.
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Plus, a genetics advancement to report on Health Check-- it may lead to treatment for those with Down Syndrome, or retardation.
Stay with us-- there's more news, sports, and weather-- all on New 7 at FIVE. cc sponsor
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5-NS-Workers


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The 62 local workers furloughed by Norfolk Southern must now play the waiting game.
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This morning at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn, employees were given the opportunity to ask questions about their impending transfer.
They found out it could be awhile before they leave town.
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((TIM JONES/FURLOUGHED NORFOLK SOUTHERN WORKER: IT COULD BE ANYWHERE FROM THIS WEEK TO THREE OR FOUR MONTHS OR FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF HOW LONG IT TAKES TO WORK IT OUT. ))
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Employees like Tim Jones were given a list of cities to choose from... some as far away as Kansas City and St. Louis.
Workers say seniority will play a major role when it comes to placement.
N- S officials say they were forced to make the transfers because of government regulations.
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5-Quibell


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A pair of well known businessmen from the Martinsville area are two big reasons why the water is flowing once again at the popular Quibell company in Roanoke.
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Last year Tultex chairman John Franck and his cousin Will Pannill noticed their favorite tea and sparkling water brand missing from the local store shelves.
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Upon further investigation they learned about the company's troubles and became investors.
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((JOHN FRANCK/QUIBELL INVESTOR: WE FOUND A BUSINESS THAT WE THINK IS A LOT OF FUN AND HAS GREAT POTENTIAL. IT'S A BRAND THAT PEOPLE IN THIS REGION ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH.))
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Franck admits the company is not making any money yet.
But he expects Quibell will eventually regain the 10- million- dollars in annual sales it had a few years ago.
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5-Volunteers


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They're heading home with their final marching orders-- delivered by Colin Powell,
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...Chairman of the Volunteerism Summit, wrapping up in Philadelphia.
Thousands attended -- saying they're now more determined than ever to recruit others for community service.
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((THIS SUMMIT, THESE COMMITMENTS, THEY ARE ABOUT THE HABITS OF THE HEART THAT MAKE US AMERICANS. LET US GO SHOW THE WORLD AND OUR CHILDREN THAT WE ARE PREPARED TO LIVE UP TO THEM. ))
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Many of those attending the summit say they're hoping a new spirit will sweep the nation.
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Speaking of spirit-- The Roanoke Valley is home to many creative writers-- and you can check some of them out at an upcoming forum.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-ARTEMIS


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The Artemis Reading Circle is all about introducing local authors and their work to the community.
An author from the New River Valley will be the next featured speaker.DOUBLE BOX Connie/PATRICK
Here's Patrick Evans-- with an exclusive interview with Anne (Getty) Goethe.
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Roanoke's only representative in the N-B-A begins planning his hometown basketball camp-
Mike has details a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
And next on Health Check--
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Relief may be on the way for the millions of Americans suffering from genital herpes.
We'll tell you about a new drug trial now underway.
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Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry.
Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX.
A group of Danville soldiers is providing more than a safe environment for Bosnia to rebuild.
They're also spreading goodwill in a country torn apart by years of internal fighting.
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Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco visited the 46- men stationed overseas.
Tonight they take us along with the Danville soldiers who provide food and supplies to the poor.
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((CHRIS WILES/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:WE HAD SOME IDEA THAT THAT'S WHAT WE WERE GOING TO BE DOING BUT NOT TO THE EXTEND WE'RE DOING IT HERE, IT'S, IT'S BEEN A REAL GOOD EXPERIENCE COMING OVER HERE. ))
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The soldiers joined forces with the Swedes to help providing housing for two families.
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We'll have more on that--
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along with more news of the day tonight at six.
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It sounds interesting, thanks Keith.

5-M-R-I


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Turning now to Health Check-- M-R-I technology has earned a good reputation for evaluating trauma and helping to diagnose a variety of diseases.
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Now, it's also keeping some patients from going to the operating room unnecessarily.
At the University Hospitals of Cleveland they found that many patients can avoid surgery by having a needle guided M-R-I FIRST.. a simple procedure using real time M-R-I imaging.. a thin needle is guided into the worrisome area and samples are taken.
In their study only FOUR of the 83 patients looked at-- did not benefit from this procedure.
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(( DR. JONATHAN LEWIN/UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND: WE'RE FINDING THAT M-R GUIDANCE ALLOWS US TO DO THESE WITHOUT PROBLEM. WE'VE NOW DONE MORE WELL OVER ONE HUNDRED AND HAD NO SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS.))
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Doctors say this is taking M-R-I to the next step... giving patients the
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They believe this kind of minimally invasive procedure will dramatically change the way physicians treat many problems and reduce health care costs over the next few years.

5-Herpes


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Doctors are hopeful about a new drug to treat herpes-- one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
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There's no known cure for genital herpes, and generally, outbreaks affect women more severely than men.
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((DR. WILLIAM REITER/CENTER FOR SPECIAL IMMUNOLOGY: IT'S PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TO TREAT HERPES BECAUSE THAT VIRUS HIDES IN A PERSON'S NERVE CELLS, AND RE-ACTIVATES UNDER A LOT OF DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES. THE FOCUS OF WHAT WE WANT TO DO IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY IS TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN'T LESSEN THE NUMBER OF RECURRENT EPISODES OF HERPES.))
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
At the Center for Special Immunology, a clinical study involving the drug Lebukavir is now underway.
There's hope the drug could make a difference in the lives of patients.
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((LABORATORY STUDIES HAVE SHOWN US THAT THIS DRUG IS ABOUT TEN TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN DRUGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET FOR THIS PURPOSE. AND IN THIS STUDY WE BELIEVE THAT THIS DRUG CAN EFFECTIVELY TREAT EPISODES OF HERPES, BY DECREASING THEIR DURATION AND SEVERITY.))
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More than 30 million Americans-- around one in five adults, currently has genital herpes.

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From the latest issue of the journal "Nature Genetics" comes word of
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the discovery of a gene connected to mental retardation in people with Down's Syndrome.
It may lead to a treatment.
More than 250-thousand Americans have Down's Syndrome-- and suffer mild to severe retardation.
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5-Child-Watch


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As more and more working parents look for child care, improving the QUALITY of that care is an issue in the Roanoke Valley.
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Those taking part in the New Century Council's "Child Watch" program toured early childhood centers in the area today.
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((PHYLLIS OLIN/CHILD WATCH CHAIR: TAKING CARE OF KIDS IS NOT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, BUT RATHER IT'S CHILDREN BEING IN A SETTING WHERE THEY CAN LEARN IN AN INFORMAL WAY.))
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Besides discussing ideas, participants got some first-hand knowledge while eating lunch with young students at Roanoke's Greenvale School.
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((EVA SHAW/CHILD WATCH PARTICIPANT: IT MAKES YOU AWARE OF ALL THAT THE DAY CARE PROVIDERS ARE GOING THROUGH, AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN YOU DROP YOUR KIDS OFF AND JUST GO TO WORK WITHOUT REALIZING WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH.))
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Participants say it's not just providers who can help improve the quality of child care...the community can get involved, as well.
Most preschools are always in need of volunteers.
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It's time now for sports-- so let's give Mike Stevens a couple of minutes to hear about George Lynch's summer plans...and some baseball news.

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Welcome to your Tuesday ticker everybody. Let's get started with some afternoon baseball action.
Already today in the big leagues, the Astros have beaten the Rockies 3-to-1. Jeff Bagwell homered for the Astros to key the win.
And right now the Cubs are trying to get their second win in an 18 hours period as they are battling the Expos.
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Last night the Cubs beat the Expos 5-to-2.
Today both teams have been swinging for the ivy covered wall since the opening pitch.
That's Darrin Fletcher bashing on into the seats in deep center field to make it 4-to-nothing with on in the first.
Henry Rodriguez then steps up and rips this Steve Traschal pitch over the center field fence again, and it's 5-to-nothing Expos.
But Brooks Kieschnick would rally the Cubs with this 2 run homer off Jim Bullinger to make it a 5-to-3 game.
Rodriguez would homer again in the third, but Kieschnick would come back with
his second homer of the game - a SUPER=35-Montreal/8/Chicago/14/Bottom of 8th;

three run blast to right.
And right now the Cubs lead the Expos 14-to-8 in the bottom of the 8th.
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While a number of teams are still gearing up for the NBA playoffs, George Lynch is getting ready for his 7th annual Hometown Basketball camp in mid June this summer.
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George's camp will again be held at William Fleming high school from June 16th through the 20th.
As George said attendance was down some last year, but this June he's hoping for the biggest turnout in the history of the camp.
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PINNACLE PAGE --
Again, the camp takes place June 16th through the 20th.
It is open to boys and girls ages 7 through 13 for fundamentals.
And there also will be an advanced section of the camp for those 14 & 15 year olds.
And if you would like more information you can call 982-0536. George Lynch's 7th annual Hometown basketball camp.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=two minute ticker


Coming up tonight at six, some area wrestlers have been involved in their own camp for the past couple of months.
Steve Mason will have an inside look at how the Roanoke valley is working overtime to cultivate some top wrestling talent.
Hope to see you at six. Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-Sinatra


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Old Blue Eyes is going to be seeing gold-- the Congressional Gold Medal that is.
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The bill honoring Frank Sinatra was just approved by the House--now it needs the president's signature. It was introduced by a New York Congressman.
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((REP. JOSE SERRANO/D- NEW YORK: I HAVE FRANK SINATRA ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE, I HAVE FRANK AS MY EMAIL ADDRESS, I COLLECT PICTURES AND POSTERS, I'VE BEEN COLLECTING THESE ALBUMS AND THESE CD'S AND TAPES EVER SINCE I CAME FROM PUERTO RICO. ))
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Serrano owns 290 Sinatra recordings the same number of votes needed to get Sinatra the medal.
The democrat has been pushing the bill for two years...to honor the 81-year old entertainer for his years of humanitarian work and performances.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award Congress can give.
Recent recipients include Colin Powell and the Reverend Billy Graham and his wife. (----------------)