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Next on News 7-
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Police identify the man killed at rest stop yesterday-
JonBenet Ramsey's parents speak publically about their daughter's murder.
Property owners take note- Appraisers are out in Botetourt County-
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A vigorous cold front produces strong winds here and dangerous thunderstorms in eastern Virginia. All the details coming up.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check-- growing evidence women may be able to reduce their risk of getting breast cancer-- by exercising.
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AND-- by changing a single gene-- scientists have created a breed of super mice.
There could be major health implications.
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Friends remember Estel (ESS-tuhl) Singleton, while authorities continue the search for his killer.
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5-Ironto


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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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So far the investigation of yesterday's homicide on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County has not produced an arrest.
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57- year- old Estel (ESS-tuhl) Singleton was shot and killed Wednesday morning at the Ironto rest area.
He had moved to Roanoke from Bluefield about six years ago when his wife became ill,
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and today former neighbors in Garden City said they considered him a good friend.
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((REBA SCOTT: I JUST THOUGHT WHAT A TERRIBLE THING THAT WAS TO HAPPEN. IT'S HAPPENING ALL THE TIME. IT'S JUST AWFUL, BUT I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT BEING HIM. WHEN I HEARD THE NAME THIS MORNING, I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.))
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Singleton's relatives say they don't know why he stopped at the rest area Wednesday morning, and authorities are not reporting any major developments in their investigation.

5-Ramsey


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JonBenet Ramsey's parents say they did not kill their daughter.
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The Ramsey's spoke with reporters in Colorado-
Patsy Ramsey says she's appalled anyone would think she or her husband were involved in the murder.
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((PATSY RAMSEY/JONBENET'S MOTHER: BUT LET ME ASSURE YOU I DID NOT KILL JONBENET. I DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. I LOVED THAT CHILD WITH THE WHOLE OF MY HEART AND SOUL.))
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John and Patsy Ramsey say they'll work to find their daughter's killer.
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((JOHN RAMSEY/JONBENET'S FATHER: WE WILL FIND YOU. WE WILL FIND YOU. I HAVE THAT AS THE SOLE MISSION FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.)) 15:37:56 ((PATSY RAMSEY: YOU MAY BE ELUDING THE AUTHORITIES FOR A TIME BUT GOD KNOWS WHO YOU ARE AND WE WILL FIND YOU.))
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The Ramsey's spoke publically now that they've been formally interviewed by police.
JonBenet was found slain four months ago in the family's home.
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5-Texas-Standoff


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Negotiations are back ON in the Texas Standoff.
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Republic of Texas leader Richard McClaren answered the phone where he's holed up with 13 group members.
A spokesman says McClaren wants the standoff to end peacefully.
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15:19:28 ((CONCERNS ARE MOUNTING THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY BE STAGING A MASSIVE ARMED CONFRONTATION.))
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((MR. MCCLAREN HAS STATED HIS DESIRE TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER IN A COURT OF LAW AND IS ASKING FOR SOME GUARANTEE THAT HE BE ALLOWED TO ARGUE HIS CASE.))
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The seige is now in its fifth day.
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5-Ok-Trial


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A book is now evidence at the Oklahoma City bombing trial-
A novel that describes a plot to blow up F-B-I headquarters.
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Timothy McVeigh's cousin testified McVeigh sent him a copy of "The Turner Diaries"-
He told the jury McVeigh predicted events in the book would come true,
Also on the stand today- an arms dealer who says McVeigh came to him six months before the bombing- desperate to get his hands on bomb components.
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Attorney General Jim Gilmore is setting the record straight after one of his assistants called a female attorney "a bushy tailed feminist" in an official letter...-that's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
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And in Botetourt County-- the tax man is still hanging around, as property reassessments are under way.
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We've heard lots of talk this week about volunteerism--
On Health Check-- we'll feature one way you can help save a life-- it's the platelet Pheresis program, through the American Red Cross. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- get ready to rejuvenate your green thumb...
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Patrick kicks off another Growin It Season in just a few minutes, stick around. cc sponsor
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5-Gilmore


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Attorney General Jim Gilmore has reprimanded one of his lawyers for what he describes as an offensive letter.
A letter from Assistant Attorney General Alison Landry to a Richmond attorney called the attorney "a bushy-tailed feminist."
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Attorney Eileen Wagner was the letter's recipient.
Wagner represents Christy Brzonkala in her alleged rape case against two Virginia Tech football players.
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Gilmore's assistant mocked Wagner for, quoting the letter, "chronic tantrums" and a "hopelessly manipulative" style, along with the feminist slur.
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((IT'S AN OUTRAGEOUS THING TO SAY IN A LETTER. I LET ASSISTANT KNOW... WORKING ON.))
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Eileen Wagner says she has experienced "very little but rudeness" from Gilmore's office.
The case Landry's letter dealt with was an alleged gang rape of a Virginia STATE University student by VSU football players.

5-Boty-Assessment


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Botetourt County residents have started seeing some unfamiliar and...in many cases... unwanted faces at their doorsteps.
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It's been FIVE YEARS since appraisers have been out in that area assessing individual property values.
But the process started up again a few weeks ago.
Because Botetourt County operates under the General Charter Rule of the Commonwealth, it's required to conduct property appraisals in 4 to 6 year incriments.
While that might make it easier for the county... it COULD mean significantly higher taxes for some residents... depending on the tax rate.
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((HAROLD WINGATE/WINGATE APPRAISAL SERVICE: IT MIGHT BE MORE DIFFICULT FROM A PROPERTY OWNER STANDPOINT BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A BIGGER INCREASE THAN THEY WOULD IF IT'S ANNUALLY.))
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It will take a year until all of the assessments are complete... and they won't be put into place until the start of the 1998 fiscal year.
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5-NS-WORKERS


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Union employees at railroads across the country staged informational pickets today.
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Specifically, workers are upset about higher standards being proposed to qualify for certain disability pensions.
The Railroad Retirement Board has until the end of July to complete the disability revisions it's working on.
The unions have hinted they may go on strike if all the parties involved don't reach a compromise.
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((JAMES NELSON/LOCAL 6 FIREMEN & OILERS: LIKE I SAID I CAN'T ANSWER THAT BECAUSE A LOT OF UNION CHIEFS INVOLVED IN THIS AND I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO SPEAK FOR THEM AT THIS TIME. But this could prompt a walkout possibly? NELSON: YES SIR IT COULD.))
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The American Association of Railroads expressed surprise at the nationwide pickets.
It says the standards for certain disability pensions have not been updated in a half- century.


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Grab your lawnmowers, your pitchforks and your hoes...It's time for another season of Growin It.
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5-GROWIN-IT


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Growin' It season begins today-- and that means you better get your garden tools ready.
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Patrick Evans is on the Roanoke City market to find out more about what's ready to plant, and how well regional crops are doing as we head into May.
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There's more NEWS-7 on the way-- in tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- the Roanoke Express officially changes its look.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the benefits of exercise--
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There's clear evidence it can protect against heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Now we may be able to add breast cancer to that list as well.
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((THESE ARE WOMEN WHO HAD MODERATE AMOUNTS OF EXERCISE.. WALKING 4-TIMES A WEEK .. OR EVEN WOMEN WHO JUST WALKED REGULARLY AT THEIR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT HAD A DECREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME OR CREATE LOTS OF PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT TO GET BENEFITS OF EXERCISE. ))
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six-preview


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Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Coming up tonight on NEWS 7 at six,TAKE FULL SCREEN our special series "Bosnia- Peacekeepers" continues.
46- Danville National Guardsmen are serving overseas to help the country heal after years of fighting.
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Tonight we'll take you into Tuzla where a grenade exploded there killing 71- young people who were celebrating a national holiday-- known as the "Day of Youth" .
Today a monument is a reminder of those lives lost.
The Danville soldiers rarely talk with residents, but the number of new graves is proof how bad the war really was.
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((CLINTON MOYER/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:YOU CAN'T BELIEVE IT, YOU SIT AT HOME AND WATCH IT ON TV, YOU HEAR WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT TO ACTUALLY BE HERE AND SEE IT IS AMAZING. ))
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Tonight at six-- we'll hear more from Clinton Moyer as well as two parents who lost children during the war.
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More from your travels in Bosnia at Six...thanks Teresa.

5-Mighty-Mouse


ANCHOR=Connie
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Mighty Mouse is no longer just a character out of the cartoons.
Rather-- there is now a new breed-- Supermice, they are called-- created by scientists, who think they've found the key to manipulating muscle growth.
There could be some major health implications.
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((THEY DO LOOK A LITTLE STRANGE. THE SHOULDERS AND THE HIPS ARE REALLY BIG AND BULKY AND YOU CAN SEE THE SHOULDERS ARE MUCH BIGGER IN THE MUTANT MOUSE. ))
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a mouse with two-thirds the normal muscle mass-- They engineered it by turning off a single gene-- called Myostatin, also found in humans.
Turned on, it limits muscle growth.
Turned off, it could have profound applications-- including hope in treating muscular dystrophy-- a wasting disease that destroys muscle tissue.
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((DR. SE-JIN LEE/JOHNS HOPKINS RESEARCHER: IT'S STILL EARLY WITH RESPECT TO GETTING TO APPLICATIONS. BUT ULTIMATELY OUR HOPE IS THAT THIS COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DRUGS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR REBUILDING DISEASED OR DAMAGED MUSCLE.))
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The implications aren't just for medicine.
Livestock also carries the Myostatin gene.
Researchers envision herds of cattle and flocks of chicken with two to three times the amount of meat as a normal animal, and relatively less fat.))

5-Breast-Cancer


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The strongest evidence yet that exercise can protect women from breast cancer comes from today's New England Journal of Medicine.
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The researchers, from Norway-- tracked some 25-thousand women for an average of 14 years.
They found that women who exercise at least four hours a week have about one-third lower than usual the risk for breast cancer.
The women in the study who were thin, under 45 years of age, and who exercised regularly had the lowest risks of all.
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((DR. CHRISTINA FINDLAYSON/UNIV. OF COLORADO: IT GIVES US ONE MORE PIECE OF EVIDENCE WE CAN USE TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO HAVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE... OF GOOD COMMON SENSE NUTRITION AND MODERATE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.))
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5-Pheresis


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If you have two hours, you can help.
That's the message the American Red Cross wants you to know about Platelet Pheresis.
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Through the procedure, you donate only the platelets from your blood.
The City of Roanoke and the Red Cross have declared May "Platelet Donation Awareness Month."
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((MAYOR BOWERS: THIS IS A PERFECT WAY FOR PEOPLE IN ROANOKE TO VOLUNTEER, TO HELP OUT THE RED CROSS, AND TO HELP OUT SO MANY PEOPLE- CANCER VICTIMS AND SERIOUS SURGERY PATIENTS WHO NEED THIS KIND OF ASSISTANCE AND VOLUNTEER EFFORT.))
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The process involves taking blood from one arm, extracting the platelets and returning it to the other arm.
Volunteers say it's painless- and you can even watch a movie while you give.
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((SHANNON LOWE/RED CROSS: I BELIEVE THERE ARE MANY MORE OUT THERE THAT WOULD PARTICIPATE IF THEY KNEW HOW, AND WERE AWARE OF THE PROCESS, AND WHO HAD HELPED, AND HOW THEY COULD GET INVOLVED.))
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To donate, call the American Red Cross at 9-8-5, 3-5-7-1 in Roanoke, and 8-4-6, 4-6-2-0 in Lynchburg.
The Red Cross says you'll be in and out in two hours.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports and the N-B-A names its rookie of the year...
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus if you think the Roanoke Express is looking a little different, you're right..here's Mike with details.

S5-Express


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Good afternoon everyone. The Express will have a new look this season.
Steve Mason has the new logo, possibly a new practice facility and a new coaches contract.
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S5-NBA


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The NBA playoffs continue tonight, but this afternoon the big news in the league is that Allen Iverson is the rookie of the year.
The 76ers guard from Hampton, narrowly edged Timberwolves guard Stephon Marbury for the award.
The Grizzlies Shareef Abdur Raheem was third.
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Lots of baseball action taking place this afternoon.
In Cincinnati, Reds manager Ray Knight wiped off the plate so the Braves could monitor the strike zone.
Not that they needed any help.
After winning a record 19 games in April, the Braves begin the month of May by hitting three homeruns and beating the Reds 4-to-2.
John Smoltz got the win to improve to 3-and-3.
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The Rockies are hosting the Cubs this afternoon, and again taking advantage of Chicago's propensity to make those errors.
Larry Walker's routine double play ball, sails into the outfield.
Eric Young and Quinton Mccracken score and right now the Rockies lead the Cubs 5-to-1 in the bottom of the 7th.
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The Dodgers, Expos, Cardinals and Pirates already have picked up wins this afternoon.
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Coming up at six, details of a huge women's golf event coming to Forest this month.
Have a nice eveing everybody. take a break

5-Alcohol-Awareness


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Some disturbing images of pain and death for students at Pulaski County High School.
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Emergency room nurses from Columbia Pulaski Community Hospital presented a program to warn students of the dangers of drinking and driving.
It's a new nationwide effort started by E-R nurses who struggle daily to save the lives of victims in alcohol-related crashes.
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((CASSIE MOYE/ENC.A.R.E. NURSE: BECAUSE OF THE FRUSTRATION AND THE HELPLESSNESS THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE BECAUSE WE CAN NO LONGER SUSTAIN LIFE IN THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE TRAUMATIZED. ))
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From graphic slides to scenes of a doctor telling parents their child is dead, the program is meant to strike an emotional chord.
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((BEKKAH WARBURTON/STUDENT: I THINK THE THING WITH THE MOM AND THE DAD BECAUSE I COULD PICTURE MY FAMILY THERE, AND IT SORT OF TOUCHED ME. ))
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The program is called EN-CARE, for Emergency Nurses Cancel Alcohol- Related Emergencies.
The nurses are taking the presentation to 13 schools as prom season gets under way.
They're also available to speak on request.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- have a nice evening, Goodnight GRAPHIC=NONE