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Here's what you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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The parents thought their kids were asleep.
Instead, they were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in the back of the family pickup truck.
And remembering the men and women who fought for their country on this Memorial Day.
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Wx-Heads
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Now that a cold front has slipped through the area, a drier forecast will be on the way.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Tonight on Health Check-- alcohol and good health--they never used to go together,
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but researchers now are finding that drinking spirits in moderation can actually be protective.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Stick around-- all this and the Two Minute Ticker, in 90-seconds on NEWS-7 at FIVE.

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((WHAT WE FOUND WERE THREE SMALL CHILDREN IN THE BACK OF SMALL MINI PICKUP TRUCK WITH THE CAMPER ON THE BACK.))
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The children were dead- all killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It was supposed to be a routine trip home from a holiday weekend.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


The family was on its was from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
But when the parents checked on their sleeping children they would not wake up.
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((GREG WEST/LA FIRE BATTALION CHIEF: ALL THREE CHILDREN WERE IN CARDIAC ARREST, THEY WERE PULSELESS AND NOT BREATHING.))
SUPER=01-Greg West/L.A. Fire Battallion Chief;
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The children were rushed to the hospital- but it was too late-
Six- year old Natalie, three- year old Kimberly and 22 month old Kevin are all dead.
The childrens' uncle says the parents are in shock.
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((THE KIDS MOM SAY I CAN'T BELIEVE MY KIDS NOT THERE. I CAN'T BELIEVE.))
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Los Angeles police are checking out the truck to find out if an exhaust leak caused the tragedy.
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5-Skydiving


ANCHOR=Jean
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Authorities are checking out a skydiving plane that crashed to the ground in South Florida.
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An amateur photographer caught the scene- a small plane spiraling to the ground yesterday.
SUPER=03-South Miami, FL/Yesterday;


On board, five skydivers and a pilot.
Also in the skies- another parachutist- a 43 year old woman who was suited up when the plane developed problems.
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((ROBERT SUAREZ/METRO DADE FIRE: SHE WAS READY TO JUMP FOR SOME REASON THE PLANE STARTED TO GO OUT OF CONTROL SHE COULDN'T HOLD ON AND JUST BAILED OUT.))
SUPER=01-Robert Suarez/Metro Dade Fire;
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OUT Q=and just bailed out."
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One man saw it all, from the ground.
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((WE WERE HERE FOR A PICNIC AND AIRPLANE RIDE AND HAVING A PICNIC. WHEN WE TURNED AROUND WE SAW THIS AIRPLANE SPINNING IT LOOKED LIKE JUST A REGULAR SPIN AND WE SAW A PARACHUTER LEAVE THE PLANE AS IT WAS SPINNING AND THEN THE PLANE HIT THE GROUND.))
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The parachutist landed safely. Five other skydivers and the pilot were killed.
THE National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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5-Clinton-Mem


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Around the nation and here at home people are observing Memorial Day.
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((LEFT WHEEL, HUT.. MARCHING NAT SOUND.))
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President Clinton spent part of this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
He spoke of the sacrifices so many servicemen made for our freedom.
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((IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE GRAVESTONES HERE YOU WILL SEE THEY HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN. WHEN YOU SEE WHAT WE ENJOY TODAY AND THAT WE STAND AT THE PINNACLE OF OUR POWER OUR SUCCESS AND OUR INFLUENCE AS A NATION.))
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The President also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
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5-Memorial-Day


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wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


More than a half century ago, they helped restore democracy to the Philippine Islands, and today 30-local veterans got their official "thank you".
Brigadier General (Ta-Goompay Nana-Diego) Tagumpay Nanadiego presented the Philippine Liberation medals during a Memorial Day service in Roanoke.
More than 20-thousand Americans died in the eleven months it took to defeat the Japanese in the South Pacific.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- ROANOKE: TODAY'S PRESENTATION OF THE PHILIPPINE LIBERATION MEDAL MARKS AN IMPORTANT RECOGNITION OF ONE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT AND BLOODY CHAPTER IN OUR NATION'S MILITARY HISTORY.)) ((GEN. TAGUMPAY NANADIEGO: THIS IS OUR SMALL WAY OF THANKING THE VETERANS WHO ARE HERE TODAY FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES IN RESTORING DEMOCRACY AND PEACE IN MY COUNTRY.))
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Following the services, a Marine Corps color guard fired a salute, and veterans laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Lee Plaza.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Tornadoes and thunderstorms overnight left two people dead and spun a wide trail of damage from Texas to the East Coast.
Both deaths were in western Pennsylvania, where record rains fell and mudslides blocked roads.
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SUPER=03-Argonia, KS/Amateur Video;


Tornadoes struck a wide area of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, destroying several homes and blowing empty rail cars off their tracks.
Check out this home video from Argonia, Kansas as a storm passed nearby.
The funnel cloud did touch down, however little damage was reported and there were no injuries.
The storms did produce heavy rain and marble-sized hail.
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An update on a man in search of his children, he says were victims of a kidnapping.
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And it's more than just a charity golf tournament-- in fact, not only does it help citizens find affordable housing, now the push is on to fund shelters for the homeless.
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Also coming up-- another washout at Indy-- Mike has the scoop when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor
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5-Benda


ANCHOR=Jean
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A man from Max Meadows whose children have allegedly been the victims of International Parental Kidnapping is still trying to track them down.
At this point he's been unsuccessful.
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Walter Benda hasn't seen his daughters (MAR-ee) Mari and (Eh-mah) Ema since the spring of 1995.
He says his wife got involved with a cult...took the children to her native Japan... and then changed their names.
This past weekend, Benda, and dozens of others, picketed six different embassies in Washington.
He's also formed his own parents group in Japan.
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((WALTER BENDA: I HAVE STARTED AN ORGANIZATION IN JAPAN CALLED CHILDREN'S RIGHTS COUNCIL JAPAN. THERE ARE ABOUT 2 DOZEN MEMBERS OF THAT. MOST OF THEM ARE PARENTS WHO ARE BEING DENIED ACCESS TO THEIR CHILDREN IN JAPAN. MOST OF THESE CASES INVOLVE INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL KIDNAPPING. ))
SUPER=07-Walter Benda;
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Benda has been to Japanese District Court numerous times in the past two years hoping to reclaim his children.
But he's run into a number of stumbling blocks.
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He's not fluent in the Japanese language... and was not given the opportunity to have a lawyer represent him in court.

5-NRV-Shelters


ANCHOR=Jean
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Nearly 96-thousand families have benefitted from the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
But for the past four years it's also helped take care of the state's homeless.
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SUPER=03-Hanover Co.;


Corporate sponsors organized by V-H-D-A are chipping in some 40- thousand dollars this year to two New River Valley shelters.
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((PAT BROWN/NRV WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER: THE HOUSING PROBLEMS ARE JUST TREMENDOUS. AND THE FACT THAT A STATE ORGANIZATION LIKE VHDA WOULD SEE THESE PROBLEMS OF THE HOMELESS, AND ACTUALLY WORK SO HARD ON SPARE TIME KIND OF THINGS TO RAISE MONIES FOR NON-PROFITS, IT'S JUST TREMENDOUS.))
SUPER=01-Pat Brown/NRV Women's Resource Center;
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The charity tournament's NOT just a fund-raiser, but also an awareness raiser for the bankers and homebuilders who help sponsor it.
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((AMANDA GRIFFETH/MONTGOMERY CO. COMMUNITY SHELTER: WE NEED SOME LOWER COST RENTAL UNITS THAT ARE AWAY FROM THE COLLEGES SO THEY'RE LITERALLY NOT SCARFED UP BY ALL THE COLLEGE STUDENTS.))
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((THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF PROBLEMS WITH YOUR CREDIT RECORD, OR YOU'RE NOT EMPLOYED AT THE TIME, YOU CANNOT GET IN, YOU CANNOT GET A LEASE.))
SUPER=01-Amanda Griffeth/Montgomery Co. Community Shelter;
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The shelters hope the tournament helped change some attitudes.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The list of incoming female cadets at Virginia Military Institute keeps growing, with a couple more from right here in the Commonwealth.
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Two high school seniors from Fairfax County have been accepted and plan to attend the formerly male-only school.
Eighteen-year old Alexis Abrams and 17-year old Amanda Kaufman are expected to join the other women who will attend VMI in the fall.
The new students will be on the Lexington post in mid-August.
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Teaching could be the career of the future...
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that according to the Department of Education.
It estimates that two million new teachers will be needed within the next decade.
Increasing student enrollment throughout the country, along with the pending retirements of baby-boom era educators, are spurring recruiting efforts in many school districts.
Most big-city school districts are particularly looking for minorities, special education teachers, and those certified in science and math.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE...we all know how pesky mosquitos can be, so what does a cool spring mean for them? The answer and the back to work forecast when we come back. STOCKS BUMP NEXT

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The mild winter we had may have created a perfect environment for mosquitoes.
But ento-mologists say the cool and dry spring we've experienced has kept the irritating insects from breeding in great numbers.
Mosquito experts say the mosquitoes generally thrive in April and May but that hasn't happened this year.
But he also says the amount of standing water left over from winter will be a big factor in the size of the hordes this summer.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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In tonight's Two Minute ticker--slick conditions did not stop hundreds of cyclists competing in the Saturn Festival Bike Cup...Mike Stevens was at the
race and has a full report. (----------------)
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But first on Health Check-- they're credited for saving lives, but Intensive Care Units are fighting bugs of their own-- the story when we come back.
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SUPER=@Keith1;


Good Afternoon. I'm Keith Humphry.
On this Memorial Day, we'll hear from men who wear the Purple Heart... and about a man who never got one.
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Navy Corpsman Frank Davis died from exposure to Agent Orange.
The Military doesn't recognize a chemical defoliant that American forces used in the jungles of Southeast Asia as a reason to award the Purple Heart.
Many of those wounded in combat don't either.
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((LIKE THEM, MY FATHER WAS ALSO WOUNDED IN BATTLE, OR HE WAS POISONED BY HIS OWN COUNTRY WHILE FOLLOWING HIS ORDERS....))
SUPER=01-Frank Davis, Jr./Son of U.S. Navy Corpsman;
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We'll hear more from Chief Davis's family on NEWS 7 at Six...
double boxes Jean/Keith

AND from those opposed to awarding Davis the Purple Heart.
ANCHOR=Jean


Quite a story-- We'll see you at six.

5-ICU-Bugs


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Intensive care units can save lives.
BUT-- bugs are lurking in many I-C-U's that are getting harder and harder to kill because they can fight off the antibiotics meant to kill them.
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A new study by the Centers for Disease Control is the first of it's kind to show just how big the problem is.
The most common bugs such as staphylococcus were much more likely to be resistant to drugs if found in the I-C-U, as opposed to other parts of the hospital.
The researchers say that bacteria learn how to outsmart the drugs...and that there are fewer and fewer drugs available that can kill the bugs.
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5-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Connie
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Drinking to your health?
Many recent studies have suggested tipping a glass or two may be good for you.
But moderation is the key that peole often forget- Here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Holly Andersen/NY Hospital-Cornell Med. Center; :30
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Alcoholism & Drug Depend. Council; 1:14
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(( DR. RALPH SACCO/ NEUROLOGIST, COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CTR: IT LOOKS LIKE DRINKING A LITTLE BIT CAN ACTUALLY BE PROTECTIVE-- THAT IS, DRINKING SOME ALCOHOL MAY ACTUALLY REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKE BY ALMOST A HALF.))
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It's the latest research to show a potential positive of drinking.
Reducing ischemic stroke risk -- or blockages in the brain's arteries-- isn't the only possible advantage to sipping a cocktail.
Decreasing one's chances of getting coronary artery disease is another-- and the focus of much research including the Framingham Heart Study.
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(( DR. HOLLY ANDERSEN/NEW YORK HOSPITAL-CORNELL MEDICAL CTR./CARDIOLOGIST: THEY FOUND THAT BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WHO CONSUMED A GLASS OR TWO OF ALCOHOL A DAY HAD ABOUT A TWENTY-TO-THIRTY PERCENT REDUCTION IN THE RISK OF DEVELOPING HEART DISEASE. ))
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The key though is the amount of alcohol you drink.
The federal government recommends 12-ounces of beer, 5-ounces of wine or one and a half ounces of hard liquor... No more than two per day for men and only one for women....
Post-menopausal women, men over the age of 40 and seniors are the ones who may benefit most from a casual drink-- but no more than a casual drink.
Any more, and you may be crossing the fine line between the prevention and the promotion of disease.
Because despite all the studies, few experts would go so far as to say alcohol is health food.
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(( DR.DAVID LEWIS/INTERNIST/NATL. COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM & DRUG DEPENDENCE: WOULD WE PRESCRIBE ALCOHOL AS A HEALTH FOOD? WOULD WE RECOMMEND PEOPLE DRINK 1-3 TIMES A WEEK TO PREVENT CARDIO-VASCULAR DISEASE? I DON'T THINK WE'RE AT THAT STAGE YET. I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO GENERALLY MAKE THAT RECOMMENDATION. ))
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While this physician doesn't think people are writing their own prescriptions and drinking more, because of the studies-- others in the medical community are taking a tougher stance.
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((DR. KENT ROBERTSHAW/SMITHERS ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT AND TRAINING CENTER/ST. LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL: THIS KIND OF DATA IS DANGEROUS BECAUSE EVERY ALCOHOLIC'S WISH IS TO BE QUOTE UN-QUOTE 'NORMAL' AND DRINK EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE LIKE OTHER PEOPLE. THEY CAN'T DRINK EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE LIKE OTHER PEOPLE.))
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But it may be that for those who can-- and that's MOST drinkers, the medical research is an added plus.
One that people probably don't consider until AFTER popping the cork.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))

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The loss of smell experienced by many people with Parkinson's Disease is helping doctors uncover the cause of the disease.
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British doctors say that up to 90 percent of Parkinson's patients have an impaired ability to smell as a result of damage to the olfactory bulb or smell center in the brain.
They say that smell tests might help diagnose patients early in the disease.
Parkisons' affects one percent of the population and causes neurological damage.
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5-Hearing


ANCHOR=Connie
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Researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School will ask state lawmakers to
introduce a bill next year requiring (----------------)
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that all newborn babies have hearing tests.
The researchers have tested new technology they say could provide affordable, accurate hearing tests.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports, where the rain postponed the Indy 500 AGAIN, but it didn't seem to bother most of the cyclists in Roanoke-- here's Mike Stevens.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the special Memorial Day edition of the Two Minute Ticker.
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Let's get things started this afternoon in downtown Roanoke where hundreds of cyclists took part in the day long "Saturn Festival Cup" bike races.
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((The rain held off for the two professional cycling events in the middle of the day, although several puddles still made things interesting for the cyclists.
In the women's 30 lap event 10 riders emerged from the start on CHurch avenue and made their way around the tight course.
The final lap produced a mad dash for the finish line, with Maryland's Sandra Kolb, a full time tri-athlete, hitting the stripe first for her first Saturn Cup win. ((SANDRA KOLB/WOMEN'S PRO EVENT WINNER:))
The men's 45 lap race featured the biggest field ever for the Saturn Cup as 58 cyclists tried to stay out of each other's way.
Team Saturn riders Mark McCormack and Bart Bowen set the early pace by breaking away from the pack on several occassions.
They crossed the line hand in hand, with McCormack getting the victory, by half a wheel.)) ((MARK MCCORMACK/MEN'S PRO EVENT EVENT WINNER:))

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The rain spared the bikes, but pelted Indy for the second straight day.
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Just before 3:30 eastern time this afternoon, the race stewards at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the call to postpone the race until tomorrow at Noon.
This year's delay is the first postponement in 11 years.
The fans did get to see 15 laps worth of racing today before the rain arrived, plus they witnessed a three car crash on the pace lap.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/This Morning;


Rain also played havoc with the Winston Cup cars last night in Charlotte.
Jeff Gordon finally was declared the winner of the rain shortened Coca-Cola 600 around one o'clock this morning.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=charlotte


By winning, Gordon's keeps alive his hopes of winning the Winston Million. Rusty Wallace was second, with Mark Martin third, Bill Elliott fourth, and Jeff Burton fifth.
SS=mlb


And in the big leagues this afternoon, Boston beat Milwaukee 3-to-2, Detroit ______ Anaheim, the Yankees _______ Baltimore, and Chicago ________ Pittsburgh in games that are already over.
SS=ticker


Much more coming your way tonight at six, have a safe Memorial day evening everybody. go to break

5-Festival


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=festival


Rain fell on Festival in the Park this weekend, but the Roanoke event was far from a washout.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gray skies and scattered showers greeted the crowds at Elmwood Park today.
But the rain was brief, and the clouds provided relief from the hot sun.
Food Vendors on Bullit Avenue also said they were pleased with the weekend's business.
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((ROBIN BRADT/FESTIVAL VENDOR: TODAY WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF DOWNFALL WITH THE WEATHER, THE BEGINNING OF THE MORNING, BUT THE SUN'S TRYING TO COME OUT AND THE PEOPLE ARE OUT. WE'RE STILL CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS NORMAL.))
SUPER=01-Robin Bradt/Festival Food Vendor
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Tonight, the Festival focus returns to Victory Stadium, where the WJJS Star Party begins at six.

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(toss to Jean)


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
Check out our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Thanks for watching, see you later, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean